With Matchday 1 of the 2017/18 Europa League in the books, it’s time to revisit my predictions for the round. There were some statement wins for AC Milan, Atalanta, Arsenal, Zenit St Petersburg and Real Sociedad. Did I predict dominant wins for these teams? Let’s take a look at the table.
As most of you know in the midst of last season, I launched a dream project that I have wanted to do for so long – my own football podcast! Launching in the middle of the season ensured that I had the liberty to try many different things with the podcast while enabling me to learn a lot about the processes of a podcast. I still have a lot to learn and by no means is the podcast perfect. However, with the launch of the new European season only a matter of days away, I am excited to resume the podcast. There is only one benchmark that I am going to use this season – consistency of releasing episodes. I want 2017/18 to be remembered not only for being a great football season, but also a campaign where the Football Podcast with Wasim Parkar provided great analysis and perspective that is genuinely unique and insightful.
With that being said, I have released a short tease of an episode for all of you, outlining my goals and vision for the podcast this season.
Real vs Juve and United vs Ajax are two European finals that have Wasim foaming at the mouth. Wasim also looks ahead to the weekend, where champions can be crowned all across Europe.Embed from Getty Images
Instant reaction to the draw for the Champions League and Europa league semi finals and Wasim also previews the FA Cup semi finals.Embed from Getty Images
New matchups in the Champions League and Europa League have Wasim excited about the quarterfinals, while it gets tricky picking a winner in Bayern vs Real and Juve vs Barcelona.
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