The cups come thick and fast at this point in the season. It’s great to watch teams scramble for position as the knock out rounds make everything look very cut-throat. It’s nice to prepare some people for the tragedy at the end of the season. The pod goes through all the results in the Champions League and Europa League to start the podcast.

Transitioning back to Britain and the first Wembley excitement starts this weekend. The Carling Cup. Does it get any better? Well from here on in, yes: Cardiff face Liverpool in an inter table battle or both club and country. Matt see the irony in hosting the Welsh capital.

Of course some football also happens this weekend in the EPL, so enjoy our short but sharp preview of the vital games to see. Tweet along with the matches or tweet along with the podcast and give us your views for the next show:

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