Sports Charcha

EP45 - Another Trophy for the Aussie Cabinet!

November 17, 2021 sportscharcha113@gmail.com
Sports Charcha
EP45 - Another Trophy for the Aussie Cabinet!
Show Notes Transcript

After 6 years Australia are World Champions again, they finally got their hands on the one trophy missing on their massive cabinet. While on the other side it's heartbreak again for NewZealand and fans like me who believe in  fairy tale ending. To make matters worse  they are already in India gearing up to face Dravid’s men. Not just Indian cricket team but also Aston Villa, Norwich City and even the mighty Barcelona are beginning their journeys under new leadership.  Portugal and Italy’s World Cup Qualifiers upsets,  a thrilling end to the F1 season and a great start for the Warriors. Let's go!

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Participant #1:
Here's a God of the game. After six years, Australia are world Champions again. They finally got their hands on the one trophy missing on their massive cabinet, while on the other side, it's heartbreak again for New Zealand and fans like me who believe in fairy tale ending. To make matters worse, they are already in India gearing up to face Raul Travis Men. Well, not just Indian cricket team, but also Aston Villa, Norwood City and even the mighty Barcelona are beginning their journeys under new leadership. Portugal and Italy's World Cup qualifier upsets, thrilling end to the F one season and a great start for the warriors. Let's go.

Participant #1:
Hello and welcome to episode 45 of Sports ChurchA, where we have a very happy and excited isshan after celebrating Australia's T 20 World Cup victory. What's up, man?

Participant #1:
Can you believe it? I don't think I've been this happy watching cricket ever because this is probably the first time Ozzy has been the minnows and they somehow ended up winning a title. It's unbelievable. What a game. What a one sided final. It was very anticlimactic, but my heart goes out to New Zealand. I would say the second best team in the tournament, Pakistan for me were the best and those two should have had a final. But yeah, man, the big brother always wins when they say play in the final. I think I remember comparing New Zealand to Atletico Madrid and Australia to Rio in the final. There's only one outcome out of that. But Bala, I want to ask you, like there's been a lot of memes going on for this match, especially coming in from SRT for a certain day. We honor. Do you think his acting and humiliation to being benched and stripped of captain actually acted as a motivation for him to kill it 100%. And we have seen this with David Waner. When he gets emotional, we get to see a different side of day one. Remember after that sudden death of Phil? Phil Hughes? Right, Hughes. Hughes. And he was his best friend, like they were best mates and you could see how emotional he was. And the following series, series after series, he was hammering and every century he was quoting, it was very emotional. It meant a lot to him. So Warner, when gets emotional, that's a very dangerous product. And in a way, SRS helped Australia by pissing him off so much and not letting too much time between IPL and the World Cup. So he was pissed off and he was red hot and Justin Language just tapped into it. And what a performance. What a performance. And it turned out to be really bad overall for SRS because they pissed off Warner so that he could thrash their current captain, Kane Williamson. But last question before we move on to other things, there are so many things to talk about as the weekend comes up. Who, according to you, if I would give you the reins as ICC would be the man of the tournament. So I was split between Zamba and Barber, so I was kind of split between these two. But maybe I would have given it to Zamba because, Barbara, there was a bit of an expectation that he will play well. So if I have to put it in managerial, in corporate terms, he exceeded expectations. But Adam Zampa far exceeded expectations. So I would have given it to Zamba. Adam Zampa got four in his 360 degree review. So Adam Zampa forbala for me, I would actually give it to I think I was happy with one of getting it. But I feel completely accurate with Zamba because he bought the most crucial overs in every meaning for Australia, that was between the 9th to the 15th over, where generally spinners are taken on by the backsman. And he actually brought that rate down and I think he finished third in the top ticket taking list. So Zampa, I agree, I'm on board. But now New Zealand is playing India right now. Do you think New Zealand is going to be bumped? Are they going to be in the movie? It's a bit unfair in a way. I mean, they just played a World Cup finals and they are again back in India going to play a T 20. But if you look at it from a professional angle, hey, that's who you are. You are a professional. But yeah, a lot of players have actually come out and talked about it. I think Tim Zauti was the latest one who talked about there's a potential to get mental fatigue because of moving from a bubble to bubble. Kane Williamson has opted to sit out the T 20s and only play the test matches. So even from India, Koli, a lot of big players, I think, Boomerang, they're all going to set out. So it's not going to be a very important tournament. I don't think newsletter will take this as seriously as generally they would have. But you will get to see a lot of new talent, at least some fresh talent playing people who weren't involved with their teams in the World Cup. So, yeah, that's one thing I would say. Maybe. But yeah, as I said, I know what's going to happen. We're going to thrash New Zealand and Twitter will be like, see, we'd be the second best team in the world, that's all. And our T 20 ranking will also be better if you beat New Zealand. So that's also possible. Great. So Congratulations, Australia. Australia becomes the fourth team after India, Pakistan and West Indies to have won all major ICC Limited over trophies. Mitch Marsh, I think, becomes the second player to have won all the workups, all the limited hours, workups under 19 T 20 and ODI. Hazelwood. Hazelwood also actually becomes the third player and Hazelwood is apparently the Danny Alvis and the Raphael Varan of cricket. I believe no one knows, but he's won a lot of profit. He's won everything. I think the only thing missing for him is the world's Championship, which I don't think will happen in his career. And the big bash, actually, the one was the Champions League when we had a two year phase of the Champions League. So he never won the big batch. So I think those two no, I think he has on the big bash. I think he has on the big bash also. If I'm not. No, he's not. Okay, great. But yeah, Hazelwood, great performance. Just won the IPL a couple of months back and now winning the World Cup with Australia and Australia again. Once again, Congratulations. It was a great show. Great final. Kane Williamson played a blinder of an innings, which I still call one of the best T 20 innings I have seen. And yeah, hard luck, New Zealand. Maybe you will be winning a World Cup soon. Bala gets so emotional about New Zealand and Kane Williams. You will enjoy it. Fantasy story. It's like, guys, for all your listeners, when you think of Vala and Kane Williamson, think of Jaya, but Chen and Sharou Khan landing from a helicopter. The moment Kane Williamson plays a shot,

Participant #1:
anything for that man. He deserves it. Great, man. All right. Actually, that's a wonderful tournament. So well done, Australia. And so that's about it for cricket right now. We'll probably talk about the India New Zealand upcoming series towards the end of this episode. Now in the next section, we talk about the international football action. We have a lot of teams qualified for World Cup, guys. Let's talk about them.

Participant #1:
So UAFS World Cup qualifiers are coming to an end. In fact, the first round of World Cup qualifiers are coming to an end. We are recording this on 16th November, Tuesday, 10:30 p.m. So there's only one round of games left and there's only one group that is not decided yet. We now have eleven teams confirmed going for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. And it starts with, obviously, Qatar, the host team, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, the only South American team that has been qualified so far. We have France, Belgium, Croatia, Spain, Serbia, England and Switzerland. Now we have two major upsets, two teams. In fact, the two previous Euros Champions eventually are going to play the playoffs to get qualified Ishan let's talk about Italy later. Let's start with Portugal. After the game against Ireland, they drew against Ireland. I had a sense that they are going to screw this up and it was little criminal to see Santos playing such a defensive style of football with that amount of attacking talent in the team. I think it's disgraceful, to be honest, because I think Santos has been given far too much of a long leash post his Euro win because that was unprecedented when it came to Portugal football. So I think post that and we can connect those dots with say, Manchini, right now with Italy, when we talk about it, I think it's been quite bad in terms of performances from Portugal. Right. Even if you look at the last Euros, which when Portugal was not a shadow of themselves considering the talent they have in their squad, and it all comes down to the manager, or should I say in international football it's the coach because it's such a defensive mindset, right. You've got the likes of Cristiano, Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, Jao Felix and many more who provide attaching flair and you play such almost a negative kind of football like football you would associate back in the 70s, 80s with Italy in a way, but without the tactics. And that I think proved very costly for Portugal when it mattered, especially against the game in Serbia, because to be honest, that's the game they should be putting away very easily with the talent they have a great last minute winner, dramatic finished all of that included. Portugal should have never been in that position. Yeah, Portugal for the game against Silvia, Portugal went for a draw. A draw would have been enough for them to qualify and they went for a draw that was very disappointing to watch and it just so happened that they paid for that mistake. We all could see how Ronaldo reacted to that loss and it's very clear there are certain obvious points that are there and right in front of you and I'm not sure why the Portugal FA are not looking at it. And see, this has been a trend over the last six, seven years I've been watching. It started off with Germany and Yogi Low. When you win a major trophy, you tend to stick with that manager for a very long time and you tend to reward him or reward him or her for their failures just because of that one trophy they won. Sadly, France was about to get into that kind of a problem, but we don't know they won the nation's League, but I still have some my doubts with France and Portugal is again the third team who are going through the same cycle. So I don't see Santos continuing with a Portugal job for a long time now. That's about it for Portugal. Now talking about the other European Champions who are going to go through the playoffs, Italy, like four months back they were the European Champions and now again second consecutive World Cup. They have to go through the playoffs. And last World Cup playoff didn't work out too well for them. They didn't make it and they might get a tricky opponent again. And what I've noticed about the Italian style force the Euros is that they become toothless in attack. If you remember the Euros, both of us were going Gaga about their attack and Locker tally, all of them blowing defenses apart. But they are a shadow of that and it's the same players. So is it a lack of motivation. I don't even think that's possible when you're looking to qualify for a World Cup. So I truly do not know what's going wrong with Italy. What do you think, Balla? See, this is again, I don't have the tactical nuances to see where exactly they are going wrong. But there is one thing that I have noticed with Italy over the years. I have seen this. Even though Italy is known for their tactical discipline, their defensive organization, et cetera, they are very emotional bunch of people. Italy are at their best when they are at their best emotional level and whatever that victory, I think they must have gone through a big emotional drain after what happened with the previous World Cup, after whatever they had to go through and then winning the Euros kind of gave them that emotional release. So maybe they're lacking a little bit. But I still believe Italy will come through. They still have the quality. In fact, the playoffs are going to happen in March so they still have enough time to get their act together. But it is definitely shocking. It was definitely shocking to see them not make it through. But credit to Switzerland also. They've always been this side who come up good against the big teams. We just saw them defeat France in the Euros just went through and narrowly lost his Spain on a penalty shootout. So current to Switzerland also, they also did really well to get qualified. But before we end this, I don't see if it really don't end up qualifying. I don't see Georgina. I remember taking penalties again. Three penalties. Yeah, there was a time that Jorginho never missed. But now it's almost like he can't score and it proves really costly because the penalty against Switzerland is the difference from them automatically qualifying and now going into the playoffs. So yeah, so that's for the Euro qualifiers tonight, we have the last round of matches. The match that everyone has to watch out is the Netherlands versus Norway again. Netherlands are on top right now so they either need a draw, they will be looking for a win to confirm qualification. Netherlands also failed to qualify for the previous World Cup. So they're also looking to make sure that they don't miss out on this World Cup. Also with the kind of talent Netherlands have, they should go through. But the most important game you guys can watch out for tomorrow, early morning 05:00. If anyone I mean by the time you're listening to this game would be over. It's the big one, guys. Argentina was his present. If I'm not wrong, this is by far the oldest footballing rivalry ever. They played the Copa America finals, Argentina one one. In context of World Cup qualifiers, this may not be a big game for Brazil because they have already qualified. But for Argentina, getting a win in this game will almost summon their position. And obviously Sajida was Brazil so the game will have a lot of drama. I hope the game happens. I hope the Brazilian I hope the authorities don't come in and interrupt this time also. Yeah, that would be fun. News is that Neymar is out with an injury. And something that I've noticed about the Argentine football game right now, while they're doing so well, is how solid they are defensively. They've got some really good defenders, solid defense, and that sets it up for the geniuses of the actual star in the Argentina squad, which is their forward line with Lotaro Martinez, angel, DiMaria, Messi, Diabala. So it's a really good stable structure Argentina built themselves. And obviously this game won't decide anything, but I know they'll eventually qualify. They'll be a pretty tough team to beat or score against in the World Cup. Yeah. You brought in a very interesting point about Argentina. Like they're a tough team to beat right now. They haven't lost in the last 25, 26 competitive games. Skaloni has brought in a very good defensive discipline. I mean, someone like Ottomany is dishing out clean sheets. That's the news in itself. And to be very honest, I saw their highlights, their game against Uruguay. It's a bit of a luck that Argentina didn't consider goal. There were a lot of close chances, but there were a lot of last distance defending also. But what they were good, as you were saying, the brilliance that they have upfront. Remember this game messy, wasn't playing. I think Missy player Messi came in a substitute or something like that. It was Dibala and DiMaria combined to get that goal. And look at the De Marias goal. It's an unbelievable goal. So that's what Argentina can do. And it will be very interesting to see how they go about this game. And in fact, in the World Cup also, there could be an interesting team to watch out for. Great. So that's about it for the World Cup qualifiers. As I was saying before, after tonight's games, the next round of games will happen only by March, where the qualified teams might be playing some friendlies. But the teams that are on play offs will have to play a one legged play off. It's not a two legged playoff unlike the previous seasons or some of the previous versions. So that adds another jeopardy. Like Portugal, Italy, they don't have a second chance. They'll have to win the game. They have one game they'll have to win. So it will be very interesting to watch out. So we'll talk about that when that happens. So that's about it, guys. For international World Cup qualifiers in the next section, we have a quite extensive speed point where we'll talk about a lot of things that happened around the world of sports.

Participant #1:
Welcome back to Sports, such as we are going to start the speed point section with the F one Sao Paulo Grand Prix where Lewis Hamilton won an extremely well fortrace first happened, came second, bought this, came third. Now, based on what I have seen on Twitter in general, in online, people are raving about how awesome Lewis Hamilton was and how this is one of his best ever races. Was it true? Did you feel that way? I will tell you why this is one of the best ever, if not the best, because he's done this before. He's done coming back from the line and winning a race. But the pressure right now, the amount which is at stake, it's a Championship at stake. Generally, when he's done these miraculous comebacks, either the Championship has been decided or he's miles ahead. This is when he's training. He still has quite a good chance of winning it. And to do that under that pressure, guys, remember, this weekend was a sprint qualifying. There were two rounds of qualifying to then bring him to decide the starting grid for the main race. And Hamilton was disqualified because of certain technicalities. And what happened, just Southern information was fine, but Hamilton started 10th and then coming from 10th to win the race. I mean, unbelievable. Very good strategy in terms of pick stops from the Mercedes team. Something that has left Hamilton down in the last couple of races. One thing which was interesting was how dominant Mercedes are on the street. I was watching the highlights. They literally fly like the Red Bull Ferraris. They pay in comparison to the straight line speed of Mercedes. Something which Perez brought up post the race where he found something iffy about how fast they are on the street. Because there's something different. Right. But full credit to Hamilton this season gets better and better. I cannot wait for the remainder. Three races, right? Two more races. It's going to be incredible. My money is still on what stepping just because I want the new champion. But it's Lewis Hamilton. He's the goat, without a doubt. So if anyone can do it, he can. If Louis Hamilton wins this season, he will overtake Michael Schumacher, right. Has the maximum number of Championships. He already has the maximum number of race wins. I think he will beat Michael Schumacher with this title. He's already beaten. I'm not sure. Okay, we'll confirm that, listeners, or you can find that out. But, yeah, talking about the final standing, like how close it is, how crucial the next three raises are. West are now leads by 14 points. I think the lead was about 28, 29 points before the Sao Paulo grandpa. That's cut down by more than half. And when it comes to the constructors Champions, Mercedes are eleven points ahead of Root Ball. I think they were two or three points ahead during the last place. I think they have pulled away. So it's getting very tight. The action now shifts from America to Middle East. Next week there is the Qatar Grand Prix, and then you have the Saudi and then the grand finale. It ends at Abu Dhabi, like, as UAE didn't see enough action over the last five months. They need more. They need all eyes on UAE all the time. I agree with you. I'm getting severe exhaustion from watching sports in the UAE. It's just too much.

Participant #1:
See, this is slightly deviating from the topic, but let's say futuristic sport could be like this. So you will have an entire region that's sports. So all sports persons across the world will go to that area, play sport for five, six months and then go to the respective place. It's called the Olympics Mala. An extended Olympics like forever. Valentino Rossi, the Italian motorcycle champion, has finally retired after winning nine world Champions. After 432 starts at the age of 42, he retired after his final race at Valencia. I'm going to admit I know nothing about this Port. The only thing that I know about this Port is Valentino Rossi. I think I came across this name way back, I think, 1516 years back. Do you remember when was the first time you came across the name Valentino Rossi? See, I've never seen super bike racing too much, but Valentino Rossi is one name everyone knows. It's almost like the Nike of shoe brands in a way. Like, people know Nike, they might not wear it. And that's the dominance he had over the sport over multiple decades. He was the champ. When Schumacher raised he was the champ. When Alonso won, he was the champ. When Hamilton started winning, Western started winning, he remained in the champ. And that shows that his greatness, the longevity of his career and how much he won. I think it faded out in the last couple of years. They've been Lorenzo and there have been other competitors coming out, but he made that sport, the brand he created, the memories he made. He's the reason why a lot of lot more people watch Superbike Championships right now. So the motorsport will definitely miss him. But he's still there. He's going to be. I'm not surprised. I think he gets bored and come back, like how Schumacher did in a year or two. And on his final race, he had a very pleasant surprise. Where his close friend, the Brazilian Ronaldo, the great Brazilian Ronaldo, the football player, where were the checkered flag for his friend. So it was a very great tribute to an exceptional career. See also about at least extending their career for a longer period. This has become a norm over the years and I feel it's a bit unfair to tell an athlete when he or she reaches the age 33, 34 that their time is over, they have reached their peak and from here, it's just decline. We have seen a lot of examples where players have performed really well even after that age. No, I agree with you. People have. I think fitness and how people take care of their bodies have significantly evolved from when both of us started watching sport. I think we still go back to default of when we were kids where 30 to 33 was treated as now you are told you should probably retire. That's no longer the case in any sport, not just the ones we watch, like cricket or football. In any sport we've seen sports people increase their longevity, increase their career, and actually do better, have great ending final years of their careers. And that's incredible. Speaking of longevity, I think you forgot to mention Rip and Winkle returning to Barcelona, Mr. Danny Alvis. Oh, yes, Mr. Danny Alvis. What a great, sacred, fantastic segue. It was great news, man. I told this during Chavez announcement as the coach. Also, as a Barcelona fan, there is very little that where you can find positivity and happiness around. So you will hold on to that as long as you can. So Danny always coming back is a great thing to happen. I'm very sure that he's going to contribute less on the field and he's there just as an added voice, someone who will assist Chave in terms of handling the people around, handling the players around, because Daniel is known to be how to put it, very friendly and a very great person to be around. He kind of has that charisma around him. So maybe Charlie sees a value and he's also happy coming back to Bascona. So that's a great thing. Hopefully it works out. All your listeners who probably are Bollywood fanatic. If you've seen the movie Chichore, what happens is in College and then they have friends coming back. I think Zavi is doing that, getting back. The old guru

Participant #1:
Messi suddenly wants to come back and the entire family is going to reunite David. We might come back from the grave. It's going to be a reunion tour, Swedish House Mafia style, for Barcelona. I don't know if this will actually get good results, dude, I'm telling you, we touched upon this during our last episode. Also how political a club Barcelona is. Who knows, like Laporta has a plan and he already has Amazon Prime and Netflix and all these guys ready to go around and shoot the real scenes and make a great story out of it and sell the fuck out of that. Also, who knows? It can happen. I agree. I definitely see an initial honeymoon period where Basil going to do really well, but I think it will go back to Norm after a bit. But yeah, let's move on to other points. There's a couple of points we want to talk about before we wrap up. Yeah, you're right. So we'll talk about the weekend games and the Indian Muslim series a little bit later, but before that, what's happening at NBA. Any interesting games to look forward to? Any upsets, et cetera? Guys, tonight, in fact, is the game to watch. I think it's going to be early mornings for us in India. It's going to be the Golden State Warriors versus the Brooklyn Nets. For those of you who don't know, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry has come back from a long term injury and they have looked unbelievable back like the 2017 and 2016 years of the golden age of the Golden State Warriors. I would say I think they're nine and one or ten and one. Actually. They lost just one game and they face the Brooklyn Nets, who are being led by Kevin Durant, my all time favorite basketball player and current MVP candidate. So it's going to be Tescari versus Kevin Durant today. For people who don't know, they used to play together at Golden State as well. So if you have the opportunity to catch this game, check it out. It's going to be amazing. My name is on Steph Curry putting down 50 points again. On other updates, my team, the Los Angeles Lakers, have been hopelessly pathetic since the beginning of this season. They can't catch a break. They've got multiple injuries. Lebron James is out with an injury. They had a string of losses. They won a game last week and then they lost again. They lost a couple of games again on the Tort. So things are not looking very good for them. Anthony Davis in the last game got ejected just because he was tying his shoelaces. Do check it out. It's quite a funny video. In other news, the Chicago bowls are doing very well. They've got a new team. They completely shared their entire roster last season and got Lonzo Ball. Alex De Rousseamard were really good up and coming start. So it's going to be Rosen, by the way, is already an established start. But yeah, so it's picking up right now. I think the intensity is finally building up because the early phase of the season is over. People now actually wins and losses actually have begun to matter. So to check out the NBA, don't miss a game. Worst case, just check out YouTube and watch highlights is great.

Participant #1:
So the last section of today's episode is mostly about a new start, a new beginning for many teams. And one of the teams that who's going to have a new beginning is our Indian cricket team under the reign of our new coach, Rahul Drabid, and under the captaincy of the new Indian captain, at least for T 20 right now Isha we touched upon this during our first section when we talked about how New Zealand cricket team will be looking forward to playing this or not. But yeah, there is a lot to look forward for. India also, after a horrible T 20 World Cup, Indians will be looking to bounce back. Yes. So it's not going to be exciting in terms of how much or how little it matters, the feeling of the outcome of it. But I think what I'm personally excited about is the new faces. We're going to get the opportunity due to so many of our I would stick starters taking a break. So I'm excited to see the life of Australia getting a chance. There are other people in the squad who are going to get games up. I want to do something because he's just a lot of potential and nobody as of now. So he has to show what he's worth. But it's all about proud Robert. He's going to be the TRP maker, something that he has never done in his career or never wanted to be the center of attention. But now you're the coach of the Indian cricket team, you are the center of attention. So Balla, I'm going to put this question back to you. What are the changes you would like to see Raul Dragon bring into this Indian squad who by the way did outstandingly under Ravi Shastri, you have to give it that. Yeah. See one major thing I want this new Indian team to have, not particularly should be brought by Raul. Ravid is a very good all rounder. I think Jadoo is a good old rounder. I'm not saying that he's not a good old rounder but we need one more person, at least a medium based bowling all rounder. That's very important. So that's why I'm looking forward to Vanketesh Ayer looking forward to seeing more of him. We all know how impressive he was for KKR during the applause and obviously Ruthurad,

Participant #1:
I would want him to perform. There is a lot of talent in him and he's a great talent. When he's in song, it's a great player to watch. But yeah, things are not clicking for him. So I really hope in customer he's still not able to produce a receipt for his talent. So he has got his talent in custody. Poor fellow man. And when it rains it pours for hard. But back to the Indian team, apart from mekateshire, I would love to have another look at Utraj Gekkwad. He was super for CSK during IPL. So we would love to see him and would love to see some more bowlers coming in front. So there are some interesting bowlers. You have Hushall, Patel, Avesh Khan, both of them did very well in IPL. So looking forward to see these talents coming up and see how they can challenge for starting positions which is anyways good for intricate. So that is awesome. So there are three T 20 internationals, two Test matches, T 20 national starts tomorrow 07:00 p.m.. And then you have one on Friday and one on Sunday followed by two test matches. Now talking about all of this will be on Hot Star Sports. So talking about ex players, ex Legends, coming back to coaching, coming back to coach with teams. We have the first game for Barcelona under Charvi's coaching career, at least Chari's coaching career as Barcelona's manager. And eventually it turns out to be a Catalan Dabi. It's Barcelona versus Spaniel. It's happening at Nou camp Saturday night or Sunday, 130 a. M. Indian time. I am totally looking forward to it. I think after almost one and a half years, I am really looking forward to watch a Barcelona game. So not even classic as I was looking forward to watch. So that saves a lot and hopefully we'll see a very good performance. Some of the Barcelona players did very well for Spain. Gavi especially was brilliant. Busquets had a good game, so hopefully we'll get to see some of that on the field for Barcelona. What do you think of Isshan? I mean, we have spoken about this. If you have a word or two to add. For the first time probably in my life, I think I'm supporting Barcelona in this game because Zavi, for me was one of my favorite enemy team players back in the Hay day because he was just such an amazing player and he said so little. You're like a Raul Travis, if you speak think of it right. He was always, never mentioned, but always the first person to be on the team. And I'm very interested to see how he is going to shape up Barcelona, especially in these challenging times. And I feel that he is the right mind to do it. Yes, he does not have managerial experience in the big leagues, but he knows Barcelona, he is Barcelona and when things go bad, he will go to Lamas here, he will pick up gems and he will do it. So I am really excited for this space because for me, as a Real Madrid fan, you need a very strong basketball owner to make life interesting. There was a time to go to Sydney in my temple to pray for Real Madrid against Barcelona because that's how little I thought of Madrid when Zavi's Barcelona was playing and God gifted me with a six nil defeat. I remember when that happened, so I've never gone to City Vinya again. So, yeah, I'm excited. I'm supporting Barcelona in this game, obviously not for the season, but just for this game. I hope love it as well. So moving on from one legend coaching his team to another legend coaching not his team, but some other team. Steven Gerard is the new Aston Villa head coach. He left Rangers immediately as soon as he came to know that Asan Villa wants him. So he left Rangers. He came to Asan Villa. A lot of Rangers fans are still very upset, but yet they could understand why Steven Gerrard must have chosen this job. Very interesting and a very interesting appointment. I was actually pretty happy because this seems like a great career path towards becoming what he wants to become the next Liverpool manager. Actually, I'm on the other side of the fence on this. I think it was a really wrong time for him to move from Aston Villa because he made Rangers formidable. And let's not forget, Rangers are a massive club in the world. People know about Rangers probably more than I think they know about Aston Villa. Aston Villa is meaning they will have European titles to their name historically or trophy wise. They are bigger in a way in terms of European competition, but it's a challenge, I feel. What would it take for him to do at Aston Villa to get him considered for Liverpool qualification for Europe? You know how tough that is in the Premier League right now, even finishing top six with the teams we have right now in the Premier League. So his challenge is huge at Aston Villa. So for him to be considered in the future for Liverpool, it would take some miracle performance like a renewal and a lesser performance for him to be in the conversation. Plus, I don't see clock going anywhere anytime soon. So I agree with your point. But the one thing where I see that this could work is again going with club's contract that's ending on 2024. And Steven Gerrard's current contract with Aston Villa is also going to end in 2024. But what will Liverpool look into Steven Gerrard if he wants to become the next Liverpool manager, is to play a certain style of football, use players in a certain way. And as you said, European places will be an amazing success. But I think Liverpool will probably look at eight, seven, challenging the top, playing some good football, creating some good players from that team. So those are the kind of things that I believe the Liverpool management will be looking for with Steven Zara. They are playing the first game against Brighton on Saturday 830. Now there is another change in the managerial position. We were just talking about deals with getting fired as the Aston Villa coach. Now he has replaced Daniel Fucker as the new coach of Norwood City. So if Daniel Faka gets appointed as Rangers manager in the next one or two weeks, then we'll have a complete cycle.

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Sorry. You know, the best part of Dean Smith's appointment, his last game with Aston Villa was against Southampton. Guess against which team he's playing his first game as Norwich manager. Southampton.

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But I don't understand. Why would anyone right now want to take up the Norwich job to achieve what? It's a free hit for Dean Smith. It's a free hit. So maybe that's why he has taken it. We'll see. We'll see how that turns out. Now, talking about interesting games of the weekend, there is one big game in Italy. It's Inter vs. Napoli. Remember Interplayed, AC Milan were the number one team, I think during the last week and this week they are playing Napoli, who has joined Top with AC Milan, who has joined Top with AC Milan at the table. So this will be an exciting game to watch Sunday night, 1030. Ishan any early thoughts on internationally? Well, I personally hope for an intervention. I don't see that happening. It's going to be a high score in game in a way because both teams are very attacking in their mindset but I still see Napoli coming out as winners in this game because they just are playing better football interacting started off really well we had this phase hey we don't miss Lukaku kind of phase we don't miss Conte phase and now they're back to probably missing them quite a lot so I still feel fully have the edge but again what a great game to watch yeah it'll be a fantastic game to watch and then there is Latzio versus UA also UA under a lot of pressure in fact I'll agree under a lot of pressure his Italian players are also not firing Kiesa has been a bit of a hit and miss this season Bonocci is not having the greatest of season locally the new signing had some flashes of brilliance but again hasn't performed consistently across lots of again away topsy turvy season so far under Marita sorry this will also be a very interesting game to watch out for both so actually what this game is on Saturday night internationally is on Sunday night so that's about all the updates all the weekend games to look forward to and everything that happened in the world of sports great guys so that's about it for episode 45 as always we had a lot of fun recording it and as always hope you had a lot of fun listening to it now guys we are making a lot of changes we have a new logo so we will update you guys with a new logo and we will be doing a lot of social media posts moving forward we're more active so we would like you guys to share this podcast with your friends family whosoever is interested to know what's happening around the world of sports so please do that and we will come back to you by next Monday or next Tuesday to talk about everything that happened in the world of sports so until then it's buy from Bala and buy from Nishan guy and do note Bala said please share it with all your friends who are interesting not those who are interested Bala spoke the word of truth on that note have a great week guys have a great week bye thank you everyone for listening. If you enjoyed what you heard please make sure you hit the subscribe button and also please like we are literally begging to rate our podcast on whichever app you are listening to. It not only helps us but also helps new listeners to find our podcast easily. You can also reach out to us on Twitter and Instagram at the Rate Sports Church a big shout out to The Jam Room audio for our theme music. You can follow The Jam Room on Facebook at the Rate Jam Room audio bye.