The Leeds United Podcast

Love football? Love Leeds? You’ve come to the right place. Leeds Therefore I Am is the light-hearted, free-to-listen podcast available every week.

Available wherever you get your pods, I Leeds Therefore I am is there for you – every Thursday.

Join us, it’s one hell of a ride.

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About us

Stu

Between flicking through the back catalogue of GQ and Gentleman’s journal to affirm success in becoming a trendsetter (or as young people today say ‘an influential’), Stu is a solid 6 foot 5 in height and an astonishing 10/10 on looks and intelligence. A perfect counterbalance to Si, an air of sophistication literally oozes out of his pores. Whilst elegantly striding through life in much the same way as he does on the football field, not unlike a partially disabled giraffe with an eating disorder, he brings a certain piquancy to any celebration or formally booked after dinner talk. Whilst not busying himself with absurdism, the meaningless of life and his eventual death, he has a more than keen interest in global condiments, population change in the central African republic, and oriental haberdashery.

Stu@leedstherefore.co.uk

Si

Si is from West Yorkshire and models his football playing style as that of a fat Danielle De Rossi. He enjoys reading anything about Jungian archetypes and is convinced that Kevin Davies was (and remains to be) the most criminally underrated player to have played the beautiful game. Si describes himself as a credulous cynic who is fully aware of his hypocrisy but too lazy to do anything about it.

Si@leedstherefore.co.uk

Episode THREE – ‘SEASON REVIEW – Goodbye Pablo and Bera‘ – | 25/5/2021

The penultimate podcast of the amazing first year back in the premier league.

We discuss our own personal highlights of the season.

To finish off, I invented a game called Leeds United Hexagons© and tested Si on his LUFC knowledge.

Enjoy.

Episode TWO – ‘Poetry, celebrity phone calls and supercalifragilisticexpialioski‘ – | 6/5/2021

A slightly surreal podcast.

We discuss the vitriol of Brighton to the point of creating literature.

We consider what loyalty is in football.

We recreate a phone call that must have happened.

We entertain the insight and erudition of Michael Owen.

Enjoy.

NEW Episode ONE – ‘I Leeds Therefore I Am’ is back – | 30/4/2021

Me and Si back to our old business.

Leeds through and through.

Rambling, bad jokes and build up to Brighton.

Enjoy.

Episode 11 – Wind, the exercise con and fighting for agents!! | 9/4/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

Three conundrums in the week are discussed and put to bed.

We discuss Simon’s nether regions.

Enough said.

Episode 10 – An -ism sandwich to shove down your gobhole | 25/3/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

We broach some philosophical -isms and relate them to the beautiful game.

Simon talks a lot.

The start from me was poor, it tailed off at the end and the less said about the middle the better, but other than that, excellent!

International football is shit so we leave it alone.

We ask an idiot 3 questions and then supply answers.

Enjoy.

Episode nine – Ben Ferguson – VAR and philosophy | 18/3/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

We get to the bottom of how philosophically VAR works, whether humans are to blame and if following the rules is what football is all about. We are joined by none other than Ben Ferguson, our go to philosopher from Warwick university.

‘Such a beautiful individual on the inside and out.’ Si, March 2021.

Enjoy.

Episode eight – Blame Canada! | 12/3/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

Spoke to the wonderful guys over at the Soccer Snobs in sunny Canada.

Say no more.

Episode seven – Tribalism, punditry and dodgy voices | 4/3/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

We get to the bottom of what shapes your opinion of teams and players, how you stick to your tribe and the new low of punditry in 2021.

Si experiments with voices and opens a whole new chasm of self loathing and prejudice.

Enjoy.

Episode six – Talking Women in Football – Special guest former Leicester City striker Helen Busby | 24/2/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

We are joined by former Leicester City striker Helen Busby to discuss the women’s game and how it is evolving and growing. We ask her about her playing career, how she thinks the women’s game is changing and current events surrounding high profile women in football.

Si embarrasses himself by mentioning Kevin Davies and mispronouncing an out of trend liquor.

Statistical philosopher Joost van der Leij – Live | 16/2/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

The final of our special three episodes in which we discuss data, transfer fees, probability and Mario Balotelli with Joost van der Leij, the Dutch statistical philosopher that helps to find players, explain their impact and promote the use of probability in football.

Head over to his website at http://footballphilosophy.org/ for more information about his ideas.

This episode will be available as the live video chat on our YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTXXG_qeUrg

Special guest – Part 2 – Joost van der Leij – Philosopher, author & football analyst | 11/2/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

We are still excited to be joined by Joost van der Leij, an academic philosopher with an incredible knowledge and understanding of how philosophy and statistical analysis of football helps to mould and shape a club and the effectiveness of players. Joost has worked with some of the top Dutch teams and we are delighted to have him on our two part special.

Head over to his website at http://footballphilosophy.org/ for more information about his ideas.

In other news, we discuss our favourite chocolate by merely listing the names of them (apologies for any offence), some special Valentines plans and Si’s weekly update on his feelings about all things Kevin Davies.

Special Guest – Part 1 – Joost van der Leij – Philosopher, author & football analyst | 3/2/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

We are excited to be joined by Joost van der Leij, an academic philosopher with an incredible knowledge and understanding of how philosophy and statistical analysis of football helps to mould and shape a club and the effectiveness of players. Joost has worked with some of the top Dutch teams and we are delighted to have him on our two part special.

Head over to his website at http://footballphilosophy.org/ for more information about his ideas.

Otherwise, we round up the results in the week and we check in with long term favourite Rosco and gauge his somewhat jaded views of Manchester United’s chances in the league this year despite the fact they were currently scoring 9 goals against Southampton.

Episode two – Bruce’s weak link life | 27/1/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

Si takes the reins introducing the concept of weak and strong link sports.

We talk Chelsea, what it is to be a ‘big’ club and how the big two might finish their careers.

Episode one – Guardiola’s Razor | 19/1/2021 | ‘The Outsiders’ special feature

 

A twosome becomes a threesome as we kick off our podcast series on the intermingling of philosophy and football.

Jim is now part of the team and we are back to discuss all things metaphysical whilst Si keeps bringing Kevin Davies into every single debate.

In this episode we discuss Ocamm’s razor and the quickest way to goal. Enjoy!

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