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YCIS Episode 20: YCIS Transfer Day Deadline Special

 

 

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Andrea Pirlo is tagged with being the ultimate hipster footballer. Let us know in our latest poll what characteristics you think make up a “hipster” football?



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Topics include: What exactly is a transfer request, and how can it be rejected? What are some other creative ways teams can waste away those precious seconds? Balotelli has been given list of things he’s not allowed to do at AC Milan. What could those possibly be, and did Liverpool have a list? Jermain Defoe’s placed an ad looking to hire a PA. What exactly would he need a PA for? Who would you want to be the PA for?



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Topics include: Pedro admits Mourinho phone calls helped convince him to sign. What did he say?; What do footballers have in their mansions? What would you expect them to have? What would you get if you made $300K a week?; Advocaat held a summit meeting for Sunderland players this week. How bad must things be at a club for you to hold a summit meeting after two matches?; Norwich manager says that coming to Carrow Row is not ‘good proposition’ for players to come to. Agree? What could Norwich do to make it more attractive to draw players in?



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The MLS needs to take full advantage of the current influx of soccer stars joining the league. Here are a few ways they can capitalize on these stars and try to grab a larger share of the American Sports market.



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A minder is a person assigned to guide or escort a visitor, or to provide protection to somebody, or to otherwise assist or take care of something, i.e. a person who “minds”. So how bad does your behavior have to be for a club to assign you a minder? Here are a few things that can get a player into trouble:



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Topics include: Fill in the blank, “You know soccer is back in season when ____________”; A Stoke fan has a heart attack when Philippe Coutinho’s struck the game winner at the death. What is your worst emotional response to losing in the last few minutes?; Newcastle debutant Chancel Mbemba arrived for his first match dressed in a full tuxedo. Smooth or no? What would show more class than a tuxedo?; What does NBC’s new 6-year contract extension for coverage of the EPL show us in terms of growth of soccer in America?



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Topics include: Character assessment; let’s talk about Mourhino; Roy Keane says Arsenal is more interested in “selfies and six-packs” than winning and this will keep them from winning league?; What would your club’s players have to do to you for you to burn your match day tickets?



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Topics include: Pub etiquette: how do you handle annoying questions during a match from someone you don’t know?; Other sports players can try that may enhance their footy skills; The “buyout clause” what does it mean and why would a player agree to it?; Do the friendlies mean anything?



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Topics include: How bad must your behavior be for your club to assign you a “minder”?; Fabian Delph’s dramatic U-turn; what happened and what convinced him to change his mind 6 days later?; Gimmicks that the MLS needs to try to draw viewers in with this new set of players.



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Topics include: What are some ways people try to console themselves after the sale of a big name player?; What is the most important thing for a club to experience when they head out on tour?; What are some offenses that get you banned from getting a visa in the States?; What are somethings managers should make public to get a player’s attention? What are somethings they should never speak of?



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This summer’s transfer window has seen it fair share of players “missing” training. Clearly they are poising themselves for a move elsewhere. While this can be infuriating to fans of the club getting ditched, is there any excuse that you would hear where you would think, “Hmmm, that’s not so bad”?



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