Retiring Messi's jersey, Solskjaer's virtues, new throw-in rules, and more listener questions!


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On today’s show, Ryan Bailey and Graham Ruthven answer your listener questions! More specifically, these listener questions...

1) Scotland in the 70's and 80's seems to have had a lot of top-end players. Is it correct to say Scotland underperformed heavily in that era and if so, what were the reasons?

2) Is Poophousery strategic? Can it be taught? Can it elevate an otherwise less-skilled team to success at scale?

3) We hear a lot of criticism about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. To flip it positive: what is Ole really good at?

4) Is retiring a jersey a thing in soccer? Should Barcelona retire the No.10 jersey?

5) Did Liverpool trick everyone into thinking Coutinho was good, or was he actually good?

6) What would happen if FIFA changed the throw-in rule to allow any types of throws. Which would be the most used? Would throw-ins become a bigger or smaller part of the game? Would there be throw-in specialists?

7) Is the FIFA video game a positive for kids to play? On one hand, it helps kids get into the sport and understand some of the roles. On the other, it’s not a very accurate facsimile of the game and some traits appear under or overvalued.

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