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YCIS Episode 14: Mind the Gap

 

 

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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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Topics include: Sterling misses training again claiming illness. Clearly a bad excuse, but is there a “good” one in this type of situation?; What is the draw for players like Gerrard to the MLS, when leagues like Turkish Super League provide more money, longer contract, and a huge welcoming?; Pirlo is tagged with being the ultimate hipster footballer. With the qualities described in the classification of this article, what club should he be playing for?



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Currently some players are ready to leave their clubs; however, as the transfer window closes they become down right desperate. This article stems from the story of how William Gallas attempted to force a move from Chelsea by threatening to score an own goal. What are some other creative ways players can help manufacture a move out?



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There are those moments where you are looking at a “fan” of your club and you immediately become embarrassed. We thought we would discuss those moments and highlight a few that make us cringe.



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Topics include: Things that “fans” of clubs do that embarrass true fans or the club itself; Different ways a player can get his contract cancelled on purpose so they can leave the club; Which teams’ mascots actually do more harm than good for a clubs’ image?



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Since we are in the middle of the transfer frenzy, the Yanks were wondering what exactly happens in a player’s “medical”. We know that there are the standard battery of medical tests, but aren’t there other tests that could be conducted to get to know a player better?



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Topics include: A love/hate discussion on player’s goal celebrations; Most offensive things that could happen on the pitch; Reasons why clubs should have social media rules established.



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In light of Cavani’s oil check in the Copa America, we ran a segment on our Podcast discussing what we thought was the most offensive thing that could happen in a match. What do you think is the most offensive action if it happened to you?



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When clubs choose their mascot it’s almost as if the board hit the bottle too hard before deciding, with some choices making American sports owners look like geniuses. Which of these can actually damage a clubs’ image based on how ridiculous they are?



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YCIS got their Father’s Day wish and were given the gift of podcasting. We headed into the recording studio and took this opportunity to revisit a few of our past articles. See which topics we felt needed our additional commentary.



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