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Episode 164: Lucas Leaver
Trev Downey hosts Karl Coppack and Neil Poole as the conversation covers topics as diverse as the Asia Trophy, the departure of Lucas Leiva, autographs,adverts and grown men wearing kits. Immensely diverting stuff in a world of LFC-related frustration.
Episode 163: Onesies and Friendlies
Trev Downey, of AIAudible, returns to the world of hosting with his two guests, Karl Coppack and Neil Poole. The three lads cover a range of topics from the serious likes of safe standing to the murky world of crappy LFC merch. An antidote to transfer-related anxiety.
Episode 162: Interview with @LFC_LGBT
Kay hosts member of the Supporters Committee and Founder of Kop Outs, Paul Amann, to discuss issues in the LGBT community as it related to society, and football in general. We view the topic from the perspective of society in general within England, with football, from a fan perspective, and from a player perspective. We also talk about the role of the relevant authorities, the power of the fans, and some of the initiative and programmes LFC and Kop Outs are involved in.
Episode 161: Picking The Scab
This week Kay hosts Simon Brundish of the AI Under Pressure pod, and Nina Kauser of the NKS in discussing the LFCs injured and what will happen in the near future. In particular we look at Henderson, Ings, Sturridge, Can and Coutinho. We find out what we know about the injury, expected recovery, and expectations for performance next season. We also look at how these player may be managed or have contingencies set in place.
Episode 160: Saints and Sinners
Kay host Leroy (AI Tactics, AI Committee) and Srikanth (AI Global) in a pod rather irritated by the recent LFC transfer bungle. We take a more historical perspective of LFC in the transfer market and try to work out what on earth is going on. We end the pod on a bit of lighter note, by going back to our previous AI pod to compare the results of the last few games of the Prem season to our previous predictions for top 6.
Episode 159: The Step Up
This week, Kay asks Hari Sethi (AI Preview) and Jason Roberts (Two Guys and the Liverbird) to pick some thing that the club can do better next season to drive it towards success. We take a moment to define what success would mean for our forthcoming campaign, before diving in to the topic. We did manage to get some good laughs in as well.
Episode 158: Player Review: 2016/17 - Part 2
Host Marco Lopes (@FootyML) is joined by old Anfield Index stalwart Dave Hendrick (@DaveHendrick_) to go through the entire Liverpool squad from tip to toe, and offer ratings for the season for each player, reflections on performances, highlights, lowlights and all inbetween. They conclude with a succinct assessment of the fringe talent and future of players returning from loan, before ending on an examination of which positions are of priority and possible boots to fill them. All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 157: Player Review 2016/17 - Part 1
Anfield Index #157 takes on a reflective mood as host Marco Lopes (@FootyML) is joined by old Anfield Index stalwart Dave Hendrick (@DaveHendrick_) to go through the entire Liverpool squad from tip to toe, and offer ratings for the season for each player, reflections on performances, highlights, lowlights and all in between. They conclude with a succinct assessment of the fringe talent and future of players returning from loan, before ending on an examination of which positions are of priority and possible boots to fill them. All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 156: Fee Fi Fan Fume
Champion League beckons the reds after a tense but ultimately euphoric final league game of the season. LFC plays Tuesday and Wednesday nights next season! After celebrating this just a bit, Kay, Justin Wells (AI USA) and Joe Connors (AI Legends, AI USA), wade into treacherous territory! We discuss fan positivity and pessimism on social media, the responsibility of the fan to the club, and likewise, from the club to fans. Our convo covers fans, owners management and more.
Episode 155: FSG and Klopp's Forced Hand
Recent LFC performances have forced the hand of Klopp in terms of personnel and formation change. We take a look at at how this is exacerbated by the special trade off of playing staff vs system with Liverpool's small playing squad and lack of rotation. Before that, however, we have a look at FSG, how their success in the commercial sphere has not been matched on the field, and what this will mean for future campaigns.
Episode 154: Reflecting Forward
In Anfield Index #154 (@FootyML) is joined by his friends from the AI Comic Pod Rory Greenfield (@RoryGreenfield) and Stuart Bridson (@SmallHandStu) to reflect on some of the ills that have pained Liverpool’s crawl to the top 4 finish line. After a review of Milner’s non penalty taking attributes and consideration of Klopp’s tactical choices, the gents all put their heads together to use the current season’s context to set some preliminary thoughts on next season’s targets; But instead of just setting points tallies and league positions, the lads take the time to debate tactical styles, recruitment principles and other qualitative priorities that Liverpool may want to consider … All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!
Episode 153: Mama say what?
The dust has settled on this issue (somewhat) so we decided to open the can of worms that is the Sakho thing. Karl Coppack (football writer and novelist) and Leanne Precott (AI writer) wade in with their opinions on the situation, as we try to see things from a varoety of perspectives. We also abstract the issue to talking about how LFC seem to currently manage the squad as well as look to decide transfer targets.
Episode 152: Bitter Pill
Deflated but not defeated, Anfield Index episode #152 sees a cathartic discussion between host Marco Lopes (@FootyML), Jason Roberts (@JaseRoberts_) and Joseph Cousins (@JCuzzy1) for a detailed look at the defeat to Crystal Palace, and the weaknesses in the game idea employed by Liverpool as a whole. The discussion expands to everything from set pieces and game control to the issues with the defence, why Dejan Lovren may not be the scapegoat, and why a hated rival could be a template for future attacking strategies. The lads even find time to discuss why some players are likely to be left to shake alone… All this and more… it’s the Anfield Index Podcast!