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Shirtless Plantain Show

English, Sports, 31 seasons, 417 episodes, 1 hour, 3 minutes
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The Shirtless Plantain Show unites football, banter, seriousness and brings a fresh voice to the football world. Coming from immigrant backgrounds mixed with western culture, we are a football collective that does not play by the rules and colors outside the lines. Tune in to hear genuine stories and unique perspectives. We have conversations with amazing guests, using football as our canvas to paint stories from a unique lens.
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SPS Weekend Review - Decanso Y Relajacion - Episode 415

Hope you got some rest and relaxation amidst all the action around Europe last weekend. Tosin, Coach & Deen cover El Cojon... Classico, the FA Cup games, and all the league action your ears can handle. Tap in!
4/22/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 51 seconds
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SPS Man Utd Edition - New Lows - Episode 414

It happened again. Man Utd had one of their lowest lows, collapsing after being up 3-0 against Coventry. They qualified for the FA Cup final but struggled massively. Join Tosin and Tomi for thoughts on the game, the state of the club and praise for the women's team. Tap in!
4/22/202425 minutes, 39 seconds
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SPS Arsenal Edition - Resilience - Episode 413

Back. On. Top! Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-0 victory away to Wolves at Molineaux. So that probably means that the title race is still on. We right here! Join Gabby, Coach & Deen for thoughts on the game, but stay for thoughts on Martinelli's future and rants on Arsenal's past. Tap in!
4/21/20241 hour, 3 minutes, 30 seconds
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SPS Champions League Edition - The Quarters - Episode 412

Join 3 of the best humans alive named Coach (live from Munich), Tosin and Deen as they talk about 8 of the best teams in Europe battling for a place in the semifinals of the Champions League. The more things change (Dortmund & Ousmane Dembele’s face), the more they remain the same (Real Madrid & Ousmane Dembele’s face). Tap in!
4/18/202442 minutes, 6 seconds
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SPS Soccer Edition - MVP? - Episode 411

The Soccer Edition’s back and the gang takes a quick She Believes Cup detour before delving into the NWSL & whether Temwa Chawinga is the most likely MVP winner this season, before wrapping up the happenings in MLS. Tap in!
4/17/20241 hour, 2 seconds
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SPS Weekend Review - History - Episode 410

The lads fought through technical difficulties to give Bayer Leverkusen, Xabi Alonso & Granit Xhaka their flowers as Neverkusen finally became Meisterkusen. And per usual, we covered the rest of what mattered across Europe last weekend. Tap in!
4/15/202446 minutes, 19 seconds
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SPS Arsenal Edition - Deflated - Episode 409

Oof. Maybe Aston Villa with Unai Emery at home before a Champions League semi against Bayern Munich is the TRUE definition of a 'trap game'. Whatever this game was, it wasn't good for the Arsenal, as the lads failed to take advantage of one title race contender's slip by slipping to a 0-2 defeat at The Emirates. Join Gabby & Deen for a not at all cathartic ramble about an extremely damaging result. Tap in!
4/14/202456 minutes, 8 seconds
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SPS Man Utd Edition - Cherry Juice - Episode 408

Tosin and Tomi are back and so are Man Utd’s hijinks. They discussed the 2-2 draw, the FA CUP semifinal and what went wrong (again). Erik ten Hag might not have much longer to go? There’s also praise for Andoni Iraola, Dom Solanke and Justin Kluivert finishing like his father.
4/14/202429 minutes, 35 seconds
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SPS Soccer Edition - DP or Not? - Episode 407

Mitch and Matheus round up another weekend of MLS but not before spending time on USWNT’s latest exploits in the She Believes Cup. Tap In!
4/11/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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SPS Weekend Review - The Sopranos - Episode 406

It’s the SPS Weekend Review with Tosin back in the driver’s seat! Join the OG team for our true return, new beginnings (shoutout Bleav), a trip all over Europe on a derby filled weekend, and hearty helpings of Congolese gabagool. Tap in!
4/8/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 4 seconds
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SPS Man Utd Edition - Decision Making- Episode 405

Tosin is joined by Tomi (@CallmeTamilore) to talk about Man Utd’s 2-2 draw with Liverpool. Some players disappointed, some shined, but the Erik ten Hag experience continued. We discussed the future again with a focus on roles and positions that should be addressed in the summer. Chin up, Man Utd fans. The season is almost over.
4/8/202433 minutes, 35 seconds
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SPS Arsenal Edition - Kai Havok - Episode 404

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4/7/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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SPS Manchester United Edition - Leaky - Episode 403

Tosin & Tomi are back with their thoughts on yet another frustrating loss for Man Utd away to Chelsea. They also seek some outside perspective on the myriad issues the club is facing from one of SPS’s resident Arsenal trolls: Deen. As leaky as that midfield is, the lads suggest that ‘optimism’ should be Man Utd fan’s choice for the rest of a forgettable season. Tap in!
4/5/202449 minutes, 39 seconds
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SPS Arsenal Edition - Professional - Episode 402

It's a good time to be a Gooner, ain't it? Coach certainly thinks so. Join Gabby, Coach & Deen for a freewheeling chat about Arsenal's season, the team's trajectory, & the title race. Oh, and we talked a bit about the extremely professional dispatching of Luton Town, with an emphasis on ESR's performance. Tap in!
4/4/202458 minutes
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SPS Man Utd Edition - Easy to Draw - Episode 401

As you know by now Tosin is back, so he brought Coach along to dissect the mess that was the 1-1 draw with Brentford. Lots of chatter on how INEOS may view Ten Haag's future and if he survives till next season. Tap In!
4/1/202429 minutes, 26 seconds
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SPS Weekend Review - The Return - Episode 400

…and for our 400th episode, a magic trick: TOSIN IS BACK! Join the crew for a fun trip through the top 5 (+1) European leagues, including a special visit to Villa Park. Tap in!
4/1/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 36 seconds
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SPS Arsenal Edition - A GREAT Point - Episode 399

Coach & Deen rejoice as Arsenal finally show the maturity required to avoid the customary loss at The Etihad. Controlled suffering can be a beautiful thing. Tap in.
4/1/202456 minutes, 56 seconds
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SPS Soccer Edition - DYNASTY - Episode 398

The USMNT racked up a third consecutive CONCACAF Nations League in commanding fashion, so Mitch, Matheus & Emily went long on the celebrations. Then it was on to the best of NWSL and MLS, with spots of orthopedic suggestions for new Miami residents and Rapids denialism. Tap in!
3/28/20241 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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The SPS Soccer Edition - Episode 294 - Feliz Americano

Mitch, Deen and Matheus wrap up another week of the Messi League. Tap In!
8/24/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 45 seconds
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SPS Arsenal Edition - Failed Experiment

Deen and Coach try and stay on topic in regards to the loss at Nottingham Forrest but end up talking about the future. Tap In!
5/21/202343 minutes, 1 second
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SPS Arsenal Edition - That's All Folks

A crushing home defeat left the Arsenal fellas much to ponder about but also a look at the season on a whole so far. Tap in!
5/14/202335 minutes, 25 seconds
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The SPS Soccer Edition - WILEY!

Mitch and Deen return to chat about week 3 of MLS action, along with ruminations on crazy soccer parents, the Portland Thorns' Ed Hardy Party Jersey and Austin FC's pending failure against Violette AC in the CONCACAF Champions League. Tap in! 
3/15/202337 minutes, 6 seconds
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SPS Arsenal Edition - This is Home

The Arsenal crew make sense of the victory over the old enemy while trying (very badly) to remain objective! Tap in!
1/24/202356 minutes, 25 seconds
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SPS Man Utd Edition - Marcus Splashford

Coach brings along the legendary tommiedotjpg aka Boney Starks along to dissect the Manchester Derby from the lens of a City fan. Tap In!
1/15/202347 minutes, 2 seconds
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SPS Season 3 - Episode 39 - Antonio Mateu Lahoz

We break down the festive footy across the leagues and preview this week's up and coming fixtures! 
1/3/202331 minutes, 52 seconds
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SPS Season 3 - Episode 38 - Rei

RIP to the King of Football, Edson Arantes do Nascimento aka Pelé.
12/30/202235 minutes, 26 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 23 - Team of the Tournament

Oh you thought we was done? Have our team of the tournament with some other chatter.Disclaimer: Parts of this episode were very much sarcastic and critical of certain happenings
12/20/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 22 - The Final

Lionel Messi you can stop harassing us now, the evil you have done is enough.  Kylian please don't take it out on the rest of us. Tap in!
12/18/202250 minutes, 15 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 21 (World Cup Final Preview)

The guys preview the biggest sports game in the world. Tap in!
12/16/202235 minutes, 16 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode is 20

So its set, France vs Argentina for the WWF World Title at Summerslam, I mean the World Cup. Morroco you have rocked our world
12/15/202220 minutes, 52 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 19

First Semi final was lit up by you know who. Tap in
12/14/202225 minutes, 14 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 18

Rest in Peace to the great Grant Wahl.The fellas take you through another crazy day of the world cup where history was made!
12/11/202241 minutes, 29 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 17

We take a look at arguably the craziest day of the world cup so far! Tap in
12/10/202251 minutes, 20 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 16

Scams and Coach talk through the rest of the R16 games and some predictions for the quarters. Also should more diaspora kids play for their parents country?
12/7/202224 minutes, 26 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 15

Scams and Coach do a quick round up of the R16 fixtures including winners Brazil and Croatia. Baila y Baila!
12/6/202218 minutes, 50 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 14

Scams and Mitch breakdown the France and England matches. Mbappe might be good at football?
12/5/202218 minutes, 3 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 13

Scams, Coach and Mitch dissect the first knockout games. Tap In!
12/4/202233 minutes, 45 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 12

Coach and Deen dissect the final group games with a special focus on Ghana. Buckle up and boil some eggs!
12/3/202234 minutes, 52 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 11

Scams and Coach try and make sense of whatever Japan, Spain Germany and Costa Rica were doing.
12/2/202232 minutes, 53 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 10

Scams annd Coach answer questions from listeners while dissecting the madness of group C
12/1/202223 minutes, 51 seconds
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SPS Convos- Nigel Reo- Coker- Blessed

We spoke to former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker about his football journey.From starting at Wimbledon to ending his career at MK Dons, we talked about it all. West Ham, Aston Villa, England, the MLS and being black in football.Nigel also told us about his World Cup predictions. 
11/30/202250 minutes, 3 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 9

Scams, Coach and Mitch talk through the last round of fixtures!
11/30/202226 minutes, 27 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 8

The usual suspects chop up what was the best day of the World Cup so far also check us out on Instagram and TikTok: shirtlessplantainshow
11/29/202236 minutes, 34 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 7

Scams, Deen and Coach cover day 7 of the world Cup and answer some listener questions
11/28/202235 minutes, 25 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 6

Scams, Deen, Coach and a returning guest Kayle chop up the latest match day with a special focus on France and Argentina.
11/27/202239 minutes, 3 seconds
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SPS World Cup Episode 4

Scams, Deen and Coach laugh at Ghana... A LOT and fit in some talk about the other days fixtures. Enjoy!
11/25/202229 minutes, 3 seconds
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SPS World Cup Special - Episode 3

Scams, Deen and Coach talk through a World Cup day to remember as Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina and France looked excellent vs Australia 
11/23/202229 minutes, 43 seconds
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SPS Arsenal Edition - RED

Coach, Deen and Mitch talk through a dominant Arsenal win over Chelsea and of course have time to clown their other rivals this weekend! Tuck in
11/7/202243 minutes, 59 seconds
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SPS Season 3 Ep 26- Records

Champions League happened, records were broken, records were unbroken and tears flowed.Europa League, some funny capers in that tournament.We previewed the weekend's football shenanigans in the way we know best. There's lots of great football to be had, grab your popcorn.
10/7/202234 minutes, 39 seconds