Substitutes Bench #1 - Expected Pokemon Go, with Sean Steffen and Mark Simpson


#1 - Expected Pokemon Go, with Sean Steffen and Mark Simpson

This is it! Welcome to the very first episode of The Substitutes Bench. We’ll be breaking down culture, oddities, fun and basically anything we want here. For Soccertes listeners, I'll be cross posting the first few episodes until the new ep is in iTunes and you're able to subscribe. Can ya dig it? 

What’s in this week’s episode? 

3′ - Three stories of the week: West Ham’s kit reveal, CD Leganes’ new scratch-n-sniff badge, and Darmstadt’s season ticket plan. 

7′ - Sean Steffen comes on to give a primer on advanced stats and break down this year’s MLS first-half. Check out his work at LAG Confidential and American Soccer Analysis. Follow him @SeanSteffen

40′ - Mark Simpson, the media manager for Hartlepool United comes on. Follow him @MarkSimpsonHUFC and all his work at

61′ - Game of the week! Get into the Zimbabwe professional league as CAPS United take on Highlanders. 

That’s it for this edition. Check back in two weeks for more. Follow us @SubsBenchPod and follow me @Michaelsclair

Theme music: 

"Overworld" Kevin MacLeod (

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