PSG Talking

PSG Talk Podcast Network

The first (and only) English-speaking podcast devoted entirely to Paris Saint-Germain. Subscribe to listen to PSG Talking, the flagship show from the PSG Talk Podcast Network where we offer insightful analysis on the latest matches, transfer rumors, and so much more!

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I've said it before and I'll say it again, it's not easy being a Paris Saint-Germain supporter. Sure, you have a star-studded squad and endless amounts of cash to sign more players, but between injuries, coaching drama, and unrealistic expectations, the club is constantly making headlines for all the wrong reasons. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Guillaume Delaporte to discuss PSG's 3-1 win over AS Saint-Étienne, Mauricio Pochettino's future at the club, injuries, and the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. Up first, we break down the win over Saint-Étienne at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. The offense looked better, but the defense was beaten once again by a diagonal pass into the box to wide-open attackers. Sergio Ramos did start and despite the goal given up by PSG, we were impressed overall with his performance. During the match against ASSE, Neymar Jr. went down with another ankle injury and had to be carried off the pitch. The extent of his injury hasn't been released by the club yet, but we question whether he should have been on the pitch in the 88th minute with PSG in full command of the match. Speaking of injuries, we also discuss Marco Verratti's injury history and whether PSG needs to sign a midfielder in January if they can't rely on their world-class maestro. Next, we discuss Mauricio Pochettino and whether PSG will sack him for Zinedine Zidane. With so many superstar players in Paris, it would make sense to bring in a high-profile manager who has the resume to command the respect of the dressing room. Finally, we wrap up the show by talking about the Champions League and who we want to see PSG play in the Round of 16. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We’re also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Nov 29

48 min 56 sec

We're in the thick of the international break and if you're like me, you're counting down the days until Paris Saint-Germain is back in action. Luckily, we have something to help you get through the next few days. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Guillaume Delaporte and Ty Taylor to discuss the fallout of Kylian Mbappé's interviews with RMC Sport and L'Equipe. There's also the interview Mbappé's mother gave to Le Parisien that seemed to contradict some of what the PSG star said. Up first, we dive into the comments from Mbappé, which are nicely summarized by Sporting News. We learned that the player did ask to leave PSG and that the only club he has eyes for is Real Madrid. Guillaume and Ty give their thoughts on the situation and hypothesize how Mbappé's comments might have been received by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, PSG's president, and Leonardo, PSG's sporting director. The Mbappé contract saga has been lingering for at least a year, if not longer, and his comments cleared up a lot of confusion supporters have regarding timing and what has really been offered to him. He also confirmed he said some not-so-nice things about Neymar Jr., which we also discuss. Looking ahead though, the footballing world is still unsure of what Mbappé will do, and his mother only complicated things late last week. In an interview with Le Parisien, Fayza Lamari told the publication (via ESPN) that "we are talking right now with PSG and all is well. I spoke last night with Leonardo. Will we reach a solution? One thing is clear. [Mbappé] is going to give everything until the end to win the UEFA Champions League." As we discuss on the show, Mbappé's decision will likely come down to PSG's performance this season and also Real Madrid's. If the France international clicks with Neymar and Lionel Messi and PSG win the Champions League, he may extend for another two years. If the super team implodes and Real Madrid looks like the better project, Mbappé will likely bolt on a free transfer next summer. We conclude the Mbappé segment by putting a percentage on whether he will sign an extension with PSG and whether the supporters will boo him at the Parc des Princes. Getting away from the Mbappé drama for a second, there was some monumental news in the world of football. Newcastle United FC has new owners! Much like PSG with Qatar Sports Investments, Newcastle will be majority-owned by an investment fund (Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, or PIF). How will this change the landscape of football and should PSG be worried about competition from Newcastle in the transfer market? As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We’re also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Oct 11

48 min 10 sec

If you thought things were bad at Paris Saint-Germain following the loss to Stade Rennais last weekend, well, Kylian Mbappé dropped a bomb on his way out the door for international duty. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by James Teague to discuss Mbappé's interview with RMC Sport and L'Equipe in which he confirms he did ask to leave PSG and so much more. Up first, James and I give our initial reaction to the interview and our take on the revelation that Mbappé asked to leave for Real Madrid at the end of July. Why did he wait until there was a month left in the transfer window and why did he choose now to do an interview? Should PSG have sold Mbappé last summer when there was no progress on his contract extension? The conversation continues with us discussing whether Mbappé is using the media to change the narrative around his contract situation. Having already been jeered at the Parc des Princes this season by PSG fans, Mbappé appears desperate to come across as he tried everything to help his hometown club even as he lines up a move to Madrid. Regarding the interview with L'Equipe, Mbappé continued to burn bridges at PSG. He admitted to calling Neymar Jr. a "tramp" for not passing him the ball. He also expressed concern over comments made by club president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who said that he wouldn't let Mbappé leave on a free transfer. Overall, he painted the picture that PSG is a prison and showed other potential transfer targets that if they sign a long-term contract with the capital club, they better be prepared to see out the entire deal. In typical Mbappé fashion, he left the door open ever so slightly for potentially remaining at PSG—even though we all know that's a lie but again, Mbappé doesn't want to tarnish his image. "If I was told that [Lionel] Messi was going to play at PSG, I wouldn't have believed it," Mbappé told L'Equipe. "So you never know what's going to happen." So, what does this all mean? We conclude the show by debating whether or not Mbappé could be sent to Real Madrid in January when the transfer window opens, or if PSG would send him to the reserves since he can't control his emotions when a teammate doesn't pass him the ball when he feels they should. One thing we know for sure is, PSG didn't sanction these interviews. Mbappé went rogue and created drama at a time when it really isn't needed. Just last week, PSG defeated Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League, and instead of talking about that or what Mauricio Pochettino needs to do to maximize the squad's potential, we're talking about Mbappé drama. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We’re also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Oct 5

45 min 41 sec

When Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, admitted that he didn't know how he was going to stop Paris Saint-Germain's front three of Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr., many dismissed the comment, but as it turns out, he was right. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by James Ridge from the PSG Unrestricted podcast to discuss PSG's 2-0 win over Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League. If you're a PSG supporter, you know it's difficult to find insightful commentary, in English, about PSG, so make sure to give them a follow and subscribe to their podcast. We begin this episode with James sharing his overall thoughts on the win that wasn't as convincing as the scoreline might indicate. PSG was put under pressure by City for most of the night, but as James states, it was a real statement of intent for what is to come throughout the rest of the season. Next, we highlight the midfield trio of Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera, and Marco Verratti. They were instrumental in the performance and without their defensive determination, City could have gone on to win this match. Gueye stood out especially with a goal in the eighth minute, but later in the first half, he was on the receiving end of a reckless challenge from Kevin De Bruyne. The City star only received a yellow card for the tackle but we discuss whether he should have been sent off immediately. Moving on from the midfield, we address the performance of PSG's three superstars: Mbappé, Messi, and Neymar. While Messi did score his first goal since arriving from FC Barcelona, the performance from MNM didn't live up to expectations. What changes does Mauricio Pochettino need to make to unlock their potential? Later in the show, we praise PSG's defense, which stood strong against City's waves of attacks, and debate whether or not Gianluigi Donnarumma has won the starting goalkeeper role over Keylor Navas. We wrap up the show by having a laugh at our La Liga friends who had a difficult week in the Champions League and I ask James about how he became a PSG fan and if he's seeing more PSG kits in England. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We’re also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Oct 1

27 min 51 sec

Paris Saint-Germain finally has its most complete squad of the Qatar Sports Investments era, but supporters will have to wait to see how all of the pieces come together because it's international break time! Luckily, we have just the thing to pass the time. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Ty Taylor, Matt Gooding, and later in the show, Carl-Oscar Källström joins all the way from the Swedish wilderness. The panel of esteemed PSG experts shares their thoughts on the Kylian Mbappé transfer saga, the arrival of Nuno Mendes, missing out on Eduardo Camavinga, and potential formations Mauricio Pochettino could deploy this season. Up first though, it's all about Mbappé for the first half of the show. With Real Madrid rumored to have offered €200 million for the 22-year-old who will be out of contract at the end of the season, we're left to wonder if this was all a waste of time and a PR exercise from Los Blancos. We also debate whether PSG can convince Mbappé to sign an extension or if they'll regret not accepting an offer for their most prized asset. We also spend a few minutes discussing PSG's new left-back, Mendes, from Sporting CP. While we admittedly know very little about him as a player, the highlights on YouTube have us very excited. One player who didn't arrive in Paris was Eduardo Camavinga from Stade Rennais. The 18-year-old midfielder made the move to Real Madrid and we discuss why PSG didn't push harder for one of the most promising youngsters in world football. We wrap up the show by discussing the optimal formation for PSG this season with everyone agreeing that three-at-the-back is the way to go. We also answer a few questions sent in via the PSG Talk Discord server, including why Real Madrid fans are so awful. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We’re also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Sep 2

1 hr 4 min

The eyes of the footballing world are upon Paris Saint-Germain. With time running out in the summer transfer window, what will they do with Kylian Mbappé? On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Carl-Oscar Källström and Mel Brennan to discuss Real Madrid's bid to sign Mbappé with a year left on his contract, how PSG should replace Mbappé, and the UEFA Champions League draw. Up first, it's the topic everyone is talking about. According to reports, Madrid has offered PSG €180 million for Mbappé, which at the time of publication, has not been accepted and is unlikely to be enough to get the deal done. We discuss Real Madrid's transfer tactics, the figure we believe PSG would accept, and our prediction on what the club will ultimately do with their prized asset. Of course, if PSG sells Mbappé, it's a very real possibility that Les Parisiens could reinvest that money immediately and on Friday, one notable name emerged as a potential candidate. According to ESPN, Erling Haaland could be on the move to the French capital if Borussia Dortmund receives an offer of around €200 million...the same amount PSG is hoping to sell Mbappé for. Another angle to the Mbappé saga is the fans, especially the most passional Ultras who make their voices heard at the Parc des Princes. They've already whistled at Mbappé once this season and we discuss what the atmosphere could be like if the 22-year-old remains in Paris for one more season. We wrap up the show with some Champions League chatter. Once again, PSG finds themselves in the "Group of Death" with Manchester City, RB Leipzig, and Club Brugge. Does the schedule play in PSG's favor and which big clubs could fail to reach the knockout stage? As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We’re also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Aug 28

1 hr 7 min

After the fanfare of Lionel Messi arriving at Paris Saint-Germain, the club must now re-focus and decide what it wants to do with Kylian Mbappé and how to fix a very leaky defense. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Raphael Chader from the Passion Saint-Germain podcast to discuss PSG's 4-2 win over Stade Brestois 29, the Mbappé contract saga, Lionel Messi's upcoming debut, and what to expect as the summer transfer window comes to a close. We begin with the win over Brest in which PSG scored four very different goals, each one more spectacular than the next. However, Brest did score two and made the game much closer than the final scoreline shows. How can PSG fix the defense and does it all start with signing a new left-back and replacing Keylor Navas in the starting lineup? Next, we discuss Mbappé who scored a header against Brest but has not signed a contract extension with PSG. All signs point to him either leaving in a spectacular transfer in the next week or on a free transfer next summer. Is he handling the situation poorly from a communication point of view and are we seeing a different side of the 22-year-old in that he wants to be the sole star of a big club instead of playing alongside Neymar Jr. and Messi? We also talk about the competitiveness of Ligue 1, what that city of Paris has been like since Messi's arrival, and what additional moves the club might make before the end of the transfer window. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We’re also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Aug 22

28 min 17 sec

Here at PSG Talk, we try to keep up with the latest social media trends, but when Twitter Spaces was announced, we were skeptical, to say the least. Who would have thought the Clubhouse rip-off would result in some amazing podcast content? On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Paris Saint-Germain supporters on Twitter who decided to come into a "Space" I hosted to discuss Kylian Mbappé's contract situation. I wanted to know what other fans thought about the possibility of the 22-year-old superstar leaving the French capital for Real Madrid and how PSG could recover if he did. The conversation features mostly PSG fans, however, one Real Madrid supporter did join the broadcast to explain the point of view from the other side and why Mbappé may want to leave PSG despite playing alongside Neymar Jr. and Lionel Messi. Keep in mind that because Twitter only allows you to download the audio of the Spaces broadcast, I have no visual representation of who is talking (Ty from PSG Talk did join the show). If you recognize your voice on the show, give me a shout on Twitter and I'll link to your Twitter profile. Also, Spaces is for mobile devices only, so the audio isn't up to the quality you usually get on this podcast but it's certainly good enough. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We’re also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Aug 22

52 min 55 sec

For Paris Saint-Germain supporters, it doesn't get much better than last week, but you wouldn't know that if you consume mainstream football media. On the latest episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Mikko Kapanen of PSG Fan Club Helsinki to discuss the media's coverage of Paris Saint-Germain, especially since the arrival of Lionel Messi. I also get Kapenen's thoughts on PSG's 4-2 victory over RC Strasbourg Alsace and the presentation of PSG's five summer transfers. Up first, we break down PSG's latest match against Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes. Mauricio Pochettino's squad went up 3-0 in under 30 minutes, but the visitors scored two quick goals to open the second half. Is this a case of PSG's top players being unavailable, or, does the manager need to change formation to ensure the defense doesn't leak goals? One of the main talking points in the match against Strasbourg was when some PSG supporters whistled and jeered Kylian Mbappé when his name was announced as a starter. Obviously, his contract situation isn't endearing him to the fans, especially the Ultras, but with a goal and an assist, he did silence his critics for the time being. Before kickoff, PSG introduced Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, and Lionel Messi to the fans. Kapanen and I share our thoughts on the reception they received and the live broadcast of the event. In the second part of the podcast, we examine the media's coverage of PSG. Why is it that every flaw of PSG is highlighted while the issues of other clubs are ignored? The traditional landscape of football is changing and in many ways, PSG is the catalyst for that, much to the chagrin of journalists who long for the days of how things used to be. Can PSG silence its critics in the media with a UEFA Champions League victory, or, will they always apply an asterisk to any accomplishment by a team led by Neymar Jr., Mbappé, and Messi? As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. We're also on Discord! Come join PSG fans from around the world and have your opinion heard. Support this podcast

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Aug 16

1 hr 22 min

Someone pinch me. If you go to Paris Saint-Germain's website right now and you go to the first-team squad page, there's a photo of Lionel Messi. Surreal. On the latest episode of PSG Talking, it's all about Messi-to-PSG, and to help break down the historic transfer, I'm joined by Paris-based journalist, Jonathan Johnson, who covers Paris Saint-Germain and all things football for CBS Sports. You can also hear him on the ¡Qué Golazo! podcast. I open the show by asking JJ for his thoughts on a player of Messi's caliber coming to the club he has supported since before the Qatari era. He explains how this is a deal that PSG's hierarchy has dreamed about since the beginning but was always difficult to imagine them ever pulling it off. Next, Johnson discusses the financial aspect of bringing Messi to the French capital. Were there other clubs that could have realistically signed the former FC Barcelona captain and did Messi only choose PSG because they could meet his wage demands? Of course, anywhere Messi goes he attracts an audience. Now that he's in Ligue 1, I ask Johnson about how the French league can capitalize on its newfound global fame. Could there be a new TV deal in the works to bring Ligue 1 to countries that may not have access currently? Later in the show, Johnson discusses which PSG player will benefit the most from Messi's arrival and which formation Mauricio Pochettino should deploy this season. The interview concludes with a conversation about when fans might see Messi on the pitch in a competitive match and whether or not PSG will make any additional signings before the close of the summer transfer window. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Support this podcast

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Aug 11

35 min 2 sec

Paris Saint-Germain is once again the center of the footballing world and it has nothing to do with their victory on Saturday to open the Ligue 1 campaign. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Guillaume Delaporte and Matt Gooding to discuss the reports that Lionel Messi will be announced as a PSG player this week. We also spend a few minutes on that 2-1 win over ES Troyes AC and answer a few questions from listeners. Of course, the show starts with Messi. Guillaume has been following PSG since well before the Qatar Sports Investments takeover and I ask him what it's like to see his club sign a player of Messi's quality. Matt shares the reaction from the English press and we discuss whether Messi will be seen as a villain now that he's joined the club that most in the media despise. Next, we break down the financials of the Messi deal. Why couldn't FC Barcelona keep Messi and how did PSG figure out a way to make the numbers work while also having Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé on the roster? Our Messi chat wraps up with a debate about whether PSG is now the favorites to win the UEFA Champions League or if a club like Chelsea FC stands in their way with a more well-rounded squad. The second half of the show focuses on the match against Troyes. We drool over the potential of the team with Achraf Hakimi in the right-back position and applaud Ander Herrera's passing ability. Mauro Icardi surprised many with his performance and Keylor Navas saved the day with a flurry of late-game saves. However, the match against Troyes did expose some defensive issues and we wonder why Mauricio Pochettino played Mbappé 90 minutes after only just returning to training days prior. The show concludes with us answer questions sent in via Twitter, including Pochettino's playing style, Ligue 1 media rights, and how to make the French league stronger now that more eyes will be watching with Messi's impending arrival. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Support this podcast

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Aug 9

1 hr

Sometimes, there's breaking news that's so good that you have to drop everything and record an emergency podcast. This is one of those days. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Mel Brennan, Marc Damon, and James Teague, to discuss Lionel Messi officially leaving FC Barcelona. The shocking news was announced on Thursday and speculation immediately went to what it means for Paris Saint-Germain. We open the show with everyone on the panel sharing their initial reaction to Messi being available in the transfer market only days before the start of several leagues around Europe, including Ligue 1. After announcing a five-year contract with Messi last July, why was Barcelona forced to cut ties with him now? Next, we discuss whether PSG is a viable option for Messi and how he would fit into the squad as currently constructed? With Manchester City signing Jack Grealish for a record fee, are they now out of the running to sign Messi? Assuming Messi does come to PSG, we debate the impact his arrival would have on Kylian Mbappé who is in the last year of his contract. Will the 22-year-old be happy being surrounded by so many veteran stars, or, would he prefer to leave next summer for Real Madrid where he would undoubtedly be the face of an entire league and country. The show also includes a conversation about ESPN, who recently purchased the U.S. broadcasting rights from beIN Sports, what PSG's starting lineup could look like with Messi, and whether Mauricio Pochettino is the right manager for a team of superstars. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Support this podcast

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Aug 6

50 min 55 sec

Nothing signals the start of a new season of Paris Saint-Germain football quite like supporters already calling for the manager to be sacked and a change at goalkeeper, yet, here we are. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by long-time contributor, Guillaume Delaporte, and the two of us had a chat on Sunday after the final whistle of PSG's 1-0 loss to Lille OSC in the Trophée des Champions. We begin the show by talking about that defeat to Lille who continues to have PSG's number after beating them to the Ligue 1 title last season. While PSG's squad was missing several regular starters, there were a few who put in a good shift, including newcomers Achraf Hakimi and Georginio Wijnaldum. Next, Guillaume and I debate whether PSG should start Keylor Navas in the most important matches this season, or make the switch to Gianluigi Donnarumma. Navas is a fan favorite and a leader in the dressing room. His accolades speak for themselves but he does turn 35 in December and you have to ask if his best days are behind him. Meanwhile, the 22-year-old Donnarumma is coming off a Player of the Tournament performance with Italy in the 2020 UEFA European Championship. It's very possible PSG has the best goalkeeper in the world in Donnarumma and will let him watch from the bench the majority of the season. Following our Lille talk, we switch gears to break down the situation regarding Kylian Mbappé. Guillaume and I both feel he will move to Real Madrid at some point, either this summer or next, but the lack of communication from Mbappé's camp is deafening. Could signing Paul Pogba be the move to convince PSG's superstar to stick around for a few more seasons? Other topics we cover include whether or not Mauricio Pochettino can get the team performing at an elite level, especially offensively, Mauro Icardi's ability to disappear in matches, and we have a little fun discussing which European league PSG should join if they ever left Ligue 1. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Support this podcast

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Aug 2

1 hr 3 min

When it comes to the summer transfer window, no team treats its fans better than Paris Saint-Germain. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Guillaume Delaporte and James Teague to discuss all of the latest additions to the PSG squad and whether the new faces are enough to convince Kylian Mbappé to sign an extension. Up first, we break down arguably the signing of the transfer window, Achraf Hakimi from Inter Milan. The highly-rated right-back is exactly the type of player PSG desperately needed and at a reasonable transfer fee, too. With Hakimi solidifying the right-back position, does PSG have a defensive back four capable of winning the UEFA Champions League? PSG continued to address its defense by adding Sergio Ramos on a free transfer from Real Madrid. Despite being 35-years-old, Ramos is regarded as one of the toughest and most talented center-backs in the game today. We debate whether he could replace Presnel Kimpembe in the starting lineup, especially for big Champions League matches. Gianluigi Donnarumma isn't officially a PSG player but it's expected to be announced soon. Should Mauricio Pochettino replace Keylor Navas in goal if it's clear that the Italy international is the better player? We conclude the podcast by discussing additional holes in the squad, including the need to add a talented midfielder like Paul Pogba. We also discuss whether PSG are now the favorites to win the Champions League and how long Pochettino will last in Paris if he struggles to get off to a fast start. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Jul 9

49 min 39 sec

All episodes of PSG Talking are special, but this one even more so as we're joined by the most influential journalist when it comes to football transfers. On today's show, I'm pleased to hand over the hosting duties to PSG Talk writer, Eduardo Razo, and he is joined by Fabrizio Romano to discuss all of the latest transfer news surrounding Paris Saint-Germain. We begin the show by discussing the breaking news of PSG signing Georginio Wijnaldum after it appeared the former Liverpool FC midfielder was heading to FC Barcelona. How did PSG convince him to come to the French capital? Hint: It wasn't all about money. Next, Razo asks about the reports linking Gianluigi Donnarumma with a move to PSG. How did one of the best young goalkeepers in the world end up as a free agent and why does he want to come to PSG? One signing many PSG supporters are eager for is Achraf Hakimi at Inter Milan. However, as Romano explains, the Italian club will only sell for an impressive price as he was one of the best right-backs in Serie A last season. The show concludes with a conversation about Mauro Icardi potentially leaving PSG this summer, whether Cristiano Ronaldo will end his career at PSG, and the latest on Kylian Mbappé's contract situation with Romano reporting that Liverpool FC is out of the race to sign the Frenchman. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Jun 10

18 min 39 sec

The season has only just concluded and already, Paris Saint-Germain is making headlines. It's going to be a long summer... On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Cose Espinosa and Carl-Oscar Källström to discuss PSG's managerial situation and the latest transfer rumors. Up first, we break down the situation regarding Mauricio Pochettino where a shocking report revealed that Tottenham Hotspur had reached out to him regarding a potential return to the North London club. We debate the validity of the report and whether PSG fans should be upset that their recently-appointed manager had contact with his former team. I also ask the panel about Zinedine Zidane stepping down at Real Madrid and whether that could be influencing Pochettino's desire to look for an exit in case PSG makes a move for the French football legend. The first part of the podcast concludes with us applauding Thomas Tuchel and Thiago Silva on winning the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea FC and questioning whether PSG made the right decision to move on from both. On the second half of the podcast, we discuss the most credible transfer rumors, including Achraf Hakimi and Theo Hernandez potentially coming in to bolster PSG's full-back positions. We also debate whether PSG needs to sign Gianluigi Donnarumma and if FC Barcelona's recent signings will convince Lionel Messi to stay or look for a move to the French capital. The show concludes with us listing playing PSG should try and sell this summer and what the latest transfer rumors and managerial changes could mean for Kylian Mbappé signing an extension. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Jun 1

51 min 32 sec

Paris Saint-Germain's 2020-21 season came to an anti-climatic end with only one trophy to show for its efforts. Now that the dust has settled, it's time to figure out what went wrong and how to improve for next season. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Cosé Espinosa for a one-on-one chat about PSG's campaign in which they finished runners-up to Lille OSC in Ligue 1 and fell short once again of their UEFA Champions League dreams. Up first, it's all about Ligue 1. We look back at the season and try to figure out where things went wrong and whether the managerial change had anything to do with the inconsistent play we saw from the squad this season. With Lille winning the title, many expect the club to sell its best players. We discuss whether that's the best strategy or would Lille and French football be better served if they kept their squad together and attempted to make a run at the knockout stage of the Champions League. Looking ahead to next season, we assess how long Mauricio Pochettino will have next season to turn things around and debate whether PSG would sack him right now if Zinedine Zidane became available. Towards the end of the show, we highlight a few transfer targets we would like to see arrive in the summer, including Eduardo Camavinga from Stade Rennais. We also give an update on Kylian Mbappé's contract situation, name our PSG MVP, and I continue my campaign to try and get Twitch to buy the United States television rights to Ligue 1 from beIN Sports. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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May 26

48 min 37 sec

Paris Saint-Germain was unsuccessful in keeping a club that didn't even want to be in the UEFA Champions League from reaching the final and they only have themselves to blame. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Cose Espinosa and Carl-Oscar Källström to discuss PSG's 2-0 defeat (4-1 on aggregate) to Manchester City in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League. After an impressive run in the tournament, defeating FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich in the knockout stage, PSG's fizzled out like a defective firecracker against the Premier League leaders. We discuss what happened and perhaps more importantly, who is to blame. In the second leg at the Etihad Stadium, Mauro Icardi was called upon to start alongside Neymar Jr. and Angel Di Maria, but the former Inter Milan striker struggled mightily and was subbed off shortly after half-time in favor of Moise Kean. Is Icardi such a poor fit that he should be sold this summer or can PSG build around him? Kylian Mbappé was left on the bench and didn't play a second in the second leg. Should Mauricio Pochettino have started him to try and get an early goal or was he right to rest his injured superstar? We also discuss Di Maria's sending off in the 69th minute and the resulting comments from CBS commentator Jim Beglin who used the phrase "Latino temperament" to describe the Argentina international's questionable decision-making. We wrap up the show by grading Pochettino's performance against City, sharing who we want to win the Champions League final, and whether this season should be defined as a success if they come from behind to win Ligue 1. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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May 7

48 min 40 sec

Paris Saint-Germain picked the worst time of the season to revert back to their old ways and now, they have an uphill battle in their quest for UEFA Champions League glory. On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Matt Gooding and Guillaume Delaporte to break down PSG’s 2-1 loss to Manchester City in the semi-final of the Champions League. The match was a tale of two halves, but we try to start with the positives. In the first 45 minutes, PSG was able to score a goal through a Marquinhos header and Angel Di Maria skipped around defenders with ease. Truth be told, PSG should have probably scored two goals as Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé both had excellent opportunities, but they were chances that would go unfulfilled. It doesn’t take us long to get to the negatives of this match for PSG. In the entire second half, PSG struggled to move the ball out of their own end and City’s pressing created chance after chance. Even with PSG causing their own problems, City still couldn’t score. It took an uncharacteristic mistake from Keylor Navas on a Kevin De Bruyne cross and one of the worst walls of all time on a Riyad Mahrez free-kick to push City into the lead. Was it Pep Guardiola’s tactics or was this simply a case of PSG giving the game away? We also talk about Idrissa Gueye’s ridiculous challenge that led to a red card, that mistake from Navas that led to City’s first goal, whether Neymar should have been awarded a penalty in the first half, and look ahead to the return leg at the Etihad Stadium. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Apr 29

50 min 24 sec

This week might have been the most chaotic since news broke in 2017 that Neymar Jr. was leaving FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Matt Gooding and Marc Damon to discuss the rise and fall of the European Super League and look ahead to PSG's upcoming UEFA Champions League tie against Manchester City. We begin the show with the Super League and the owners of the 12 clubs who decided to break off and start their own European competition before realizing fans would be upset and backed out. With many of the teams in dire financial situations, should fans feel some level of sympathy or does it simply come down to poor money management? With the Super League's website still live as of the publication of this podcast, we wonder whether or not the league is truly dead or if it will be revived at some point. Can an American-style competition ever truly work in European football? Next, we look ahead to the match against Manchester City at the Parc des Princes and give our prediction. What starting lineup will Mauricio Pochettino go with and will he surprise fans by starting the very much in-form Mauro Icardi? I also share my conspiracy theory that UEFA will go out of their way to help PSG win the Champions League as they're the only team left that didn't decide to blow up the entire tournament. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the PSG Talk Podcast Network page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Apr 24

51 min 1 sec

Paris Saint-Germain lost the battle against FC Bayern Munich, but they won the war and will https://www.si.com/soccer/2021/04/13/psg-bayern-munich-champions-league-video-mbappe-neymar (advance to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League). On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/BamaJ13 (James Teague), https://twitter.com/its_jcj (JC), and https://twitter.com/COKllstrm (Carl-Oscar Källström) (albeit a little late), to break down PSG's 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes that was ultimately just enough to see Les Parisiens through to the next round via the away goal rule. Up first, I ask the panel if the best team advanced. So much was made of Bayern's performance in the first leg and how statistically, they outplayed PSG, but at the end of the day, it was Mauricio Pochettino's squad that scored the goals needed while the Germans wasted chance after chance. The opening 45 minutes for PSG was especially thrilling. Neymar Jr. was sensational and reminded everyone why he's considered one of the best. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to find the back of the net and instead hit the post and crossbar while attempting to score. Kylian Mbappé was at his best as well, but he was called offside numerous times as he attempted to exploit Bayern's high defensive line once again. I ask the panel what they thought of PSG's superstars and whether this was their best performance for PSG to date. While Neymar and Mbappé get all of the headlines, we give some love to PSG's defensive unit who held on in the waning minutes under intense pressure from Bayern. Idrissa Gueye, Presnel Kimpembe, Colin Dagba, Danilo Pereira, and Keylor Navas were outstanding on the night and I ask the guys just how they managed to only allow one goal. Next, we discuss Pochettino and what he did tactically to frustrate Bayern Munich. Was his decision to not play Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi the right one? I also ask the guys whether or not they believe if former manager, Thomas Tuchel, would have been able to advance past Bayern. After the match, many pundits had to give PSG credit for their accomplishments this Champions League season, but one, in particular, felt like he needed to take a shot at the club, its best players, and the French league. Jamie Carragher, who is a former Liverpool FC player and current pundit for CBS Sports, tried to make the point that Neymar and Mbappé have no business playing for PSG because of the perceived weakness of Ligue 1. His argument, as I understand it, is that those players are only in Paris for the money and he even goes as far as to say PSG is not a big club. You can watch a clip of the comments below and you know we go in on Mr. Carragher for his foolish comments. To wrap up the show, we look ahead to the https://psgtalk.com/2021/04/psg-set-to-face-manchester-city-in-the-champions-league-semifinals/ (semi-final tie against Manchester City) and discuss which players in their squad PSG may have trouble with over two games. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Apr 15

1 hr

It's been an up-and-down season for Paris Saint-Germain but when the bright lights of the UEFA Champions League are on, they've delivered more often than not. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume Delaporte) and https://twitter.com/COKllstrm (Carl-Oscar Källström) to break down PSG's surprising https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/match/2029488--bayern-vs-paris/ (3-2 victory over Bayern Munich) in the quarter-final of the Champions League. We begin the show with our overall thoughts on the result. Most PSG Talk contributors were cautiously optimistic about PSG's chances but scoring three away goals against arguably the best team in Europe was unexpected. Statistically, Bayern dominated PSG everywhere except for goals scored, and the reason why could be blamed on their arrogance in thinking they could get away with a high defensive line like they did in last season's Champions League final. This time, Kylian Mbappé was able to exploit the high line to the https://psgtalk.com/2021/04/video-neymar-dazzles-with-a-superb-assist-to-mbappe-for-the-opener-against-bayern-munich/ (tune of two goals). Will Hans-Dieter Flick set up his team the same way in the return leg knowing he needs goals to advance to the next round or can PSG expect a tactical change? After the match, much of the conversation centered around who wasn't on the pitch for Bayern. Robert Lewandowski was out injured and many speculated that if he were fit, he would have finished several of Bayern's scoring opportunities. However, PSG was without Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes, and was down to their https://psgtalk.com/2021/04/official-lineup-neymar-and-mbappe-set-to-lead-psgs-attack-for-the-champions-league-showdown-against-bayern-munich/ (third-string full-backs). Should Mauricio Pochettino and PSG get more credit for this result considering who they were without? Towards the end of the show, we switch gears slightly and discuss a recent https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/sports/soccer/champions-league-psg-paris.html (New York Times) article in which the author writes about the plethora of talent in the Paris region and PSG's inability to bring those players through their academy and into the starting lineup. Could PSG's new training facility make the difference and help the club keep the best players in the French capital? We close the show by discussing other results around the Champions League including whether Borussia Dortmund can pull off the upset over Manchester City. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Apr 9

54 min 14 sec

The international break is underway but there is still plenty to discuss when it comes to Paris Saint-Germain. On the latest PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt), https://twitter.com/cosesinho (Cose), and https://twitter.com/Ofthedoor1 (Guillaume) to evaluate the state of the club at a pivotal point in the season. We begin the show with a recap of PSG's 4-2 win over Olympique Lyonnais that saw Les Parisiens move to the top of the Ligue 1 table. Has PSG become a team that performs at its best when the pressure is at its highest? Also, we analyze what Mauricio Pochettino has done tactically to get https://psgtalk.com/2021/03/video-mbappe-scores-the-opener-against-lyon-for-19th-ligue-1-goal-of-the-season/ (the most out of Kylian Mbappé). Next, the panel shares their thoughts on the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw against FC Bayern Munich. Have the Germans gotten worse since last year's final? Is being the underdog actually a good thing for PSG? We conclude the show by discussing https://twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1374004864846598151?s=20 (Neymar Jr.'s impending contract) situation and whether the club should put provisions in place to protect themselves given his injury history. We also answer a few questions sent in by listeners. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Mar 25

57 min 36 sec

Whew! It was downright painful to watch but Paris Saint-Germain are through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after a 1-1 draw against FC Barcelona (5-2 on aggregate). On the latest episode of PSG Talking, I'm thrilled to be joined by https://twitter.com/its_jcj (James) and https://twitter.com/COKllstrm (Carl-Oscar), two contributors we haven't had on the show in a while but are passionate PSG supporters who know their stuff. We begin with our overall thoughts on a match that most supporters would call disappointing. Sure, PSG drew and advanced to the next round over their European rivals, but Barcelona's dominating performance definitely puts manager, Mauricio Pochettino, under the microscope (especially after the decision to start Julian Draxler). Miraculously, PSG did score first https://psgtalk.com/2021/03/video-mbappe-calmly-scores-a-penalty-goal-to-give-psg-a-dominating-5-1-champions-league-tie-lead-over-barcelona/ (via a Kylian Mbappé penalty) in the first half and we debate whether the penalty should have been given at all after incidental contact on Mauro Icardi. Speaking of penalties, the match turned on its head right before halftime when Layvin Kurzawa conceded a penalty. Lionel Messi, coming off a https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/messis-wonder-goal-vs-psg-may-have-been-his-last-in-the-champions-league-with-barcelona/ (rocket shot to tie the game), stepped up to take the penalty that was ultimately saved by Keylor Navas. That effort alone would have made Navas the https://psgtalk.com/2021/03/navas-won-champions-league-man-of-the-match-honors-for-the-performance-against-barcelona/ (Man of the Match) but the Costa Rica international made one spectacular save after another on the night and he showed why PSG moved on from players like Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp. In the second half, Pochettino used all of his substitutions, including taking off the struggling Kurzawa for Abdou Diallo. We discuss the manager's decisions, Diallo's surprisingly excellent performance, and how Angel Di Maria helped PSG close out the game. We wrap up the show by discussing the team's we hope PSG draws in the quarter-finals, whether Messi will come to PSG in the summer, and TV shows/movies we're watching at the moment. After that 90 minutes of hanging on for dear life, I think we all could benefit from watching something non-football. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Mar 11

58 min 6 sec

For Paris Saint-Germain supporters, March 10, will either bring closure to one of https://lapelotita.com/2021/02/15/barcelona-vs-psg-from-cruyff-to-messi-the-story-of-a-feud/ (Europe's biggest football feuds) or, re-open a gaping wound that the club may never recover from. No pressure! On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt), https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), and https://twitter.com/cosesinho (Cose) to discuss PSG's recent performances in Ligue 1, Neymar Jr.'s return from injury, the return leg against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, and so much more. Up first, it's all about the battle for Ligue 1. Currently, PSG sits two points behind Lille OSC in the table thanks to an https://en.as.com/en/2021/02/22/football/1613974057_346887.html (inexplicable loss to AS Monaco) following the 4-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League tie. PSG was able to rebound against Dijon FCO and Girondins de Bordeaux, but how confident should fans be that PSG can defend their title? Next, we switch gears to talk Champions League and Neymar in particular. The PSG superstar is back in training but should the club risk further injury by https://psgtalk.com/2021/03/report-psg-remains-hopeful-that-neymar-will-play-against-barcelona-in-the-champions-league-return-fixture/ (rushing him)? Considering Barcelona's recent https://www.si.com/soccer/2021/03/03/barcelona-sevilla-comeback-copa-del-rey-video-pique-braithwaite-dembele (comeback against Sevilla FC in the Copa del Rey), PSG could use all the firepower they can get to see out this tie and advance to the next round. Our crew shares their predictions for the match as well as potential starting lineup options for Mauricio Pochettino to consider. We may get some insight into what the manager is thinking this Saturday when PSG takes on Stade Brestois 29 in the Coupe de France. We wrap up the show with some light-hearted conversation about https://www.instagram.com/p/CL5C92dsrCY/ (Juan Bernat's birthday cake), Everton FC supporters, and we share some of the TV shows and movies that are keeping us occupied between matches. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Mar 5

49 min 6 sec

***Visit https://manscaped.com/ (https://manscaped.com)​ and use code PSGTALK to receive 20% off and free shipping*** Paris Saint-Germain's https://psgtalk.com/2021/02/psg-became-the-first-french-team-to-pick-up-a-champions-league-win-against-barcelona-at-the-camp-nou/ (4-1 win) over FC Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League was predicted by very few but celebrated by every supporter around the globe. On the latest PSG Talking podcast, I welcome Mel, https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt), https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), and Ty to break down the game and pinpoint just how Mauricio Pochettino got it so right against PSG's hated European rivals. We start by asking the panel to give their overall thoughts on the match. From Leandro Paredes' masterclass in midfield to Layvin Kurzawa surprisingly strong performance at left-back, we discuss the players who made it all happen for Paris. One player who deserves a lot of credit for the result is Kylian Mbappé who https://psgtalk.com/2021/02/mbappe-now-the-3rd-player-ever-to-score-a-champions-league-hat-trick-against-barcelona/ (scored a hat-trick on the night). After struggling to score in the Champions League under the previous manager, Thomas Tuchel, what did Pochettino do to unlock Mbappé? Later in the show, I ask whether or not this result has killed Barcelona. Lionel Messi is https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2898705-report-lionel-messi-ends-barcelona-contract-talks-prepared-to-leave-in-2021 (out of contract at the end of the season) and the reported https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8917805/Barcelona-deep-financial-turmoil-720m-debt-administration-talk-premature.html (financial issues at the club) are dire. It could be a long time until we see this club seriously challenging for a Champions League title and PSG played a large part in that. The show concludes with a discussion about whether Neymar Jr. should play in the return leg against Barcelona if he's not 100% healthy. If he does and scores a goal, should he celebrate? As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. You can also show your support by visiting http://manscaped.com/ (Manscaped.com) and using the code PSGTALK at checkout for 20% off and free shipping. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Feb 18

53 min 24 sec

***Visit https://manscaped.com/ (https://manscaped.com)​ and use code PSGTALK to receive 20% off and free shipping*** It's that time of year again. The knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League begins on Tuesday, February 16, for Paris Saint-Germain and as luck would have it, they face their most hated European rival–FC Barcelona. On this episode of PSG Talking, recording on Valentine's Day, I'm joined by fellow contributors https://twitter.com/typoundsign (Ty), https://twitter.com/Teague13 (James), and https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), to preview the highly anticipated Round of 16 tie between PSG and Barcelona. Up first, we check in with Ty who gives us a recap of Barcelona's season so far and explains how they're just hitting their stride at the right time. He also names a few players who could cause major issues for Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, and the rest of PSG's defense. Next, we discuss the impact of https://www.espn.com/soccer/paris-saint-germain/story/4312465/psgs-neymar-injured-ahead-of-barcelona-match-in-champions-league (Neymar Jr.'s injury). Should Mauricio Pochettino have risked him mid-week against Ligue 2's Stade Malherbe Caen? How big of a blow is this to PSG as they prepare for Barcelona? We also debate PSG's best formation and lineup for the clash against Barcelona? Should Moise Kean get the start? Is Layvin Kurzawa the best option at left-back? Should Marquinhos play defensive midfielder? Tactically, should PSG go down fighting or park the bus? The show concludes with us finishing a simple sentence, "PSG will advance past Barcelona IF..." As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. You can also show your support by visiting http://manscaped.com/ (Manscaped.com) and using the code PSGTALK at checkout for 20% off and free shipping. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Feb 14

1 hr 3 min

***Visit https://manscaped.com (https://manscaped.com)​ and use code PSGTALK to receive 20% off and free shipping*** Before the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers battled for the NFL Championship, there was the real big game between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/cosesinho (Cosé), https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), and https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt) to discuss the 100th installment of Le Classique in which PSG won 2-0 thanks to goals from https://psgtalk.com/2021/02/video-mbappe-scores-against-marseille-for-16th-ligue-1-goal-of-the-season/ (Kylian Mbappé) and https://psgtalk.com/2021/02/video-icardi-flicks-in-an-improbable-goal-to-double-psgs-over-marseille/ (Mauro Icardi). Is the team evolving for the better under manager Mauricio Pochettino or is there still work to be done before the meeting against FC Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League? We also discuss the potential long-term absence of Angel Di Maria who was https://twitter.com/Jon_LeGossip/status/1358508674688421889?s=20 (subbed off in the first half) after assisting Mbappé's goal with what appeared to be a muscle injury. If the Argentine is unable to play against Barcelona, how big of a loss is that for PSG? Next, we switch gears and discuss PSG's recently released https://news.nike.com/news/jordan-brand-x-paris-saint-germain-2020-21-fourth-kit (Jordan Brand fourth kit). The bold kit gets its design from "the nebula in space, where stars are born and ties into the PSG philosophy of creating stars for the ages." We debate whether this kit is a hit or miss and what it's like seeing people wear the PSG badge as a fashion statement with likely zero knowledge of the club. Later in the show, we discuss https://www.espn.com/football/soccer-transfers/story/4305089/neymar-agrees-four-year-contract-extension-with-psg (Neymar Jr.'s contract extension with PSG) that isn't official but seems to be a forgone conclusion. What does it say that a player like Neymar wants to stay in the French capital? We debate that and the recent comments made by https://youtu.be/-vZ-x9B33u8 (ESPN FC's Craig Burley) who basically wants Neymar to take less money to play in a more "competitive league." We conclude by making our picks for who we want to win the NFL championship game and have a quick chat about Ligue 1, which if you haven't seen the table lately, is very competitive. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. You can also show your support by visiting http://manscaped.com/ (Manscaped.com) and using the code PSGTALK at checkout for 20% off and free shipping. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Feb 8

55 min 25 sec

***Visit https://manscaped.com/ (https://manscaped.com)​ and use code PSGTALK to receive 20% off and free shipping*** Things are looking up for Paris Saint-Germain in 2021. We've already seen one trophy celebration and with a new manager at the helm, the squad appears to be playing more attractive and cohesive football. Is it all roses at the Parc des Princes or is there underlying causes for concern? On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by fellow contributors https://twitter.com/cosesinho (Cose), https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), and https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt) to discuss https://psgtalk.com/2021/01/pochettino-wins-long-awaited-first-career-trophy-as-psg-claims-8th-straight-trophee-des-champions/ (PSG's 2-1 win over Olympique de Marseille in the Trophée des Champions). What positives are we seeing from the squad under new manager, Mauricio Pochettino, and what still needs work? Do we know what his preferred starting lineup will be moving forward? Neymar made a brief appearance in that match against Marseille and in 25 minutes, he was the most fouled player on the pitch. With his feud against Álvaro González https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-9146237/Neymar-reignites-row-Marseilles-Alvaro-Gonzalez-Twitter-PSGs-French-Super-Cup-win.html (spilling over to Twitter), should the league step in to stop it or will it only add fuel to the fire of this rivalry? Later in the show, we do our best to explain the situation regarding https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/dec/15/ligue-1-clubs-stare-financial-abyss-tv-deal-collapses-mediapro (Mediapro, television rights, and Ligue 1). What are the very real consequences facing the French league with a serious lack of cash funneling into clubs? What role should PSG play in helping prop up the league? We also give new meaning to PSG's slogan of "Dream Bigger" and debate whether or not Pochettino should play Neymar against Marseille on February 7, just one week prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match against FC Barcelona. You can have your say via the Twitter poll below. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. You can also show your support by visiting http://manscaped.com/ (Manscaped.com) and using the code PSGTALK at checkout for 20% off and free shipping. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Jan 15

1 hr 3 min

As the calendar turns to 2021, Paris Saint-Germain are on the verge of a new era with the https://en.psg.fr/teams/first-team/content/thomas-tuchel-leaves-paris-saint-germain-officiel-psg-club (official departure of Thomas Tuchel) and the https://www.espn.com/soccer/paris-saint-germain/story/4273502/for-psgfiring-tuchelchoosing-pochettino-was-a-long-time-coming (expected arrival) of a highly anticipated manager. On this episode of PSG Talking, which was recorded on January 1, I'm joined by long-time contributors https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume) and https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt) to discuss the managerial situation at PSG. Should fans be optimistic about Mauricio Pochettino returning to the club he once captained as a player or was sacking Tuchel premature? Is Pochettino that much better than Tuchel tactically? With Pochettino's ties to Tottenham Hotspur and the Premier League, we discuss the latest transfer rumors, which include PSG linked to https://www.goal.com/en/news/tottenham-defender-aurier-opens-door-to-psg-return-amid-reported-/zbb8sdez8cct11x7b9f48dpvi (Serge Aurier), https://twitter.com/NicoSchira/status/1343959440362532870?s=20 (Christian Eriksen), https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/mauricio-pochettino-psg-tottenham-dele-alli-thomas-tuchel-ligue-1-january-transfer-window-b571281.html (Dele Alli), and https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/hodgson-plays-down-zaha-transfer-talk-amid-psg-and-milan/5jgytrw2zxk516uy86nzdj7lg (Wilfried Zaha). We switch topics later in the show to discuss the latest with Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé when it comes to their contract situation. With reports that https://psgtalk.com/2020/12/today-no-one-can-afford-neymar-or-mbappe-espn-journalist-provides-reality-check-for-clubs-looking-to-pursue-the-two-psg-superstars/ (no club can afford the Frenchman), will he sign an extension or will PSG be forced to sell for below what he's worth to avoid losing him on a free transfer? The show concludes with us sharing our 2021 resolutions for PSG. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Jan 1

43 min 45 sec

Talk about bad timing... On Wednesday, December 23, I recorded a PSG Talking podcast with https://twitter.com/Ofthedoor1 (Guillaume) and https://twitter.com/Teague13 (James) and then a 1970 podcast with https://twitter.com/marcdamon9 (Marc) during Paris Saint-Germain's 4-0 win over RC Strasbourg. We talked about Thomas Tuchel quite a bit but little did we know that he would be https://www.espn.com/soccer/paris-saint-germain/story/4243177/psg-sack-manager-tuchel-on-christmas-eve-after-poor-start-to-season-sources (sacked the following day). For easy listening, I've combined the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (two podcasts) into one and you get to hear us analyze the job that Tuchel has done at PSG and which PSG Talk contributors wanted him gone and others who may be disappointed to see him leave the French capital. We also discuss PSG's poor results against Lille OSC and Olympique Lyonnais, two clubs who are currently ahead of Les Parisiens in the Ligue 1 table. Contributing to those disappointing performances are injuries. From Presnel Kimpembe to Neymar Jr., many of PSG's top players are out of action and for some, it's a race against time to get them fit ahead of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie against FC Barcelona. It wouldn't be a holiday episode without asking the guys what gift they would give PSG this year and who deserves a lump of coal (don't worry, Leonardo, I've made sure you won't receive any coal this year!). As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 26 min

Paris Saint-Germain rallied in the final two match days to top their UEFA Champions League group and now we know their reward, a date with their arch-nemesis FC Barcelona in the Round of 16. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by Ty and James and we share our reaction to the https://www.espn.com/soccer/uefa-champions-league/story/4263651/champions-league-draw-neymar-in-barcelona-returnronaldo-back-in-portugal (Champions League draw) that pits PSG and Barcelona against each other in the competition for the first time since 2017. Which team should be considered the favorite? The first match between the two sides is slated for February 16, so there's plenty that can change for both teams between now and then, but one major talking point is the https://psgtalk.com/2020/12/report-neymar-could-return-by-early-january-from-ankle-injury/ (health of Neymar Jr.) The former Barcelona man went down with an ankle injury against Olympique Lyonnais last weekend and while he should be back in time for the Round of 16, will he have enough preparation ahead of the tie? The upcoming January transfer window will be an opportunity for PSG to strengthen, but what positions should the club look to upgrade? Who is available? Could PSG pull off a surprise transfer for Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga? It's still a bit too early to make a prediction for the PSG match, but I ask the guys what other matchups in the Round of 16 they're excited to watch. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Dec 2020

33 min 26 sec

After a rough start to the UEFA Champions League group stage, Paris Saint-Germain now controls their destiny but plenty of questions remain as the club prepares for the business end of the season. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by fellow contributors https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt), https://twitter.com/Ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), and https://twitter.com/cosesinho (Cose), to discuss the https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/02/football/neymar-psg-manchester-united-ucl-spt-intl/index.html (3-1 win over Manchester United). Did PSG play well and deserve to win, or, did the Red Devils give the game away with poor substitutions and missed goal-scoring opportunities? Next, we discuss the possibility of Lionel Messi making the move from FC Barcelona to PSG. With Neymar https://www.espn.com/soccer/paris-saint-germain/story/4252195/psgs-neymar-on-lionel-messi-reunion-we-have-to-do-it-next-season (openly stating) he wants to play with his friend and former teammate again, should the club explore ways to bring him to the French capital, including selling Kylian Mbappé? The 21-year-old Mbappé has struggled as of late in the Champions League, leading many to speculate if now is the time to cash in on the Frenchman and bring in players to compliment Neymar and potentially Messi. We debate the right way forward for the club. PSG's other celebrated winger, Angel Di Maria, is in the last year of his contract and while one of us wants him gone by the end of the week, others aren't so sure we can find a suitable replacement that works financially. We wrap up the show by answering a few questions from listeners sent in via Twitter. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Dec 2020

1 hr 17 min

The meme machine has been putting in overtime with the amount of content Paris Saint-Germain has delivered the past couple of weeks. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/CoseEspinosa (Cose), https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt), and https://twitter.com/Ofthedoor1 (Guillaume) to discuss the 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig and whether or not Thomas Tuchel deserves most of the blame for the lackluster performance. The defeat means PSG could potentially fall to the UEFA Europa League if they don't win their remaining UEFA Champions League matches. Is now the time to bring in a new manager or should PSG let Tuchel finish out the season and replace him next summer? Who can fix PSG's "eye cancer" of a midfield? What are the ramifications in terms of Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. who are considering signing an extension with PSG? Also, did you know Marco Verratti is 28-years-old!? After a lengthy and very serious discussion about the issues at PSG this season, we close out the podcast with a somewhat comical story about https://www.espn.com/soccer/paris-saint-germain/story/4227026/psg-players-stuck-in-elevator-ahead-of-champions-league-clash-at-leipzig (several PSG players getting stuck in an elevator) for 50 minutes before they were rescued. We go around the panel and decide which players we would like to be trapped in an elevator wall. Don't forget to designate a pee corner! Anyway...if PSG don't turn this thing around quickly I'm turning this into a Cambridge United FC blog. Get it together, guys... As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Nov 2020

52 min 29 sec

Paris Saint-Germain has won seven of their last eight matches but things in the French capital are far from ideal. Injuries are piling up almost daily and the manager is very much on the hot seat. This season was always going to be difficult due to the ongoing pandemic, but no one expected it to be this bad. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by French football journalist https://twitter.com/Jon_LeGossip (Jonathan Johnson) who recently joined CBS Sports to cover the UEFA Champions League and contributes to the outstanding https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/introducing-que-golazo-a-daily-cbs-sports-soccer-podcast/ (¡Qué Golazo!) podcast where PSG is a frequent topic. The episode begins with a discussion about Johnson's https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/neymar-out-until-after-international-break-with-adductor-injury-psg-coach-thomas-tuchel-confirms/ (recent article on injuries at PSG), the most devastating being https://psgtalk.com/2020/10/report-neymar-set-to-miss-psgs-next-three-games-due-to-injury/ (Neymar Jr.'s muscle injury) suffered against Istanbul Başakşehir. The injury will keep the PSG superstar out for the next three games and if it were up to Thomas Tuchel, he wouldn't play for Brazil during the upcoming international break either. There is already https://psgtalk.com/2019/10/the-latest-in-the-psg-vs-brazil-national-team-feud-over-neymar/ (bad blood between PSG/Tuchel and Brazil) from previous injuries Neymar has sustained and it will be interesting to see how this situation plays out. Up next, we discuss Tuchel's situation and whether or not he will make it through an entire season without being sacked. The offense has sputtered and while there have been quite a few injuries, there appears to be a malaise over the squad and he hasn't proven to be able to light a spark that is so desperately needed. Could Thiago Motta return to the Parc des Princes and solve PSG's issues? I also asked Johnson for his ideal starting lineup if injuries weren't an issue. Does he go with Marquinhos in midfield or center-back? Kean or Icardi? Speaking of Kean, Johnson offers some clarity to his loan deal from Everton FC. We conclude the show with a discussion about Kylian Mbappé and Neymar and whether or not they will extend their contracts with PSG and the outside factors that could determine their futures. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Oct 2020

43 min 1 sec

With a host of injuries and https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/psg-sporting-director-leonardo-slams-tuchel-for-transfer-demands-/1qspz84gct0681cdu55vwixlph (turmoil between the manager and sporting director), Paris Saint-Germain faces perhaps its most pivotal stretch of games of the season so far. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by James, Cose, and Guillaume to discuss PSG's two most recent results and we also look ahead to PSG's upcoming UEFA Champions League match against Istanbul Başakşehir. The show begins with a conversation about PSG's frustrating 2-1 loss to Manchester United in the first match of the Champions League group stage. The squad looked tired and devoid of ideas offensively even with Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. on the pitch together. We discuss whether the blame rests on Thomas Tuchel's shoulders and whether his days could be numbered as manager. PSG rebounded from that defeat to United with a 4-0 win over Dijon FCO—the last place team in Ligue 1. Tuchel was forced to rotate his squad due to injuries, which included starting Moise Kean who scored his first two goals in a PSG kit. The 20-year-old has loads of potential and this performance could lead to him taking minutes away from some of the usual starters. We then discuss Wednesday match against Istanbul Başakşehir where anything other than a win could lead to Tuchel getting sacked and the very real possibility that PSG may not qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League. We go around the panel and get score predictions for this highly-anticipated match. The show concludes with a discussion about a surprising statistic. According to journalist Robin Bairner, since the start of the Qatar Sports Investments era (2011-current), PSG has conceded 18 penalties in the Champions League and only been awarded 7. Is this a case of bad defending or is there a conspiracy against the French giants? As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

1 hr 2 min

With so much attention being paid to Paris Saint-Germain's transfer signings, it's easy to forget that on the pitch, the reigning French champions have looked awfully impressive with four consecutive victories. On this episode of PSG Talking, I hand off hosting duties to https://twitter.com/Ofthedoor1 (Guillaume) and he's joined by fellow long-time contributors https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt) and https://twitter.com/CoseEspinosa (Cose). They're essentially the Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti, and Blaise Matuidi of the podcast crew. The show begins with a discussion of the 3-0 win over OGC Nice at the Allianz Riviera. PSG dismissed Patrick Vieira's side with relative ease in what was the first time we really saw Les Parisiens play close to their potential. The conversation transitions to PSG's 2-0 win over Stade de Reims at the Parc des Princes, with a brace from Mauro Icardi, and the 6-1 win over Angers SCO, which included Alessandro Florenzi's first goal as a PSG player since arriving on loan from AS Roma. Up next, the crew discusses PSG's transfer business. There are several new faces in the French capital and some old ones still remain (Julian Draxler and Jesé to name a couple). What can supporters expect from https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2020/10/05/psg-signs-danilo-pereira-on-loan-on-transfer-deadline-day/114225044/ (Danilo Pereira, Rafinha), and https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11671/12089642/moise-kean-paris-saint-germain-sign-everton-forward-on-loan (Moise Kean)? Will they be major contributors or fringe players? Regardless, it will be up to manager Thomas Tuchel to rotate his starting lineup to keep all of the players happy now that he has quality depth at nearly every position. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Oct 2020

1 hr 7 min

When Paris Saint-Germain supporters look at the Ligue 1 table, they find their team in the basement of Ligue 1 in 15th place. It's hardly what was expected following the club's first appearance in the UEFA Champions League final just a few weeks ago. On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by fellow contributors https://twitter.com/its_jcj (James) and https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt) to discuss PSG's disappointing start to the 2020-21 Ligue 1 season and what needs to change for the club to return to their dominating ways. The second match of the new season saw PSG welcome Olympique de Marseille in what was supposed to be a football match but instead turned into more of a rugby match with a dash of UFC thrown in at the end. Not only were several PSG players sent off, but Neymar Jr. claimed he was racially abused by a Marseille player. We discuss what should happen to Álvaro González even if it's not proven with a video that he did abuse Neymar. New signing, Alessandro Florenzi, made his debut against OM and he was one of the rare bright spots in that match. We discuss his performance and whether or not PSG needs to sign a left-back with Juan Bernat going down with a https://www.beinsports.com/us/ligue-1/video/psg-lose-juan-bernat-to-acl-injury/1545575 (serious knee injury). Speaking of changes, one move some fans would like to see is a new coach. Thomas Tuchel did get PSG to the Champions League final but with one goal scored in the opening three matches, serious questions are being asked of the former Borussia Dortmund boss. We end the show with our expectations of the new https://psgtalk.com/2020/09/amazon-prime-video-unveils-trailer-for-new-psg-documentary/ (PSG documentary) that was recently released in France via Amazon Prime Video. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Sep 2020

58 min 33 sec

A season unlike any other ended on Sunday with Paris Saint-Germain falling 1-0 to FC Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League final. The loss was made worse as it was former PSG player, Kingsley Coman, https://psgtalk.com/2020/08/video-coman-scores-against-former-club-to-give-bayern-munich-the-lead-over-psg/ (who scored the only goal of the match) to give the Germans their sixth Champions League title in club history. On the latest PSG Talking podcast, which was recorded just minutes after the final whistle, I'm joined by fellow contributors https://twitter.com/_eddierazo (Eddie), https://twitter.com/Teague13 (James), https://twitter.com/IAmMelBrennan (Mel), and https://twitter.com/TyPoundSign (Ty) to discuss how PSG let this opportunity slip through their fingers. We start the show with initial reactions to the defeat and an examination of manager Thomas Tuchel's tactics and whether he got the starting lineup correct. Was there anything he could have done to counterbalance Bayern's relentless pressing? The panel also discusses the two penalty shouts that were not given by the referee. Was the right decision made in both instances or should Kylian Mbappé have been awarded a penalty in the second half? Speaking of PSG's French superstar, we discuss his overall performance and why he and Neymar Jr. were ineffective against Bayern's high defensive line. Looking ahead, we wonder whether major changes need to be made to the squad or if it only needs small improvements in key areas. We wrap up the show by answering a few Twitter questions and share our parting shots on what has been a historical season despite ending in disappointment. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Aug 2020

1 hr 5 min

After two anti-climatic semi-final matches in the UEFA Champions League, we finally have the heavyweight final everyone wants to see. It's Paris Saint-Germain versus FC Bayern Munich for all of the marbles. On the latest episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/Ofthedoor1 (Guillaume) and https://twitter.com/PSGTourist (Matt) to discuss PSG's win over RB Leipzig last Wednesday and we look ahead to the matchup against Bayern in the final on Sunday. Up first, I ask the crew how they felt heading into the match against Leipzig and why that match was so easy for the Ligue 1 champions. Was it the return of Angel Di Maria that made the difference or was it the defense who continued their outstanding play in the tournament? Speaking of the lineup, what changes should manager Thomas Tuchel make against Bayern Munich? We discuss potential lineup changes that could work against the German's style of play and why PSG has some extra motivation to defeat Bayern (hint: it has something to do with Juan Bernat and Tanguy Kouassi). If there's a reason to worry, it's the lack of finishing from Neymar Jr. despite playing well overall. Surely his shot won't be off for a third match, right? Also, we all agree that Keylor Navas has to return as Sergio Rico looked shaky against Leipzig. We wrap up the show by talking about the media's coverage of PSG's run to the final and answer your questions sent via Twitter. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Aug 2020

53 min 46 sec

The moment that Paris Saint-Germain supporters have been waiting for is finally here. The club is through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1995 following a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Atalanta. On the latest episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/Teague13 (James Teague) and https://twitter.com/_eddierazo (Eduardo Razo) for a reactionary show recorded just a few hours after Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting's game-winning goal in stoppage time. And before you all send me hate mail about the audio quality, I am without my fancy mic as I'm in the middle of a move and my stuff is probably somewhere in the middle of Wyoming. We start the show by talking about where we watched the match and how stressful the final minutes were. We talk about Thomas Tuchel's lineup and whether or not he got the tactics right. The story of the first 45 minutes was Neymar Jr., who was brilliant in every way possible except when it came to putting his shots on target. Neymar's misses were https://twitter.com/brfootball/status/1293636136821301248?s=20 (highlighted on social media) as PSG's detractors lined up and salivated at the prospect of the most hated footballer on the planet bowing out of the Champions League to a modest club like Atalanta. We discuss the media's coverage of PSG and whether or not they will ever embrace this team. Once PSG went down a goal in the first half, some doubt started to creep in but once Kylian Mbappé entered the game in the 60th minute, things took a drastic change. We discuss his influence on the game despite playing with an injured ankle and the goal from Marquinhos that leveled the score at 1-1 at the 90-minute mark. We wrap up the show by sharing our reaction to Choupo-Moting's incredible goal in stoppage time and the fact that he will now go down in PSG history for this goal and not that https://youtu.be/qc1rXDbWQ9s (famous miss he had last season). We also pick our preferred opponent in the next round. Will it be RB Leipzig or Atlético Madrid. We'll find out on Thursday. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Aug 2020

51 min 44 sec

Paris Saint-Germain recently returned to the pitch after a four-month layoff due to the coronavirus so naturally, the PSG Talking podcast crew is back to recap the first two friendly matches and discuss the latest news involving the club. Joining me on this episode, which was recorded on Friday, July 17, are fellow contributors https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume) and https://twitter.com/typoundsign (Tyrone). We start the show by discussing the 7-0 win over Waasland-Beveren, which surprisingly included two incredible goals from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Other than the scoreline, we share the other positives supporters should take away from the game. Then, we talk about last week's match against Le Havre on the road. The https://psgtalk.com/2020/07/three-takeaways-from-psgs-9-0-friendly-win-against-le-havre/ (9-0 win) over the Ligue 2 side will do little to give the naysayers a reason to believe PSG can defeat Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League but similar to the match against Waasland-Beveren, the effort level was impressive the squad appears to be linking up well and creating plenty of goal-scoring opportunities. Leaving the pitch for a moment, we break down the back-and-forth war of words between https://psgtalk.com/2020/07/dortmunds-meunier-blames-leonardo-for-his-departure-from-psg/ (Thomas Meunier) and PSG's sporting director, https://psgtalk.com/2020/07/the-club-never-disrespected-him-leonardo-reacts-to-the-comments-made-by-dortmunds-meunier/ (Leonardo), who was accused by the Belgian of giving false information to the media. Our final topics include a discussion about Manchester City and why their Champions League https://www.espn.com/soccer/manchester-city/story/4112451/manchester-city-escape-champions-league-ban-after-cas-appeal (ban was reversed). What does it mean for PSG in the seasons to come? We also check in on Atalanta and briefly break down their recent results. The show wraps up with us answering a few questions sent in via Twitter. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

Jul 2020

1 hr 2 min

We know, we know...there hasn't been a new episode of PSG Talking for a few weeks but I promise this episode more than makes up for our absence. On this episode, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), https://twitter.com/Teague13 (James), and https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt) to discuss the latest headlines and answer a few questions from listeners sent in via Twitter. We begin the show by discussing the one confirmed https://psgtalk.com/2020/07/official-psg-will-play-friendly-against-ligue-2-side-on-july-12/ (friendly against Le Havre) on July 12, and the two rumored exhibitions against https://psgtalk.com/2020/07/psg-schedule-friendlies-against-shamrock-rovers-and-celtic/ (Shamrock Rovers and Celtic FC). After Matt informs me that Ireland and Scotland are in fact two different countries, the panel shares what fans can expect from the squad after going more than three months without playing a match together. Layvin Kurzawa and Edinson Cavani are the next two topics up for discussion. The Frenchman surprisingly https://en.psg.fr/teams/first-team/content/layvin-kurzawa-signs-contract-extension-with-paris-saint-germain-until-2024 (signed a four-year contract) while PSG's all-time leading scorer decided to focus on his next team and https://www.marca.com/futbol/liga-francesa/2020/06/20/5eee1c0eca4741c6488b45aa.html (forgo an opportunity to win the UEFA Champions League). Will that decision affect Cavani's legacy with the club? Speaking of the Champions League, the draw for the quarter-finals will take place on July 10, and the guys share who they hope to see in the next round of the competition. Personally, I hope to see PSG take on Barcelona to watch Neymar torch his former team and put them out of their misery. We wrap up the show with a conversation about Neymar Jr. and the https://en.as.com/en/2020/07/05/football/1593937356_925434.html (constant rumors) about him going back to FC Barcelona, Tanguy Kouassi's decision to https://fcbayern.com/fcbayerntv/en/videos/2020/07/tanguy-nianzou-signs-for-fc-bayern (leave PSG for FC Bayern Munich), and several Twitter questions. As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. Want more PSG? Visit the https://psgtalk.com/psg-talk-podcast-network/ (PSG Talk Podcast Network) page and subscribe to PSG Talking, The 1970, and 24th & Parc. Support this podcast

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Jul 2020

1 hr 4 min

We discuss a former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder making waves at Juventus and share the transfer targets we're most excited about. Support this podcast

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May 2020

43 min 23 sec

Ed, Mel, and Pola discuss the bombshell news that the Ligue 1 season is canceled due to the coronavirus. They also react to the players refusing to reduce their wages and potential plans for the Champions League. The show concludes with the team answer questions sent via Twitter. Support this podcast

May 2020

55 min 27 sec

Several top players have been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and we sift through the noise and share who we think the club could actually sign. Support this podcast

Apr 2020

1 hr 9 min

On this episode, Ed is joined by Pola Henderson to discuss how the coronavirus has affected life in Paris and when football might return. Support this podcast

Apr 2020

32 min 17 sec

Guillaume is joined by four other PSG Talk contributors to discuss how the club pulled off the shocking win over Dortmund, Tuchels tactics, the future of the Champions League, and the post-match celebration. Support this podcast

Mar 2020

1 hr 26 min

ESPN's Jonathan Johnson joins the show to discuss PSG's win over Dortmund in the Champions League, the team's mocking of Erling Haaland, and more. Support this podcast

Mar 2020

31 min 11 sec

Stefan Buczko of the Yellow Wall Podcast joins the show to discuss Borussia Dortmund's recent form, chances for the rematch against PSG in the Champions League, and why PSG fans should be hopeful. Support this podcast

Mar 2020

30 min 36 sec