Beyond The Pitch

Beyond The Pitch


Now We’re Talking Football: A fresh perspective on the World’s only Beautiful Game. Beyond The Pitch is a new and creative endeavor that has dedicated itself to the global game from numerous points of view, featuring expert opinion and debate to offer their unique perspectives.


Danny Higginbotham superb analysis on Man Utd on Beyond The Pitch  

A clip from the Original Beyond The Pitch show were Danny Higginbotham gives a superb analysis of Manchester United's performance v West Ham, the difference between Lukaku and Ibra along with what who United still need to sign

BTPMLS Ep12 Dennis Crowley joins to discuss Kingston Stockade FC, NPSL, ProRel and more  

Hot off the heels of submitting a claim with Miami FC to the Court for the Arbitration of Sport -- Foursquare and Kingston Stockade Founder/Chairman Dennis Crowley joins Scott on BTPMLS to chat about Kingston Stockade: How it all began, what his vision for soccer in America is, and goals for the NPSL moving forward before moving onto the big issue of the day -- Promotion and Relegation, plus some CAS discussion.

Original BTP.  

In this weeks Original BTP Phil, Martin and Danny Higginbotham take a look back at the weekends Premier League action, they look at Liverpool's defensive frailties, the issues at Chelsea, they preview Tottenham v Chelsea whilst also looking at Manchester United's performance.

Juan Arango Chef Interview  

In this special episode of Beyond The Pitch, Juan takes a more gastronomical route to football. He had the pleasure to speak to José Sánchez León and Sergio Camargo of Centerplate. Both of these individuals took the time to talk about the huge project that they have on their hands this coming football season in La Liga. José and Sergio will be overseeing the food service at he new Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid as Atlético Madrid will move into their new state-of-the-art stadium in just a few days. José Sánchez León has been one of the top executive chefs in all of Spain as he has worked with some of the top restaurants and clients in the entertainment industry in the continent. Meanwhile Sergio Camargo is the head of hospitality for this endeavor as Atleti will look to bring a more family oriented feel to each one of their home matches this coming season. Both took the time off to talk about the experiences they had in the United States studying what is done there and how that could better be implemented during a gameday experience using food and outside the pitch entertainment as the major vehicle to have fans further engaged. Both talk about the obstacles there will be but also the innovation behind a project that promises to be a true game-changer in the sports scene in European football. The interview is in Spanish, so we will look to have some shownotes with quotes and links to offer greater support content. For more information on this topic you can follow Centerplate on their Twitter account @Centerplate

Weekly Manchester United Show  

In the first of the new season, Phil and Martin sit down to review Utd's win v West Ham, they take a look ahead to the Swansea game and discuss everything else that's making the news related to United.

Juan Arango sits down with Howard Webb  

On this special episode of Beyond The Pitch, Juan is joined by former FIFA referee Howard Webb.Heis currently the VAR manager of operations for PRO Referees in the United States.In this interview he talks about how this system will work not just in the US but also throughout various leagues and how they all have to follow IFAB regulations tobeon board. He also talks about referees and the current state of the game.Howard also talks about "that blind ref that reffed the 2010 World Cup final". He also talks about gut instinct and how that helped out in the World Cup in Brazil as well as his experience in the Championship and League One that helped him perfect himselfas a referee.To get a better idea of what VAR is and how it will be implemented check out this link: You can follow Howard on Twitter @HowardMWebb

Stephen Constantine Interview with Juan Arango  

From Millwall to Malawi, from Delhi to the Den... current Indian national team coach Stephen Constantine tells us all about his life as a football manager.From his start as a player and coach in the United States to his current status as the boss of one of a national side in one of the most densely populated countries in the world, Constantine has virtually seen it all. He deems himself as a teacher of the game and talks about how he would rather develop players at a young age instead of seeing them become programmed to win.He talks about his celebration with his squad after beating Congo in AFCON quailifiers inside a minivan. That plus medals from kings, eating with his hands and breaking bread with his players as well as his views on the world of modern football.Follow Stephen Constantine onTwitter @StephenConstan You can buy Stephen’s book, From Delhi to the Den over on Amazon.

English Premier League Preview on BTP  

Phil and Martin sit down with NBC's Robbie Earle as they look ahead to this seasons Premier League. They discuss the winners and losers of this summers transfer window and discuss who they think will win the league.

Alejandro Moreno sits down with Juan Arango  

Juan had the pleasure to speak to Alejandro Moreno of ESPN and there was a great deal topics discussed. The former Venezuelan international discussed ElClásico and the Neymar drama that has enveloped the world transfer market. Moreno also discussed many topics ranging from his analysis of football to the present and future of the Vinotinto despite the political and social situations facing his country. Did he get his Arangos mixed up? It seemed that way at least our Juan was hoping that was the case. But Moreno is enjoyable, opinionated as well as very entertaining to converse with.

Juan Arango sits down with Mario Kempes (Espanol)  

In this special Beyond The Pitch, Juan had the chance to catch up with former World Cup winner and ESPN analyst Mario Kempes as he was visiting Miami prior to El Clásico. The Valencia legend talks about the current situation of his beloved Ches as they prepare for the La Liga season. He also spoke about Jorge Sampaoli and the Albiceleste and the potential that his side has to do some great things leading up to the World Cup. The obvious topic was what he saw about this coming Clásico in Miami and as well as all other pertinent comments regarding the big two clubs in Spanish football.

Juan Arango sits down with ESPN's Jonathon Johnson  

In this episode of Beyond The Pitch, Juan Arango sits down with the brilliant Jonathon Johnson to discuss the never ending Neymar saga as he brings new information to light. Jonathon discusses how PSG would be effected by FFP and what the rest of the team think of Neymar. You can follow Jonathon at @Jon_LeGossip

BTP: Utd fan chat in San Jose...  

Phil and Martin sit down with 2 United fans from various parts of the world to hear their views on the US Tour, ticket prices, fan experience etc.

Hugo Sanchez Joins Juan Arango on BTP...  

In this brief but spicy Beyond the Pitch in Spanish, Juan has the pleasure to sit down with Real Madrid legend Hugo Sánchez. He talks about moments of his career as well his views of both teams prior to El Clásico in Miami. Sánchez talks about his time at Madrid and some of the more memorable moments in previous Clásicos. He also discusses the craziness of the transfer market.

BTP and The Football Times announce exciting new partnership  

Beyond the Pitch and These Football Times announce an exciting new partnership.

BTP SOTW Week 20 - John McCarthy joins to discuss his SOTW, his headgear, and his favorite ever save  

Last week's winner John McCarthy joins David Preece and Scott Nicholls on Beyond the Pitch's Save of the Week show just one day after posting his 3rd career shutout against Columbus Crew SC. John talks about his experience at Bethlehem Steel, what it's like playing for his hometown team, and his favourite EVER save. As usual David names BTP's SOTW winner from the following nominees: David Ousted Nick Rimando Brad Guzan Jake Gleeson David Bingham

Giovani Lo Celso  

Our Spanish content continues to be cranked out on BTP and this week we have an interview with one of the players that has a very promising future at PSG. Argentine youth international Giovani Lo Celso joins us as he talks about his time inParis. He also talks about his ambitions to get a chance with Jorge Sampaoli and the Argentine national team. The former Rosario Central man talks about his time in the Argentine league and what he has learned since make the leap to the Europe. Also the problems that he had to face in Argentina after the team's failure in the Olympics. Lo Celso also gives us a look at his family life and what he looks to achieve at one of the top clubs in Europe. You can follow Giovani on Twitter @LoCelsoGiovani

Juan Arango one on one with PSG Goalkeeper Kevin Trapp  

Beyond The Pitch is covering the ICC from coast to coast. While Phil and Martin are covering Manchester United, Juan Arango is covering Paris-St. Germain in their headquarters in Miami. Juan had the opportunity to speak to PSG goalkeeper and German international Kevin Trapp. Trapp is the starting goalkeeper for the PSG and was part of the German side that won the Confederations Cup this past summer in Russia. Going into his third season as starter, he feels extremely positive about the season because of their ability to learn from last years lessons and also their second half of the season after their loss to FC Barcelona in the Champions League. He talks about the lessons learned and the adjustments that needed to be made in Year 2 of the Unai Emery era in Paris. Trapp also looks forward to the upcoming season and the challenge they will give reigning Ligue 1 champs Monaco. He also is aware that there are other teams like Olympique Marseille, Lille and St. Etienne that will have a say on where the title goes. Also about the challenge he will have to be ready for Russia and the World Cup next year. Special thanks to Paris- St. Germain for the hospitality.

BTPMLS Save of the Week -- Travis Worra joins to discuss his SOTW, working with Bill Hamid, more  

On this weeks episode of BTPMLS Scott and David are joined by previous week winner Travis Worra for his save against Montréal. Worra also discusses his career from PDL to MLS, his love for Liverpool football club, and learning from Bill Hamid

Juan Arango one on one with Carlos Fernando Navarro Montoya  

Juan Arango sits down with legendary Goalkeeper Carlos Fernando Navarro Montoya to discuss his fascinating career (Spanish Language)

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson joins Phil & Martin on BTP  

Manchester United legend Bryan Robson sits down with Phil and Martin to discuss the US tour, transfers, new signings etc...

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