I’m Mark Goldbridge and I’m here to Save Football.Debate is everywhere but I’m here to put the final word on the biggest arguments in the beautiful game.
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VAR Has To Go!
The Premier League might be known as the home of the 'beautiful game', but we're arguing that the inconsistency in officiating and the blatant favoritism in decisions is threatening to tarnish its beauty. We're looking at two major incidents that have sparked our ire - a controversial penalty kick and a contentious handball decision. Join us as we question the efficacy of VAR, calling for its elimination to save the heart and soul of football.Football isn't just about the players on the pitch, it's about the referees, the VAR officials, and how their decisions shape the game. This episode takes a hard look at the lack of accountability in these roles and the confusion this inconsistency is causing for viewers. We're not just talking about it, we're showing it, citing examples of matches where teams faced different consequences for similar actions. We're making the case for a return to traditional officiating - a return to common sense.Brace yourself for some heated commentary as we take aim at the pundits in the football community. We're dissecting the contradictory remarks of Gabbie Bonglehore and Jermaine Genus, and we're not mincing our words. We're championing the underdogs, celebrating the triumphs of Sheffield United, Luton Town, and Burnley, while also determining the challenges faced by the big guns like Manchester City and Arsenal. Our mission? To ensure fairness prevails in the beautiful game, regardless of a team's standing in the league. We're not just talking football, we're advocating for its very future. Buckle up and join us.
Goldbridge RAGES at New Champions League Format
This week on Goldbridge Saves Football we're tackling the hot topic of the new Champions League format and its ripple effects on the game, the players, and the fans. We’re also putting our prediction hats on to discuss potential top scorers of the Champions League season and the teams you should have on your radar. Get ready for a heart-to-heart chat about the underdogs and 'coffee makers' in the podcast world and the fears they're causing in the mainstream media.Chelsea’s dismal performance this season is one for the books, and we're not afraid to call it out. We’re exploring how a billion pounds of reckless spending has led to a disjointed team that's failing to live up to its potential. We’re addressing the elephant in the room, dissecting the recent foolish comments made by Ali McCoyst, and much more. Pundits have been under fire for their lack of knowledge and we'll be examining their role in the game, including the way media narratives shape public perception of certain players.Our final word focuses on the changes to this season's Champions League format versus the old one and the impact on the footballing community. We'll be talking about the criticism that professional football pundits have received and the media's narrative-spinning tactics. Lastly, we'll scrutinize Chelsea's poor run this season and the repercussions of their extravagant spending. So grab a seat, tune in, and get ready for an episode of Goldbridge Saves Football that truly delivers.
Sidemen - The Fallout w/ Angry Ginge
We welcome our second ever guest to the podcast, the man of the moment, Angry Ginge. Him and Mark break down the HUGE Sidemen Charity game from this weekend, whilst we look ahead to bringing back Premier League football.
Disgrace! International Football In The Bin!
It's the international break and for some that brings great joy but not for Mark, he makes his case on how to solve it & we look at our Premier League predictions so far.
Man United Refereeing Bias with Ben Foster
Why do Manchester United seem to receive preferential treatment? Former Manchester United goalkeeper, Ben Foster, joins us to unravel this conundrum, along with discussing the controversial VAR decisions so far this season. The goalkeeper's unique perspective sheds light on pundits' roles in shaping narratives around the game, while also emphasizing the importance of having a goalkeeping representation in punditry teams.As we journey down the path of football, we tap into the perceptions of bias in football refereeing with Ben, who has seen the game from both the top-tier and the small leagues. We also touch on the indispensable role of goalkeepers in the game and their significance in punditry teams. The discussion wouldn't be complete without our take on the Romero tackle, Aaron Ramsdale's prospects as England's number one goalkeeper, and the importance of education for goalkeepers.In the riveting finale, we navigate through the hot-debate about the potential ownership changes in football and weigh in on Mark's "Wrexham or Spurs" question on who's likely to bag the Premier League first. We also examine the implications of a player's performance in international competitions on their selection for national teams. To cap it off, we open up a can of worms by questioning whether Virgil Van Dijk is overrated or underrated and throw our predictions into the ring for the upcoming Premier League season. Buckle up for an enlightening rollercoaster ride through the world of football!