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What-ifs: Bale Signs for Birmingham, Celtic Beat Porto in 2003, and More. Plus, Layoffs at Arsenal.

Musa and Ryan discuss the layoffs at Arsenal before taking a trip through an alternate football reality

Real Madrid CF v RCD Mallorca - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

It’s another what-if episode, in which Musa and Ryan take a trip through an alternate football reality. Before they do, they reflect on the news that Arsenal are to lay off 55 staff members, including roles in recruitment and scouting (04:34). Then it’s on to the what-ifs, beginning with if Gareth Bale had been sold to Birmingham City in 2009 (19:35), if Antonio Conte had signed Romelu Lukaku for Chelsea in 2018 (35:38), if the current football and social media climate had existed when Alex Ferguson was under pressure during his early days as Manchester United manager (43:07), and if Celtic had beaten Chelsea in the 2003 UEFA Cup Final (47:53).

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