As an experiment, we at Karfan.is are going to put out english spoken podcasts every month about the Domino’s men’s and women’s leagues. Ideas and improvements to this show are welcomed and we ask that you send them to karfan@karfan.is.

In our fourth podcast about the Men’s Premier League, sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, David, Axel and Helgi discuss the last few games and some interesting stories. We talk about the Stjarnan coach’s strut onto the court and if it was an intentional, tactical move or just pure emotions. Then we go back to the referee’s different levels of respect for different players and if Jón Arnór gets away with murder. We move on to Brynjar Þór Björnsson’s three point record and how he managed to shoot 31 threes in one game (and make 16 of them). Breiðablik’s coach, Pétur, is scrutinized for sticking to zone defence the whole game. We touch on drug-testing and the recent ban on a Valur player. Helgi then introduces his statistical geekiness and talks about strength of schedules and calculating which games are surprising. Finally David celebrates his prediction dominance up until now, we predict the last two rounds before the Christmas break and mention some favorable and unfavorable matchups. Enjoy.

Hosts: Helgi Hrafn Ólafsson, David Patchell and Axel Örn Sæmundsson

00:00:30 – The blurb and a short discussion about healthy eating and Christmas
00:01:55 – The Stjarnan-KR game and Arnar Guðjónsson’s walk on court
00:06:20 – Are there players who get away with more because of respect?
00:10:25 – Brynjar shoots the lights out (16 three-pointers)
00:15:00 – Stat-hunting? Is that the same as chasing records?
00:17:10 – Why did Breiðablik stay this long in the zone defence?
00:21:20 – A Valur player busted doing PEDs?
00:27:00 – Strength of schedules and statistics
00:33:10 – Who’s the best at predicting results? David, that’s who.
00:35:40 – Danero Thomas on the Icelandic national squad and controversy
00:44:25 – Our predictions for the second last round before Christmas (Rnd 10)
00:54:30 – Our predictions for the last round before Christmas (Rnd 11)
01:02:30 – Axel and Helgi introduce David to Homeblest