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Men in Blazers: European Nights with Rory Smith, Presented by Paramount+

Men in Blazers: European Nights with Rory Smith, Presented by Paramount+

Episode 13: 09/13/22

Rog and Rory unpack this week's big European storylines. First, Rory offers his perspective on new Chelsea manager Graham Potter, who he interviewed way back when Potter was Östersund manager in Sweden. Then, a breakdown of how Barcelona pulled off their miraculous heist of a summer, and a deep dive on SSC Napoli, the city and club's unique place in Italy, and the catching Kvara. Finally, Rog and Rory reveal their most interesting Europa and Conference League matchups of the week.This podcast is presented by Paramount+. Sign up now at paramountplus.com/mib

Episode 12: 09/07/22

Rog and Rory are back to peek behind the curtain at Europe's biggest club competitions. First, Rory breaks down PSG's Financial Fair Play fine and what it signals in the context of their president's increasingly close ties with UEFA. Then into the football with AC Milan, last season's unlikely Scudetto, the exciting young team, and the ownership takeover by American RedBird. Finally, a look at the rich stories at play in the Europa and Conference League: Ribas Futbol Skola and FC Vaduz.

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Episode 11: 08/30/22

European Nights returns ahead of the new Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League seasons. Rog is joined by NY Times Chief Soccer Correspondent Rory Smith to sort through the Champions League draw and analyze the main contenders.

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Episode 10: 05/24/22 

Season finale of European Nights, Presented by Paramount+, ahead of the 2022 Champions League Final. Rog and Rory look closely at Real Madrid vs Liverpool, reliving the 2018 final between the two, exploring the journeys they have been on since, and gauging what it means that they meet again in this final. Plus, an examination of how the game could be impacted by Mo Salah and Vinicius Junior, and more.