The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

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David
 Oct 29, 2022
Comfortably the best football podcast, particularly for regular watchers of English football, but also the European edition is absolutely brilliant. James Richardson an immense presenter, and so many good pundits/writers as well. Perfection

Pete
 Dec 7, 2021
Switched latest episode off due to the way Newcastle win was briefly mentioned in a stuck up arsey way by all pundits... New owners that means we might, in a decade threaten the top 6 means we dont deserve to be discussed anymore. Jimbo was my favourite but he and his up their own colleagues shall no longer grace my speakers


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James Richardson and the Totally squad are here every single night during the World Cup with the UK's favourite football podcast. Featuring the likes of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein and many more, they'll discuss all the biggest talking points from Qatar - both on and off the pitch.

Episode Date
The Netherlands turn up as the USA exit, and Demba Ba on England-Senegal
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Jimbo’s joined by Michael Cox and Tim Spiers as the knockout stages of the World Cup get underway. Argentina make their way past a spirited Australia with Lionel Messi turning it on. But is it their defensive steel that could take them all the way? The Netherlands impress as they brush aside USA with the wing-backs flourishing and Memphis Depay opening the scoring from a 20 pass move. As for America, Paul Tenorio tells us the striker search starts now. England battle Senegal and the ITV curse on Sunday. Demba Ba tells us why Gareth Southgate should fear conceding the first goal. And penalties. Plus France take on Poland. But the Polish press aren’t feeling too proud of their team back home. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Argentina 2-1 Australia (03.00) • PART 2: Netherlands 3-1 USA with Paul Tenorio (10.00) • PART 3a: England v Senegal preview with Demba Ba (27.00)  • PART 3b: France v Poland preview (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 04, 2022
South Korea go through, Uruguay and Ghana go home, the Swiss succeed against Serbia
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It’s Jimbo, Tom Williams and Sasha Goryunov on the pod after Day 13 of the World Cup. South Korea score an unbelievably late winner to progress from Group H leaving Uruguay to do some Seoul searching. Korean journalist Sungmo Lee gives us his reaction. Uruguay’s win over Ghana wasn’t enough for them and the Black Stars were awarded another penalty against the South Americans...which the they missed. Just a little bit of history repeating… In Group G, Serbia succumbed to Switzerland 3-2 despite two goals from their superb centre forwards Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic. The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur gives us on-the -whistle reaction from the 974 stadium. Finally, we look ahead to the knockouts! The first last 16 tie sees the US play the Netherlands. The Athletic's Jeff Rueter and our old Dutch pal Michiel Jongsma give us the respective perspective from the Amerikee and Holland. Produced by Steve Hankey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 03, 2022
Japan go through, Germany go home, Croatia crack on
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It’s Jimbo, Lynsey Hooper and Duncan Alexander on the pod after Day 12 of the World Cup. Japan and Morocco make surprise progressions and Belgium and Germany make surprise exits. The reigning runners up Croatia progress despite some uninspiring performances so far. Juraj Vrdoliak gives us the perspective from Croatia. Germany are one of two big teams to go out today and Rafa Honigstein gives us his reaction from the bowels of the Al Bayt Stadium.  We look back to look ahead as Ghana and Uruguay prepare to face off for the first time since that infamous 2010 quarter final in South Africa. The Athletic’s Carl Anka reminds us why it grates Ghanaians so much still. Gilmar Deledon joins us from Uruguay to tell us they don’t think about Ghana at all…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2022
Australia advance, Poland progress and Mexico come maddeningly close to qualifying
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It’s Jimbo, Maram AlBaharna and Tim Spiers on the pod after Day 11 of the World Cup as Australia, Argentina and Poland advance to the knockout stages. Samantha Lewis joins us after Australia pulled off a shock knockout stage progression at Denmark’s expense. Argentina make early fears of a premature exit after their defeat to Saudi Arabia seem premature after a comfortable win over a Poland side who started counting yellow cards to avoid elimination.  Mexico so nearly made it through but a conservative start to the tournament couldn’t be compensated for by a barnstorming finish against Saudi Arabia. Looking ahead, Belgium face behind the scenes bedlam and an improving Croatian side as obstacles to their progress in this World Cup. Kristoff Terreur gives us a review of what could be a hellish night for the Red Devils. This Totally Football Show was produced by Steve Hankey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 01, 2022
USA handle the pressure, England turn on the style and are Netherlands any good?
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It’s Jimbo, Adrian Clarke and Matt Davies-Adams in the pod after Day 10 of the World Cup as England and USA advance to the knockout stages. Alex Abnos joins us on the final whistle after USA win the tactical battle with Iran and show they have players for the big occasion. It’s a stroll for England against Wales with the recalled Rashford and Foden grabbing the goals. A good night for Southgate and for Rashford, unrecognisable from where he was a year ago Next up for the Three Lions, steely Senegal show they’re a team full of winners as they grind their way to victory over Ecuador and the knockout stages. Netherlands join them with an easy win over Qatar. Michiel Jongsma joins us to try and determine whether the Dutch are any good. And Martin Mazur looks ahead to a day where Messi’s World Cup could come to an end. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Wales 0-3 England (04.30) • PART 2: USA 1-0 Iran with Alexander Abnos (13.30) • PART 3a: Ecuador 1-2 Senegal (22.00)  • PART 3b: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar with Michiel Jongsma (28.00) • PART 4a: Wednesday preview (37.00) • PART 4b: Poland v Argentina preview, with Martin Mazur (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2022
Brazil bypass Switzerland, Ghana get away from South Korea and Portugal pass Uruguay
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Jimbo, Sasha Goryunov and Duncan Alexander gather to summarise Day 9 of the World Cup. We had two contenders for game of the tournament on the same day! Cameroon took the lead against Serbia but the Serbs scored three in succession to lead 3-1 only for Cameroon to drag it back to 3-3. The result probably means both sides are out but Vincent Aboubakar did score a lovely lob. Ghana looked like they were sailing to victory with a 2-0 lead over South Korea heading into half time.  Then two goals in three second half minutes saw South Korea level before Mohammed Kudus scored his second, Ghana’s third, and secure what could be a massive three points in Group H. Massive because Portugal’s win over Uruguay sees the Portuguese qualify and leaves Ghana in pole position to follow them through. Plus we look ahead to the biggest game at the tournament tomorrow… Iran vs USA. Bassil Mikdadi gives us the Iranian perspective on their winner takes all game. And The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal gives us the perspective from the American side. Produced by Charlie Jones & Steve Hankey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2022
Canada crash out, Morocco make waves and Fullkrug the fulcrum for Germany?
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Jimbo, Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke gather to summarise Day 8 of the World Cup as Germany stay alive. It’s all about the supersubs for Spain and Germany as the spoils are shared in Qatar. Is Niclas Fullkrug the long awaited answer to Hansi Flick’s striking problems? Morocco upset underwhelming Belgium in Group F. Maher Mezahi joins us to celebrate manager Walid Regragui.  Canada become the second team to exit the competition after defeat to Croatia. They’re creative but why were they naive? And are we underestimating the 2018 finalists? Plus we look ahead to Monday’s action as Oliver Zesiger tells us why we should be talking more about Switzerland as they prepare to face Brazil. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Spain 1-1 Germany with Raphael Honigstein (04.30) • PART 1b: Japan 0-1 Costa Rica (13.30) • PART 2a: Croatia 4-1 Canada (14.00)  • PART 2b: Belgium 0-2 Morocco with Maher Mezahi (25.00) • PART 3a: Monday preview (35.00) • PART 3b: Brazil v Switzerland preview, with Oliver Zesiger (38.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
Messi, Mbappe, maybe for Australia and maybe not for Germany?
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Jimbo’s joined by Michael Cox and Dom Fifield to dissect a pivotal Day 7 of World Cup action. Argentina stay in the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in Doha. Is this the start of something special? Or are they too reliant on Messi magic? And elsewhere in Group C, it’s a big day for Robert Lewandowski and Wojciech Szczesny. France are the first nation through to the last 16 with the irresistible Kylian Mbappe leading the holders to victory over Denmark. And it looks like Australia could be joining them. Samantha Lewis tells us about the fight and the fire of the Socceroos. Plus we look at all the slow first halves and Raphael Honigstein previews what could be the curtain call for Germany as they prepare to face Spain on Sunday. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Argentina 2-0 Mexico (03.30) • PART 2a: Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia (11.00) • PART 2b: France 2-1 Denmark (14.00)  • PART 2c: Tunisia 0-1 Australia with Samantha Lewis (23.00) • PART 3a: Sunday preview (35.00) • PART 3b: Germany v Spain preview, with Raphael Honigstein (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27, 2022
USA & Iran set up crunch clash, Qatar crash out and where were Foden, Bale & Ramsey?
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Day 6 of the World Cup and Jimbo’s joined by Tom Williams, Liam Thame, Omid Djalili and more! England and USA battle to a goalless draw as The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio once again rues missed opportunities for the US. And why can’t Gareth Southgate find room for Phil Foden? The early game between Wales and Iran highlights the agony of sporting defeat, the ecstasy of sporting victory and as Omid outlines, the grief surrounding what’s happening back home in Iran. But can progress to the last 16 help highlight Iran’s troubles to the world? Elsewhere, Qatar are the earliest exiting hosts ever as Enter Valencia continues to rack up the stats for Ecuador. And we ask Sebastian Garcia about the mood in Buneos Aires as they face potential elimination against Mexico on Saturday. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England 0-0 USA with Paul Tenorio (03.00) • PART 2: Wales 0-2 Iran with Omid Djalili (13.00) • PART 3: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador & Qatar 1-3 Senegal (28.00)  • PART 4a: Neymar out for the next 2 games (36.00) • PART 4b: Saturday preview (38.00) • PART 4c: Argentina v Mexico preview, with Sebastian Garcia (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 26, 2022
Brazil beat Serbia and Portugal Siiiuuurvive Ghana comeback
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Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka and Adrian Clarke into the studio on Day 5 of the World Cup. Favourites Brazil opened their campaign by seeing off Serbia 2-0 courtesy of two goals from Richarlison. ESPN Brazil’s Natalie Gedra says aloha from Doha to give her reaction. Uruguay and South Korea brought us yet another 0-0 in this World Cup. Switzerland edged past Cameroon 1-0 as goalscorer Bree Embolo didn’t celebrate netting against the land of his birth. Plus Portugal beat Ghana in a thrilling 3-2 victory.  And we look ahead to Friday’s action as The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal gives us the American perspective on USA vs England. Produced by Steve Hankey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2022
Japan shock Germany and Spain smash Costa Rica
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Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov into the studio on Day 4 of the World Cup. The less said about Morocco versus Croatia the better but after that there were some amazing games.  Japan pegged back 2014 world champions Germany to produce the biggest shock of the tournament… had Saudi Arabia not beaten Argentina.  The German players showed that a protest is actually possible at this World Cup with hands over their mouths and rainbows on their laces. Spain smacked Costa Rica for seven. Is this just a lovely day out for La Roja or the start of something more?    Canada somehow lost to a Belgium side that have aged… And we look ahead to Thursday’s action as Jose Delgado talks to us about the prospects for Portugal against Ghana.  Produced by Steve Hankey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 24, 2022
Saudi Arabia enjoy their greatest day - can Canada follow suit?
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Jimbo is joined by Jay Harris, Liam Tharme, James Horncastle, Joshua Kloke and Wael Jabir after a historic day 3 in Qatar. Saudi Arabia shock the world by coming from behind to beat Argentina. How far can the Saudis go? How much did the lack of a plan B expose Lionel Scaloni? We look ahead to Wednesday’s action as The Athletic’s Joshua Kloke previews the biggest game in the history of the Canadian national team as they prepare to take on the number 2 ranked team in the world Belgium. Canada don’t have a new kit but will they look the part? France also come from behind to make light work of Australia, with Olivier Giroud equalling the all-time France scoring record. And elsewhere there’s plenty of goals saved above average from Ochoa, Denmark and Tunisia. Plus some fretting over Kane’s ankle and Ronaldo’s employment. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Ronaldo’s off and Kane’s ankle (01.30) • PART 1b: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia with Wael Jabir & James Horncastle (04.00) • PART 1c: Mexico 0-0 Poland (22.30)  • PART 2a: France 4-1 Australia (27.00) • PART 2b: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia (31.00) • PART 3a: A look ahead to Wednesday’s action (36.00) • PART 3b: Josh Kloke on Canada’s big day (38.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
A heartening and a disheartening day for England and Wales
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Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka and Tom Williams into the studio on Day 2 of the World Cup, a day that generates as much conversation off the field as on it. England hammer Iran 6-2 with Gareth Southgate throwing caution to the wind with his high full-backs and Bellingham showing why he might be a player that shapes the next decade.  But it’s a colossal missed opportunity as England and other European nations back down from their previous stance of wearing the One Love captain’s armband for fear of sanctions from FIFA. Adam Crafton gives us his thoughts from Qatar. Bale’s Wales come from behind to grab a draw against the USA, with Robert Page righting a potential wrong by bringing on Kieffer Moore at half-time. Sneaky good Netherlands sneak a win against Senegal on a very good day for the Gakpo fan club. And we look ahead to Tuesday’s action as Niels Harild tells us about a lot of people’s dark horses - Denmark. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the day (02.30) • PART 1b: USA 1-1 Wales (04.30) • PART 2a: England 6-2 Iran (12.00)  • PART 2b: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands (18.00) • PART 2c: The armband issue with Adam Crafton (22.00) • PART 3a: A look ahead to Tuesday’s action (39.00) • PART 3b: Danish prospects with Niels Harild (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2022
Qatar confusingly rubbish, and can dumb USA outsmart Wales?
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Jimbo, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams take in the opening day of the 2022 World Cup. Ecuador ease to a comfortable victory over the hosts. Are Qatar among the worst teams to compete at a World Cup or were they just overawed by the occasion? Monday sees England open their campaign against Iran as they look to score some goals for once, while pale horse the Netherlands take on Mane-less Senegal. Tom Williams sings Wales’ prospects ahead of their fixture with the USA while Sam Stejskal tells us the American kids are alright. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador with Nick Miller (02.30) • PART 1b: Senegal v Netherlands preview (12.00) • PART 2a: England v Iran preview (20.00)  • PART 2b: The Welsh perspective with Tom Williams (23.00) • PART 2c: The American perspective with Sam Stejskal (27.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20, 2022
World Cup preview - Groups E to H
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Jimbo welcomes Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander, Liam Tharme and many more into the studio to dissect the final 4 groups of the Qatar World Cup. Group E includes Germany and their bogey team Spain. Rapha expects Musiala to shine while Alvaro Romeo is waiting for big things from Pedri. Group F contains the hipster clásico of Canada v Belgium, the best midfield in the tournament and the best full-back pairing in the tournament. In Group G, Natalie Gedra tells us why it’s not all about Neymar for Brazil, while Rigobert Song struggles to get to grips with the names in his Cameroon squad. And there’s Group H, the group of revenge. Carl Anka suggests Ghana would rather beat Uruguay than progress. Sungmo Lee has his eye on the Kim backline. And will Fernando Santos stink up the joint again? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Group E - will Germany flop again? (02.30) • PART 1b: Group E - Any hope for Japan or Costa Rica? (12.00) • PART 1c: Group E - Spain with Alvaro Romeo (15.30)  • PART 2a: Group F - Oh Canada (and Morocco) (23.30) • PART 2b: Group F- Belgium and Croatia no longer golden? (27.30) • PART 3a: Group G - Brazil with Natalie Gedra (34.00) • PART 3b: Group G - Who progresses with Brazil? (38.00) • PART 4a: Group H - Portugal to implode? Uruguay to punch above their weight? (46.00) • PART 4b: Group H - Carl Anka on Ghana (55.00) • PART 4c: Group H - Sungmo Lee on South Korea (58.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
World Cup preview with Mauricio Pochettino: Groups C & D
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Jimbo, Mauricio Pochettino, Michael Cox and James Horncastle study two groups that feature two of the favourites - France and Argentina. Mauricio gives us his insight into managing the famed front three of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar. Hear why he got unlucky with Messi, wanted more consistency from Mbappe and loved every second of Neymar. As for Argentina, will the confidence gained from having won the Copa América power them on to a first World Cup since 1986? We check in with Julien Laurens on the world champions France who the rest of the panel are expecting to bore us silly in the group stage. Plus can we call Denmark dark horses? Can Poland finally deliver at a World Cup? And can you imagine rooming with Diego Maradona? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Rooming with Batistuta & Maradona (01.00) • PART 2a: Group C - Argentina free of pressure? (05.30) • PART 2b: Group C - Who else will go through? (12.00)  • PART 2c: Group D - France’s chances with Julien Laurens (19.00) • PART 2d: Group D- Danish dark horses. Any chance for Australia and Tunisia? (32.00) • PART 3: Final thoughts on Groups A-D (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
World Cup preview with Mauricio Pochettino: Groups A & B
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Jimbo, Michael Cox, James Horncastle and former Spurs and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino sit down to pick the bones out of Groups A and B as we count down to Qatar. Can England settle on a style and go all the way? Can Iran put the controversy back home behind them? Bassil Mikdadi tells us more. Are the Netherlands dark horses for the tournament under the guidance of special guy Van Gaal? Will Qatar prove to not actually be rubbish? Are we better off playing now than in June? And we ask Maher Mezahi whether Senegal can add to their AFCON glory. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Hello Mauricio (01.00) • PART 2a: Group A - Ecuador set to surprise us? (05.30) • PART 2b: Group A - Netherlands dark horses battling history (09.00)  • PART 2c: Group A - Senegal’s prospects with Maher Mezahi (14.30) • PART 2d: Group A- Might Qatar not actually be rubbish? (21.00) • PART 3a: Group B - How far can England go? (26.00) • PART 3b: Group A- Iran with Bassil Mikdadi (32.00) • PART 3c: Group A- Wales and USA previews (40.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2022
Mourinho betrayed, Union thrashed and the lack of violence in La Liga
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For the final time in 2022, the Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo saddle up and ride again across the continent. Napoli look to be unstoppable at the top of Serie A, while Jose Mourinho shocks everyone by severing ties with one of his own Roma players. Union Berlin continue to tumble down the Bundesliga table after getting thrashed by Freiburg. Christian Streich’s side move up to 2nd as they look to chase down Bayern. Marseille win a thriller at Monaco while Auxerre kindly allow PSG to retire for the World Cup unscathed. Alvaro proffers the idea that La Liga should stop punishing non-violence and start showing a bit more actual violence. Plus Ferguson, Felix and the best player not at the World Cup. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.30) • PART 2: Ligue 1 - Monaco Marseille thriller (08.00) • PART 3: Bundesliga - Freiburg up to 2nd (16.00)  • PART 4: La Liga - Atletico suffering under Simeone (28.00) • PART 5: Serie A - Mourinho v Karsdorp (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2022
Ronaldo, resurgent Rodgers and the brilliance of Brentford
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For the final time before Christmas, Jimbo reviews the Premier League weekend in the company of Rory Smith, Jay Harris and Tim Spiers. Limping, wounded Brentford produce possibly the best result in their history by winning at the Etihad. Were Man City some way off full tilt ahead of the World Cup? And will the 5 point lead for Arsenal prove crucial ahead of two head-to-heads with City in the second half of the season? When we last spoke to The Athletic’s Rob Tanner, Brendan Rodgers was on the brink of the sack from Leicester. How has it all turned around so dramatically for the Foxes? What did we make of Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan? And will Alejandro Garnacho be giving a similar one in 20 years time? Plus Nick Miller en route to Qatar, why Everton fans should be terrified, problems for Potter and Spurs as a metaphor for marriage. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview (01.00) • PART 1b: Man City 1-2 Brentford (06.00) • PART 1c: Wolves 0-2 Arsenal (16.00)  • PART 2a: Spurs 4-3 Leeds (23.00) • PART 2b: Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea (29.00) • PART 2c: Liverpool 3-1 Southampton & Fulham 1-2 Man Utd (32.00) • PART 3a: Leicester’s rise up the table with Rob Tanner (38.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45.00) • PART 3c: Nick Miller on the road to Qatar (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
Introducing... Away From Home
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The Athletic has a brand new documentary series following Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk. Here is an introduction to the series. In this episode, The Athletic’s Adam Crafton speaks to Taras Stepanenko, the captain of Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk, as he and his young family take refuge in an underground shelter when war breaks out in Ukraine.  Adam also meets with Shakhtar's Croatian head coach, Igor Jovicevic, who was separated from his family when Russia invaded.  Meanwhile, as the team prepares for their first match in Europe’s elite competition, the Champions League, we hear from Shakhtar midfielder Ivan Petryak, who lost a family member to the war with Russia. With all the odds against Shakhtar, can the Ukrainian club pull off a shock victory against the German club Red Bull Leipzig? Credits Presenter: Adam Crafton Producers: Adam Crafton, Abi Paterson, Mike Stavrou Sound mixing: Ollie Bellwood Featuring footage from: The Daily, AP, ABC News, Sport BILD, DW News, Al Jazeera, and BT Sport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13, 2022
Maddison makes it to the World Cup, not now League Cup and Burnley-Blackburn
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Jimbo welcomes back Charlie Eccleshare, Lynsey Hooper and Duncan Alexander ahead of the last Premier League weekend before the World Cup. Gareth Southgate names his England squad for Qatar with James Maddison, Ben White and Callum Wilson the big picks. The panel are just hoping Kieran Trippier doesn’t get injured this weekend. Wolves v Arsenal and Newcastle v Chelsea are the headline fixtures this weekend. Will we see full intensity from the World Cup-bound players? Will the likes of Haaland and Salah fill their boots? Will we see some very early reducers at Fulham v Man United? Nancy Frostick gives us the lowdown on possibly the biggest game of the weekend in England, the East Lancashire derby between the top two in the Championship, Burnley v Blackburn. Plus Gary Bull, pre-planned celebrations and the inconvenience of the Carabao Cup. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Scrap the League Cup? (03.30) • PART 1b: A full pelt Premier League weekend? (07.30) • PART 1c: Man City v Brentford & Newcastle v Chelsea (09.30)  • PART 2a: Bournemouth v Everton (20.00) • PART 2b: Burnley v Blackburn with Nancy Frostick (24.00) • PART 2c: Brighton v Aston Villa and Spurs v Leeds (31.00) • PART 2d: Wolves v Arsenal (40.00) • PART 3a: England’s World Cup squad announced (48.00) • PART 3b: Which clubs will be most affected by the break? (52.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
Pique calls it a day, PSG v Bayern and the Shakhtar story
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Jimbo and the gang of Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo review all the big Euro stories. The Champions League draw threw up some mouthwatering last 16 ties. Are Choupo-Moting's Bayern the worst possible opponents for PSG? Hear why Napoli shouldn’t underestimate Eintracht Frankfurt. Gerard Pique plays his last game at the Camp Nou after announcing his immediate retirement. We discuss the on-field and off-field legacy of one of Spain’s best ever defenders. Bayern are back on top of the Bundesliga after an Union Berlin implosion. And Marseille and Lyon stink up the joint in France. Plus Nick Miller watches Ajax PSV and Joey D’Urso tells us about new podcast series “Away From Home” about the incredible Shakhtar Donetsk. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: Champions League last 16 draw reaction (08.30) • PART 3: Pique calls it a day (26.00)  • PART 4a: Leverkusen 5-0 Union (38.00) • PART 4b: Nick Miller on Ajax-PSV and more (44.00) • PART 5a: Unstoppable Napoli and resurgent Juve (49.00) • PART 5b: Joey D’Urso on his new Shakhtar series (58.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2022
All hail Howe, Emery and Arteta as Saints search for a saviour
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Maram AlBaharna and Jobi McAnuff pore over the drama and the data of another hugely significant Premier League weekend. Elite coach Unai Emery gets off to a winning start at Villa, with a first home league win over Man United for 27 years. And Arsenal show maturity beyond their years as they see off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to return to the top of the table. Eddie Howe’s Newcastle continue to be underestimated by opponents as Southampton react by sacking Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Athletic’s Jacob Tanswell tells us about their potential pursuit of Luton’s Nathan Jones. Elsewhere Dr Tottenham strikes again as Liverpool secure their first away win of the season in the Premier League. Plus Tielemans and Olise’s post-match etiquette and how to do a knee slide. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Aston Villa 3-1 Man United with Dan Bardell (03.00) • PART 2a: Southampton 1-4 Newcastle (16.00) • PART 2b: Saints’ managerial search with Jacob Tanswell (21.30)  • PART 2c: Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal (26.30) • PART 2d: Players saving themselves for the World Cup (34.00) • PART 3: Spurs 0-2 Liverpool (40.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
Sluggish Spurs, brilliant Benfica and Auba v Arteta
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Jimbo ushers Michael Cox, Dom Fifield and Duncan Alexander into the Totally pod ahead of a blockbuster Premier League weekend. Arsenal travel to Chelsea with a chance to assert dominance over their London rivals, while a depleted Spurs host an unpredictable Liverpool. Elsewhere, we pay homage to Marco Silva, look ahead to Unai Emery’s first match at Villa and ask if Jesse Marsch would have been better off if Leeds went down. The Champions League group stage wraps up in dramatic style, with Benfica pipping PSG to top spot, courtesy of the return of the away goals rule Plus Nick Miller is off on the road to Qatar, a salute to Ronnie Radford and looking ahead to the quiet weekend. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A salute to Ronnie Radford (01.00) • PART 1b: Marseille 1-2 Spurs (05.30) • PART 1c: Benfica pip PSG to top spot (11.30)  • PART 1d: Giroud leads Milan to the last 16 (15.30) • PART 2a: Villa v Man Utd preview (22.00) • PART 2b: Chelsea v Arsenal preview (25.00) • PART 2c: Man City v Fulham preview (31.00) • PART 3a: Spurs v Liverpool preview (25.00) • PART 3b: Nick Miller’s off to Qatar (44.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
Napoli’s worlds to conquer, Simeone’s decline and Europe’s baldest leagues
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The Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein convene to assess another dramatic weekend. Napoli make it 13 wins in a row while Inter also turn on the style. But the ultras at San Siro enforce a walk-out among the fans whether they like it or not, a reminder of their power. There’s more 99th minute misery for Atletico in La Liga as we ask just how much of this decline is on Diego Simeone? There’s a 97th minute winner from Union Berlin to stay top of the Bundesliga and another stellar display from Lionel Messi in Ligue 1 with Phil Neville sniffing around. Plus Felix, Focaccina and a final in France for Spurs. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Pogba out of the World Cup (01.30) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (04.30) • PART 2: Champions League matchday 6 preview (10.30)  • PART 3: Serie A – 13 in a row for Napoli + Inter ultras show their power (19.00) • PART 4: La Liga – more misery for Atletico (36.00) • PART 5: Ligue 1 – Miami for Messi or is he too happy? (46.00) • PART 6: Bundesliga – Union and Werner back on track (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2022
Potter out-Pottered, the remarkable Rashford and Tottenham’s final in France
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Ahmed Shooble into the pod after another momentous weekend in the Premier League. It’s a miserable return to Brighton for Graham Potter with Chelsea. Andy Naylor tells us about an afternoon where De Zerbi made the former Seagulls manager look a bit foolish. Leeds are shock winners at Anfield as they show that they’re playing for Jesse Marsch. Meanwhile Liverpool continue to look awful out of possession. Arsenal blitz a feeble Forest to stay top of the table while Spurs come from 2-0 down to emerge victorious at the Vitality. Julien Laurens discusses what awaits at the Velodrome on Tuesday on and off the pitch. As for Bournemouth, Ahmed fills us in on the latest on their takeover and managerial search. And Marcus Rashford reaches 100 goals at Manchester United despite a turbulent couple of years. Plus Little Simz, unicorn midfielders, who’s a thug and who made one of the best Premier League saves ever? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest (03.00) • PART 1b: Leicester 0-1 Man City (11.00) • PART 2: Brighton 4-1 Chelsea with Andy Naylor (16.30)  • PART 3a: Liverpool 1-2 Leeds (26.00) • PART 3b: Bournemouth 2-3 Spurs (35.00) • PART 3c: Marseille v Spurs with Julien Laurens (42.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
Big losses for Barca, agony for Atleti and Potter returns to Brighton
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Jimbo’s joined by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Colin Millar after a frantic midweek in the Champions League. Three Spanish sides are knocked out, with Barcelona forced to face the financial repercussions of group stage failure, while the climax to Atletico’s draw with Leverkusen will live long in the memory. The Premier League weekend serves up potentially Jesse Marsch’s last game at Leeds, as they head to Anfield. Graham Potter returns to the Amex with Chelsea. Can the Seagulls snatch their first win since Potter left?  David Moyes is back at Old Trafford to face a Man United side who finally have team spirit and a plan. Plus Patrick Bamford is struggling, Darwin Nunez is fun and Ruben Amorim is hung over. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A bad week for Spanish football (02.00) • PART 1b: Spurs Sporting VAR drama (11.00) • PART 2: Liverpool, Napoli, PSG and Benfica impress (17.00)  • PART 3a: Brighton v Chelsea and Arsenal v Nottingham Forest previews (30.00) • PART 3b: Leicester v Man City and Liverpool v Leeds previews (35.00) • PART 4a: Newcastle v Aston Villa preview (47.00) • PART 4b: Man United v West Ham and the rest of the Premier League weekend (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
Mesmerising Messi, self-deprecating Sarri and exiting Emery
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back for another continental feast of football. Champions League matchday 5 approaches with Barcelona and Juventus on the verge of elimination and Salzburg looking to spring an upset against Chelsea. In France, Lille are turning on the style under Paulo Fonseca, as is Lionel Messi, looking like a truly great midfielder. There are some crucial away wins in Italy, for Napoli, Inter and Lazio who keep keeping clean sheets for d*ckhead Maurizio Sarri. Plus Unai Emery, Daniele De Rossi and Jaws. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Emery leaves Villarreal for Villa (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (06.00) • PART 2: Champions League Matchday 5 preview (11.30)  • PART 3: Serie A – big away days for Lazio and Inter (21.30) • PART 4: Ligue 1 – Lille and Messi turn on the style (33.00) • PART 5: La Liga – Barca get ready for Bayern (46.00) • PART 6: Bundesliga – Bochum beat Union (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2022
Discontent at Wolves, Leeds and Spurs, while Villa get their groove back
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Jimbo, Natalie Gedra, Tim Spiers and Daniel Storey bring you the calm after the storm of another Premier League weekend. Managerless Wolves are hammered by Leicester, on a day surrounded by Terry Connor vibes, and criticism of Scott Sellars subs. There’s similar unrest at Leeds towards Jesse Marsch and at Spurs towards Antonio Conte. But Newcastle are in the top 4 with Eddie showing he knows Howe to defend. Forest get back on track in spectacular fashion, as do Aston Villa. Dan Bardell tells us what Danks did that Gerrard didn’t.  Plus Iwobi, Casemiro and which game are the panel most bitter about? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Liverpool (03.00) • PART 1b: Wolves 0-4 Leicester (11.00) • PART 1c: Leeds 2-3 Fulham (19.00)  • PART 2a: Villa 4-0 Brentford with Dan Bardell (27.00) • PART 2b: Everton 3-0 Crystal Palace (33.00) • PART 3a: Spurs 1-2 Newcastle (36.00) • PART 3b: Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd (46.00) • PART 4: On This Day and what the top two got up to (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Man United reach Zone 14, Conte’s drab Spurs and Arsenal batter Lyon
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Jimbo, Carl Anka, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams discuss a midweek short of goals and a weekend full of drama. Probably. Manchester United put in their most impressive performance, possibly in years, as they ease past Spurs. And while results have been good, why does the football under Antonio Conte have to be so uninspiring? And what do Graham Potter’s Chelsea have in store for United on Saturday? This weekend it’s Nottingham Forest v Liverpool, a fixture that throws up memories of Edward Sheringham, Robin Hood and could be decided by agent of chaos Darwin Nuñez. Wolves have approached – and since been rejected – by QPR’s Michael Beale. What was it about Steven Gerrard’s former assistant that made the Molineux hierarchy alter their usual approach? Goals galore in the Women’s Champions League. Charlotte Harpur joins us from Lyon as Arsenal dismantle the eight-time European champions. Plus 5-a-side in a swimming pool, Trevor Ford, and Palace in the Bundesliga. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man Utd beat Spurs – next up Chelsea (04.00) • PART 2a: Forest v Liverpool preview (via Brighton and West Ham) (21.00) • PART 2b: Elsewhere in midweek in the PL (31.00)  • PART 2c: Wolves’ pursuit of Mick Beale (35.00) • PART 3a: Lyon 1-5 Arsenal with Charlotte Harpur (40.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
Good week for Benzema & Berlin, bad week for Xavi & Xabi
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Jimbo and the continental crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eyes over a huge weekend in Europe. Karim Benzema wins the Ballon d’Or and scores in El Clasico as Real Madrid assert their dominance over Barcelona. Questions start to be asked of Xavi as elimination from the Champions League looms for Barca. It’s been a bad seven days for Xabi Alonso at Leverkusen after two thrashings but Union Berlin defeat Dortmund to stay top of the Bundesliga. Can they go all the way? Can Napoli or an Ademola Lookman-inspired Atalanta go all the way in Serie A? And in France, Laurent Blanc returns and Kylian Mbappe U-turns.  Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Benzema wins the Ballon d’Or (02.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (06.00) • PART 2: La Liga – a rough week for Barca (10.30)  • PART 3: Ligue 1 – Mbappe u-turn and Blanc is back (25.00) • PART 4: Bundesliga – Union stay strong, Alonso’s Leverkusen crumble (35.00) • PART 5: Serie A – can Atalanta go all the way? (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2022
Liverpool’s return, Kepa’s comeback and Arsenal as accidental champions
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Here’s Jimbo, in the company of Tom Williams, Amitai Winehouse and Sasha Goryunov after a big weekend at both ends of the Premier League table. Man City suffer their first defeat of the season as Liverpool and Mo Salah get their mojo back. Which allows Arsenal to go 4 points clear at the top of the table, with some belated assistance from VAR at Elland Road. Chelsea make it 5 wins in a row and 4 clean sheets in a row as the resurrection of Kepa under Graham Potter continues. We revisit the most famous of Darren Bent’s 106 Premier League goals. Plus Nuno, Solly March, the Forest social media team and the Ivan Toney penalty.  Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 1-0 Man City (03.30) • PART 2a: Leeds 0-1 Arsenal (19.00) • PART 2b: Spurs 2-0 Everton & Man Utd 0-0 Newcastle (27.00)  • PART 3a: Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea (32.00) • PART 3b: Brentford 2-0 Brighton (40.00) • PART 4a: On This Day – Bent and the beachball (45.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
More Mbappe melodrama, Barca-Inter, Liverpool-City and what happened to Juventus?
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Raphael Honigstein, Rory Smith and Duncan Alexander join Jimbo on a voyage across the Champions League, Premier League and beyond. Barcelona and Inter produce one of the best group stage games of all time while Club Brugge and Juventus continue to wow us all, but in very different ways. Tuesday’s drama is all off the field with suggestions that Kylian Mbappe wants to leave Paris in January. Julien Laurens describes what this might mean for PSG and for France at the World Cup. Liverpool are 7-1 winners at Rangers, ideal preparation for their meeting with Man City at Anfield on Sunday. Have Klopp’s men got their mojo back or is this another Bournemouth false dawn? Plus Mikel Arteta’s signature, Steven Gerrard’s lack of philosophy and Graham Taylor’s Impossible Job. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Some book plugging (01.30) • PART 1b: Barcelona 3-3 Inter (05.30) • PART 1c: Brugge, Juve and the myth of predictability (09.00)  • PART 1d: The rest of the Champions League midweek (15.00) • PART 2: Even more Mbappe melodrama with Julien Laurens (24.00) • PART 3a: Liverpool v Man City preview (37.00) • PART 3a: Leeds v Arsenal preview (48.00) • PART 4a: On This Day – Koeman KO's Taylor (51.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
Nagelsmann’s naivety, Mbappe’s pivot and Xabi’s smart start
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Jimbo and the continental panel of Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo shine a light on the big stories in European football this week. Bayern throw away a 2-0 lead in Dortmund, with questions starting to be asked of whether Julian Nagelsmann is the long-term future of the club. But it’s the perfect start for Xabi Alonso at Leverkusen. Bayern’s former striker Robert Lewandowski is a bit starved of service at Barca as they face Inter in a huge Champions League clash. In France, there’s more Mbappe melodrama at PSG with the star striker criticising Christophe Galtier’s tactics on Instagram. Elsewhere, Kristof Terreur gives us the lowdown on the perfect Club Brugge and Jules purrs over the perfect Enzo Fernandez.  Plus some harsh red cards and some not so harsh red cards. Produced by Charlie Jones RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2: Germany – Klassiker classic and a not too Xabi start (06.00) • PART 3: Spain – big weeks for Barca and Real (18.00)  • PART 4: Kristof Terreur on the remarkable Club Brugge (29.00) • PART 5: France - more Mbappe melodrama (37.00) • PART 6: Italy – champions Milan stay on Napoli’s tail (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2022
Should Liverpool have sold Salah? Are Wolves doomed? Can Brazil be stopped?
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Jimbo’s joined by Natalie Gedra, Jay Harris and Daniel Storey after a potentially pivotal Premier League weekend. Arsenal stay top with a thrilling 3-2 win over Liverpool. What does it say about the state of the Reds under Klopp and should they have taken the money for Salah and rebuilt? It was a good weekend for Natalie’s compatriots Martinelli, Antony, Paqueta and Guimaraes. Can Bruno lead Newcastle into the Champions League? Also Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 700th club goal while Phil Foden continues to fly under the radar. And how big a job might Julen Lopetegui have on his hands if he takes the vacancy at Wolves? Plus we go inside Paul Pogba’s house and into the mind of the goalkeeper sent off for urinating. Produced by Charlie Jones RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool (03.20) • PART 1b: Man City 4-0 Southampton (16.00) • PART 2a: Everton 1-2 Man Utd (20.00)  • PART 2b: Newcastle 5-1 Brentford (26.00) • PART 3a: The Euro draw and Brazil’s World Cup hopes (35.00) • PART 3b: Chelsea 3-0 Wolves (40.00) • PART 3c: Brighton 0-1 Spurs (44.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
Arsenal favourites against Liverpool, Napoli, Maddison and the best kick-off times
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A maze of football this week. No better collective than Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jack Lang and Duncan Alexander to help you navigate your way through it. Some impressive performances in the Champions League but none more so than Napoli’s 6-1 win in Amsterdam. Chelsea waltz past Milan but actually don’t play very well. Sevilla lose their manager and their dinner money. Arsenal v Liverpool is the headline fixture on Sunday with the Gunners favourites to torment the Reds down the flanks. And hear why Brighton v Spurs could be the game of the weekend, with or without Kulusevski. Plus what could be Hasenhuttl’s last match, the brilliance of Maddison, Beckham v Greece, Gunnersaurus and what are the best kick-off times? Produced by Charlie Jones RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Best of the Champions League – Napoli on fire (02.00) • PART 2a: Arsenal v Liverpool preview (12.00) • PART 2b: Man City v Southampton preview (20.00)  • PART 3a: Chelsea v Wolves preview (26.00) • PART 3b: Brighton v Spurs preview (32.00) • PART 3c: Everton v Man Utd preview (36.00) • PART 4a: On This Day – Beckham and Gunnersaurus (42.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
Inzaghi under pressure and why are there so many goals in the Bundesliga?
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It’s Jimbo, Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens in effect ahead of matchday 3 of the Champions League. Simone Inzaghi’s Inter can’t stop losing. They host a Barcelona side who have just gone top of La Liga. It was another disappointing weekend for Sevilla and Dortmund who also go head to head this week. And then it’s Der Klassiker for Dortmund. We take our hats off to Lorient, Udinese and Athletic Bilbao, flying high in their respective leagues. Plus Higuain’s retirement, Smalling for England and the quality of bread in France. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.00) • PART 2a: Trouble for Inter as Barca visit (08.00) • PART 2b: Ajax v Napoli and Chelsea v Milan (19.30)  • PART 3a: Disappointment for Dortmund with Der Klassiker looming (23.30) • PART 3b: Frankfurt v Spurs & Leipzig v Celtic (30.00) • PART 4a: Spain qualify for the Nations League finals (35.00) • PART 4b: The Lorient fairytale and Benfica v PSG (38.00) • PART 5a: Real Madrid stuttering, Athletic flying (46.00) • PART 5b: Goodbye Gonzalo (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2022
Arsenal’s school of hard knocks and Mannequin United
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke back into the pod after a pulsating Premier League weekend. We bear witness to the highest scoring Manchester derby of all time. Is it impossible to stop City at their best? Is Erling Haaland a genius? And did ten Hag score the biggest own goal post-match? But it’s Arsenal who stay top after they see off Spurs at the Emirates. Hear how this young team has been punched in the face but keeps getting back up. Geeky PE teacher Bruno Lage is sacked as Wolves manager on Sunday. But which Portuguese Jorge Mendes client will they go for next? Plus the problem with Liverpool, non-celebrations and why Everton have nailed it.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City 6-3 Man Utd (02.30) • PART 2: Arsenal 3-1 Spurs (16.30) • PART 3a: Liverpool 3-3 Brighton (29.00)  • PART 3b: Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea (35.00) • PART 4a: West Ham 2-0 Wolves – bye bye Bruno (40.00) • PART 4b: Southampton 1-2 Everton (49.00) • PART 4c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
Can Tottenham go top? Can United halt Haaland & De Bruyne?
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The Premier League is back with a bang and here to light the fuse are Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Dom Fifield and Laurie Whitwell. The North London derby kicks off the weekend. Can Spurs unseat Arsenal from the top of the table, with Son and Richarlison in red-hot form? And in Manchester, will it be another unhappy outing for Erling Haaland against ten Hag, Martinez and Antony? Roberto De Zerbi makes his managerial bow at Brighton with the formidable task of a trip to Anfield, while Graham Potter welcomes back all his Chelsea players from around the globe ahead of a trip to Selhurst Park. Will there be any respite for the bottom 4 who all face each other this weekend? Plus Watford being Watford, why clubs are called what they’re called and why losing 9-0 is fine. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: International round-up (02.00) • PART 2: Arsenal v Spurs preview (07.00) • PART 3a: Liverpool v Brighton preview (17.00)  • PART 3b: Crystal Palace v Chelsea preview (21.00) • PART 3c: The bottom 4 all face each other (25.00) • PART 3d: Events at Bournemouth, Fulham, Southampton and Leeds (28.30) • PART 4a: Watford sack another manager (36.00) • PART 4b: Man City v Man Utd preview (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
World Cup state of play – can anyone beat France but France?
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Jimbo, Raphael Hongstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo assess the big hitters in Europe with the Nations League qualifiers over and the World Cup on the horizon. England and Germany fight out a 3-3 thriller in a game that exposes both team’s flaws. Are we only just seeing Southgate’s shortcomings when the rest of the continent has been aware for a while? France beat Austria and lose to Denmark, yet with the talent Didier Deschamps has at his disposal, could they become the first nation in 60 years to retain the World Cup? Or will it be Argentina or Brazil who are looking strong by comparison to the likes of Spain, who have a settled midfield and goalkeeper but not much else. And Michiel Jongsma joins us to discuss the only major European nation that are looking strong right now – Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Getting excited for World Cup (02.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (05.00) • PART 1c: England 3-3 Germany (09.30)  • PART 2: France – boom or bust in Qatar? (25.00) • PART 3: Spanish struggles (34.30) • PART 4a: Michiel Jongsma on the resurgent Netherlands (43.00) • PART 4b: What about Brazil and Argentina? (50.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2022
Beyond understanding Southgate, and the challenges posed by Iran and Qatar
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Jimbo is back for another international break pod in the company of Joey D’Urso, Nick Miller and Tom Williams. England are timid and disappointing in defeat to Italy that sees them relegated from the top tier of the Nations League. And to make matters worse, their first World Cup opponents Iran might just be resurgent. Bassil Mikdadi tells us why we shouldn’t underestimate Carlos Queiroz’s side. Wales are relegated too while France just about survive. But is another full-scale meltdown amongst Les Bleus on the horizon? Plus having been to Qatar and back, Joey gives us the lowdown on the infrastructure of the first World Cup to be hosted in a Muslim country but one that comes with a lot of baggage.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Italy 1-0 England (03.00) • PART 2a: Bassil Mikdadi on Iran’s World Cup prospects (18.00) • PART 2b: The Qatar conundrum (25.00)  • PART 3: Wales relegated, France on the verge of meltdown (38.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
Relegation beckons for England and Wales, plus a huge weekend in the WSL
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It’s international week so Jimbo assembles the pod squad of Carl Anka, Colin Millar and Tom Williams to focus on the fixtures. It’s Italy v England in the Nations League as James Horncastle paints a picture of the Azzurri camp right now. We’ve got our eyes on the England midfield, and the not that tall Toney. The drop to the second tier is a possibility for Wales as well, where the big question is whether it’s Ward or Wayne. And whether Michael Sheen will be in the dressing room. Charlotte Harpur breaks down a WSL weekend that brings us the North London and Merseyside derbies. Plus Woodgate and the worst debut ever, Brazil v Ghana, and why John McGinn is the new Jon Obi Mikel. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Lots to look forward to (02.00) • PART 1b: Italy v England preview with James Horncastle (10.00) • PART 1c: Brazil v Ghana preview (28.00)  • PART 2a: Woodgate and the worst debut ever (33.00) • PART 2b: Wales battle relegation, Spain and Scotland strive for promotion (37.30)  • PART 3: A huge WSL weekend with Charlotte Harpur (49.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 22, 2022
Marred Madrid derby, Monza, Mane and more red cards in France
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Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein reassemble after a dramatic weekend on the continent. Bayern Munich lose at Augsburg and are on their worst run for 20 years. Sadly for Sadio Mane. The Madrid Derby is won by Real but marred by racist chants and gestures towards Vinicius from Atletico fans. We dive into a story that also involves dancing and El Chiringuito. A seismic day in Serie A with Milan, Inter, Roma and Juventus all losing on the same day. But it’s the Old Lady’s defeat at bottom club Monza that really has Allegri under the microscope. And in France, there’s 9 second red cards and Favre out of favour at Nice. Could Mauricio Pochettino be set for an immediate return to Ligue 1? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (04.00) • PART 2a: Bayern on worst Bundesliga run in 20 years (07.40) • PART 2b: Madrid derby marred by racism towards Vinicius (16.00)  • PART 3: Milan, Inter, Juve and Roma all lose on the same day (29.00) • PART 4: Pochettino to Nice? (42.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2022
Managerial change at Brighton – more to follow at Leicester, Forest and Brentford?
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Jimbo welcomes Jay Harris, Matt Davies-Adams and Sasha Goryunov to look back on a reduced but rousing Premier League weekend. Brighton appoint Roberto De Zerbi as their new manager. Hear from James Horncastle about why the Italian is one of the most exciting young managers in Europe. Arsenal slay some demons at the Brentford Community Stadium to stay top of the table. With the Bees surprisingly downbeat, is it because Thomas Frank could be on his way to Leicester? The Foxes look like making a change after a 6th defeat in a row for Brendan Rodgers. The Athletic’s Rob Tanner tells us what’s gone wrong at the King Power. Will Steve Cooper be exiting Nottingham Forest as well and is it the old guard that are letting him down? Plus armchair Aleksandar, a new Bournemouth and Ronnie Rosenthal. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Brentford 0-3 Arsenal (04.00) • PART 1b: Spurs 6-2 Leicester with Rob Tanner (11.00) • PART 2a: Brighton appoint Roberto De Zerbi, with James Horncastle (23.30)  • PART 2b: Forest 2-3 Fulham (29.30) • PART 3a: The WSL and Ronnie Rosenthal (36.30)  • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 19, 2022
Patience for Potter, hero Haaland and Conte’s conundrum
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After a hectic Champions League midweek and ahead of a more leisurely Premier League weekend, Jimbo welcomes Charlie Eccleshare, Dom Fifield and Duncan Alexander into the pod. Erling Haaland does it again with one of the goals of the season to down Dortmund. But should Man City fans be concerned about their first 80 minutes? Graham Potter’s first game as Chelsea manager results in a very Brighton performance and a disappointing draw with Salzburg. Is it a pointless appointment if Potter isn’t given time? Liverpool get back to winning ways with the return of Thiago. He’s irreplaceable but possibly unreliable in terms of his fitness. Spurs meanwhile are beaten at Sporting. Have sides worked out Conte’s Spurs this season? Plus the Premier League weekend, Boehly’s big ideas, minidiscs, and Desert Island Discs. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Glenn Hoddle - commentary pioneer (01.30) • PART 2a: Man City 2-1 Dortmund (04.45) • PART 2b: Chelsea 1-1 Salzburg (12.00)  • PART 3a: Boehly’s big ideas (20.30) • PART 3b: Liverpool 2-1 Ajax and the rest of the Champions League (25.00) • PART 4a: Spurs slip up at Sporting (32.30) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (42.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Juventus get ugly, as Lewandowski heads back to Bayern
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Champions League matchday 2 ahoy, with Jimbo joined by James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. There’s reunions aplenty with Haaland facing Dortmund and most intriguingly, Lewandowski returning to Bayern Munich. Is he already more loved at Barcelona than he was in Bavaria? And will Julian Nagelsmann be feeling the presence of free agent Thomas Tuchel? Plenty to ponder for Liverpool and for Juventus after their remarkable VAR room brawl and draw with Salernitana. Hear why they’re so poor and why Max Allegri won’t be getting sacked. Plus Lacazette, Shakhtar stats and can Union Berlin do a Leicester? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Ajax (07.30) • PART 2b: Bayern v Barcelona (14.00)  • PART 3: Juve’s Salernitana drama (27.30) • PART 4a: Group E – Chelsea v Salzburg (37.30) • PART 4b: Group F - Real Madrid v Leipzig (39.30) • PART 5: The latest from Ligue 1 (46.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2022
Who next for Brighton and what next for Liverpool?
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Jimbo’s joined by Jack Lang, Jobi McAnuff & Daniel Storey for a look at some of the biggest stories in the world of football. Graham Potter is the new manager of Chelsea. Why is this such an exciting appointment? Andy Naylor gives us a steer as to where Brighton will turn next in their managerial hunt. And what’s it like to be an interim player-coach? Diego Costa is set for a return to the Premier League, although playing football isn’t something he’s done much of in the last year or so. Michiel Jongsma fills us in on an Ajax side feeling very good about themselves as they head to Anfield in the Champions League on Tuesday. And Jobi remembers, or tries to forget, Reading 5 Arsenal 7. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Graham Potter, Chelsea manager (04.00) • PART 1b: Who next for Brighton, with Andy Naylor (13.00) • PART 1c: Player-managing on an interim basis (21.00)  • PART 2a: Reading 5-7 Arsenal (27.00) • PART 2b: Diego Costa set for Wolves (33.00) • PART 3: Liverpool v Ajax preview with Michiel Jongsma (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
PhenomeNapoli, world-record Walsh and Potter set for Stamford Bridge
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Another action-packed week, unpacked by Jimbo, Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Duncan Alexander. Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel with Brighton’s Graham Potter set to replace him at Stamford Bridge. We look at where it went wrong for Tuchel who never found an attacking solution, as Potter looks to back himself at one of the top jobs Terrified Liverpool give one of the worst defensive displays in Champions League history and in the words of Jurgen Klopp, need to reinvent themselves. Napoli are rampant, Bayern impress while PSG’s front three strut their stuff but also refuse to defend. Andrew Todos talks us through the feel-good story of the week in the Champions League – Shakhtar’s 4-1 win in Leipzig. It’s another goal-filled week for the unstoppable Erling Haaland. If only he’d picked England. And Michael tells us all about Keira Walsh and her world record move to Barcelona, ahead of the return of the WSL RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea sack Tuchel and chase Potter, with Liam Twomey (02.30) • PART 2a: Napoli 4-1 Liverpool (19.00) • PART 2b: Bayern and PSG impress (29.00)  • PART 2c: Shakhtar win in Leipzig, with Andrew Todos (35.30) • PART 3: Man City v Spurs and other PL offerings (42.00) • PART 4: Barca break world record for Keira Walsh (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
The Champions League returns. But what’s going on at Freiburg and Sevilla?
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Ahead of matchday 1 across European competition, it’s Jimbo, it’s James Horncastle, it’s Raphael Honigstein, it’s Julien Laurens and it’s Alvaro Romeo on the Totally Football Show. PSG face Juventus for the first time in Champions League history. The under-fire Allegri has Juve playing 60s football. And that’s not a good thing. Will Man City run riot against a Sevilla side hovering above the relegation zone in La Liga? Hear why this sorry state of affairs is Monchi’s fault. Plenty of feel-good stories in Germany where Eintracht Frankfurt prepare for their Champions League bow and Freiburg and Union Berlin fly high in the Bundesliga. Will new-look Napoli heap more misery on Liverpool in Naples on Wednesday? There’s plenty of love for Luciano Spalletti. Plus Ben Yedder’s bowels and the Martin Braithwaite redemption story. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2a: PSG v Juventus preview (09.30) • PART 2b: Spurs v Marseille preview (19.00)  • PART 3a: Inter v Bayern preview and Frankfurt prepare for UCL bow (22.30) • PART 3b: Freiburg top the Bundesliga (30.00) • PART 4a: How to keep up with the wealth of the Premier League (34.00) • PART 4b: Napoli v Liverpool preview (41.00) • PART 4c: Udinese smash Roma in La Liga (45.00) • PART 5: Barca smash Sevilla in La Liga (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2022
Ten Hag getting everything right and why VAR was always a bad idea
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Joining Jimbo to discuss 5-2’s, derby drama and far too much VAR, it’s Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Adrian Clarke. It’s 4 wins in a row for Erik ten Hag’s Man United as they end Arsenal’s 100% record. The panel agree that all of the Dutchman’s decisions are paying off right now. The Premier League weekend is steeped in VAR controversy. Hear why it was doomed from the start. Brighton batter Leicester in a meeting of the most opposite clubs in the Premier League. Liverpool stumble once more in the Merseyside derby - is this a transitional season for the Reds? Kieran Devlin joins us to discuss two of the most in-form teams in Europe clashing in the Champions League on Tuesday – it’s Celtic hosting Real Madrid. Plus hedge etiquette, the most exciting player in Europe and Adrian ghost-writing for Gary O’Neil (and Paolo Di Canio). RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd 3-1 Arsenal and the VAR fallacy (05.00) • PART 1b: Brighton 5-2 Leicester (07.30) • PART 2a: Aston Villa 1-1 Man City (24.00)  • PART 2b: Everton 0-0 Liverpool (30.00) • PART 2c: Celtic v Real Madrid preview with Kieran Devlin (39.30) • PART 2d: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Bournemouth (46.00) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
Merseyside derby, Chelsea's struggles and Haaland the heel
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Drowning in Premier League football? Let Jimbo, Charlie Eccleshare, Matt Davies-Adams and Duncan Alexander pull you to shore with a look at several matchdays. Liverpool snatch a 98th minute victory over Newcastle and travel to Goodison to face Gordon and Garner’s Everton. Is Harvey Elliott the answer to Liverpool’s midfield issues? Is Arthur? Southampton impress by knocking off Chelsea. The Saints recruitment is looking pretty smart. What about Chelsea’s, with Aubameyang set to sign? Elsewhere, how many goals will Erling Haaland score this season? Will he be pushing for Dixie Dean’s record? And can the new Arsenal avoid another Old Trafford meltdown? Plus Ahmed Shooble on Scott Parker’s sacking and Charlie on the poetry of football commentary. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Charlie’s book on football commentary (01.30) • PART 1b: Scott Parker sacked by Bournemouth, with Ahmed Shooble (06.30) • PART 2a: A look ahead to the Merseyside derby (15.00)  • PART 2b: Erling Haaland…discuss (26.00) • PART 3a: What’s going on at Chelsea? (35.00) • PART 3b: West Ham 1-1 Spurs & a great week for Mitrovic (44.30) • PART 4: Man United v Arsenal preview (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 01, 2022
Pogba family drama and the Griezmann conundrum
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Scouring the continent for content, it’s Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. There are surprise top two’s in Spain and Germany. And they both meet this weekend. Real Madrid host Real Betis. Bayern travel to the rampant Union Berlin. PSG drop points as Galtier subs Messi, while the giants of Roma take a point from Turin. And find out why Antoine Griezmann isn't featuring that much for Atletico. Plus Cavani, Dele, Riqui and the whole sorry affair with the Pogba brothers. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.20) • PART 2: Serie A – Roma take their first point from the Allianz (06.00) • PART 3: Bundesliga – Bayern and Union prepare for top of the table clash (17.00)  • PART 4a: Dele and Riqui resurrected (25.30) • PART 4b: La Liga – Real Madrid and Betis prepare for top of the table clash (28.30) • PART 5: Ligue 1 – PSG drop points against Monaco (37.00) • PART 6: The Pogba Pogba Mbappe story (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Arsenal’s joy, Liverpool’s 9-0 and Potter’s future
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Jimbo, Adam Hurrey, Lynsey Hooper and Daniel Storey dissect another action-packed Premier League weekend with their scalpels. It’s a record-equalling win for Liverpool who batter Bournemouth 9-0. Why can’t we ever get to 10? And how big a lead do you need to build up to beat Man City? Arsenal make it 4 wins out of 4 against Fulham with their celebrations upsetting some people. Meanwhile we talk up the possibility of Mitrovic to Chelsea, Pochettino to Villa and Potter to Dortmund. Plus Burnley’s announcement videos, Evita and what constitutes a whipping boy. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth (05.30) • PART 1b: Wolves 1-1 Newcastle (15.30) • PART 2a: Man City 4-2 Crystal Palace (20.00)  • PART 2b: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Spurs (27.00) • PART 3a: Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham (39.00) • PART 3b: Arsenal 2-1 Fulham (43.30) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Champions League group stage draw - nobody wants to go to paradise
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In a special extra Euro edition, Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo dissect the Champions League group stage draw. Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli and Rangers is the group that grabs the headlines. But can Barcelona escape a group containing Bayern and Inter? Tottenham face a kind draw and the Chris Waddle derby. Just why is Antonio Conte’s Champions League record so bad? Will Shakhtar provide a fairytale story and cause Real Madrid yet more problems? Plus why PSG are no joke and why Juve should be afraid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2022
Saluting Rangers, Iwobi and Isak, puzzled by Van Dijk and Gordon
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Ahead of another big Premier League weekend, Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke into the pod. It’s Hasenhuttl v ten Hag at St Mary’s. Can United play the same way they did against Liverpool? Or will Ralph wreak havoc with his substitutions? Speaking of Liverpool, what is going on with them and Virgil Van Dijk? And are Chelsea really going to spend £60million on Anthony Gordon? Rangers really are in the Champions League group stage. Jordan Campbell joins us after a memorable night in Eindhoven.   Plus some analysis of Isak, Iwobi, paprika and what was number 1 in 2004. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Southampton v Man Utd preview (03.00) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Bournemouth preview (15.00)  • PART 2b: Man City v Crystal Palace preview (23.30) • PART 3a: PSV 0-1 Rangers with Jordan Campbell (26.00) • PART 3b: Arsenal v Fulham preview (34.30) • PART 3c: Brighton v Leeds and Chelsea v Leicester (39.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Another PSG blitz and new ways of Dortmunding
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Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo, cover a record-breaking weekend on the continent. Mbappe, Neymar and Messi put their differences aside to help PSG demolish Lille 7-1 on a matchday with 11 red cards in France. Bayern are averaging 5 goals a game in the Bundesliga, while nearest challengers Dortmund find an incredible way to lose against Werder Bremen. In Italy, new-look Napoli are top of the table thanks to an incredible start by Georgian midfielder Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. And Villarreal lead the way in Spain after Unai Emery finally beats Diego Simeone. Plus some reaction from Old Trafford and how Man United’s shock victory against Liverpool was covered across Europe. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool (01.30) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (08.00)  • PART 1c: Bayern and Bremen breaking records in the Bundesliga (11.30) • PART 2: Lille 1-7 PSG + 11 red cards in Ligue 1 (21.00) • PART 3: Serie A – new look Napoli on top (30.00) • PART 4: La Liga – Enery finally beats Simeone (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2022
Major Leeds Soccer, plus can Casemiro fix United?
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Jimbo, Tom Williams, Daniel Storey and Benji Lanyado convene to converse about another pulsating Premier League weekend. Newcastle and Man City contest a six-goal thriller as we address whether the Magpies are for real. Jesse Marsch’s Leeds appear to be the real deal as Aaronson tortures the Blues, with Chelsea needing some Wesley Fofana recovery pace. Good day for Leeds, bad day for Kalvin Phillips. Alvaro Romeo joins us to discuss what Man United can expect from new signing Casemiro, a man who lives between the yellow and the red card. Plus favourite chants, the Match of the Day theme, Thilo Kehrer’s height, Mitchell for England and Pereira for Brazil. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Newcastle 3-3 Man City (03.30) • PART 2: The Casemiro verdict with Alvaro Romeo (11.30)  • PART 3a: Leeds 3-0 Chelsea (22.00) • PART 3b: Arsenal and Spurs emerge victorious (31.00) • PART 4a: Happy birthday MOTD (39.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Man Utd v Liverpool a foregone conclusion? And ranking Forest signings
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It’s the Totally Football Show so stop having an absolute nuclear, shut your mouth and eat it. In the company of Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and Jobi McAnuff. Old Trafford could be the scene for yet more humiliation for the hosts as Liverpool arrive on Monday. We talk Nuñez and also Nunes, the new record signing at Wolves. Arsenal aim for 3 wins out of 3 as they travel to Bournemouth and All Or Nothing draws to a close. There’s also credit where it’s due for Jesse Marsch and Michail Antonio. Plus Palmeiras v Flamengo, ranking Forest signings and what if Ronaldo had gone to City? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man Utd v Liverpool preview (03.00) • PART 2a: What if Ronaldo had joined Man City? (18.00)  • PART 2b: Wolves make their move for Nunes and head to Spurs (23.00) • PART 2c: Leeds Marsching on and all or nothing for Arteta (27.00) • PART 3a: Palmeiras v Flamengo preview (40.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (43.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Mbappe v Neymar and major Musiala hype
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It’s the Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo in full effect. Drama in Paris as despite PSG’s rip-roaring start to the season, Kylian Mbappe falls out with Neymar over penalty duties and literally stops playing at one point. Lots for Luis Campos to sort out. In the Bundesliga, there’s a first goal for Dortmund’s Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. But it’s Bayern youngster Jamal Musiala who Lothar Matthaus thinks could be the best player in the world.  Inter’s difficult summer doesn’t prevent them from securing a last-gasp victory at Lecce on the opening day of the Serie A season. And as La Liga returns, it’s not just Barcelona who are struggling to register players. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 1b: Mbappe versus Neymar and other Ligue 1 goings on (06.00)  • PART 2: Serie A returns – Monza off to a losing start (19.00) • PART 3: La Liga - Barca draw a blank (26.00) • PART 4: Bundesliga – Tedesco and Dortmund’s kids (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2022
Frank’s masterclass mullers Man United, plus Arsenal as Andy Murray
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The Premier League does not let you down. And nor do Jimbo, Natalie Gedra, Charlie Eccleshare and Daniel Storey. Brentford batter Man United 4-0 in West London, after a masterclass of pressing and set-piece routine work from Thomas Frank’s Bees. Plenty of problems for Erik ten Hag but hear why Ronaldo must go. After an absorbing affair, and a handshake for the ages, the spoils are shared between Chelsea and Spurs on Sunday, thanks to Antonio Conte finally having a bench to call upon. Only Man City and Arsenal have 2 wins out of 2. How far can Jesus take the Gunners? And Forest get lucky at the City Ground but a very promising midfield partnership is blooming. Plus Werner, Willian and Brighton playing Jenga. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (01.00) • PART 1b: Brentford 4-0 Man United (05.00)  • PART 2a: Chelsea 2-2 Spurs (25.30) • PART 2b: Arsenal 4-2 Leicester (33.30) • PART 3a: Forest 1-0 West Ham (41.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
Alan Shearer on 30 years of the Premier League
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Thirty years ago today, the Premier League kicked off for the first time, so who better for Jimbo to look back on three decades of the Best League in the World™ with than Alan Shearer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
It's the Gerrard Lampard debate (not that one)
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With Premier League matchday 2 in view, Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jay Harris and Duncan Alexander peruse an intriguing fixture list. Tottenham travel to Chelsea with both sides looking to lay down a marker for who are the kings of London. But is the bigger capital game on Saturday as Brentford host struggling Manchester United? It’s the first ever managerial meeting of Gerrard and Lampard this weekend. Who’s had a better coaching career and are both already under pressure?  The City Ground will host Premier League football for the first time in 23 years but we can’t shake the feeling that Forest might be making too many signings.  Plus Qatar, Bernardo Silva’s future and why are we seeing more goals from the halfway line? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The World Cup start date changes (02.00) • PART 1b: Chelsea v Spurs, Brentford v Man Utd and Arsenal v Leicester (05.30)  • PART 2a: Aston Villa v Everton – Gerrard v Lampard (18.00) • PART 2b: Nottingham Forest v West Ham (23.30) • PART 3a: Sarr and Pinell go viral (30.00) • PART 3b: Man City v Bournemouth & Liverpool v Palace (35.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Messi’s happy, but Lewandowski’s forgotten
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It’s the first Euro pod of the season as Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo cast their eyes across the continent. PSG are 5-0 winners at Clermont with Lionel Messi scoring the first overhead kick of his career. Hear why he’s happy and why this could be his last season in Paris. The Bundesliga kicks off with a 6-1 win for Bayern at Eintracht Frankfurt. After being so reliant on their Polish icon, why don’t Nagelsmann’s men miss Robert Lewandowski? Speaking of Lewandowski, Barcelona are a confusing financial mess ahead of the new La Liga season. Will they be ready for the big kick-off this weekend? After a summer of hype, are Jose Mourinho’s Roma set to launch a title challenge? Plus Rabiot’s move to Man United and the Ramsey curse strikes again. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 1b: Bayern win big in the Bundesliga (05.30)  • PART 2: The mess at Barcelona and the return of La Liga (17.00) • PART 3: Happy Messi and the return of Ligue 1 (30.00) • PART 4: Rabiot to Man Utd and can Roma challenge for the title? (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2022
Brighton’s brains over brawn, while Man City scare us all
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The Premier League is back and so are the quartet of Jimbo, Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Sasha Goryunov on the Totally Football Show. Man City stroll to an opening day victory at the London Stadium. Who can stop the latent threat of Erling Haaland? And have Liverpool already given City an advantage they won’t claw back? Brighton claim their first ever win at Old Trafford in classy style. We sing the Seagulls’ praises and ask why do United keep signing centre-backs? Elsewhere, William Saliba owns his Premier League debut and Dejan Kulusevski makes all the top clubs in Europe wonder what they missed out on. Plus Scott Parker’s suit, which game was unwatchable and which player resembled a Victorian child ghost? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Hasty predictions (02.00) • PART 1b: Man City win, Liverpool don’t (05.30)  • PART 2a: Man Utd 1-2 Brighton (21.00) • PART 2b: Daniel went to Leeds and Leicester (29.30) • PART 3a: Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea are victorious (37.00) • PART 3b: Bournemouth win and Forest lose (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Haaland, Ronaldo, Mitrovic and more – opening day is upon us
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Premier League matchday 1 sees Jimbo assemble a pod squad of Tom Williams, Laurie Whitwell and Adrian Clarke. Will Erling Haaland score another debut hat-trick? Will Aleksandar Mitrovic finally step up to the Premier League? Who will be sadder this weekend – Brendan Rodgers or the Spanish Brendan Rodgers? Laurie gives us the lowdown on how Erik ten Hag is trying to instill discipline at Old Trafford. And how Cristiano Ronaldo is proving an obstacle to that. Inspired by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, which players just looked wrong in a different jersey? Plus opening day memories, Adrian’s holiday with Luke Ayling, and unfortunately for us all, Forest are trying to sign someone called Jizz Hornkamp.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: All or Nothing musings (03.00) • PART 1b: Opening weekend memories (06.30)  • PART 1c: West Ham v Man City & Fulham v Liverpool previews (11.00) • PART 2a: PL players no longer taking the knee (20.00) • PART 2b: Everton v Chelsea, Palace v Arsenal and players that look weird in another shirt (23.00) • PART 3: Man Utd v Brighton preview (36.00) • PART 4: Newcastle v Forest and the rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 04, 2022
Premier League season preview 22/23
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The new Premier League season is upon us and you can’t say fairer than Jimbo, James Horncastle, Charlie Eccleshare and Daniel Storey to preview it for you. Are Liverpool motivated to right some wrongs and win the title? Are City worse than last season? Can Spurs insert themselves into the title race after a full pre-season under Conte? 4th place looks up for grabs. Is a meltdown imminent at Chelsea after a summer in which they might have gone backwards? Can Arsenal or even Man United capitalise? At the other end, is it curtains for Everton or Brentford? Or will all 3 promoted clubs go straight back down? Plus the best performance of the last 30 years, the best objects of the last 30 years and Jimbo’s Richard Keys revelation. And a quiz! RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Things to look forward to and a trip back to ‘92 (01.00) • PART 1b: Who will win the title? (08.30)  • PART 2: Who will finish 4th? (25.00) • PART 3a: Favourite stats and the best performance in PL history (36.00) • PART 3b: Who’s going down? (40.00) • PART 3c: Let’s end with a quiz (54.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
Game-changing England and game-changing Nuñez
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Reacting to a historic day for English football, Jimbo is joined by Raphael Honigstein, Charlotte Harpur, Daniel Storey and Nick Miller. England are European champions, defeating Germany at Wembley after extra-time. The Lionesses were grafting years before Sunday’s final. Can this be a landmark moment, not just in England but in Germany and around the world? Less significantly, Liverpool claim the Community Shield beating title rivals Man City 3-1. Is Darwin Nuñez more vital to the Reds than Erling Haaland is to City? And might Pep regret letting Raheem Sterling go? Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo is never far away from the headlines as we debate where his next destination might be. Plus the majesty of Musiala and the brilliance of Burnley. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England win the Euros (01.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool win the Community Shield (26.00)  • PART 2b: Bayern win the Super Cup & other Bundesliga goings on (36.00) • PART 3: Ronaldo on his way and the return of the EFL (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
It’s England v Germany and the return of the EFL
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Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Tim Spiers and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod ahead of a bumper weekend of football action. England look to make history as they face Germany at Wembley in the Euro 22 final. Can the Lionesses stop Popp? And should super-sub Russo start? The Community Shield isn’t really exciting our panel, so we discuss some alternative curtain-raisers instead. The return of the EFL is a lot more exciting as Kompany and Bellamy take charge at Turf Moor, Wilder looks to bring Boro up and Derby prepare for life in the third tier. Plus Dybala, McNeil and our favourite back-heel goals. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Wolves’ adventures in Benidorm (02.00) • PART 1b: England v Germany preview (04.00)  • PART 2a: Alternatives to the Community Shield (19.00) • PART 2b: Differing fortunes for Pogba & Dybala (23.00) • PART 2c: McNeil on the move, so too Kounde (26.00) • PART 3: The big kick-off in the EFL (33.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Six second clips
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The Lionesses are ready for the Euro semi with the Swedes, as are Jimbo, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams. Frida Fagerlund joins us to give us the inside scoop on Swedish preparations, who might just fancy playing against a team that will attack them a bit. Can England end their semi-final hoodoo? Daniel has his say on the great Jesse Lingard debate while we also ask whether it reflects badly on Leicester that they’re the only Premier League team yet to make a summer signing. Should we draw too many conclusions from pre-season results? Like Arsenal finishing in the top 4 at the expense of Chelsea? Plus Mourinho proposals, Lego and the Ben Mee character arc. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Locked in with heat and lego (01.00) • PART 1b: England v Sweden preview with Frida Fagerlund (05.00)  • PART 2a: France v Germany preview (23.00) • PART 2b: The great Jesse Lingard debate continued (28.00) • PART 2c: Leicester growing stale? (36.00) • PART 3: Should we be interested in pre-season results? (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Best smothered in maple syrup
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Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Benji Lanyado as the Lionesses do England proud once again. The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur gives us the lowdown from Brighton as England come from behind against Spain and gut it out to reach the last 4 of Euro 2022. Can they break their semi-final hoodoo? Unhappy Hammer Benji gets hot under the collar about Jesse Lingard and his potential move to Forest ahead of West Ham, as we also discuss who’s had the strongest transfer window so far. Despite the vuvuzelas, the Jabulani and the dirtiest final of all time, we attempt to show some love to the 2010 World Cup. And Carl and Marcus Rashford have another book out today. But does it have as good a title as Asamoah Gyan’s? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Carl releasing with Rashford again (01.00) • PART 1b: England 1-0 Spain with Charlotte Harpur (07.00)  • PART 2a: Who’s had the strongest window? (16.30) • PART 2b: The great Jesse Lingard debate (21.30) • PART 2c: Ten Hag and Ronaldo (29.00) • PART 3: Wigan down West Ham and Holloway clashes with Capello (33.30) • PART 4: The 2010 World Cup – where is the love? (38.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Born with that scream inside me
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Jimbo’s back and welcomes James Horncastle, Matt Davies-Adams and Sasha Goryunov into a baking hot pod. Euro 2022 enters the quarter-final stage with England taking on Spain at the Amex on Wednesday. Are the Spanish too twee to pose the Lionesses any big problems? In the transfer market, Chelsea bring in gentle giant and model pro Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli. But do they risk losing more academy prospects in the process? Laurie Whitwell joins us from Australia where Erik ten Hag’s Man United keep winning and they’ve just added leftie Lisandro Martinez. Is it time to start to taking United seriously again? Barca secure the signing of Lewandowski. But is it a depressing state of affairs for European football as Barca mortgage their future?   We look back at Sasha’s favourite World Cup – Spain 82. The tournament of Northern Ireland, Brazil’s loss of innocence and Soviet Union’s 3 managers. Plus Monza, the new Top Gun movie and how Dennis Wise is getting up to something very different today than he was 20 years ago RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England v Spain preview (03.30) • PART 2a: Koulibaly signs for Chelsea (12.00)  • PART 2b: Dybala signs for Roma (19.00) • PART 2c: Spence, Perisic and Moura – Conte’s wing-backs (26.00) • PART 3a: Man Utd on tour with Laurie Whitwell (33.00) • PART 3b: Broke Barca continue to do business (43.00) • PART 4: Sasha’s favourite World Cup – Spain 82 (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
Oh No Zinedine
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Matt Davies-Adams welcomes Lynsey Hooper, Michael Cox and Tom Williams to the latest Totally Football Show. Lynsey gives us an on the ground perspective of England’s form and thought processes after the demolition of Norway 8-0 on Monday night. Is this the high point or is the best yet to come for the Lionesses? There’s also a look ahead to the rest of the week's Euro fixtures as the group stages draw to a close.  In Transfer Talk, we wonder why Wolves haven’t signed anyone beyond the most expensive Irish footballer ever (no not Robbie Keane) in Nathan Collins. We also consider if thirty million pounds is too much for Morgan Gibbs-White, and whether Everton are making the same mistakes yet again in the transfer market. On the 14th July in 2006 the punishments in the Calciopoli scandal were doled out, at exactly the same time as Italy were on the way to winning the World Cup! We reflect on that tournament in Germany including compelling commentary, excellent ads and… yes we talk about the headbutt. Plus we point you in the direction of The Athletic’s coverage of the Woman’s Africa Cup of Nations, because it’s excellent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 14, 2022
Brilliantly White Horses
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Jimbo welcomes Adam Hurrey, Adrian Clarke and Daniel Storey to a scorching summer Totally Football Show. Daniel talks us through a tentative start to Euro 2022 for the Lionesses, plus there’s a look ahead to a finely poised group game against Norway. The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio tells us about Wayne Rooney’s impending move to manage DC United plus what the expectations are for Gareth Bale at LAFC. We talk about Jack Wilshere’s retirement from playing at just 30 and what a life in coaching holds for him. And we look back at Adrian’s favourite World Cup – Mexico 86. The Azteca footballs, ornate pitch designs if not ornate surfaces and some terrible sartorial and singing decisions from Scotland and England. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 11, 2022
God of justice
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Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Julien Laurens and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod for another summer Totally. Euro 22 gets underway with England overcoming stubborn Austria in the tournament opener, with special praise reserved for Kirby and Keira. And Frida Fagerlund previews possibly the game of the weekend – Sweden v Netherlands. In the transfer market, we discuss why Chelsea signing Sterling makes sense. But will we see the return of Raheem the dribbler? Plus Forest’s summer splurge, ten Hag channels Souness and can Newcastle finish top 8? We look back at Julien’s favourite World Cup – France 98. A time of Davor Suker scoring goals galore, Martin O’Neill roasting Robbie Williams and Jimbo almost getting arrested Also, the panel’s mixed experiences with Pierluigi Collina and the Paris born and bred XI.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: An evening with Collina (02.00) • PART 1b: England 1-0 Austria (08.00)  • PART 1c: Sterling to Chelsea and other transfer chat (14.00) • PART 1d: A new era at PSG? (29.00) • PART 2a: On This Day – Berti and Matterface (35.00) • PART 2b: Sweden v Netherlands preview with Frida Fagerlund (38.00) • PART 2c: Jules’s favourite World Cup – France 98 (44.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2022
The romantic choice
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Join Jimbo, Flo Lloyd Hughes, Daniel Storey, and Raf Honigstein for a look back at some sizzling transfer stories. A look ahead to a summer scorcher in England. And a trip down memory lane to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil... not sure why it's Raf's favourite... In the week where Salah stays put and Ronaldo wants out we bring the latest from the red sides of the North West. Ask Raf about the big red side of Germany and whether Bayern will still include Robert Lewandowski in their line up next season - and if not where will? We get the lowdown on the lionesses' bid to "bring it home" and who is standing in their way. Plus Joey D'Urso joins to talk crypto, and there's memories of Gazza's tears and Brazil 1-7 Germany. RUNNING ORDER PART 1a - Women’s Euros Preview (03.00) PART 2a- Transfer news: Salah stays, Lewandowski off, and where can Ronaldo go?(16.00) PART 3a - Listener questions (30.00) PART 3b - England are European Champions (36.00) PART 3c - Derby saved (39.00) PART 4a - On This Day (41.00) PART 4b - Brazil 2014 (44.00) PART 5a - Crypto with Joey D’Urso (58.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2022
Strengthening positions of strength
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It's Jimbo joined by Charlie Eccleshare, Duncan Alexander, and all the way from Brazil, Tim Vickery! And it's a Brazilian flair to the show today as we discuss favourite Brazilian footballers, club swapping Brazilian players (see Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison), and we talk all about the 1950 World Cup which was hosted in, that's right, Brazil - but devastatingly, not won by them. Spoilers! It's not all about the South American continent though, we have some Adebayor nostalgia as The Athletic's Premier League Golden Games reaches number 34. We talk Alfie Devine and the England U19s, and On This Day there was a rather famous commentator's curse moment... RUNNING ORDER PART 1a - Favourite Brazilian players (01.00) PART 1b - Transfers (04.30) PART 2a- England U19s (24.00) PART 2b - Listener questions (26.00) PART 2c - Quickly Kevin, will he score? (37.00) PART 3a - Premier League 50: no.34 (44.00) PART 3b - 1950 World Cup (49.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2022
A Happy Lion
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It’s Jimbo. It’s James Horncastle. It’s Dom Fifield. It’s Tom Williams. It’s the Totally Football Show. It’s transfers, transfers, transfers as rumours start to become fact. Gareth Bale is heading to Los Angeles FC, but is a move to the MLS the best preparation for his World Cup with Wales? Gossip is still all around though and some salacious talk links Cristiano Ronaldo to both Roma and Chelsea. Will it be either, or neither? On This Day were two of England’s more recent international humiliations, and Dom Fifield was at both.  James Horncastle tells us all about his favourite World Cup, USA 94. And we discuss Neymar’s film career… Plus Carlos Tevez is a manager, Todd Boehly is giving it a go as a Sporting Director and Phil Jagielka once put a hell of a shift in as a goalkeeper. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2022
Even long shots make it
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It’s Jimbo. It’s Duncan Alexander. It’s Carl Anka, It’s Flo Lloyd-Hughes. It’s the Totally Football Show. The transfer rumour mill is beginning to spin at an alarming rate. Do Arsenal just buy the same players over and over again? Will Man United try to sign a player that hasn’t been at Ajax? How many of Marina Granovskaia’s signings at Chelsea have been successes? And how do Liverpool keep making money? Flo has been with the England women’s team ahead of their friendly with the Netherlands as their preparations for Euro 2022 hot up. Duncan tells Flo and Carl all about his favourite World Cup, Italia 90. And we discuss why we don’t get team anthems anymore. Is it James Corden or Peter Beardsley’s fault? Plus Ian Wright lobbing Neville Southall, Landon Donovan inspiring civil protest and managers that made you feel old. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Rabonas and fixtures (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Transfer dealings at Arsenal, Chelsea, United and Forest (04m 00s)  • PART 2: England prepare for the Euros (28m 00s) • PART 3a: Ian Wright v Everton in 1993 and your questions (42m 00s) • PART 3b: On This Day – Poborsky, Donovan, Scotland (46m 00s) • PART 3c: Duncan’s favourite World Cup – Italia 90 (53m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2022
Terms of engagement
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Jimbo’s back with another Totally in the company of Charlie Eccleshare, Colin Millar and Adrian Clarke. The big transfer rumours revolve around Raheem Sterling and a potential move to Stamford Bridge. Would he be a better fit at Chelsea than at Man City? Gabriel Jesus might also be heading to London from Manchester. Is Arteta assembling a rotating cast of wide forwards at Arsenal, a la City? Meanwhile with additions like Bissouma, and possibly Alfie Devine, will next season see Spurs finish 3rd? And what’s going on with Barcelona’s finances? The Paul Pogba documentary is out now. The panel discuss the style of the piece and what behind the scenes football programmes are worth watching.   And on the anniversary of Dennis Bergkamp becoming a Premier League player, Adrian describes how his former team-mate changed the culture at Arsenal. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Back to school (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Sterling, Lukaku, Jesus, Nketiah (04m 00s)  • PART 2a: Spurs strengthening and Barca’s business structure (17m 00s) • PART 2b: The Pogmentary (33m 00s) • PART 3a: Shearer, Panenka and the brilliance of Bergkamp (46m 00s) • PART 3b: The best individual PL performances ever (56m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2022
Lambs in the spring
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Jimbo’s joined by Daniel Storey, Jay Harris and Matt Davies-Adams sweeping up all the football across the globe. The England fans turn on the England manager after a 4-0 defeat to Hungary in the Nations League. Has Southgate been shafted by this flurry of end-of-season fixtures?   Costa Rica and Australia take the last two World Cup spots with Aussie goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne providing vital content with his penalty shootout antics. There’s thoughts on Steph Houghton’s England omission and some of the best performances in Premier League history. Plus Tomasson and Kompany rock up in Lancashire, where next for Christian Eriksen and the incredibly dubious opinions of Bryan Roy. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Premier League fixtures ahoy (01m 30s) • PART 1b: England 0-4 Hungary (07m 30s)  • PART 2a: Redmayne’s Australia qualify for the World Cup (19m 00s) • PART 2b: On This Day & the best age to enjoy a World Cup (26m 00s) • PART 3a: Your questions (32m 00s) • PART 3b: The best individual PL performances ever (43m 00s) • PART 3c: Houghton misses out for England (49m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2022
New knees
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Jimbo is back and so too are Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams for the Totally Football Show. The panel address some Nations League fatigue and explain why Gareth Southgate shouldn’t be overly concerned about England’s reliance on Harry Kane for goals. The transfer window is open and active. We can look forward to the start of the Haaland-Nuñez Twitter wars. Will Liverpool’s excellent transfer track record continue? Is Robert Lewandowski in danger of irritating Bayern into keeping him? And why the Premier League should be happy Tchouameni’s gone to Real Madrid. We also look back at another time Real Madrid won the European Cup in Paris. Plus PSG’s managerial search, pizza-related content, and what Mr Honigstein’s been up to this last 6 months. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Wales at the World Cup and Nations League fatigue (01m 30s) • PART 1b: The goings on in Group A3 (09m 00s)  • PART 2: Raphael and Ralf at Old Trafford (19m 00s) • PART 3a: On This Day – the first ever European Cup final (33m 00s) • PART 3b: The Nuñez, Mane and Lewandowski merry-go-round (40m 00s) • PART 3c: PSG’s managerial search (53m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2022
Reasonably interesting guy
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The domestic season comes to a close and rounding up all the drama, it’s Matt Davies-Adams, Michael Cox, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey. Real Madrid win a 14th European Cup but that story is secondary to the treatment of Liverpool fans prior to the final at the Stade De France. Sasha and Daniel relay their own personal experiences of an uncomfortable night in Paris. On the pitch, we praise Ancelotti, Courtois and reflect on where Liverpool go from here, particularly as the frontline may need bolstering with Sadio Mane seemingly on the way out. Forest are promoted to the Premier League after 23 years away as Huddersfield feel aggrieved with decisions not going their way. But is the gap between the 17 Premier League teams and the teams coming up bigger than ever? Andrew Todos tells us about Ukraine’s preparations for their World Cup play-off with Scotland on Wednesday. Plus the panel try to make sense of Ralf Rangnick’s brief time at Old Trafford. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Busy weekend for all (01m 30s) • PART 1b: The Champions League final chaos (04m 00s)  • PART 1c: Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (14m 30s) • PART 2: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Huddersfield (32m 00s) • PART 3: Ralf Rangnick leaves Man Utd (44m 00s) • PART 4a: Scotland v Ukraine preview with Andrew Todos (52m 00s) • PART 4b: Thoughts ahead of next season (58m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2022
All glamour, no clamour
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Champions League final ahoy. Matt Davies-Adams, Carl Anka, Rory Smith and Duncan Alexander look ahead to the marquee match of the club season in European football. Real Madrid face Liverpool in Paris with revenge in the air. Is Mo Salah in danger of going full Gazza 91? And would the absence of Thiago make Real favourites? The appetiser for Saturday sees Roma claim the first ever Conference League trophy with victory over Feyenoord. A great moment for Rome, Mourinho and Smalling. The Championship play-off final rounds off the weekend on Sunday. Steven Chicken joins us to fill us in on Huddersfield and redress the rampant Nottingham Forest bias on the podcast. Plus some love for Fikayo Tomori, more on Boehly buying Chelsea and Erik ten Hag – the new Dave Bassett? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Grealish, ten Hag and Kompany (02m 00s) • PART 2: Roma win the Conference League (13m 00s)  • PART 3: Real Madrid v Liverpool preview (23m 00s) • PART 4a: Chelsea’s takeover complete (36m 00s) • PART 4b: Southgate’s England squad (40m 00s) • PART 5: Huddersfield v Forest preview with Steven Chicken (47m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 26, 2022
We have taken their masks off
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It’s the last European edition of the season, with Matt Davies-Adams standing in for Jimbo, alongside James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. One story dominating the news across the continent and that’s Kylian Mbappe’s decision to snub Real Madrid and stay at PSG. We discuss the 4-year obsession with Mbappe, the feeling of betrayal and the very impressive young man at the centre of it all. At the end of one of the best Serie A seasons in years, Milan breeze past Sassuolo to claim their first Scudetto in 11 years, all thanks to their recruitment model. Michiel Jongsma tells us about the threat Feyenoord pose to Roma in the Conference League final. But ultimately the Giallorossi trust in Mourinho. Plus Karanka’s Granada go down, another Lille exodus and could Pogba and Di Maria rejuvenate Juve? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01m 00s) • PART 2: Mbappe stays at PSG (04m 30s)  • PART 3: Milan win the Scudetto and Salernitana stay up (20m 00s) • PART 4: Conference League Final preview with Michiel Jongsma (32m 00s) • PART 5: Final day drama in Ligue 1 (41m 00s) • PART 6a: Leipzig win the Pokal (48m 00s) • PART 6b: Joy for Emery, despair for Karanka (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Moats with crocodiles
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That’s a wrap on the Premier League season. Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Adrian Clarke look back on a great final day and a great campaign. The title race is on a knife edge for a couple of hours but Man City eventually come from 2-0 down against Villa to retain the title. The Athletic’s Sam Lee recounts a fuzzy afternoon at the Etihad where City show their character and personality. Leeds survive but how will they fare next season? Is Jesse Marsch too manic? Will they struggle along with Southampton? Burnley exit the Premier League so we look back on some of our favourite Clarets memories from the last 5 seasons. Spurs finish 4th with Kane, Kulusevski and Son on fire and with Cristian Romero arguably one of the players of the season. Kylian Mbappe is staying at PSG as Tom brings us the latest from a seismic weekend in Paris. Plus the pitch invasion problem, the first half invincibles, our highlights of the season and ranking Dean, Moss and Atkinson   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: What a final day (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Sam Lee on City’s triumph (09m 00s)  • PART 1c: Liverpool 3-1 Wolves & the pitch invasion problem (17m 30s) • PART 2: Leeds stay up, Burnley go down (29m 00s) • PART 3a: Kylian Mbappe stays at PSG (40m 00s) • PART 3b: Spurs pip Arsenal to 4th (49m 00s) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (54m 00s) • PART 4: Highlights of the season (63m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 23, 2022
New manager osmosis
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Jimbo, Duncan Alexander and Charlie Eccleshare tackle the final weekend of the Premier League season. Everton survive after an incredible comeback against Palace on Thursday night. Former Toffee Don Hutchison talks to us about their escape and the growing problem of pitch invading fan altercations. The final day promises perhaps more drama than we’ve ever seen in Premier League history. Who will win the title? Who will go down? Will Man United be consigned to the Conference League where they belong? Charlotte Harpur joins us ahead of a seismic Women’s Champions League final in Turin – Barcelona v Lyon. Plus classic commentary and a fond farewell for Mike Dean. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Everton 3-2 Crystal Palace (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Who will stay up? Burnley or Leeds (14m 00s)  • PART 2a: Classic commentary (23m 00s) • PART 2b: The title race goes to the last day (29m 00s) • PART 2c: The top 4 race sort of goes to the last day (36m 00s) • PART 3a: Barcelona v Lyon preview (45m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2022
Schrödinger's equality
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Jimbo is alongside Colin Millar, Jordan Campbell and Christoph Biermann as the first major European silverware of the season is decided. It’s the biggest day in Eintracht Frankfurt’s history as they overcome Rangers on penalties in Seville to win the Europa League. A victory for German football fans, redemption for Trapp and more misery for Ramsey. Will we see the Eagles doing a Dortmund in the near future? Forest also need penalties to reach their first ever play-off final. Matt Davies-Adams talks to us about a nerve-shredding night in Nottingham. Blackpool’s Jake Daniels becomes the only openly gay male professional footballer in Britain. The Athletic’s editor-in-chief Alex Kay-Jelski discusses Daniels and the ongoing Idrissa Gueye situation. And last – and definitely in no way least – Tim Spiers brings us the latest from the Rebekah Vardy libel trial. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Frankfurt win the Europa League (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Matt Davies-Adams on Forest heading to Wembley (21m 00s)  • PART 2b: Alex Kay-Jelski on Jake Daniels coming out (28m 00s) • PART 3: Tim Spiers on the Rebekah Vardy libel trial (35m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Hope arising
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Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Christoph Biermann into the pod for the closing stages of continental football. The Bundesliga season finishes with a send-off for Erling Haaland, and perhaps to Robert Lewandowski. The Pole indicates he wants to leave Bayern. Does that give hope to the rest of the Bundesliga? Germany’s favourite team Eintracht Frankfurt are preparing for their Europa League final on Wednesday. Can Rangers overcome the best team in the competition season? The Serie A title race is going right down to the wire with Milan two points of Inter clear heading into the final day. All thanks to a wonder goal from Theo Hernandez and the heroics of the man who should be France’s number 1. Kylian Mbappe is footballer of the year in France but looks set to be on the move to Real Madrid. And in Spain, Sevilla will be in the Champions League season but potentially without Julen Lopetegui. And will Gareth Bale bid a proper farewell at the Bernabeu? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2a: Europa League final preview (07m 00s)  • PART 2b: Bye bye Bundesliga for Haaland…and Lewandowski? (15m 00s) • PART 3: The Serie A title race goes to the wire (28m 00s) • PART 4: Awards season in France (43m 00s) • PART 5: Sevilla in the Champions League next season…without Lopetegui? (52m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
The neuro eleven
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Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dom Fifield and Sasha Goryunov after Liverpool hoover up yet more silverware. It’s another shootout victory for Liverpool in the FA Cup final as their squad players step up again and Chelsea’s season turns into an anti-climax. Liverpool’s title hopes are given a boost by the brilliant Bowen who will surely be making his England debut very soon, as Mahrez misses the chance to put Man City on the verge of the title. Leeds are the big winners at the bottom after their last-gasp point against Brighton. Are Everton playing too many games like they’re cup finals and is too much hoopla before matches causing them to lose control? And what alternatives can we find to penalties after Burnley are punished particularly harshly by a spot-kick awarded in their match with Tottenham. Plus Mark Noble, Prince Albert and the Roy Hodgson debacle at Vicarage Road. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool win the FA Cup (02m 30s) • PART 2: West Ham 2-2 Man City (18m 00s)  • PART 3: The battle at the bottom (33m 00s) • PART 4: Noble, Forest and the rest of the Premier League weekend (49m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Fanboy hornet’s nest
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Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Natalie Gedra bring you a slightly later pod than usual after Thursday night’s pivotal North London derby. Have Spurs now seized the momentum in the battle for Champions League football? And given their streakiness and the collective age of the players and the coach, is it a wonder Arsenal are even in this top 4 race? Man City look imperious in their march towards the title, thanks to Kevin De Bruyne. Fantastic player, frustrating interviewee. Erling Haaland will be arriving in the summer. But could he be another Ibra or Lukaku? It’s the FA Cup final on Saturday. Will it be another in the long line of enthralling Chelsea Liverpool contests this season? Plus the panel lament the lack of football wackiness, Ajax's coach hiring process and the curious case of Lyon’s Marcelo. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spurs 3-0 Arsenal (03m 00s) • PART 2: Wolves 1-5 Man City and the signing of Erling Haaland (21m 00s)  • PART 3: FA Cup final preview (36m 00s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2022
The Inter Totally Cup Final 2022
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Jimbo presents this special standalone edition of the final of the 2022 Inter Totally Cup. A new quizzing champion will be crowned - is it Daniel Storey or Charlie Eccleshare? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Someone’s crying my Lord
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Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Christoph Biermann discuss the business end of the season across the continent. The title race and the battle to stay in Serie A are both going to the wire. Is it a job well done for Jose Mourinho this season as Roma reach the Conference League final? Nantes are Coupe De France winners thanks to the French Sam Allardyce. Meanwhile Aurelien Tchouameni has some big suitors across Europe after another stellar display for Monaco. Atletico finally win a derby to put themselves on the verge of Champions League qualification. And Alvaro is getting excited about the prospect of Fati and Pedri playing together at Barcelona. And Schalke are back in the Bundesliga, as Eintracht Frankfurt prepare for their Europa League final against Rangers. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2: Nantes win the Coupe De France (07m 00s)  • PART 3: Milan and Inter win again in the Serie A title race (22m 00s) • PART 4: Atletico finally win a derby (35m 00s) • PART 5: Christoph Biermann ahead of the final week of the Bundesliga (43m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
The curse of neologism
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Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Lynsey Hooper and Charlie Eccleshare after what could be a pivotal weekend in the Premier League season. Charlie upsets Klopp, as do Spurs who hold Liverpool at Anfield, allowing Man City to go 3 points clear by battering Newcastle. Is it City’s to lose? And are we any closer to knowing how Jack Grealish fits into the City side? It’s advantage Arsenal in the race for the top 4 ahead of the North London derby on Thursday. Hear why the panel think it’s still Spurs that will grab that Champions League place. Leeds look in big trouble at the bottom as Everton take a giant leap towards safety. Plus what about Southampton? Downgrading all over the pitch, Hasenhuttl under pressure, could they be doomed next season? Chelsea are champions of the WSL once again after an enthralling final day. But will Man City deny them a domestic double? It’s a great time for Scottish football. Jordan Campbell tells us about Rangers’ progression to the Europa League final and Celtic’s imminent title win. Plus Bristol Rovers, wow sensations and Man United’s staggering but not surprising performance at the Amex. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 1-1 Spurs & Man City 5-0 Newcastle (03m 00s) • PART 2: North London derby preview (21m 00s)  • PART 3: The battle to beat the drop (33m 00s) • PART 4a: Chelsea are WSL champions again (49m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (59m 00s) • PART 4c: Jordan Campbell and Rangers Europa League adventure and Celtic’s title (66m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
Mad match too
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Football, bloody hell. Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke after another phenomenal set of Champions League semis. Man City are seconds away from reaching the final but it’s Real Madrid who come back from the dead yet again. Was this a Champions League exit where Pep didn’t do anything wrong? And we pay tribute to calm Carlo Ancelotti. Liverpool survive a scare in Villarreal to reach the final. But don’t cry for Emery after an incredible campaign. Do Spurs have what it takes to trip the Reds up at Anfield on Saturday night? The battle at the bottom of the Premier League looks intriguing this weekend. Could it take more than 40 points to stay up?  The Athletic’s Matt Slater fills us in on the latest regarding the contenders bidding to be the new Chelsea owners. Plus the WSL, Bert Trautmann, rolling subs and My Chemical Romance at MK Dons. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Real Madrid knock out Man City (01m 00s) • PART 2: Liverpool knock out Villarreal (23m 00s)  • PART 3a: Bournemouth promoted as play-off season begins (33m 00s) • PART 3b: The battle at the bottom of the Premier League (39m 00s) • PART 4a: On This Day (50m 00s) • PART 4b: Matt Slater on the Chelsea ownership situation (53m 00s) • PART 4c: The final weekend of the WSL season (63m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Cup of losers
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Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens into the Euro pod as we approach crunch time across the continent. The Champions League semi-finals are delicately poised with Liverpool expected to progress past Villarreal and Man City and Real Madrid expected to produce more chaos. The panel are also predicting some epic atmospheres in the Conference League semi-final second legs in Marseille and Rome. Christoph Biermann discusses the possibility of an all-German Europa League final as the nation starts to take the competition seriously again. Trabzonspor and Linfield are champions at a canter, just like PSG were. Can the Parisians persuade Zidane to become the new manager? Plus Bologna’s inspired form, Dortmund’s need for reinvention and a miserable year for Atletico. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Mino Raiola passes away (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (05m 00s)  • PART 2: Champions League semi-final previews (09m 30s) • PART 3: Advantage Milan in the Serie A title race (22m 00s) • PART 4: Christoph Biermann on the Bundesliga and Europa League semis (37m 00s) • PART 5: Trabzonspor, Linfield and the race for Europe in France & Spain (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Something of the undead
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Jimbo is joined by Tom Williams, Nick Miller and Matt Davies-Adams after another dramatic Premier League weekend. Norwich are relegated but Burnley and Everton both achieve huge wins in the battle to survive, with Jordan Pickford proving the French wrong. Does Leeds’ goal difference make them the new favourites to go down? Man City and Liverpool both ease to comfortable wins once again. But does the lack of peril in games and continued brilliance of both sides make this a boring title race for the neutral? Inexperienced Arsenal maintain their advantage over Spurs in the race for the top 4. Half of our panel are feeling very nervous about what could be a Championship promotion decider between Bournemouth and Forest on Tuesday. Plus Roy Hodgson mafioso, Rob Holding’s hair transplant, predicting who’ll go down next season and failing to deliver a firm opinion on Southampton. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Forest fans feeling sick (02m 30s) • PART 2a: Everton 1-0 Chelsea (05m 30s)  • PART 2b: The battle to beat the drop (17m 00s) • PART 3: The title race (30m 00s) • PART 4a: On This Day - the battle of the Bridge (41m 00s) • PART 4b: Arsenal, Spurs and the top 4 battle (45m 00s) • PART 5: Wolves 0-3 Brighton & Southampton 1-2 Palace (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Club reveal new manoeuvre
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Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Colin Millar into the pod after a wonderful midweek of Champions League semi-final football. Man City and Real Madrid contest a 4-3 thriller at the Etihad in their semi-final first leg. But will City rue not killing off the archetypal villain in the horror movie? Liverpool make lighter work of Villarreal as we pay homage to the fabulous Fabinho. Is 2-0 a dangerous lead in this instance? The Premier League weekend provides plenty of intrigue. Is the Saturday lunchtime trip to St James Park the most difficult game of Liverpool’s run-in? Who has the easier fixture this weekend between Arsenal and Spurs? And if Burnley win at Watford, are they well on the way to safety? Plus the saddest Premier League game ever and a guide to the Heimlich. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: You gotta love Champions League semis (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Man City 4-3 Real Madrid (05m 30s)  • PART 2a: Liverpool 2-0 Villarreal (20m 00s) • PART 2b: Newcastle v Liverpool and Leeds v Man City previews (28m 00s) • PART 3: The battle at the bottom (33m 00s) • PART 4: Arsenal, Spurs and the top 4 battle (47m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Alexander v Laurens (57m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
It’s them again
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Jimbo assembles the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens ahead of another massive midweek of action. PSG are champions but the ultras are protesting and Pochettino’s exit appears imminent. Might we see a swap deal with Spurs for Conte? Bayern are champions but everyone’s questioning when will this unhealthy dominance end. And are we about to enter Robert Lewandowski’s final year in Munich? Real Betis win the Copa Del Rey, their first silverware since 2005. A wonderful night for Seville, Joaquin and Manuel Pellegrini. It’s semi-final first leg week in Europe. On paper, it looks like a Liverpool Man City final in the Champions League. Can the Spanish sides again defy expectations? Plus hear why Leicester should fear Zaniolo, how Barcelona made unwanted history and how Salernitana might be about to complete the greatest of escapes.    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01m 30s) • PART 2: PSG win the title but lose Pochettino? (06m 00s)  • PART 3: Champions League semi-final previews (18m 00s) • PART 4a: Real Betis win the Copa Del Rey (33m 00s) • PART 4b: Bayern win their 10th Bundesliga in a row (38m 00s) • PART 4c: Europa League semi-final previews (43m 00s) • PART 5: Conference League semi-final previews (47m 00s) • PART 6: Napoli out of the title race as Barca lose at home again (54m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Throwing the keys down the drain
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Jimbo is alongside Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Adrian Clarke to dissect a big old weekend in the Premier League. An Origi inspired Liverpool eventually overcome Everton in the Merseyside derby to keep pace with Man City in the title race. The Toffees are now in the relegation zone. Is it a myth that Lampard is doing the best he can? It was a wonderful weekend for the reinvented Burnley and the aggressive Arsenal. But despite victory, there is a malaise at Chelsea. What does the imminent exit of Rudiger say about the state of the team? And is Eddie Howe the manager of the season? Plus Norwich’s missed opportunity, the end of skippy penalties and Adrian’s dream assists. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 2-0 Everton (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Burnley 1-0 Wolves and the picture at the bottom (12m 00s)  • PART 1c: Man City 5-1 Watford (17m 00s) • PART 2a: A look at the Champions League semis (23m 00s) • PART 2b: Arsenal 3-1 Man Utd (29m 00s) • PART 3: Chelsea 1-0 West Ham & Brentford 0-0 Spurs (43m 00s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Down bad
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Jimbo invites Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Flo Lloyd-Hughes to pod amid a seismic midweek in the Premier League. Liverpool hammer Manchester United at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s side get close to peak football. United meanwhile play like a team in a relegation battle. Ten Hag is confirmed. Where did it go wrong for Rangnick? There’s a Mario Kart race for the top 4 as Nketiah inspires Arsenal to a sensational victory at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the visit of United on Saturday. Fulham are back in the Premier League after their 3rd promotion in 5 years. Can the Cottagers and Mitrovic in particular perform in the top tier this time? We discuss the women’s Champions League semi-finals and the furore around the choice of stadia for this summer’s Euros. Plus Julien Laurens takes on Charlie Eccleshare in an epic Inter Totally semi-final, with the winner facing Daniel Storey in the final. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 4-0 Man United (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Man City v Watford & Liverpool v Everton previews (16m 00s)  • PART 2a: Fulham promoted to the Premier League (22m 00s) • PART 2b: Chelsea 2-4 Arsenal (27m 00s) • PART 2c: The weekend’s Premier League action (33m 00s) • PART 2d: Women’s Champions League semi previews (40m 00s) • PART 3: Inter Totally Cup – Eccleshare v Laurens (47m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Strong against the weak
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens survey the footballing landscape over the continent known as Europe. Real Madrid, Bayern and PSG edge tantalisingly close to claiming their respective titles. Christoph Biermann reflects on a mixed week in Europe for Nagelsmann’s champions elect and of course Eintracht Frankfurt in the Camp Nou. Resurgent Roma are flying the flag for Italy in Europe under Jose Mourinho while Milan could be on the verge of a billion Euro takeover. There are big wins for PSG and Lyon domestically but the fans remain unhappy and continue to protest. Michiel Jongsma tells us about the Dutch Cup final where PSV beat Ajax, who are in a precarious position as they prepare for life after ten Hag. Plus Gerard Pique’s controversial role in the Spanish Super Cup moving to Saudi Arabia. And Karim the Dream is catching. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2: Sevilla 2-3 Real Madrid and Barca out of the Europa League (06m 00s)  • PART 3a: Christoph Biermann on Frankfurt, Dortmund and Bayern (15m 00s) • PART 3b: The Gerard Pique controversy (33m 00s) • PART 4: Resurgent Roma and a Milan takeover? (38m 00s) • PART 5: PSV beat Ajax in the Dutch Cup final, with Michiel Jongsma (51m 00s) • PART 6: PSG and Lyon protests (58m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Space time
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Jimbo’s joined by Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Sasha Goryunov after FA Cup semi-final weekend and in the midst of another big Premier League week. Liverpool blow Man City away at Wembley with their first-half display to progress to Jurgen Klopp’s first FA Cup final. But why were City so bad? And how have Liverpool ended up with a deeper squad? The Reds will meet Chelsea after they sweep aside Palace with Loftus-Cheek and Werner finally starting to shine in a Chelsea shirt. In the Premier League, a Dyche-less Burnley still have a chance of staying up but Watford look done and dusted. Brighton discover their nasty side to take down Tottenham as Arsenal fail to take advantage in the top 4 race. Plus Pogba’s point of no return and the last knockings of Fernandinho and Kasper Schmeichel. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 3-2 Man City (04m 00s) • PART 2: Chelsea 2-0 Crystal Palace (21m 00s)  • PART 3a: Sean Dyche sacked as Burnley draw at West Ham (30m 00s) • PART 3b: Watford 1-2 Brentford (40m 00s) • PART 4a: Spurs 0-1 Brighton (48m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend and midweek (56m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
I will not learn
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Jimbo, Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Dom Fifield reconvene after a mammoth midweek and ahead of a mouth-watering weekend. Man City make it through to the last 4 of the Champions League after a game full of aggro at Atletico. The holders Chelsea are out after another incredible night in Madrid as Benzema and Modric bail Real out again. Where does Luka sit among the greats? Alvaro Romeo joins us to discuss Villarreal’s incredible win over Bayern, as the Yellow Submarine continue to showcase their second identity. Can they silence rock ‘n’ roll Liverpool? The FA Cup semi-finals see Liverpool face Man City again while Chelsea take on Crystal Palace who are looking to cap off an incredible season under Patrick Vieira. Erik ten Hag has agreed to step into the managerial hot seat at Old Trafford. Do United finally have a top-class coach? Plus protests, pitch invasions and players fraternising.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Atletico 0-0 Man City (01m 00s) • PART 2: Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea (08m 00s)  • PART 3a: Villarreal 1-0 Bayern with Alvaro Romeo (20m 00s) • PART 3b: Liverpool 3-3 Benfica (29m 00s) • PART 4: FA Cup semi-final previews (33m 00s) • PART 5a: Ten Hag to take over at Old Trafford (46m 00s) • PART 5b: The Premier League weekend (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
The place where amazing happens
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Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo preview a whole bunch of European quarter-final second legs. In the Champions League, Real Madrid look to get the job done against holders Chelsea while Villarreal hope to complete a remarkable upset against Bayern. Christoph Biermann tells us how doubt is creeping in in Munich – are Nagelsmann’s Bayern worse than Flick’s Bayern? Can the consistently inconsistent Lyon knock West Ham out of the Europa League? And will there be another ruckus with Roma as they trail in the Conference League against their nemesis Bodo/Glimt? Plus the Berlin derby, advantage Inter in the title race and Messi Junior versus Ronaldo Junior. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (04m 00s) • PART 2: Real Madrid v Chelsea preview (07m 00s)  • PART 3: Villarreal v Bayern, Atalanta v Leipzig and Eintracht v Barca with Christoph BIermann (15m 00s) • PART 4: Wednesday in the Champions League (34m 00s) • PART 5: The rest of the Europa & Conference League (44m 00s) • PART 6: Serie A title race and PSG hit Clermont for 6 (58m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
He means pavement
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adam Hurrey and Adrian Clarke into the pod after the biggest Premier League game of the season. Once again Man City and Liverpool can’t be separated as they draw 2-2 at the Etihad in a wonderful encounter. The panel discuss a rivalry that suits the millennial, the curious Gabriel Jesus and the most absurd image in recent Premier League history. The other Mersey-Manchester clash sees Everton earn a crucial 3 points with victory over Man United. Are this bottom 3 going to remain the bottom 3? And would we miss them? Elsewhere, Chelsea get surgical on Southampton, while Spurs showcase a front 3 bettered only by Liverpool’s, complete with the antics of flick-on merchant Harry Kane. And Daniel takes on Duncan Alexander in the first Inter Totally Cup semi-final. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City 2-2 Liverpool (04m 00s) • PART 2: Everton 1-0 Man Utd and the battle at the bottom (18m 30s)  • PART 3a: Southampton 0-6 Chelsea and the race for the top 4 (33m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49m 00s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Storey v Alexander (56m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Festival of the damned
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Jimbo is joined by Tom Williams, Natalie Gedra and Colin Millar after another seismic midweek in the world of football. Man City take on Liverpool this Sunday in a potential title decider. Who will prevail? City’s collective or Liverpool’s superior individuals? First Brentford, now Benzema at Stamford Bridge as Karim rises to score a hat-trick against Chelsea in the Champions League. How has he become so good so late in his career? Villarreal and Atletico also show their identity once again and for Atleti, it’s the Burnley of the Champions League.  Speaking of Burnley, The Athletic’s Andy Jones joins us to break down a pulsating victory over Everton in the Premier League, as the Toffees are forced to confront the unthinkable reality that they might be going down. Their opponents at Goodison on Saturday are Man United who may have Erik ten Hag in the dug-out next season. Would he be the most exciting appointment of the post Ferguson era? Plus draws, Vieira’s brilliant Palace and Grealish’s poor legs. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid (03m 30s) • PART 1b: Villarreal 1-0 Bayern (15m 00s)  • PART 2: Man City v Liverpool preview (22m 00s) • PART 3a: Burnley 3-2 Everton with Andy Jones (41m 00s) • PART 3b: Ten Hag to Old Trafford? (53m 00s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (57m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
How do you slow down a Ferrari?
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eye over the continent ahead of the Champions League quarter-finals. Could Man City be in danger of underestimating Simeone’s Atletico, with Joao Felix in his best ever vein of form for the club? And can Karim Benzema inspire Real Madrid to victory over the holders Chelsea? Bayern Munich face Villarreal but Christoph Biermann tells us how they might be in hot water for temporarily fielding 12 players at Freiburg. From hot water to sausage water, Tor-Kristian Karlsen previews Bodo/Glimt’s rematch with Roma in the Conference League. Domestically Barcelona beat Sevilla thanks to the seemingly harmless Pedri. And their new deal with Spotify could see song titles and artists on the front of their shirts. Plus the holy trinity of Mbappe, Messi and Neymar score in the same game for PSG for the very first time. But there’s still apathy and angst from the ultras. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2: Man City v Atleti & Chelsea v Real previews (07m 00s)  • PART 3: Benfica v Liverpool preview (17m 00s) • PART 4: Crucial wins for Inter and Napoli in Serie A (25m 00s) • PART 5a: Villarreal v Bayern preview and the latest from the Bundesliga with Christoph Biermann (34m 00s) • PART 5b: Barcelona 1-0 Sevilla (48m 00s) • PART 5c: Bodo/Glimt v Roma preview with Tor-Kristian Karlsen (51m 00s) • PART 6: Ligue 1 latest (59m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Mulled wine craze
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod after the return of Premier League football. Brentford batter the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as we all wonder how Christian Eriksen is doing this physically and mentally. Tottenham are also big winners on Sunday against Newcastle. Tactically can Conte’s Spurs be stopped? We look ahead to Burnley v Everton on Wednesday, a huge game at the bottom of the table. But do Lampard – and indeed Gerrard - think they’re too good for the jobs they currently have? Plus after another lacklustre Man United display, is Ralf Rangnick the worst managerial appointment by a Big Six club ever?  And in the final Inter Totally Cup quarter-final, Charlie takes on Dom Fifield. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea 1-4 Brentford (03m 00s) • PART 2: Spurs 5-1 Newcastle (20m 00s)  • PART 3a: The World Cup draw (31m 00s) • PART 3b: The PL title race and the battle to stay up (34m 00s) • PART 3c: Man United 1-1 Leicester (46m 00s) • PART 3d: The rest of the Premier League weekend & Rangers 1-2 Celtic (49m 00s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Eccleshare v Fifield (57m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
Gucci towel on a private beach
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Jimbo’s back alongside Carl Anka, Duncan Alexander and Dan Bardell to close the international window and look ahead to the return of the Premier League. Carl regales us with tales of his trip to Nigeria as Ghana progress to the World Cup while Mane and some lasers see off Salah’s Egypt. Meanwhile England players stick together as Maguire gets booed by his own fans. The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur is part of a record-breaking attendance at the Clasico at the Camp Nou, a momentous occasion for women’s football and another chance to hail the greatest sports team on the planet. The Premier League returns with the title and top 4 race getting back underway. Are Arsenal or Spurs the favourites? And how embarrassed should they be if Man United get 4th? Plus the Wolves Villa rivalry, Frank Lampard loses at FIFA and Mike Dean becomes VAR. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Ghana qualify for the World Cup (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Senegal knock out Salah and other international business (10m 00s)  • PART 2: Barcelona Femenino 5-2 Real Madrid Femenino with Charlotte Harpur (22m 00s) • PART 3: The PL title race and top 4 race (31m 00s) • PART 4: Wolves v Villa and the rest of the Premier League weekend (43m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Alexander v Hooper (51m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Prime nobody territory
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Lynsey Hooper is in the hot seat, with Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Laurie Whitwell for company in the midst of a momentous international break. Gareth Bale silences his critics with a brace for Wales and one of the best free-kicks of all time. Where might his club career take him when he leaves Madrid in the summer? European champions Italy are out of the World Cup after a shock defeat to North Macedonia. Filip Mishov tells us how the underdogs can do the same to Portugal. Canada qualify for their first World Cup since 1986. But can they do it on a warm night in Qatar? Plus Ten Hag, Hegerberg and the dilemma facing players regarding a move next summer. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: VAR at the Oscars (01m 30s) • PART 2: Wales 2-1 Austria (04m 30s)  • PART 3a: Italy 0-1 North Macedonia (17m 00s) • PART 3b: Portugal v North Macedonia preview with Filip Mishov (24m 30s) • PART 3c: Ronaldo, Kane & Lewandowski (30m 00s) • PART 4: CAF & CONCACAF – Canada qualify (40m 00s) • PART 5: Ten Hag & Hegerberg (49m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
Jollof and everything in between
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It’s an international week with potentially huge implications for the World Cup in Qatar. Jimbo, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams discuss the last chance for Bale, Ramsey and co to qualify for a World Cup as Wales take on Austria in their play-off semi-final. Portugal and Italy could face each other if they get past their semis. Who’s feeling more pessimistic? The Portuguese or the Italians? Tiago Estevao and James Horncastle tell us. In the African play-offs, it’s Senegal v Egypt and Ghana v Nigeria. Carl Anka joins us from Ghana to describe the rivalry between the two nations.  Plus players that assisted Gerrard and a big international week for Kane and Clauss. And an Inter Totally Cup quarter-final with an international flavour - Julien Laurens v Benji Lanyado. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Wales v Austria preview (04m 30s) • PART 2: Portugal v Turkey preview with Tiago Estevao (16m 00s)  • PART 3: Italy v North Macedonia preview with James Horncastle (27m 00s) • PART 4: Ghana v Nigeria preview with Carl Anka (39m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Laurens v Lanyado (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Fotheringham Day
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Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo after a huge weekend of football across the continent. Barcelona batter Real Madrid in the Bernabeu in a game that showcases Xavi’s managerial talents but also maybe Carlo Ancelotti’s shortcomings. Will this leave a black mark on his record that he can’t recover from. Roma run riot in the Rome derby over Lazio with Tammy Abraham continuing to break records in front of his adoring public. PSG are beaten for the 4th away game in a row as Monaco win 3-0. The worst performance of the QSI era says Jules. And Christoph Biermann gives us the latest from the Bundesliga where Bochum’s game with Monchengladbach is abandoned due to beer thrown at officials. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Real Madrid 0-4 Barcelona (05m 30s)  • PART 2b: Champions League draw reaction (16m 00s)  • PART 3: Roma 3-0 Lazio and the Europa & Conference League draws (23m 00s) • PART 4: The latest from the Bundesliga with Christoph Biermann (36m 00s) • PART 5: Monaco 3-0 PSG (50m 00s) • PART 6: Racism rears its head in Italy and Spain (58m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Classic batting collapse
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Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dom Fifield and Adrian Clarke to dissect all the FA Cup and Premier League action. Nottingham Forest’s cup run comes to an end against Liverpool but there seems to be something brewing at the City Ground under Steve Cooper.  Liverpool will face Man City, who play like they have 13 players against Southampton. And it’s Chelsea up against Palace in a semi-final complicated by Palace’s co-owners trying to buy Chelsea. Tottenham and Arsenal are both victorious in the race for the top 4 in the Premier League. But why are the celebration police after Arsenal? Leeds complete an incredible comeback at Wolves to secure a massive win in their bid to stay up. But will Jesse Marsch be happy with their chaotic style of play? Plus we bring you the first Inter Totally Cup quarter-final between Daniel and Flo Lloyd-Hughes. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Southampton 1-4 Man City (09m 00s)  • PART 2: Crystal Palace 4-0 Everton and the Chelsea ownership situation (15m 00s)  • PART 3a: Spurs 3-1 West Ham & Villa 0-1 Arsenal (31m 00s) • PART 3b: Wolves 2-3 Leeds & Leicester 2-1 Brentford (42m 00s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Storey v Lloyd-Hughes (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Cracks appearing
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Jimbo rustles up Duncan Alexander, Colin Millar and Sasha Goryunov for some forensic analysis on the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup. It’s time to talk about the state of Man United as they get knocked out of Europe by Atletico. And there’s an abundance of difficult to beat Spanish sides with good knock-out coaches in the quarter-finals. Also, could the lack of the away goals rule lead to ties at neutral venues? Liverpool are 2-0 winners at Arsenal to close the gap on the leaders to one point. Find out why City and Liverpool could be set up for a baseball schedule and why Villa v Arsenal is the Gunners’ biggest game of the season. Matt Davies-Adams helps us preview the FA Cup quarter-finals, with the Championship’s form team Forest taking on Liverpool while Middlesbrough look to conquer Tuchel’s Chelsea. Plus sailing, the Seagulls and squeaky bum time. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man United 0-1 Atletico (05m 00s) • PART 2: The rest of the midweek Champions League midweek (22m 00s)  • PART 3a: Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool (36m 00s)  • PART 3b: Brighton 0-2 Spurs and the PL weekend (44m 00s) • PART 4a: Nottingham Forest v Liverpool preview with Matt Davies-Adams (53m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the FA Cup quarter-finals (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Knife between their teeth
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Jimbo and the Euro crew are back ahead of another seismic week of Champions League football. After their exit last week, PSG’s fans turn on the team, booing Neymar and Messi’s every touch. It seems time’s up for Leonardo and Pochettino. Are we about to see a Wenger and Zidane dream team? Can Cristiano inspire Man United to victory over Atletico on Tuesday? And will Juventus be OK against Villarreal now they’re rid of the away goals rule? We talk Turkey with Banu Yelkovan as Trabzonspor are on the verge of a first title in 38 years. And Galatasaray could claim the scalp of Barcelona in the Europa League. Plus Mustang and the return of Magath in the Bundesliga. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2: Man Utd v Atletico preview (06m 00s)  • PART 3a: PSG fans turn on the players (14m 00s)  • PART 3b: Juventus v Villarreal preview (25m 00s) • PART 4a: Bundesliga round-up (38m 00s) • PART 4b: Trabzonspor close in on Turkish title with Banu Yelkovan (40m 00s) • PART 4c: Europa League & Conference League highlights (53m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Dirty protest
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Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado after another blockbuster weekend of Premier League delights. Arsenal win 5 in a row and are back in the top 4 ahead of the visit of Liverpool on Wednesday. We pay tribute to non-showy Odegaard and his enormous football brain. And from a Liverpool standpoint, is this the best time to cash in on Salah? Cristiano Ronaldo is back in form ahead of the visit of his favourite opponent Atletico in the Champions League. But are Everton about to exit the Premier League? Matt Jones from The Blue Room tells us about reality dawning on the Goodison faithful. There’s an epic Inter Totally clash between Charlie and James Horncastle. Plus Yarmolenko, a season changer for Leeds and Jacob Ramsey for England. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal 2-0 Leicester & Brighton 0-2 Liverpool (03m 00s) • PART 2: Man Utd 3-2 Spurs (19m 00s)  • PART 3a: Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle (29m 00s)  • PART 3b: Everton 0-1 Wolves with Matt Jones (35m 00s) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40m 00s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Eccleshare v Horncastle (52m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Absolute shipwreck
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Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Duncan Alexander as perhaps two grandiose football projects come to an end. Roman Abramovich is sanctioned meaning that Chelsea Football Club are frozen as a commercial asset. What does it all mean? The Athletic’s Matt Slater takes us into uncharted territory. PSG collapse again as Real Madrid overcome the Parisians in the Champions League. How good is Benzema and why does this exit hurt more than any other for PSG? In the Premier League this weekend, the panel all make Spurs favourites at Old Trafford, while wondering if an Everton relegation would be the biggest in decades. Plus there’s Adele stats, offsides provoked and Cottee in disguise. And it’s the Inter Totally match-up everyone has been waiting for – Michael Cox versus Daniel Storey. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Abramovich sanctioned with Matt Slater (02m 00s) • PART 2: Real Madrid 3-1 PSG (07m 30s)  • PART 3: The rest of the Champions League midweek (29m 00s)  • PART 4: Man Utd v Spurs and Arsenal v Leicester previews (39m 00s) • PART 5: The battle at the bottom (50m 00s) • PART 6: Inter Totally Cup – Cox v Storey (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Hips don’t lie
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Jimbo signals James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Christoph Biermann into the pod ahead of the return of European club competition. PSG could be without the injured Kylian Mbappe for their crucial Champions League clash with Real Madrid. It doesn’t get more Spursy than that. Is it time to see more from Messi? Do Salzburg have a shot against a Bayern side that appear to have taken the last few weeks off? The old guard of Barca and Atleti are back in the top 4 of La Liga. And the lead changes hands in Serie A yet again as Milan win at Napoli. Plus Tammy and Tomori – the most in form English players in their positions right now. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 30s) • PART 2: Liverpool v Inter & Bayern v Salzburg previews (07m 30s)  • PART 3: Real Madrid v PSG preview (22m 00s)  • PART 4: Europa League & Conference League previews (36m 00s) • PART 5: The best of Ligue 1, La Liga and Serie A (45m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2022
On the train up to a stag do eyes
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In the pod with Jimbo, it’s Adam Hurrey, Daniel Storey and Matt Davies-Adams casting an eye over another memorable Premier League weekend. City outclass United again in the derby as Rangnick’s senior players go missing and there’s some panto punditry on show. Arsenal go 4th but have we been burnt by the Gunners before? And Norwich are beaten by Brentford as Dean Smith becomes even more haunted. There’s the latest Inter Totally Cup clash as Rory Smith takes on Lynsey Hooper. Plus Toney’s penalties, Sharpey’s record and Shelvey’s apology. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City 4-1 Man Utd (04m 30s) • PART 2a: Watford 2-3 Arsenal (21m 00s)  • PART 2b: Burnley 0-4 Chelsea (27m 30s)  • PART 2c: Norwich 1-3 Brentford (33m 00s) • PART 3: Morrison, Watkins and Newcastle’s social media (39m 00s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Smith v Hooper (52m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Birmingham Baggio
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Jimbo, Tom Williams, Adrian Clarke and Charlie Eccleshare tackle another huge midweek and weekend in the world of football. Roman Abramovich announces his intention to sell Chelsea. The Athletic’s Adam Crafton joins us to discuss how we got here. Spurs are eliminated from the FA Cup by Championship Middlesbrough. What now for Harry Kane? One of the best players of his generation who could end up trophyless In the Premier League, Jesse Marsch prepares to take his new Leeds team to Leicester. The Other Bundesliga’s Lee Wingate describes how it went wrong at Leipzig. Could the same happen again? It’s the Manchester derby as United look to win at the Etihad for the 4th visit in a row. Julien Laurens takes on Matt Davies-Adams in a feisty Inter Totally Cup encounter. Plus Steve Potts, man to man marking punishments and no look passes. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Adam Crafton on Abramovich’s intended sale of Chelsea (04m 00s) • PART 2: Middlesbrough 1-0 Spurs and the FA Cup midweek (20m 00s)  • PART 3a: Lee Wingate on what Leeds can expect from Jesse Marsch (35m 00s)  • PART 3b: Leicester v Leeds and the battle at the bottom (40m 00s) • PART 4: The Manchester derby & Liverpool v West Ham (51m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Davies-Adams v Laurens (62m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Eight-dimensional chess
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Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo dissect another big weekend across the continent. Sevilla are victorious in the derby against Betis on Sunday. Can West Ham topple the kings of the Europa League in the Europa League? Staying in Spain, Barcelona continue to benefit from having the best transfer window in Europe as Aubameyang continues to show his class. It was a huge weekend for Napoli who go top of the table in Serie A. Can Spalletti’s side go all the way? Dortmund slip up again and in France, Payet and Milik can’t get on at Marseille. Plus will Mbappe stick around to become PSG’s all-time top scorer? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (01m 00s) • PART 2: The Seville derby and the Europa League draw (06m 00s)  • PART 3: Bundesliga and Serie A latest (25m 00s)  • PART 4: Ligue 1 and the Conference League draw (36m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
The man made me write it
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Jimbo is joined by Sasha Goryunov, Daniel Storey and Natalie Gedra in the midst of another non-stop week in the world of football. Liverpool win the Carabao Cup on penalties after Kepa comes on, fails to save any penalties and then misses the crucial spot-kick. Did Tuchel get it wrong? And is Mendy the best goalkeeper in the world? Leeds bids an emotional farewell to Marcelo Bielsa as The Athletic’s Phil Hay tries to sum up the efforts of a manager who made Leeds a must-watch. The FA Cup midweek 5th round will be headlined by Boreham Wood’s trip to Everton. BT Sport’s Adam Summerton tells us what makes The Wood formidable opposition for the Toffees. And in the Inter Totally Cup, Sasha takes on the debuting Flo Lloyd-Hughes. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Sasha’s perspective on Russia (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Liverpool win the Carabao Cup (10m 00s)  • PART 2a: Phil Hay on Leeds replacing Bielsa with Marsch (24m 00s)  • PART 2b: The battle at the bottom & Everton 0-1 Man City (40m 00s) • PART 3: Boreham Wood’s prospects at Everton with Adam Summerton (47m 00s) • PART 4a: Man Utd 0-0 Watford (55m 00s) • PART 4b: Inter Totally Cup – Goryunov v Lloyd-Hughes (58m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Jimbo on Football Clichés!
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Your charming host of the Totally Football Show is Adam Hurrey's latest guest on the excellent Football Clichés, also part of the Athletic podcast network. If you're not yet a subscriber, search for Football Clichés everywhere you get your pods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 25, 2022
Counterfeit cigarette salesmen
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Jimbo is alongside Rory Smith, Carl Anka and Duncan Alexander to cast an eye over the footballing landscape this week. A bad performance but a good result as Man United draw at Atletico. Hear why they need to calm down and Elanga needs to start. The League Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool looms this weekend, with Tuchel’s weird Lukaku situation and Liverpool having hammered Leeds 6-0. Can Liverpool actually overtake Man City in the title race or is that easier said than done? Tottenham and Conte come crashing down to Earth with defeat at Turf Moor. The Athletic’s Andy Jones tells us how Burnley got back on track. Plus painter-decorator Keith Houchen, Juve’s 20s strike force and vote Weghorst. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Football’s pursuit of power (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Atletico Madrid 1-1 Man Utd preview (04m 00s)  • PART 2a: The rest of the Champions League midweek(17m 00s)  • PART 2b: Chelsea v Liverpool preview (27m 00s) • PART 3: Burnley 1-0 Spurs with Andy Jones (40m 00s) • PART 4: The weekend’s Premier League fixtures (50m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Clarke v Lanyado (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
The magic beans they sold the cow for
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Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo back into the pod ahead of another huge midweek of competition. Atletico face Man United in the Champions League after a good weekend win but a pretty wretched 2 months. Lille travel to Stamford Bridge with Jonathan David looking to impress some potential suitors. And Dusan Vlahovic makes his Champions League debut for Juve at Villarreal. Napoli host Barcelona in the Europa League after a handsome win at Valencia where Aubameyang and “best in the world” Pedri shine. But can Ferran Torres live up to his superstar signing status? Dortmund lose to Rangers and then hammer Monchengladbach 6-0. Christoph Biermann struggles to get his head around this team. PSG are defeated at Nantes as efforts to keep Kylian Mbappe intensify. Plus in Serie A, nobody wants to win the title as Milan and Inter slip up. And we show some love to the human highlight reel Fabio Quagliarella. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Rollercoaster week for PSG (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (07m 00s)  • PART 2a: Atletico Madrid v Man Utd preview (13m 00s)  • PART 2b: Villarreal v Juventus preview (19m 30s) • PART 2c: Chelsea v Lille preview (24m 30s) • PART 3a: Dortmund get ready for Rangers with Christoph Biermann (30m 00s) • PART 3b: Napoli v Barcelona and other Europa League highlights (39m 00s) • PART 4: Real Madrid cruising while the Milan clubs slip up (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Pleasant unpleasantness
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Nooruddean Choudry and Matt Davies-Adams unpack a brilliant Premier League weekend as the title race restarts.  Tottenham shock City at the Etihad in a performance inspired by Harry Kane and perfect counter-attacking goals. Will Pep be happier now he has the antagonist that is Liverpool back in his sights? There’s an old school game to remember at Elland Road as Noz discusses what makes Leeds and Man United such hated rivals. At the bottom, there were big wins for Burnley and Watford, which is bad news for Brentford and Everton. And was Villa’s defeat to the Hornets one of the stories of the weekend? Matchday 2 of the Inter Totally Cup sees Dom Fifield take on Tom Williams with both looking to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. Plus Paul Ince and the misadventures of Meikayla Moore. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Do we have a title race? (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Man City 2-3 Spurs (06m 00s)  • PART 1c: Liverpool 3-1 Norwich (17m 30s)  • PART 2a: Leeds 2-4 Man Utd (22m 00s) • PART 2b: The return of the Guv’nor and Moore makes history (33m 00s) • PART 3: The battle at the bottom of the Premier League (39m 00s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Fifield v Williams (51m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Soldado special
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Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke into the pod in a week packed full of Champions League and Premier League action. Liverpool emerge from a tough game at Inter with a comfortable 2-0 scoreline as we rave about Van Dijk and Perisic. There’s also plenty of raving about Mbappe but less so about Real Madrid. In the Premier League, it’s the reverse fixtures from Matchweek 1 which allows us to revisit our early season takes gone wrong. From Lukaku to Crystal Palace. Spurs are off to the Etihad, as Antonio Conte’s head goes again in an interview to Sky Italia criticising Tottenham’s January business. It’s the first round of the 2022 Inter Totally Cup as Duncan takes on Alvaro Romeo in a battle of quiz wits. Plus evaluating Rodgers, Hasenhuttl and how anybody ever lost a lead before the introduction of the back-pass rule. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: PSG 1-0 Real Madrid (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Sporting 0-5 Man City & Salzburg 1-1 Barcelona (10m 00s)  • PART 1c: Inter 0-2 Liverpool (15m 00s)  • PART 2: Revisiting the opening weekend and our hot takes (23m 00s) • PART 3: Goals per game, the back-pass rule and Brendan Rodgers (36m 00s) • PART 4a: The battle at the bottom of the Premier League (43m 00s) • PART 4b: Inter Totally Cup – Alexander v Romeo (54m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
If Bayern allows it
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Jimbo and the Euro crew jump back into the pod as the Champions League returns with the knockout stages. PSG host Real Madrid in a game featuring Messi, Ramos and a boat load of narrative. But are the Parisians anything without Kylian Mbappe? Liverpool travel to San Siro as Inter face their biggest European game in a decade. Can they cope with Liverpool’s intensity without Barella? The Europa League and Conference League return too with Barcelona Napoli the standout fixture, as Xavi’s side look to save their season with silverware. Christoph Biermann is back to discuss Bochum thrashing Bayern and his music career. Plus incredible goals and the unsackable Inzaghi. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2a: PSG v Real Madrid preview (06m 00s)  • PART 2b: Barcelona v Napoli preview (20m 00s)  • PART 2c: Inter v Liverpool preview (28m 00s) • PART 3a: Christoph Biermann on Bayern’s week at Bochum and Salzburg (33m 00s) • PART 3b: Sporting v Man City preview (44m 00s) • PART 4: More from the Europa League & Conference League (48m 00s) • PART 5: Big wins for Milan and Atletico (52m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Internonticental
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Tom Williams into the pod after another dramatic weekend in the Premier League. In Abu Dhabi, Chelsea become world champions by beating Palmeiras, as Tuchel wins in front of Abramovich. But why don’t neutrals care more? Domestically, Spurs suffer a third straight league defeat at the hands of Wolves, with some straight-talking from Conte once again. Can anything more be gained by telling Tottenham’s players how terrible they are? Leicester are denied victory right at the death by West Ham. Are we wrong to sneer at the achievements of Brendan Rodgers at the King Power and beyond? Newcastle put in an un-Eddie Howe performance with victory over Villa while an Iwobi-inspired Everton run riot against Leeds.  Plus Sterling, Souness and the draw for the first round of the 2022 Inter Totally Cup! RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea are world champions – why don’t we care? (03m 00s) • PART 2: Tottenham 0-2 Wolves (17m 00s)  • PART 3a: Leicester 2-2 West Ham and more on Kurt’s cats (28m 00s)  • PART 3b: Man Utd 1-1 Southampton (38m 00s) • PART 4a: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45m 00s) • PART 4b: The draw for the 2022 Inter Totally Cup! (59m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Barging the expert out the way
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Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Nick Miller and Lynsey Hooper into the pod amid a hectic Premier League schedule. Southampton win a thriller at Spurs as we debate the ceiling on the likes of Ward-Prowse and Broja. And the hubris of Antonio Conte. Elsewhere, there’s some Weghorst love, Wilfried Zaha channels Peter Devine and Dan James is outshining Cristiano Ronaldo on the road. Frank Lampard’s Everton are looking nervously over their shoulders as they take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds. Natalie Gedra is in Abu Dhabi to preview the Club World Cup final as Chelsea take on a hungry and focussed Palmeiras. Plus Asprilla’s Newcastle debut, footballing truths, games in hand and the neutral’s favourite Premier League players. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Kurt’s cats (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Tottenham 2-3 Southampton (07m 30s)  • PART 2b: Burnley 1-1 Man Utd (14m 30s)  • PART 3a: Mitrovic and the WSL title showdown (22m 30s) • PART 3b: Newcastle 3-1 Everton & games in hand (25m 30s) • PART 4a: Villa 3-3 Leeds & Norwich 1-1 Palace (38m 00s) • PART 4b: The Premier League weekend (43m 00s) • PART 5a: On This Day and footballing myths (49m 00s)  • PART 5b: Chelsea v Palmeiras preview with Natalie Gedra (52m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Under 19 level
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The Euro crew are back as Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo take in a huge weekend across the continent. Milan boost their title hopes with a derby win over Inter, while Vlahovic and Zakaria enjoy dream debuts for Juventus. Barcelona have their shooting boots on against Atletico as Xavi gets the best of Simeone, for whom nothing can go right. PSG also win big in Lille to go 13 points clear, as everyone enjoys the sight of Messi in the middle. Christoph Biermann is back to tell us about Bayern going 9 points clear, Koln’s crazy coach and Dortmund being the problem child of the Bundesliga.  Plus Kristof Terreur informs us about Union Saint-Gilloise, Tony Bloom’s promoted underdogs who are leading the way in Belgium. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2: Milan win the derby & some spectacular Juve debuts (06m 30s)  • PART 3: Barcelona 4-2 Atletico (16m 00s)  • PART 4a: Balotelli, Giovinco and Italy’s striker search (27m 00s) • PART 4b: Bayern go 9 points clear with Christoph Biermann (30m 00s) • PART 5a: Lille 1-5 PSG (40m 00s) • PART 5b: The rise of USG with Kristof Terreur (47m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
King of the shenanigans
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Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Matt Davies-Adams and Flo Lloyd-Hughes after a huge weekend of FA Cup shocks and the AFCON final. Non-league Boreham Wood beat Bournemouth to reach round 5. Kidderminster almost join them but are overcome by Declan Rice FC. Nottingham Forest thrash the holders Leicester. But are they chasing a pointless dream and should promotion to the Premier League be the real goal? And will Cooper, Johnson and Spence be there next season? Man United are knocked out by Middlesbrough on penalties. Are the hungry fans watching Rangnick’s good plan executed in a mediocre fashion? Senegal and Sadio Mane finally shed the weight of previous failures by winning their first ever AFCON title. Maher Mezahi has more from Cameroon. Plus tiny tables, Chris Hughton and the pass of the season. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Boreham Wood through, Kidderminster almost (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Nottingham Forest 4-1 Leicester (10m 00s)  • PART 2a: Middlesbrough knock out Man United (21m 00s)  • PART 2b: Other FA Cup highlights (31m 00s) • PART 3a: Senegal win AFCON with Maher Mezahi (35m 00s) • PART 3b: Chris Hughton to become Ghana manager (48m 00s) • PART 4: EFL, WSL and the PL week to come (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
The new net spend
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Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Adrian Clarke and Colin Millar ahead of FA Cup 4th round weekend. How seriously should teams like West Ham and Everton take the cup? Or does Frank Lampard need to concentrate on his new chat show? Deadline day saw Alli and Auba on the move. Can Dele return to the raging fire he once was? And was it the right time to bid Aubameyang goodbye? Aaron Ramsey arrives at Rangers but then watches his new team get torn apart by Celtic and overtaken at the top of the table. The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell fills us in on a very busy week in Scottish football, including a Raith Rovers reversal. Maher Mezahi watches Senegal advance to the AFCON final, inspired by the great Sadio Mane. Plus we preview potentially the biggest six-pointer in Premier League history. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Alli & Auba on the move (02m 00s) • PART 2: Ramsey, Rangers and Raith with Jordan Campbell (18m 00s)  • PART 3: FA Cup 4th round preview (28m 00s)  • PART 4: Burnley v Watford preview & Lamps’ first game in charge (46m 00s) • PART 5a: EFL & WCQ latest (55m 00s) • PART 5b: Senegal 3-1 Burkina Faso with Maher Mezahi (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Spectacularity
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Jimbo, Tom Williams, Charlie Eccleshare and a Cameroon-based Daniel Storey take in all the football from around the globe.  Frank Lampard is finally confirmed as the new Everton manager. The panel try to determine what kind of a manager Lampard is and why we’ll always compare him to Gerrard. With the transfer window closing, we look at Liverpool’s statement signing of Luis Diaz and the succession plan for Mane and Salah. Plus the Premier League bids a perhaps temporary farewell to one of the most exciting players in the world, Adama Traore. Meanwhile we wax lyrical about some big Newcastle signings in the shape of Bruno Guimaraes and possibly Hugo Ekitike. Can Senegal finally live up to the hype and secure their first AFCON title? Plus The Athletic’s Joshua Kloke reports on Canada’s famous 2-0 win over USA. They’re young, fun and on their way to Qatar? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Events in Colwyn Bay and Cameroon (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Lampard arrives at Everton (09m 00s)  • PART 2: Deadline day – the players who did and didn’t turn down Tottenham (18m 00s)  • PART 3: Deadline day – Newcastle doing big business (37m 00s) • PART 4a: AFCON semis to come (47m 00s) • PART 4b: Canada 2-0 USA with Joshua Kloke (57m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Ever ever
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Jimbo is joined this week by Duncan Alexander, Dom Fifield and Maher Mezahi. Tragedy strikes at the Africa Cup of Nations with 8 people killed in crushes outside the Olembe Stadium in Cameroon. On the pitch, it’s quarter-final weekend with the North African derby between Egypt and Morocco the headline act. In the Premier League, have Watford finally made a sensible managerial appointment in the shape of Roy Hodgson? Could he be the man to finally give them a clean sheet? Greg O’Keefe is back to discuss an episode of Ted Lasso set in Merseyside aka Everton’s search for a new manager. Fans want Vitor Pereira out before he’s in and Pereira conducts his job interview on Sky Sports News. Could Frank Lampard be on his way to Goodison? Are we all too scathing of his past managerial achievements? Plus transfer talk and the prospect of van de Beek at Selhurst Park. Plus the story of Messi’s career in xG. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The tragic stadium crush in Cameroon (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Events on the pitch at AFCON (10m 00s)  • PART 2: Roy returns at Watford (26m 00s)  • PART 3: The Everton managerial sideshow with Greg O’Keefe (35m 00s) • PART 4: Transfer talk and Messi xG (47m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
Cut the fig
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The Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo assemble after another dramatic weekend across the continent. Real Madrid, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid all come from 2-0 down to salvage something in La Liga. But can Ousmane Dembele salvage his career after Barca tell him he’s no longer welcome at Camp Nou? There’s a top of the table clash in the Netherlands as leaders PSV took on the inexplicably not leaders Ajax. Yordi Yamali has more. Lionel Messi returns for PSG but it’s Marco Verratti who turns goalscorer supreme in their 4-0 win over Reims. And why won’t Poch play the kids? Thiago Motta is earning his managerial stripes as Spezia go from strength to strength in Serie A. And Super Mario Balotelli is back with the Azzurri. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01m 30s) • PART 2: A weekend of comebacks in La Liga (05m 00s)  • PART 3: Ligue 1 – Messi returns for PSG (19m 00s)  • PART 4a: Bundesliga bulletin (31m 00s) • PART 4b: PSV 1-2 Ajax with Yordi Yamali (32m 00s) • PART 5: Motta flying at Spezia and Balotelli back with the Azzurri (38m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
A reality that wasn’t there
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Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey into the pod after the final weekend of Premier League action for a fortnight. Man City drop points while Liverpool emerge unscathed from their spell without Salah and Mane. Could the title race actually be back on? The race for the top 4 is wide open as Chelsea swot aside Spurs once again. Did Conte show too much of an inferiority complex? At the bottom, it’s looking bleak for Everton as Big Dunc’s battle cries can’t make up for a lack of quality playmakers. There’s lots of love for Thiago Silva, Declan Rice, Mohammed Salisu and Bruno Lage Plus the latest from AFCON. And Sasha eats all the pies. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Man Utd 1-0 West Ham (12m 00s)  • PART 1c: Arsenal 0-0 Wolves & Brentford 1-2 Wolves (18m 00s)  • PART 2a: Everton 0-1 Aston Villa (29m 00s) • PART 2b: The battle at the bottom (35m 00s) • PART 3: Forest 2-1 Derby and Southampton 1-1 Man City (42m 00s) • PART 4a: Palace 1-3 Liverpool and Leicester 1-1 Brighton (49m 00s) • PART 4b: AFCON last 16 preview (64m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Flabby midsection
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Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Dan Bardell to oversee a Premier League weekend chock full of narrative. The complexion of Everton v Aston Villa is changed completely by Big Dunc taking the helm, up against Stevie G on Merseyside again. David Moyes returns to Old Trafford again as West Ham face a Rangnick side still waiting to play 90 good minutes within the same match. In midweek, Tottenham complete a historic comeback at Leicester with Antonio Conte transforming the mentality of his squad. But what’s happened to Chelsea and why are they all so miserable? The panel discusses the prospect of watching Christian Eriksen play football again if he does indeed join his fellow Danes at Brentford. Maher Mezahi gives us the latest from AFCON as Ghana go out and Gabon progress despite the most shambolic preparations possible.  Plus Fulham attempting a Peterborough. And Nutella – the ketchup of professional cycling. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Leicester 2-3 Tottenham (05m 30s) • PART 1b: Brighton 1-1 Chelsea (14m 00s)  • PART 2a: Everton v Aston Villa preview (26m 00s)  • PART 2b: The battle at the bottom – and in the middle (34m 00s) • PART 3: Eriksen to Brentford? Plus Brentford 1-3 Man Utd (44m 00s) • PART 4: The latest from AFCON with Maher Mezahi (57m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Used car salesman
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Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo dissect the weekend action on the continent. Real Madrid win the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia with Ancelotti and Modric remaining evergreen. But the real headlines are made back home in the Copa Del Rey with the Betis derby suspended and completed 24 hours later behind closed doors after a missile strikes Joan Jordan. Bordeaux suspend Laurent Koscielny and sink to second bottom of Ligue 1 after a 6-0 defeat to Rennes. In Italy, Nani debuts for Venezia, Paulo Dybala might be on the way out of Juventus and the panel debate whether Ciro Immobile is any good or not. And Christoph Biermann gives us the latest from the Bundesliga where Erling Haaland raises questions about his future and Union finally give Berlin a team to be proud of. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2: Real win the Super Cup and madness in the Seville derby (06m 30s)  • PART 3: The Bundesliga bulletin with Christoph Biermann (20m 00s)  • PART 4: Nani, Dybala and how good is Immobile? (32m 00s) • PART 5: The debacle at Bordeaux (49m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Greetings fellow kids
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Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Charlie Eccleshare after a weekend packed full of talking points. While there’s a controversial postponement of the North London derby, Leeds just carry on playing and win at West Ham. Does Bielsa get enough credit? Is Declan Rice being pushed too far forward? Plus what’s up with the different size dinner tables at Man United? The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe has details on chaos club Everton sacking Rafa Benitez and perhaps the imminent return of Roberto Martinez to Goodison Park. Chelsea are beaten by Manchester City again as we ask why Tuchel’s side can’t put together a long winning streak. And why do they continue to misuse Lukaku? Plus Caulker v Zaha at AFCON, James Ward-Prowse’s crumpled technique and paintballing with Temuri Ketsbaia. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: That North London derby postponement (01m 30s) • PART 1b: West Ham 2-3 Leeds (13m 00s)  • PART 2: Aston Villa 2-2 Man Utd (23m 30s)  • PART 3a: Everton sack Rafa Benitez with Greg O’Keefe (36m 00s) • PART 3b: Newcastle 1-1 Watford (49m 00s) • PART 4a: On This Day and the rest of the Premier League weekend (53m 00s) • PART 4b: AFCON – Algeria’s 35 game unbeaten run comes to an end (67m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
There’s no decimal place in football
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Jimbo welcomes back Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Dom Fifield ahead of a weekend fixture list packed full of potential drama. Chelsea breeze past Spurs in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Now they travel to the Etihad, needing a win against Man City to keep the title race alive. So with a point probably being a great result, how will Pep approach this match? As for Spurs, it’s the North London derby and the first managerial meeting of Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta. Will we see the all-action Conte on the touchline once again after a few dispiriting performances? There’s huge controversy at AFCON with the referee at Tunisia v Mali blowing the full-time whistle early. Not once but twice. Maher Mezahi was there and fills us in on the latest goings on at the tournament. We discuss Newcastle’s Chris Wood, Sierra Leone’s Steven Caulker and Michael Olise – the new Adnan Januzaj? Plus goal average. How was that ever a thing? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Chelsea through to the Carabao Cup final (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Man City v Chelsea preview (08m 00s)  • PART 2: Spurs v Arsenal & Brighton v Palace – two big derbies (16m 00s)  • PART 3: Controversy at AFCON with Maher Mezahi (26m 00s) • PART 4: West Ham v Leeds & Aston Villa v Man Utd previews (41m 00s) • PART 5: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
An assault on the rulebook
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The Totally Football Show European Edition returns for 2022 with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. No doubting the game of the weekend across the continent as Juventus come from 3-1 down to beat Roma’s side packed full of Englishmen. Remember when Mourinho sides used to be able to defend? In Spain, Real Madrid’s team of 10 certain starters get back to winning ways. But the social media statements of Valencia and Real Betis criticising referees cast a shadow over La Liga. Bayern lose at home to Monchengladbach to mark the return of the Bundesliga – the league where no games get postponed. Monaco are under new management in France while PSG continue to make Jules sigh. Plus Spanish Super Cup, more misery for Shevchenko at Genoa and how Sassuolo will continue to solve Italy’s problems. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2: Roma 3-4 Juventus (09m 00s)  • PART 3: The Bundesliga, where no games get postponed (20m 00s)  • PART 4: La Liga clubs tweet criticism of referees (30m 00s) • PART 5: Monaco under new management (41m 00s) • PART 6: Salernitana saved in Serie A (47m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Three small little claps
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper review a monumental weekend in the FA Cup and beyond. Non-league Kidderminster and Boreham Wood are through to round 4 as we have a bit of a moan about TV scheduling. And we enjoy the magic of smashing in a free-kick from 35 yards. There’s more than a few mentions of Nottingham Forest knocking out Arsenal. And individually there were bad weekends for Butland, Tavares and Ndombele. Also AFCON gets underway and the biggest shock of the whole weekend comes in the WSL as Birmingham beat Arsenal. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Arsenal (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Kidderminster and Boreham Wood through to round 4 (05m 00s)  • PART 1c: Hull 2-3 Everton (13m 00s)  • PART 1d: Newcastle 0-1 Cambridge (18m 00s) • PART 2: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (22m 00s) • PART 3: Big shocks in the WSL + AFCON underway (43m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
That’s where the devil lives
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Jimbo welcomes back Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Tom Williams to a cup-heavy Totally Football Show. Chelsea have one foot in the Carabao Cup final after disposing of Tottenham 2-0 in their semi-final first leg. Did Spurs put in one of the worst first half performances ever? It’s FA Cup third round weekend. Can Chesterfield summon the spirit of Dyche as they head to Stamford Bridge? Will Hull hammer a nail into Rafa’s coffin as they host Everton? Maher Mezahi tells you everything you need to know about AFCON. From Cameroonian jazz to bullets in buttocks. In the Premier League, Ralf Rangnick’s honeymoon at Man United lasted around 20 minutes as he suffers defeat at the hands of Wolves on Monday. And is Philippe Coutinho on his way back to the Premier League? Elsewhere, phallic formations, Nelson Vivas and Antony Worrall Thompson stealing cheese. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham (05m 30s) • PART 2: Chelsea v Chesterfield, Swindon v Man City, Forest v Arsenal & Millwall v Palace previews (16m 00s)  • PART 3a: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (29m 00s)  • PART 3b: Man Utd 0-1 Wolves (35m 00s) • PART 3c: Coutinho on his way to Villa? (40m 00s) • PART 4: AFCON preview with Maher Mezahi (46m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Magic cupboard
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Matt Davies-Adams is in the hot seat for the first Totally Football Show of 2022, alongside Daniel Storey, Dan Bardell and Sasha Goryunov. Most of the panel were at Stamford Bridge to see Chelsea and Liverpool in a pulsating draw that led both sets of players to believe the title race was over. Romelu Lukaku wasn’t at Stamford Bridge. We ask what he was trying to achieve with his interview criticising Thomas Tuchel’s tactics. Man City win at Arsenal in another hugely eventful clash. Does the reaction towards the refereeing decisions again show how officials are mistreated in this country? Brighton are the envy of most teams in the country right now as they win at Goodison and supporting Everton continues to be a character-building experience.  Plus we praise Brentford’s strength in depth and make some bold predictions for 2022. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Watford’s AFCON obstructions (03m 00s) • PART 2: Chelsea 2-2 Liverpool (05m 30s)  • PART 3: Arsenal 1-2 Man City (23m 30s)  • PART 4a: Leeds 3-1 Burnley (35m 00s) • PART 4b: Everton 2-3 Brighton (39m 00s) • PART 4c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46m 00s) • PART 5: Big predictions for 2022 (62m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
When the mill shuts
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For the final time in 2021, it’s the Totally Football Show with Jimbo joined by Duncan Alexander, Rory Smith and Dom Fifield. It’s the end of the year and the end of the title race? Liverpool lose at Leicester while broken Chelsea are held by Bissouma’s brilliant Brighton. Is there any shame in finishing second to City? Ralf Rangnick’s revolution at Man United takes a backward step with some not happy about training at night-time. Plus how bad are Norwich and what’s their beef with Billy Gilmour? And we look back on the best and worst of 2021. It was the year of fans back in stadiums, the short-lived Super League and sticking Diaz on the end of your name. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City home and dry in the title race? (05m 00s) • PART 2: Newcastle 1-1 Man Utd (31m 00s)  • PART 3: The rest of the weekend Premier League action (41m 00s)  • PART 4: Looking back on 2021 (51m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 60% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
Team Segway
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Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Lynsey Hooper to look back on a Boxing Day bonanza of goals in the Premier League. Manchester City eventually see off Leicester 6-3 to make it 9 league wins in a row. Is this current City side the finest tactical innovation of Pep’s career? Arsenal and Southampton secure big wins away from home as we praise target men Lacazette and Broja, while saving some more love for Odegaard and Ward-Prowse. But did Dean Smith jump back into management too soon? Plus AFCON, ball-cam and a bird in the hand RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City 6-3 Leicester (04m 00s) • PART 2: Aston Villa 1-3 Chelsea (21m 00s)  • PART 3: Norwich 0-5 Arsenal and the rest of the Boxing Day action (27m 00s)  • PART 4: Looking ahead to the Premier League midweek (45m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 60% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
The evolution of strength
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Join Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Nick Miller and Adrian Clarke for the pre-Christmas Totally Football Show. The Carabao Cup quarter-finals provide much excitement with Leicester missing a golden opportunity to knock out Liverpool. And Tottenham continue to flourish under their scary Italian man. Next up for the Foxes is a trip to the Etihad on Sunday, while low-scoring Chelsea look to break down Steven Gerrard’s Villa. Plus Boxing Day 1963, the December 2006 goal of the month, Keown in the baths at Highbury, Roadhouse and World’s Strongest Man. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The latest Covid landscape (05m 00s) • PART 1b: Carabao Cup quarter-final round up (08m 30s)  • PART 2a: Boxing Day – what’s the big deal? (26m 00s)  • PART 2b: Man City v Leicester & Aston Villa v Chelsea previews (33m 30s) • PART 3a: Sherwood and his gilet (45m 00s) • PART 3b: Norwich v Arsenal preview (48m 00s) • PART 4a: The December 2006 Goal Of The Month competition (50m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Invisible friend
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For the last time in 2021, it’s the European edition with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens. Is the title race over in the Bundesliga? Are Nagelsmann’s Bayern better than Flick’s Bayern? Or Pep’s Bayern? Similarly Inzaghi’s done some wonderful interior design at Inter. Are the Nerazzurri playing some of their best football ever? Atletico lose a third league game in a row for the first time under Simeone but there’s hope for Barcelona thanks to their talented youngsters. The Coupe de France is marred by yet more crowd violence as the game between Paris FC and Lyon is abandoned at half-time. And we end with some Secret Santa – or at least its audio equivalent. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2: Atalanta 1-4 Roma (06m 00s)  • PART 3a: Atletico lose again, Real draw a blank (12m 30s)  • PART 3b: Bayern go 9 points clear in the Bundesliga (19m 00s) • PART 4: Coupe De France – more fan trouble (29m 00s) • PART 5: Inter on fire in the title race (41m 30s) • PART 6a: Barca’s young guns having some fun (49m 00s) • PART 6b: Secret Santa! (56m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Apocalypse cockroach
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Natalie Gedra and Charlie Eccleshare into the pod after a weekend of not a lot of football but a whole lot of talking points. Spurs and Liverpool share the spoils in one of the games of the season so far. But it’s the officiating that takes centre stage. Are we heading towards a refereeing crisis with a dearth of talented officials in this country? Meanwhile Man City have entered champions mode, as we compare and contrast Cancelo and Alexander-Arnold. And Chelsea are paying the price for not matching the goal scoring prowess of their rivals. Arsenal win again as Natalie tells us how Gabriel Martinelli has been manufactured for greatness. Plus Ronaldo buys Cruzeiro and is South America joining the Nations League? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Round 20 about to be postponed? (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Spurs 2-2 Liverpool (09m 00s)  • PART 2: Newcastle 0-4 Man City & Wolves 0-0 Chelsea (32m 30s)  • PART 3a: Leeds 1-4 Arsenal (45m 30s) • PART 3b: Ronaldo buys Cruzeiro (54m 00s) • PART 3c: Brazil in the Nations League? (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Desperate karmic reach
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Adam Crafton and Flo Lloyd-Hughes engage in a race against time to produce a football podcast that isn’t immediately completely out of date. With Premier League clubs registering a record number of positive Covid cases and games postponed, is it time for a circuit breaker? And why is this the worst time for that when it comes to the TV rights holders? There’s plenty of midweek action to feast upon as Man City destroy Leeds 7-0. Are we in Bielsa’s last season at Elland Road? And is he the best manager for a relegation battle? Plus the ludicrously inconsistent Arsenal are 4th and is James Ward-Prowse one of the best free-kick takers in Premier League history? The panel pay tribute to the retiring Sergio Aguero. And Flo gives us a half-term report on the WSL and the details on their lucrative new sponsorship deal. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Time for another circuit breaker? (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Man City 7-0 Leeds (08m 30s)  • PART 1c: Arsenal 2-0 West Ham (19m 30s)  • PART 2: Sergio Aguero retires (31m 00s) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League midweek (38m 30s) • PART 4a: What may be happening this weekend (46m 00s) • PART 4b: Half-term report in the WSL (51m 00s) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Liam The Dream
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Jimbo and the Euro crew (James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo) have a keen eye on footballing affairs across the continent. The Champions League last 16 draw takes place twice and second time around, we see PSG paired with Real Madrid in a tie packed full of angles. And Man City face Sporting in the hipster’s choice. Real Madrid look to be running away with the title while Real Betis sit 3rd as Manuel Pellegrini is once again doing a brilliant job in La Liga. Inter go top of Serie A for the first time this season while Dusan Vlahovic’s exit from Fiorentina looks increasingly likely as he cannot stop scoring. It’s a winning start for Domenico Tedesco at Leipzig as Bayern’s Joshua Kimmich admits he regrets not getting vaccinated after Covid causes him lung damage. Plus The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal informs us about a first ever MLS Cup win for New York City FC. A result that sees Ronny Deila doing push-ups in his pants. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2: Champions League draw – the second one (05m 00s)  • PART 3: Real Madrid and Real Betis still flying (16m 00s)  • PART 4a: A good week for PSG & Lille (29m 00s) • PART 4b: NYCFC win the MLS Cup, with Sam Stejskal (35m 00s) • PART 5: Can Fiorentina hang on to Vlahovic? (45m 00s) • PART 6: A winning start for Tedesco at Leipzig (57m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Performance of nothingness
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Dan Bardell and Colin Millar are on the spot to review and preview all the Premier League action. Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and Man United are all victorious thanks to penalties. Are Jurgen Klopp’s side the best in the country at the top of their game? And how much of a difference does Thiago make? Conversely, are Southampton the worst team in the league on their day? And could Claudio Ranieri’s reign at Watford come to an end at Turf Moor this week? Plus a journey from Plymouth to Sunderland, accents, parachuting Santas and Manuel Pellegrini’s revival of Real Betis. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City & Man Utd win it from the spot (03m 00s) • PART 2a: Daniel’s trip from Plymouth to Sunderland (27m 00s)  • PART 2b: Leicester 4-0 Newcastle (33m 00s)  • PART 3a: Crystal Palace 3-1 Everton (38m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (43m 00s) • PART 4: Parachuting Santas and festive cheer for Seville clubs (51m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Little bridge, big bridge
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Jimbo, Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams discuss a footballing week chock-full of narrative. The Champions League group stage concludes with the mighty Barcelona eliminated while underdogs Lille and Salzburg progress to the last 16. Steven Gerrard returns to Anfield on Saturday with Aston Villa. Will Stevie G be keen to show some tactical bravery against Liverpool? Elsewhere will City continue to dominate and will Chelsea continue to wobble? Arsenal suffer another away defeat at Everton on Monday night. Are we less clear about Arteta’s game plan than we were 2 years ago? Also on the podcast - the Haller paradigm, an all-insect affair, Sam Kerr versus pitch invaders and the weather. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Champions League Matchday 6 round-up (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Gerrard returns to Anfield (22m 00s)  • PART 2b: Man City v Wolves & Chelsea v Leeds previews (29m 00s)  • PART 3a: Everton 2-1 Arsenal (38m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (58m 00s) • PART 5: How to wrap up warm in this weather (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Shambling relic
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo digest a huge weekend across the continent, both on the pitch and in the post-match interviews. Bayern overcome Dortmund but there’s controversy as Jude Bellingham highlights referee Felix Zwayer’s past dealings. Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Leverkusen score 7, Freiburg score 6 in the first half and Jesse Marsch is sacked by Leipzig. Also out of work is Claude Puel after Rennes run riot at Saint-Etienne. And PSG rescue a point but continue to look unimpressive. Speaking of unimpressive, Roma are taken apart by Inter with Jose Mourinho taking his frustration out on journalists. And it’s a nervous week for Spanish football fans with Barcelona, Villarreal and Sevilla all faced with potential elimination from the Champions League. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01m 30s) • PART 2: Big score lines and big accusations in the Bundesliga (05m 00s)  • PART 3: Mourinho mouths off again (18m 00s)  • PART 4: Champions League Matchday 6 – Spanish sides under threat (31m 00s) • PART 5: Puel sacked by Saint-Etienne (43m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
That incompetence very much can continue
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Jimbo is joined by Natalie Gedra, Daniel Storey and Dom Fifield after another intriguing Premier League weekend. West Ham knock Chelsea off the top of the table, thanks to the aggression of Antonio and the bravery of Moyes. We discuss why Chelsea are missing Kante and missing out on the full Lukaku experience. Villa beat Leicester as we see how Steven Gerrard has transformed the Villa midfield. Plus we all learn that incredibly vague rule about goalkeepers having the ball under control. There’s some love for Divock Origi and why Ralf Rangnick would rather have a Fred than a Fernandes. Flo Lloyd-Hughes is back to dissect a dominant cup final display from Chelsea at Wembley. Plus Orta’s antics and Bellingham and Mourinho talking themselves into trouble. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: West Ham 3-2 Chelsea (03m 30s) • PART 1b: An ode to Origi (14m 00s)  • PART 2a: Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester (19m 30s)  • PART 2b: Tottenham 3-0 Norwich & Newcastle 1-0 Burnley (27m 00s) • PART 3: Arsenal 0-3 Chelsea with Flo Lloyd-Hughes (32m 00s) • PART 4: Victory for Rangnick and the rest of the Premier League weekend (39m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (54m 00s) • PART 6: Bellingham and Mourinho mouthing off (56m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
And that pint is a pint of beer
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It’s Thursday, which means it’s Jimbo alongside Duncan Alexander, Sasha Goryunov and Adrian Clarke to peruse the non-stop Premier League action. Liverpool thrash Everton at Goodison Park with another brace for Mo Salah, a player who is reaching the levels of Thierry Henry in his pomp. The relegation six-pointer between Newcastle and Norwich ends all square with the Magpies still winless ahead of a visit from Burnley. George Caulkin tells us why he doesn’t like what he smells when it comes to this season. This weekend, we’ve got Gerrard v Rodgers and statistically the most one-sided game in Premier League history. Flo Lloyd-Hughes talks to us about a huge week in the women’s game with a dream FA Cup final, Ellen White becoming her country’s top scorer and the small matter of that game with Latvia. Plus we revisit the day when Russia and Qatar were awarded World Cups. And Cameron, Beckham and Prince William were left with egg on their faces. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Everton 1-4 Liverpool (04m 30s) • PART 1b: Chelsea and City win as well (13m 00s)  • PART 2: Winless Newcastle and the battle at the bottom with George Caulkin (22m 00s)  • PART 3a: On This Day – Russia and Qatar awarded World Cups (36m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (50m 00s) • PART 5: England 20-0 Latvia & Arsenal v Chelsea preview with Flo Lloyd-Hughes (52m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Gesture of the umbrella
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Jimbo assembles the Euro crew of Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo after some statement performances across the continent this weekend. Napoli dismantle Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio to stay top of Serie A but it’s been a bad week for Juventus. They’re under investigation off the pitch and are Max Allegri’s methods on the pitch behind the times? Erling Haaland is back with a bang, just in time for Der Klassiker next weekend. Can Dortmund finally get one over Bayern? Sergio Ramos finally makes his debut for PSG but it looks like they’ve lost Neymar till the New Year through injury. Real Madrid extend their lead at the top of La Liga with Vinicius in the form of his life and Benzema becoming a wiser player with age. Plus Belenenses Benfica and the Ballon D’Or goes to Messi. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01m 30s) • PART 2: Napoli 4-0 Lazio (07m 00s)  • PART 3: Vinicius and Benzema star again for Real Madrid (14m 00s)  • PART 4: Haaland’s back for Dortmund (27m 00s) • PART 5a: The World Cup play-off draw (34m 00s) • PART 5b: PSG win with Ramos but lose Neymar (40m 00s) • PART 6: A bad week for Juventus (48m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Disturbed by the lights
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Lynsey Hooper and Matt Davies-Adams are all over the Premier League weekend and midweek action. Carrick’s United go ultra-defensive to draw at Stamford Bridge. Rangnick’s United on Thursday are up against an Arsenal side that are proving themselves better than the rest but worse than the best. There’s scarcely believable murmurings of discontent at Brighton and Wolves. But more believable disgruntlement at Goodison as Everton prepare for Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby. Matt Jones from the Blue Room tells us why Rafa is close to the least of Everton’s problems. And we speak to Ken Saxton, the Spurs fan from Dallas who travelled all the way to Burnley to see the game snowed off and is now friends with Harry Kane. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle (14m 00s)  • PART 3: Merseyside Derby preview with Matt Jones (19m 00s)  • PART 4a: Ken Saxton on his trip from Dallas to Burnley (31m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend/midweek (38m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (50m 30s) • PART 6: The World Cup play-off draw (53m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
If football was mathematical
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Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Nooruddean Choudry in for a jam-packed Totally Football Show. As exclusively revealed by The Athletic, Ralf Rangnick looks set to take over as interim manager at Manchester United. Raphael Honigstein tells us to expect pace and precision in United’s play. We look back at the midweek Champions League action, purring over Man City and the way Reece James and Thiago hit footballs. And we look back at the midweek karaoke action with Declan Rice. Plus Dyche going full Ossie Ardiles, the celebration police and the small matter of AFCON. And burgers. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Benzema found guilty (02m 00s) • PART 2: Chelsea v Man Utd preview (07m 00s)  • PART 3a: Raphael Honigstein on the prospect of Ralf Rangnick at United (20m 00s)  • PART 3b: Man City 2-1 PSG & Rice Rice baby (25m 00s) • PART 3c: The rest of the Champions League action (35m 00s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (59m 30s) • PART 6: Burgers (62m 30s) TO CELEBRATE BLACK FRIDAY, YOU CAN NOW SUBSCRIBE TO THE ATHLETIC FOR JUST £1 A MONTH FOR A FULL 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Dropping that knowledge bomb
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Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo into the Euro pod after a hugely eventful week in the world of football. Lyon v Marseille is abandoned after yet more crowd trouble in France, with Dimitri Payet on the receiving end of a missile, not for the first time this season. In the Champions League, PSG travel to Manchester with speculation rife about Mauricio Pochettino. Could he actually be about to take the reins at Old Trafford here and now? Napol and Milan suffer their first defeats of the season as the Rossoneri’s attention turns to a great escape in the Champions League. The same goes for Xavi’s Barcelona as they take on Benfica. Covid 19 vaccination is very much in the news in Germany, with Bayern suspending salaries for players who end up in quarantine. And some peculiar goings on at Werder Bremen. Plus the panel discuss the Premier League’s new bumper TV deal in the USA. Could they kill the competition in Europe or will the smaller clubs continue to sell smart? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2: More crowd trouble in France (05m 30s)  • PART 3a: Pochettino’s future (16m 00s)  • PART 3b: The pick of the Champions League fixtures (21m 00s) • PART 4: The impact of the Premier League US TV deal on the rest of Europe (35m 00s) • PART 5: Vaccinations in the news in Germany (49m 00s) • PART 6: Serie A – Napoli and Milan beaten at last (56m 30s) TO CELEBRATE BLACK FRIDAY, YOU CAN NOW SUBSCRIBE TO THE ATHLETIC FOR JUST £1 A MONTH FOR A FULL 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Watch the energy crackle
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Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dan Bardell and Adrian Clarke after a momentous weekend in the Premier League weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is dismissed as Man United manager after a 4-1 thrashing at Watford. Why did the day dreamers in the boardroom allow this to carry on for so long?  Kelly Somers makes sure we don’t forget about the Hornets. And Alvaro Romeo gives us the latest on Man United’s next opponents Villarreal. The panel discuss the changes brought about by Gerrard, Howe and Smith at their new clubs. Other big questions from the weekend that need answering - did Klopp pick a fight with Arteta to get the crowd going at Anfield? Have Leicester fans turned on Brendan Rodgers? Are Man City players able to clone the skillsets of the players they train with? Plus there’s some love for the Ox, Cornet and Stockton. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: United sack Solskjaer (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Watford 4-1 Man Utd with Kelly Somers (09m 00s)  • PART 2: Chelsea, City and Liverpool win comfortably (18m 00s)  • PART 3: Gerrard, Smith and Howe make their bow (36m 00s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (53m 30s) • PART 6: Stockton, Ojo + Alvaro Romeo on Villarreal (56m 00s) TO CELEBRATE BLACK FRIDAY, YOU CAN NOW SUBSCRIBE TO THE ATHLETIC FOR JUST £1 A MONTH FOR A FULL 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Looking for 1p under a rug
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After a cracking international break, Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Flo Lloyd-Hughes preview a tantalising Premier League weekend. England batter San Marino 10-0 to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. How do we feel about that kind of match and how do we feel about this kind of World Cup venue? Arsenal travel to Anfield in the headline fixture this weekend. In hindsight, did the Gunners win the transfer window? Three new managers take the Premier League stage on Saturday at 3 o’clock. The Athletic’s Jordan Campbell tells us what Aston Villa fans can expect Stevie G’s style to be. Plus Spurs have done a Gone With The Wind and Dean Smith is about to do a Bill McGarry. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: How about those play-offs? (01m 30s) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Arsenal preview (06m 00s)  • PART 2b: Leicester v Chelsea, Wolves v West Ham & Man City v Everton (14m 00s)  • PART 3a: Stevie G’s style with Jordan Campbell (26m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (35m 00s) • PART 4: England have qualified for Qatar – how do we feel? (44m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (53m 00s) • PART 6: Barcelona Femeni at it again (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Playing against holograms
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In an international week full of drama, Jimbo welcomes Julien Laurens, Matt Davies-Adams and Sasha Goryunov into the pod. Serbia strike late to win in Lisbon and secure their World Cup qualification and push Portugal into the play-offs. Pressure grows on Fernando Santos after underachieving with one of the most talented squads in the whole world. It’s all to play for for Italy as they head to Northern Ireland on Monday. England are almost there as we give Gareth credit for getting a tune out of players who aren’t performing for their clubs. Dean Smith is the new Norwich manager as Michael Bailey tells us whether this is a situation the hierarchy at Carrow Road lucked into. But don’t get your hopes up of seeing Zizou and his interpreter rock up at Old Trafford any time soon. Plus the investigation rocking PSG women, John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood and the longest away trip in world football. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: The PSG women debacle (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Portugal 1-2 Serbia (05m 30s)  • PART 2b: Croatia 1-0 Russia (12m 00s)  • PART 2c: England 5-0 Albania (17m 30s) • PART 2d: France 8-0 Kazakhstan (22m 00s) • PART 3: Norwich appoint Dean Smith, with The Athletic’s Michael Bailey (29m 00s) • PART 4: World Cup qualifier previews (45m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (53m 00s) • PART 6: Women’s Football Weekend (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
A bloke saying some stuff about another bloke
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Jimbo is joined by Rory Smith, James Horncastle and Colin Millar ahead of crunch time in World Cup qualifying. It’s going down to the wire as Spain face a tense double-header with Greece and Sweden, while the likes of Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands and Norway go head to head for a place in Qatar. Steven Gerrard is on the verge of leaving Rangers to become Aston Villa manager. Is this a bigger gamble for Villa or Gerrard? And does he need the experience at Villa before he can be considered as the next Liverpool manager? Elsewhere, would Lampard fit in at Norwich? And how will Liverpool’s recruitment fare without Michael Edwards and his laptop? Plus the most dominant team in the world, the importance we place in pundits’ words and why the world’s got football documentary fever. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Ole loses Rio – why do we care? (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Gerrard and Lampard returning to the Premier League? (12m 00s)  • PART 2b: Michael Edwards leaves Liverpool (25m 00s)  • PART 3: World Cup qualifiers preview – stress for the Spanish and a showdown in Rome (32m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (46m 00s) • PART 5: Barcelona Femeni and football documentaries (49m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 11, 2021
Pyrrhic point
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo look back on a weekend across Europe headlined by new gaffers and late drama. Barcelona celebrate the appointment of Xavi by throwing away a three-goal lead against Celta Vigo. And champions Atletico draw 3-3 as well. Is this the worst group of defenders Simeone has ever had to work with? Meanwhile Real Sociedad stay top with their manager insisting former Newcastle man Mikel Merino is the best player in La Liga. The best player in the Bundesliga right now – outside of Munich – might be Christopher Nkunku who propels Leipzig to a huge win over Dortmund. It’s honours even in the Milan derby but former Milan man Andriy Shevchenko is making his first steps into club management….at Genoa. Plus it’s a good weekend in France for Lens and Rennes, while Claude Puel’s Saint-Etienne finally secure their first win of the season.  RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2: Barcelona appoint Xavi (04m 30s)  • PART 3: Serie A – honours even in the Milan derby (11m 00s)  • PART 4: Bundesliga – Leipzig on the mend under Marsch (21m 00s) • PART 5: La Liga – Atleti ship more goals (29m 00s) • PART 6a: Ligue 1 – Saint-Etienne win at last (38m 00s) • PART 6b: A look ahead to the World Cup qualifiers (45m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
A stranger they had nothing in common with
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Charlie Eccleshare into the studio after a weekend where two Premier League managers bite the dust. City dominate the Manchester derby at Old Trafford thanks to the likes of Bernardo Silva, a dream player for Pep who plays everywhere and does everything. And Phil Foden who has to play on the left. West Ham are 3 points off top spot after rattling Liverpool at the London Stadium. Is talk of the Hammers doing a Leicester really that far-fetched? Villa and Norwich both dispense with their managers. Dan Bardell pays tribute to Dean Smith while we’re thankful Daniel Farke left Carrow Road before it got poisonous. Will we see Gerrard and Lampard replacing them?  Elsewhere, Conte’s Spurs suffer with their unique shot on target drought. And how many defenders does Eddie Howe need to buy in January to fix Newcastle? Plus Wilder, mercurial players and the Buxton boss on holiday. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Man Utd 0-2 Man City (04m 00s) • PART 1b: Chelsea 1-1 Burnley & West Ham 3-2 Liverpool (14m 00s)  • PART 2a: Dean Smith leaves Villa, with Dan Bardell (23m 00s)  • PART 2b: Daniel Farke leaves Norwich (32m 00s) • PART 3a: Everton 0-0 Tottenham (36m 00s) • PART 3b: Eddie Howe joins Newcastle (41m 00s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (58m 00s) • PART 6: Berlin & Boro (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Make history
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Jimbo, Michael Cox, Adam Crafton and Duncan Alexander reflect on a massive midweek and preview a giant Premier League weekend. With Ronaldo once again Man United’s saviour in the Champions League and with the Manchester derby on Saturday, we imagine what life would be like if the Portuguese superstar had signed for City. Would we see a better Mason Greenwood? More sugar in the tea at Carrington? Antonio Conte is the new Tottenham manager – can he make the natives at Everton even more restless as Spurs travel to Goodison? Newcastle won’t be appointing Emery but might be appointing Howe. Should we expect chaotic mismanagement in the early days of this new regime at St James Park? And should people turn their noses up at survival specialist Eddie Howe? Plus the prospect of Xavi as Barca manager, win percentages and other banter stats. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: A new manager at Spurs but not at Newcastle (01m 30s) • PART 2a: Liverpool 2-0 Atletico (09m 00s)  • PART 2b: Manchester derby preview – what if Ronaldo had gone to City? (14m 00s)  • PART 3: West Ham v Liverpool preview (28m 00s) • PART 4: Everton v Tottenham preview (38m 00s) • PART 5: The rest of the Premier League weekend (43m 00s) • PART 6: The odds with Paddy Power (58m 00s) • PART 7: Xavi – the new Pep or the new Pirlo? (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Thumbs up guys
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With Champions League matchday 4 looming, Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eye over the continent. Barcelona have begun life after Ronald Koeman and face a trip to Kiev that could make or break their season. How did it come to this? Juventus are cruising the Champions League but are proving themselves to be a mid-table Serie A side. While Zlatan is proving he’s still got it. Can Milan do an Atalanta in the group stage? PSG keep winning but aren’t winning well. How long before Pochettino’s luck runs out? Plus a new era at Wolfsburg, a big Basque derby and drooling over Dortmund v Ajax. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Big weeks for Barca and Bayern (05m 00s)  • PART 3a: Battle of the Burgs & Atalanta v Man Utd (18m 00s) • PART 3b: Woeful week for Juventus (28m 00s)  • PART 4a: Pressure on PSG and Poch? (36m 30s) • PART 4b: Milan v Porto & Liverpool v Atletico (45m 00s) • PART 5a: Dortmund v Ajax and the latest on Real Madrid and inter (50m 30s) • PART 5b: Real Sociedad 1-1 Athletic Bilbao (59m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Shoots like a horse
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Dan Bardell and Tom Williams are on hand to react to another managerial casualty in the Premier League. Saturday’s defeat at home to Man United signals the end for Nuno at Spurs. A man without an obvious plan, failing to get the best out of Kane and Son and turning Tottenham into a team of midfielders. Will Dean Smith be next after Villa’s 4th defeat in a row, against a West Ham side running rampant on the road? On the other hand, we extol the virtues of Vieira after Palace’s win at the Etihad. And we praise Potter to the hilt. The poster boy for the next era of British coaches.  Plus Tuchel’s rotation, Ramsdale’s mad vibes and why PSG fans aren’t pleased with Pochettino. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Nuno sacked as Spurs crumble at home to Man Utd (05m 00s) • PART 2a: Man City 0-2 Crystal Palace (15m 00s)  • PART 2b: Liverpool 2-2 Brighton (22m 00s) • PART 2c: Newcastle 0-3 Chelsea (27m 00s)  • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (34m 30s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (54m 00s) • PART 5: Euro headlines (56m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
You’ve all but eaten a worm
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Jimbo welcomes along Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Robyn Cowen after League Cup last 16 week and ahead of Premier League matchday 10. Manchester City are out of the League Cup for the first time in 5 years, knocked out by West Ham, a team of no stars, with their best squad in Premier League history. Tottenham host Man United in the headline fixture of the weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be there but Dele Alli might not be. Whatever happened to him? It’s a miserable time to be a Norwich fan but we’ve found one willing to speak to us about what keeps going wrong at Carrow Road in the Premier League We salute Sean Dyche and his 9 years at Turf Moor. Plus Jonathan Pearce, bad weeks for Bayern and Barca, and the most symmetrical faces in the Premier League. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Paying tribute to Walter Smith & Josh Cavallo (02m 00s) • PART 2a: West Ham knock out Man City, with Benji Lanyado (06m 00s)  • PART 2b: League Cup last 16 round-up (14m 00s) • PART 3a: Tottenham v Man Utd & the Dele Alli debate (22m 00s)  • PART 3b: Liverpool, Chelsea & Man City in action at 3pm (33m 30s) • PART 4: Leicester v Arsenal preview (39m 00s) • PART 5a: Norwich City sadness with Dan Brigham (44m 00s) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46m 00s) • PART 6: The odds with Paddy Power (57m 00s) • PART 7: Bayern thrashed, Barca bin Koeman (59m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
It’s not you, it’s me
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back to give you your fill of Euro football chat. El Clasico, Le Classique, Il Derby D’Italia and De Topper. It was a huge weekend of fixtures across the continent. Coaches in Serie A are raging at referees. Julian Nagelsmann is masterminding Bayern’s title charge from his kitchen. And Joshua Kimmich is not getting his Covid jab. It was a bad weekend for Dutch coaches. Ronald Koeman is harassed as he drives out of the Camp Nou following Barca’s defeat to Real Madrid. Mark Van Bommel is sacked by Wolfsburg. And Peter Bosz’s Lyon throw away another 3 points at Nice. But Erik ten Hag had a great week as Ajax follow up their dismantling of Dortmund with a five-star display against PSV. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2: La Liga – Real rule in El Clasico (05m 00s)  • PART 3: Serie A - managers raging at referees (21m 00s) • PART 4: Ligue 1 - a not so classic Classique (33m 00s)  • PART 5a: Bundesliga – Kimmich controversy (41m 30s) • PART 5b: Ajax 5-0 PSV (53m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Three handles
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After one of the most incredible results in Premier League history, Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Lynsey Hooper and a reeling Nooruddean Choudry. Manchester United are thrashed 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford. We dissect a disaster for Solskjaer’s side and their childish performance, while Neil Atkinson from The Anfield Wrap places Salah in the pantheon of Liverpool legends Chelsea and Man City also hand out hammerings as Grealish sacrifices his brand for the sake of the team. And Watford run riot at Goodison Park. Should Newcastle be making a play to get Rafa back? Plus managers with beards and the ugly heirloom that is the League Cup. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Man Utd 0-5 Liverpool with Neil Atkinson from The Anfield Wrap (03m 00s) • PART 2a: Chelsea and Man City also hand out hammerings (23m 00s)  • PART 2b: West Ham 1-0 Spurs & some Carabao Cup chat (33m 00s) • PART 3a: Everton 2-5 Watford (40m 30s)  • PART 3b: Leicester and Arsenal victorious (44m 30s) • PART 4: Selhurst Park banners and the rest of the Premier League weekend (50m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (58m 00s) • PART 6: Daniel’s European tour (59m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
We’ve all got numbers
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Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Adam Crafton and Dominic Fifield take in another frantic midweek of Champions League action and a tantalising Premier League weekend. Man United rely on spirit, courage and Ronaldo again against Atalanta. But could Cristiano starting against Liverpool provide a problem for Solskjaer’s side? Chelsea hammer Malmo but lose Lukaku and Werner to injury. Meanwhile Man City have got Foden, Palmer and also the Salford Silva. Back in the Premier League, are Leeds in decline? Phil Hay tells us what the future holds this season under Marcelo Bielsa. Newcastle travel to Crystal Palace with the sub-plot of Parish and co versus the PIF. And Adam tells us about his report on the plight of Saudi LGBT+ people. Plus unsuccessful loans and sentient fixture computers. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1a: Man Utd 3-2 Atalanta (04m 00s) • PART 1b: Atletico 2-3 Liverpool (11m 00s) • PART 2a: Chelsea 4-0 Malmo (20m 00s) • PART 2b: Ajax and Man City run riot (25m 00s) • PART 3: Crystal Palace v Newcastle preview (32m 00s) • PART 4a: The apparent decline of Leeds with Phil Hay (44m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (61m 00s) • PART 6: The plight of LGBT+ people in Saudi Arabia (63m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Don’t use the ovens
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Ahead of Champions League matchweek 3, Jimbo’s back with the Euro crew – namely James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Raphael Honigstein and Julien Laurens. This week in Europe offers such delights as Atletico v Liverpool, Ajax v Dortmund and Man Utd v Atalanta. Will it be 3 defeats out of 3 for Barcelona in the group stage? Will the fuse box at the Camp Nou go out before they do? Bayern offer a demonstration of their might as they batter Leverkusen while Marseille offer a fitting tribute to Bernard Tapie. Is it too much to expect a title race in Germany and France? Plus there’s the latest episode of the Icardi soap opera and more drama to come in the courtroom with Karim Benzema and Lucas Hernandez. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 30s) • PART 2: Tuesday night’s action in the Champions League (06m 00s) • PART 3: Wednesday night’s action in the Champions League (30m 00s) • PART 4: A big weekend to come domestically (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Collective flinch
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Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Sasha Goryunov after another stellar Premier League weekend. Newcastle’s new era begins in dismal fashion with defeat at home to Spurs. There may be big things to come in their future but is this current crop of players and manager doomed to relegation?  West Ham are winners at Everton with everyone else starting to realise how good Declan Rice is. But nobody’s in any doubt that Mo Salah is operating on a Messi level right now as Liverpool hammer clueless Watford. Solskjaer is under more pressure as Man United lose at Leicester. James Horncastle tells us about the threat posed by Atalanta in the Champions League this week. Plus angry goalkeepers, the wimpiest effort on goal and one of the most ill-disciplined players of his generation. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1a: Newcastle 2-3 Tottenham (03m 30s) • PART 1b: Everton 0-1 West Ham (14m 30s) • PART 2a: Watford 0-5 Liverpool (19m 00s) • PART 2b: Brentford 0-1 Chelsea & Man City 2-0 Burnley (29m 00s) • PART 3: Leicester 4-2 Man Utd with James Horncastle (39m 00s) • PART 4: Angry goalkeepers and the rest of the Premier League weekend (50m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (63m 00s) • PART 6: Spartak Moscow and Elton John (65m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Very expensive bay leaf
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Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Dominic Fifield into the Totally pod as the Premier League returns with a fascinating fixture list. Ranieri returns to the Premier League, Vieira goes back to Arsenal and Newcastle host Spurs with Steve Bruce set to take charge for his thousandth game and possibly his last at St James Park. We spare a thought for a manager who doesn’t get much – if any – respect. And is Harry Kane’s value falling? Brentford take on Chelsea in a West London derby. Is it time for Timo to be Romelu’s regular partner in attack? We venture into the Isthmian League and remember that Glenn Hoddle was very good at football. Plus meeting footballers in real life and the issues facing the door-to-door fishmonger. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Glenn Hoddle – very good at football (01m 30s) • PART 2: World Cup qualifying round-up (05m 00s) • PART 3a: Brentford v Chelsea preview (15m 00s) • PART 3b: Watford v Liverpool preview (22m 00s) • PART 4a: Incredible goings on the Isthmian League (27m 30s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (30m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (51m 30s) • PART 6: Spotting footballers IRL (53m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
Arsene Wenger entered the chat
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Jimbo welcomes Julien Laurens, Colin Millar and Matt Davies-Adams into the chat after another dramatic weekend of international football. France secure the Nations League title with another come from behind win against Spain as Luis Enrique’s side again rue their lack of individual matchwinners. The Athletic’s George Caulkin joins us to discuss what Newcastle’s Saudi takeover means. For the future of the manager, the players and the fans resolving any inner moral conflict. Scotland v Israel delivers in World Cup qualifying and Laura Brannan is back to detail her experience of an epic afternoon at Hampden. We ask are players like Callum Robinson eroding public goodwill by refusing to get the vaccine for Covid 19. Plus Foden as Pirlo, the latest from the WSL and the Women’s Ballon d’Or nominations. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Spain 1-2 France (01m 00s) • PART 2: George Caulkin on the Newcastle takeover (17m 00s) • PART 3a: Scotland 3-2 Israel with Laura Brannan (35m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the World Cup qualifiers for the home nations (43m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (57m 30s) • PART 5: WSL round-up (59m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
Cub Scout Clasico
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Jimbo is joined by Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke on the pod where, in spite of the international break, there’s plenty to discuss. Mike Ashley’s reign at Newcastle looks to be coming to an end. But the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover raises many issues. Is this the natural conclusion to the total worship of money in English football? Italy’s world record breaking unbeaten run is over as Spain beat them 2-1 in the Nations League semi-finals, inspired by 17-year-old Gavi as the future looks bright for the Spanish. And for Barca? Arguably the biggest World Cup qualifier this weekend sees Scotland take on Israel at a packed Hampden. Laura Brannan tells us more. Duncan brings his stats of the season so far. Are we witnessing the most lenient campaign in Premier League history? Plus Claudio Ranieri returns to English football. And Duncan and Adrian relive their days in the cub scouts. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Newcastle takeover imminent (04m 00s) • PART 2: Italy 1-2 Spain (22m 00s) • PART 3: Duncan’s stats of the season so far (38m 00s) • PART 4: Scotland v Israel preview with Laura Brannan (48m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (56m 00s) • PART 6: Ranieri returns to English football with James Horncastle & Gab Marcotti (58m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
Fashion week
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Jimbo is joined once again by Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens after a weekend where Europe’s big guns all taste defeat. PSG are beaten for the first time this season at Rennes, as Neymar gets a 2/10 from L’Equipe. Meanwhile Bayern Munich play much better but miss a host of chances in defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt. Real Madrid lose at Espanyol while Barcelona are beaten yet again at Atletico. Messi’s gone and so have the goals. But will Joan Laporta sack a manager mid-season for the first time in his career? Napoli make it 7 wins out of 7 in Serie A as they dare to dream of a title challenge. The same is true of Milan who are enjoying their best start since 2003. Jules pays tribute to Bernard Tapie, former president of Champions League winning Marseille.  And we look ahead to, and try and build up some hype for, the Nations League Finals. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Moment of the week (02m 00s) • PART 2: Real, Barca, Bayern and PSG all lose (05m 00s) • PART 3: Ligue 1 – a tribute to Tapie (22m 00s) • PART 4: Bundesliga – the varying fortunes of Leverkusen and Leipzig (34m 00s) • PART 5: Serie A update – Napoli win 7 out of 7 (40m 00s) • PART 6: Nations League Finals preview (53m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Individual against system
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Lynsey Hooper watch the Premier League sign off in style ahead of the international break. Liverpool v Man City gives us 45 minutes of pure pleasure on Sunday. Salah goes all Messi/Kinkladze, there’s a joint man of the match and comedy double act Guardiola and Dean. In terms of the title race, will City’s squad depth prove crucial in the second half of the season? Everton take a point at Old Trafford, driven by a Doucoure transformed by Benitez. United meanwhile are not even fun to watch under Solskjaer.  Chelsea are top heading into the international break. But is Lukaku becoming less involved in the Blues’ play? Elsewhere, there are alarm bells at Burnley, the blossoming Hwang-Jimenez partnership and David Raya – goalkeeper of the season so far. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Liverpool 2-2 Man City (03m 30s) • PART 2a: Man Utd 1-1 Everton (16m 00s) • PART 2b: Chelsea 3-1 Southampton (25m 00s) • PART 3a: Watford sack Xisco….Ranieri returning? (30m 00s) • PART 3b: Burnley 0-0 Norwich & Wolves 2-1 Newcastle (37m 00s) • PART 4: An interesting Sunday in the capital (43m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (57m 00s) • PART 6: England squad reaction and some shameless plugging (59m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Disillusioned Jedi
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Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Adam Crafton react to another enthralling midweek in the Champions League. It’s a last-gasp, lucky victory for Man United against Villarreal, saved by De Gea and Ronaldo again. With so many star names to try and accommodate, is Paul Pogba the piece that doesn’t fit? Man City are beaten in Paris where Lionel Messi, like Ronaldo, doesn’t do anything until he does something decisive. Has Pochettino found a blueprint for success at PSG? Chelsea lose again, this time to Juventus. Can Thomas Tuchel afford to be without Mount AND Kante? And Sasha Goryunov fills us in on one of the biggest shocks of all time – Sheriff’s win at the Bernabeu. Liverpool take on Man City in a state of the nation type Premier League showdown this weekend. We take the opportunity to pay tribute to the ageless James Milner. Plus Kick-Off 2 inspired VAR and the story of Viv Nicholson winning millions on the pools. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Man Utd 2-1 Villarreal (03m 30s) • PART 2a: PSG 2-0 Man City (12m 00s) • PART 2b: Juventus 1-0 Chelsea (21m 00s) • PART 3a: Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff with Sasha Goryunov (27m 00s) • PART 3b: Barca battered, Bayern batter (34m 00s) • PART 4a: Liverpool v Man City preview (41m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (58m 00s) • PART 6: On This Day – Viv Nicholson wins big on the pools (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
Great effort
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For a look ahead to Matchday 2 in the Champions League, who else would you rather hear from than Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo? PSG host Man City on Tuesday. Will Poch’s players be able to press City like City pressed Chelsea? It’s a Europa League final rematch as Man United take on Villarreal while Juventus, minus Dybala and the ability to keep clean sheets, face Chelsea. Ronald Koeman says Barca can’t win titles but do his players agree? Ansu Fati scores on his return to the side to give fans at the Camp Nou hope. In the Bundesliga, Leroy Sane is starting to shine for Bayern. Plus Henderson v Hickey in Serie A, Saint-Etienne struggles and Sasha Goryunov on Sheriff. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01m 00s) • PART 2: PSG v Man City & Leipzig v Bruges (05m 00s) • PART 3a: Milan v Atletico & Dortmund v Sporting (15m 00s) • PART 3b: Shakhtar v Inter & Real Madrid v Sheriff (24m 00s) • PART 4: Barcelona and Bayern back in action (32m 00s) • PART 5: Man Utd v Villarreal & Juventus v Chelsea (43m 00s) • PART 6: The rest of the Champions League & action from around the domestic leagues (53m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Living heat map
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Sasha Goryunov and Colin Millar into the pod after another pulsating weekend of Premier League action. The North London derby is settled before half-time with young Gunners Smith Rowe, Saka and hype man Aaron Ramsdale on song. Is this finally Arteta’s Arsenal? And does 5th choice Nuno have authority over this Tottenham squad? Man City get the better of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a match that shows the true value of Rodri and Mason Mount. And United are beaten at home to Villa in a match that shows the true value of Luke Shaw and Austin MacPhee. Elsewhere, Brentford and Liverpool contest the game of the season so far. And are the natives starting to turn at Leicester? And Julien Laurens joins us to preview the standout fixture in the Champions League this week – PSG v Man City. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Arsenal 3-1 Tottenham (03m 00s) • PART 2: Chelsea 0-1 Man City (16m 00s) • PART 3: Brentford 3-3 Liverpool (25m 00s) • PART 4a: Man Utd 0-1 Aston Villa (35m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (57m 00s) • PART 6: PSG v Man City preview with Julien Laurens (59m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Hot ref chat pot
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Jimbo, Tom Williams, Adam Crafton and Dan Bardell pick apart another packed week of football fun. The Carabao Cup’s biggest story is victory for Moyes at Old Trafford at last. Could Man United’s bloated squad have used the extra games to keep the squad happy? United are Aston Villa’s bogey team and they meet at Old Trafford this weekend. And it’s Chelsea v Man City. Could the hardest week possible in world football define City’s season? Plus we examine Marcos Alonso’s stance on kneeling. The North London derby looks to have potential for content. Can either team breach perhaps the clearest top 4 ever? Elsewhere, the Premier League will say hello to its first ever foreign referee. Plus love bites, more fights in France and whether or not the launch of Wolves Records will lead to Conor Coady rapping unconvincingly. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Carabao Cup round-up (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Chelsea v Man City preview (10m 30s) • PART 2b: Man Utd v Aston Villa preview (24m 00s) • PART 3a: Get ready for refereeing history (33m 00s) • PART 3b: Arsenal v Tottenham preview (37m 30s) • PART 4a: Brentford v Liverpool preview (45m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (57m 00s) • PART 6: Euro midweek action (59m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
Chafing might be an issue
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Jimbo is joined by Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Alvaro Romeo to chew over a smorgasbord of European football action. PSG make it 6 wins out of 6 in Ligue 1 but all the headlines surround Lionel Messi and his reaction to being substituted. Meanwhile at Dortmund, is there anything Erling Haaland can’t do? Real Madrid continue to entertain us with a late comeback at Valencia. Juventus are still winless and in the relegation zone as Allegri admits he’s worried. Plus the return of Radamel Falcao at Rayo Vallecano. And should Bayern wear lederhosen to even up the Bundesliga? RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Moment of the week (02m 00s) • PART 2: Ligue 1 latest – Messi scenes at PSG and Lens (05m 00s) • PART 3: Bundesliga bulletin – Bayern hit Bochum for seven (20m 00s) • PART 4a: Ajax 9-0 Cambuur (35m 00s) • PART 4b: Serie A update – Roma lose for the first time (37m 30s) • PART 5: La Liga – more late drama as Real entertain again (49m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
German Neil Warnock
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Jimbo, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Matt Davies-Adams and Daniel Storey cast their eyes over another dramatic weekend as the Premier League perhaps begins to take shape. Chelsea swot Spurs aside on Sunday as Thomas Tuchel once again shows his worth as a problem-solver. Elsewhere is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lucky? Are Brighton luckier? And will Man City rue their dropped points against Southampton? There’s also credit to Arsenal for their new-found resilience with Ramsdale in goal. We look ahead to the 3rd round of the Carabao Cup, allowing us to look at the state of the EFL’s bottom club Oldham ahead of their trip to Brentford. And of course, there’s the Derby debacle. Plus missiles, Sarina Wiegman’s debut and Thomas Frank’s wine recommendations. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1: Tottenham 0-3 Chelsea (04m 30s) • PART 2a: West Ham 1-2 Man Utd (15m 00s) • PART 2b: Man City 0-0 Southampton (23m 30s) • PART 2c: Aston Villa 3-0 Everton (28m 00s) • PART 2d: Wolves 0-2 Brentford & Oldham’s struggles (30m 00s) • PART 3a: England 8-0 North Macedonia (35m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (38m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (52m 00s) • PART 5: Derby enter administration (54m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Heimlichs for everyone
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Jimbo welcomes along Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Natalie Gedra as the Champions League gets back into full swing. Manchester United are upset away at Young Boys. Do they lack personality in the Champions League? And will Solskjaer learn from his mistakes? Elsewhere, PSG continue to play as individuals, Man City don’t need a striker because they keep improving as a team. And the Nou Camp is the new Turf Moor. The Premier League weekend promises plenty. Matt Jones from The Blue Room talks to us about learning to love Rafa Benitez at Everton. Plus the origin of the term Route One. And the two big exits in football this week – Chris Hughton and Dani Alves. RUNNING ORDER:     • PART 1a: Young Boys 2-1 Man Utd (03m 30s) • PART 1b: Club Brugge 1-1 PSG (10m 00s) • PART 2a: Man City 6-3 Leipzig (17m 00s) • PART 2b: Elsewhere in the Champions League (23m 00s) • PART 3a: Spurs v Chelsea preview (34m 00s) • PART 3b: A look at Leeds, Norwich and the first ever televised game (41m 30s) • PART 4a: Everton’s excellent start with Matt Jones (49m 30s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (57m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (63m 30s) • PART 6: Hughton out and Alves out (66m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
There are no plasters left
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The Champions League and Europa League return, with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens on hand to preview Matchday 1. Barcelona host Bayern, with Barca now bigger underdogs than they were when they lost 8-2 in 2020.  Real Madrid travel to San Siro to face Inter. Under Ancelotti, the team are exciting with Vinicius no longer fictitious. It’s Liverpool v Milan at Anfield, where we should all be thankful that Zlatan is back in the Champions League. Similarly we take time to purr over Messi’s hat-trick against Bolivia. Domestically, we show some love to Sampaoli’s Marseille. And in Serie A, is it too early to proclaim Mourinho’s Roma as title challengers? Or to write Allegri’s Juve out of the title race? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: The Champions League and Europa League are back (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (04m 00s) • PART 2: Barcelona v Bayern Munich preview (08m 00s) • PART 3: Inter v Real Madrid preview (22m 00s) • PART 4: Liverpool v Milan preview (30m 00s) • PART 5: Europa League highlights (39m 00s) • PART 6: Serie A – the Mou train picks up speed (49m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2021
Jobbing magician
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Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Dom Fifield after another eyebrow-raising Premier League weekend. The return of Ronaldo sees the Portuguese score twice as Man Utd beat Newcastle 4-1. But does Cristiano’s presence sacrifice Sancho’s style? Mo Salah joins the Premier League 100 club as Liverpool beat Leeds 3-0. Do we talk about the Egyptian enough as one of the best players in the world? And similarly at Man City, is Bernardo bubble gum Silva one of the most underrated players around? Proactive Palace impress by thrashing Spurs. Also how good are Villa and are Leicester too easy to control? Plus.James Horncastle joins us to preview Liverpool against Milan in the Champions League. And the panel discuss Hasenhuttl’s superstitious sartorial selections. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Man Utd 4-1 Newcastle (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea also victorious (12m 00s) • PART 2: Crystal Palace 3-0 Spurs & Arsenal 1-0 Norwich (29m 00s) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (36m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (42m 30s) • PART 5: Liverpool v Milan preview with James Horncastle (45m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Creeping flappiness
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The Premier League is back and so are Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Adrian Clarke and Nooruddean Choudry. England are pegged back in Poland late on in a game where Gareth Southgate doesn’t make any substitutions. Does the England manager have a tendency to freeze on the big stage? Scotland are the only home nation to win in midweek, a huge victory in Austria in World Cup qualifying, as Andrew Slaven describes all. The headlines in the Premier League look set to be dominated by Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford. And the clash of the bottom two as Arsenal host Norwich. Could defeat spell the end for Arteta? The panel are excited about Man City’s goalkeeping situation and about seeing Harvey Elliott and Dan James in action at Elland Road. Plus People Just Do Nothing and people pinching throats. And Solskjaer and Szczesny – two of the best in the country. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: The return of Ronaldo (04m 30s) • PART 2a: Poland 1-1 England (16m 30s) • PART 2b: Austria 0-1 Scotland with Andrew Slaven (28m 00s) • PART 3a: Arsenal v Norwich preview (33m 00s) • PART 3b: Crystal Palace v Spurs preview (39m 00s) • PART 3c: Leicester v Man City preview (41m 30s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (62m 30s) • PART 6: A change to your scheduled programming (65m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 09, 2021
This is what football sounds like
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You'll have heard Daniel Storey speaking on Monday's pod about how he's about to attend his first football match since March 2020. And while many of you will have returned to grounds for the new season or been to a match at Wembley over the summer, but for lots of us, the noise and energy of a full stadium and the build up to the game is a long distant memory. With that mind, in place of our Euro show this week, here's a special podcast accompanying George Caulkin's amazing piece called This is what football sounds like that recently went up on the Athletic. It's recorded using a technique called binaural audio – basically, 360 degree sound - and the best way to experience it is to find a quiet place and listen on headphones. Maybe even go for a walk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2021
Christmas only takes a day
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Colin Millar into the pod on a weekend where crazy things are happening all around the world. While other nations are slipping up, England have become a machine in qualifying. Will a trip to Poland provide problems? And is Bellingham the future of the midfield? Elsewhere, it’s a big week for Northern Ireland who have some scores to settle with the Swiss. Brazil v Argentina is stopped as authorities try to deport four Premier League players. And do we really want a World Cup every two years. The WSL is back with a new season and a new TV deal. The panel plead for patience in the development of the women’s game on a weekend where champions Chelsea suffer a shock defeat. Plus the bloody Butcher and the renegade Rene Higuita.  RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Two 4-0 wins for England (03m 30s) • PART 2: The wide world of World Cup qualifying (15m 00s) • PART 3: Brazil v Argentina admin chaos and a World Cup every two years? (30m 00s) • PART 4: The WSL returns (45m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (60m 00s) • PART 6: On This Day - Bloody Butcher and Higuita’s scorpion (62m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
Classic Como
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Earlier than usual, it’s your international break Totally Football Show with Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Sasha Goryunov. Can England recover from their fever dream at Euro 2020 as they travel to take on Hungary? And can they be more tactically flexible to finally win silverware? Cristiano Ronaldo scores a late brace against the Republic of Ireland to become the all-time leading scorer in international football history. We look at the movers on deadline day – from Camavinga to Rondon – while examining Barcelona’s bin fire of a transfer window. Katie Whyatt helps us preview the new WSL season. A league with strength in depth like never before. Plus a forgotten Bergkamp goal. And Spartak Moscow story time with Sasha. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Record-breaker Ronaldo and the rest of Wednesday night’s action (03m 00s) • PART 2: Deadline day revisited (15m 00s) • PART 3: Hungary v England preview (40m 00s) • PART 4: The WSL returns with Katie Whyatt (49m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (54m 00s) • PART 6: Moscow madness and Bergkamp brilliance (56m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
All the Messis
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With the transfer window creaking shut, Jimbo, Julien Laurens, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo review the last weekend of club football across Europe before the international break. Lionel Messi makes his debut for PSG but will Kylian Mbappe stay on as his team-mate? Will Real Madrid make a dramatic move on deadline day? It’s a nightmare beginning to life after Ronaldo for Juventus but Roma fans are all aboard on the Mou train. Van Bommel’s boys top the Bundesliga. A bad week for Leipzig who lose the match and lose Marcel Sabitzer to Bayern. In Spain, Barca are victorious but unimpressive, while Bordalas is electrifying Valencia. Plus Pique the entrepreneur and Balotelli blasts off again. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 30s) • PART 2: Messi makes his PSG debut but will Mbappe stay? (07m 00s) • PART 3: Juve start life without Ronaldo with defeat (17m 30s) • PART 4a: Wolfsburg top the Bundesliga (24m 00s) • PART 4b: Champions League & Europa League draws (34m 00s) • PART 5: La Liga – Barca victorious but unimpressive (40m 00s) • PART 6: Ligue 1 – Lyon win at last (47m 00s) • PART 7: Serie A – Roma and Lazio on fire (53m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2021
Reheated soup
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After one of the biggest transfers in years, Jimbo, Adam Crafton, Daniel Storey and David Preece bask in a bumper Premier League weekend. Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Old Trafford. Did United buy him just so City couldn’t? Does he take them closer to the title? Should the money have been spent on a defensive midfielder? And James Horncastle tells us why Juventus won’t miss him. Liverpool and Chelsea battle to a draw at Anfield as Thomas Tuchel does a great job of calming his players down after Reece James is sent off. Tottenham are top and Arsenal are bottom after the Gunners are thrashed 5-0 at the Etihad. What is the process and should Arsenal fans trust it? Plus Kylian Mbappe, Keith The Duck and what David Preece will do if you try a Gary Crosby. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Tottenham top and Wolves 0-1 Man Utd (04m 00s) • PART 2: The second coming of Cristiano with James Horncastle (15m 00s) • PART 3: Man City 5-0 Arsenal (32m 00s) • PART 4a: Liverpool 1-1 Chelsea (42m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (64m 00s) • PART 6: Mbappe to Real Madrid? (66m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Watkings
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Big news, big games, it’s all happening in the world of football. And Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Lynsey Hooper and Adrian Clarke have all the tools to tackle it head on. Harry Kane is staying at Spurs, for the summer at least. Did City leave Harry hanging out to dry? Meanwhile Pep Guardiola announces his exit in 2023. Will that cause a drop in intensity from his City side? Klopp v Tuchel and Van Dijk v Lukaku is something to get excited about this weekend. Is someone due a hammering from Wolves? Like Man United this weekend? West Ham are top of the league. The Athletic’s Roshane Thomas tells us about a group of likeable grafters that have made the London Stadium feel like home. Plus statues, cardboard cut-outs and a flip reverse to what would have happened if Arsenal had won the Champions League in 2004. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Kane staying at Spurs (02m 00s) • PART 2: Liverpool v Chelsea preview (11m 00s) • PART 3: Man City v Arsenal preview (20m 00s) • PART 4: West Ham v Crystal Palace preview with Roshane Thomas (27m 30s) • PART 5: The rest of the Premier League weekend (38m 00s) • PART 6: The odds with Paddy Power (61m 00s) • PART 7: Flip Reverse – what if Arsenal beat Chelsea in 2004? (63m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Lassismo
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo return to cast their eye over this weekend’s continental football. It’s a good start for Jose Mourinho and Tammy Abraham at Roma in Serie A, while champions Inter thrash Genoa. But the rumours around Ronaldo suggest he wants to leave Juventus. Lyon and Monaco continue to struggle in Ligue 1 but the headlines are dominated by trouble between Nice fans and Marseille staff which sees their game abandoned. La Liga promises to be tight with Barca and Real both held, while Manuel Pellegrini fears there’s not enough actual football being played in Spain. And we get our first glimpse of Marsch-ball as Leipzig bounce back in Germany. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2: Serie A – Abraham debuts but does Cristiano want an exit? (12m 00s) • PART 3: Bundesliga – Leipzig Marsch on (30m 00s) • PART 4: La Liga – Real and Barca both drop points (35m 00s) • PART 5: Ligue 1 – Lyon and Monaco continue to struggle (46m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2021
To hell and back
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Matt Davies-Adams and Colin Millar into the pod after another pulsating Premier League weekend. Chelsea breeze past Arsenal at the Emirates with Lukaku scoring and immediately looking like the reference point for this side. The performance – and his personality – could be daunting for the rest of the Premier League. And how did Arsenal become so mediocre? It’s a 100% record for Graham Potter’s side too. But Bissouma still being at Brighton is baffling our panel. Should Solskjaer have started Sancho and Varane at Southampton? And are the margins so tight that United will rue the points dropped at St Mary’s? Nick Miller fills us in on Nuno’s winning return to Molineux. And Colin offers up an impassioned defence of the Europa Conference League Plus Livramento, Coventry and Savage’s son. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea (05m 00s) • PART 1b: Routine wins for City & Liverpool (17m 00s) • PART 2a: Brighton 2-0 Watford (24m 00s) • PART 2b: Southampton 1-1 Man Utd (28m 00s) • PART 3: Wolves 0-1 Spurs with Nick Miller (37m 00s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (56m 30s) • PART 6: Tammy’s terrific debut (58m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Blue John caves
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Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Dan Bardell and Charlie Eccleshare ahead of a mouth-watering Premier League weekend. Arsenal v Chelsea headlines the weekend as the panel salivate over the damage Romelu Lukaku could do and struggle to understand the signing of Ramsdale. Is Arteta safe from the sack because of the chaos above him? Nuno returns to Molineux as we ask what he’s changed at Spurs and what resolution the Kane saga will have. Plus Ant & Dec, Norwegian orgies and the origin story of the swimming pool attendant. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: That Man City third kit (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Arsenal v Chelsea preview (05m 00s) • PART 1c: Liverpool, City & United in action (17m 00s) • PART 2: Wolves v Spurs preview (23m 00s) • PART 3a: Crystal Palace v Brentford preview (34m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (50m 00s) • PART 5: Lewandowski’s future and a sex scandal in Norway (52m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
Fallen into the cauldron
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We’re underway in Spain and Germany, with Italy soon to follow. Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo have your back on all things continental. Dortmund come flying out the blocks in the Bundesliga with Erling Haaland stealing the show on matchweek 1. Is he the new R9? Pique is the hero on and off the pitch for Barcelona as Memphis channels Ronaldinho in La Liga. Looking ahead to the start of the Serie A season, will there be a big 7? And can Mourinho rediscover his mojo?  In France, Messi is unveiled and Galtier hammers the champions on his return to Lille. But who got a 1/10 in L’Equipe? And we pay tribute to the great Gerd Muller. Scorer, singer, weaver. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Paying tribute to Gerd Muller (02m 30s) • PART 2a: Moment of the weekend (11m 30s) • PART 2b: Haaland hulks up as the Bundesliga returns (16m 00s) • PART 3: La Liga - Barca begin life after Messi (25m 00s) • PART 4: Previewing the return of Serie A (37m 30s) • PART 5: Ligue 1 latest – a horrific start for Lille (45m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2021
Miss! Miss!
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The opening weekend of the new Premier League season doesn’t disappoint. Drinking it in with Jimbo are Carl Anka, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey. Tottenham defeat champions Man City in a dream start for Nuno in North London. Will that inspire City to go and get Harry Kane? Or should they be spending that money on a left-back and a defensive midfielder? Manchester United thrash Leeds 5-1. Imagine how good they’ll be once they put Sancho and Varane in that team. And Brentford provide the feel-good story of the weekend. Elsewhere where is the Arsenal leadership? Can Villa create a whole new attack without Grealish? Will Everton fans learn to love resilient Rafa? Plus we pay tribute to the goal-hanger’s goal-hanger Gerd Muller. And Sasha bemoans the state of Russian football. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: A brilliant opening weekend (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Spurs 1-0 Man City (07m 30s) • PART 1c: Norwich 0-3 Liverpool & Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace (19m 00s) • PART 2: Man Utd 5-1 Leeds (24m 00s) • PART 3: Brentford 2-0 Arsenal & Watford 3-2 Aston Villa (37m 30s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (60m 00s) • PART 6: A tribute to the late Gerd Muller (63m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Starting to get the tingles
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The Premier League season is almost upon us and Jimbo is joined by the excited trio of Dom Fifield, Natalie Gedra and Tom Williams. The headline fixture of the opening weekend is Tottenham hosting Man City. If City don’t sign Harry Kane, does that hurt their championship chances? Will European champions Chelsea take the title with their incredible squad depth? Further down the table, there are big questions to be answered. Do Everton represent the biggest challenge of Benitez’s career? Are Palace fans right to be optimistic about Patrick Vieira? How much are Southampton gambling with their transfer policy? Billy Grant from the Beesotted podcast joins us on the eve of Brentford’s Premier League bow against Arsenal. And are Norwich about to surprise us all? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Opening day nerves? (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Spurs v Man City and the title race (08m 30s) • PART 2a: Chelsea win the Super Cup (30m 00s) • PART 2b: New managers in the Premier League (37m 00s) • PART 3a: Brentford’s hopes with Billy Grant from the Beesotted podcast (49m 30s) • PART 3b: The promoted clubs and the battle to stay up (55m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (63m 00s) • PART 5: Thoughts on Villa, West Ham and Newcastle (65m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
Not bitter, little bit disappointed
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The European edition returns with your preferred pod posse of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo. Lionel Messi becomes a PSG player and will be starring in Ligue 1. Why all the cynicism? Could Messi have made a more romantic move? Feeling the absence of Messi are not just Barcelona but La Liga as a whole. No longer the league of stars. Speaking of financial crisis, Italian champions Inter are minus Conte and Lukaku. Can anyone see past Juventus returning to the top under Max Allegri? Will Mourinho keep inspiring mass brawls at Roma? New gaffers galore in Germany. Can Marco Rose’s Dortmund topple Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern? Or what about Jesse Marsch’s Leipzig, the best squad in the Bundesliga? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Can anyone stop PSG and Man City? (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (13m 00s) • PART 2: Ligue 1 latest – more on the Messi move (17m 00s) • PART 3: Suffering in Serie A with Inter in financial crisis (35m 00s) • PART 4: La Liga latest – the state of Barca (47m 30s) • PART 5: Bundesliga preview – new gaffers galore (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2021
Power League style
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Jimbo’s back with the first Totally Football Show of the new season in the company of Daniel Storey, Duncan Alexander and Adam Crafton. One of the biggest transfers in football history is about to take place. Lionel Messi says bye-bye to Barcelona and is set to move to PSG. Jubilant Julien Laurens joins us as we discuss if this is a good thing for Ligue 1. And what does it mean for Mbappe? Jack Grealish joins Man City for £100million but he alone can’t stop Leicester from winning the Community Shield. Is Grealish a problem solver for Pep or will he prove to be City’s Veron? We ask who is best equipped to challenge City for the title this season. Chelsea with Lukaku? Liverpool with Van Dijk? United with Solskjaer under scrutiny? Plus there’s the return of the EFL and the end of the Olympics. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Messi leaves Barca for PSG, with Julien Laurens (02m 30s) • PART 2a: Leicester win the Community Shield (26m 00s) • PART 2b: Who will win the Premier League title? (33m 00s) • PART 3: The return of the EFL (45m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (49m 30s) • PART 5: Brazil claim Olympic gold (51m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR 33% OFF THE PRICE OF AN ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
It's The Totally Football Yearbook 2021!
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Nick Miller joins Producer Ben to discuss the biggest news in publishing: The Totally Football Yearbook 2021! The Totally Football Yearbook 2021 - edited by Nick Miller, with a foreword by Jamie Carragher and contributions from all of your Totally favourites - is available on 5 August in hardback and ebook and as an audiobook. You can pre-order it now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Part bleeding but still handsome
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Italy are European champions. Jimbo, Carl Anka, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, David Preece and Daniel Storey review a wonderful night for the Azzurri but a heart-breaking night for England who lose on penalties at Wembley. Gareth Southgate’s side take a very early lead but are pegged back and worn down by their opponent. Like the 2018 World Cup semi-final but worse. It’s an inspirational group of players but in hindsight, did England throw this Euros away? And did they play that much football in the tournament? As for Italy, we salute a team that every other team made changes to their system for. And of course, they had the amazing Chiellini. The star of this Italy team and finally a European champion. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Carl Anka at Wembley (02m 00s) • PART 2: What went wrong for England? (16m 00s) • PART 3a: What went right for Italy with James Horncastle (25m 00s) • PART 3b: Looking ahead to Qatar (35m 30s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (45m 00s) • PART 5: Copa America and final conclusions (48m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Man scores volley
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For the penultimate pod of the Euros, Jimbo is joined by a bumper crew of James Horncastle, Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Duncan Alexander. Anticipation builds ahead of the final at Wembley on Sunday. Italy the complete team, managed by Mancini the serial winner. Whereas England look to be physically fresher. Are both teams already heroes and in a no-lose situation? We reminisce about a tournament including lots of goals, classic matches and most importantly, fans. And 15 years on from Italy’s last major tournament win, a chat about Zidane’s headbutt on Materazzi, much like the incident itself, gets out of hand. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: England v Italy preview (02m 00s) • PART 2: Looking back at Euro 2020 (32m 00s) • PART 3: The odds with Paddy Power (47m 00s) • PART 4: Zidane’s headbutt 15 years on (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
No root crops on the back pages
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey and Duncan Alexander bask in the glory of England reaching their first ever European Championship final. The Three Lions come from behind at Wembley to overcome Denmark and progress to the Euro 2020 final. England - masters of keep-ball, shaking off their demons and of shielding the ball and waiting for a free-kick. We salute the likes of Walker, Rice and Maguire. England will face Italy in the final who eliminated Spain on Tuesday. Alvaro Romeo informs us on how La Roja’s performance has been received and the extent of Barcelona’s struggles with their wage bill. Plus semi-final despair from 2014. And Emi Martinez’s sensational year. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: England 2-1 Denmark (02m 00s) • PART 2: Spain’s exit and Barca’s salary struggles (33m 00s) • PART 3: The odds with Paddy Power (43m 30s) • PART 4: On This Day – Brazil 1-7 Germany (46m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Wave of soppy emotion
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Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Adam Crafton and Daniel Storey as the Azzurri ascend to the final of Euro 2020. It took penalties and a little bit of luck but Italy beat Spain at Wembley and continue to give great value to this tournament. Meanwhile, the future looks bright for Spain with Pedri running the show. But should they have got rid of Ramos? England and Denmark compete on Wednesday to see who will face Italy in the final. Niels Harild tells us how the spirit of 92 is more of a positive than the curse of 66. And how does this group of England players compare to previous crops? Plus Southgate and Sir Bobby – two of a kind? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Italy through to the final at Spain’s expense (02m 00s) • PART 2: England v Denmark preview with Niels Harild (17m 30s) • PART 3: The odds with Paddy Power (33m 30s) • PART 4: On This Day – a big day for Bobby Robson (36m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
Giddiness correspondent
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Carl Anka and Sasha Goryunov react to a fantastic night for the Three Lions in Rome. England cruise past Ukraine 4-0 and into the last 4 of Euro 2020. A performance that was everything we wanted it to be – ruthlessly efficient and an absence of jeopardy. We salute Southgate, Shaw and the Sterling Kane partnership. They will meet Denmark in the semi-finals at Wembley after the Danes dispatch the Czechs thanks to Joakim Maehle’s caramelo. But are they a bit overrated? Plus we revisit the greatest upset in Euros history – Greece going all the way in 2004. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Ukraine 0-4 England (03m 30s) • PART 2: Czech Republic 1-2 Denmark (20m 30s) • PART 3: The odds with Paddy Power (31m 30s) • PART 4: On This Day – Greece win the Euros (34m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 04, 2021
DonnaSommer
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Jimbo is alongside Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and James Horncastle as Italy & Spain set up a semi-final meeting at Euro 2020. Roberto Mancini’s Italy knock out the number 1 ranked team in the world in Belgium, in a performance that has everything. How have the Azzurri managed to put together this 32-game unbeaten run? And why wasn’t Mancini more in demand? Spain are victorious on penalties against 10-man Switzerland but are hugely wasteful in front of goal again. Alvaro Romeo tells us why the Spanish might be about to click, through unity and conviction. But do they lack personality? In Saturday’s quarter-finals, it’s Czech Republic v Denmark and then, England v Ukraine in Rome. Yevhen Muzyka tells us why Shevchenko isn’t as popular as you might think. Plus we talk Sancho, Nuno and Rafa Benitez, all on the move in club football. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Belgium 1-2 Italy (03m 30s) • PART 2: Spain beat the Swiss on spot-kicks with Alvaro Romeo (20m 30s) • PART 3a: England v Ukraine preview with Yevhen Muzyka (35m 00s) • PART 3b: Czech Republic v Denmark preview (46m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (49m 30s) • PART 5: Sancho, Nuno and Benitez all on the move (52m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 03, 2021
Reliving Euro 2008 (the one without England)
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If you want a break from all this England euphoria - or just a bit of perspective - here’s the latest episode of our Euro Stories documentaries, looking back on Euro 2008 . There’s no England in this one, but there is a whole lot of Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens, Sasha Goryunov and Alvaro Romeo. You can subscribe to this series by searching for Beyond The Headline on Apple, Spotify and all the usual places - we’ve done each tournament since 1988, and the 2012 and 2016 episodes will be out in the build up to the final. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Spiderman meme
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Jimbo welcomes Adam Crafton, Raphael Honigstein and Daniel Storey to look back on a momentous day of action as the quarter-finalists at Euro 2020 are finalised. England secure a landmark victory over Germany at Wembley where all of Southgate’s decisions came off. And his squad selection and team selections appear to be vindicated. Is it judgement or luck? Plus how the nation reacts when the hugely endearing Southgate wins. Jogi Low has now managed his last game for Germany, who pay the price for having a halfway house attitude towards their football. England’s opponents in the last 8 will be Ukraine after a game of faffing against Sweden. Julien Laurens joins us for a post-mortem on France’s shock exit from Euro 2020. Plus Bierhoff and here’s to you Mrs Rabiot. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: England 2-0 Germany (04m 00s) • PART 2a: Ukraine 2-1 Sweden (27m 00s) • PART 2b: The quarter-finals are… (31m 30s) • PART 3: The French post-mortem with Julien Laurens (35m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (46m 00s) • PART 5: On This Day – Bierhoff’s Golden Goal (49m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Reduced to a screaming seven-year-old
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Jimbo, Carl Anka and Daniel Storey try and make sense of quite possibly the greatest day of tournament football ever. Switzerland knock out world champions France on penalties after a 3-3 draw in Bucharest. We try to explain the magnificence of Xhaka and Pogba. And would France have fared better with Laporte? Speaking of Laporte, his Spanish side beat Croatia 5-3 after extra time. How to explain a free-scoring team with a struggling striker? England and Germany face off at Wembley on Tuesday. Raphael Honigstein tells us why he’s worried about German improv up against a heavily rehearsed England. Plus Sweden Ukraine, Dutch despair from 2000 and attempting to explain the own goal epidemic. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Switzerland knock out France on penalties (04m 30s) • PART 2: Croatia 3-5 Spain (19m 00s) • PART 3a: England v Germany preview with Raphael Honigstein (31m 30s) • PART 3b: Sweden v Ukraine preview (47m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (51m 30s) • PART 5: On This Day – Toldo and Totti torment the Dutch (54m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
I’ll bite my own hand
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Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox and Duncan Alexander into the pod after a day of illuminating action at the Euros. Czech Republic hog the headlines by eliminating the Netherlands in the first shock of the last 16. But are they still the weakest team in the competition? And can Frank De Boer be blamed for the crazy mistakes of his players? Number 1 ranked Belgium knock out holders Portugal, in a game signposted by selfishness and stroppiness. And it’s time to bust the myth that Ronaldo is good at free-kicks. It’s another big day of action. Juraj Vrdoljak tells us whether Croatia fear Spain, the team that inflicted their heaviest defeat ever. And Julien Laurens previews France v Switzerland, as Pogba looks to build on his position as perhaps the player of the tournament so far. Plus we appreciate Balotelli, Cassano and Prandelli 9 years on. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Netherlands 0-2 Czech Republic with Karel Haring (03m 30s) • PART 2: Belgium 1-0 Portugal (16m 30s) • PART 3a: Croatia v Spain preview with Juraj Vrdoljak (29m 00s) • PART 3b: France v Switzerland preview with Julien Laurens (34m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (46m 45s) • PART 5: On This Day – Super Mario Balotelli in 2012 (49m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Rushing to the wrong fire
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Jimbo’s back and he’s brought Sasha Goryunov and Tom Williams with him as the knockout stages of Euro 2020 get underway. Denmark dismantle Wales 4-0 in Amsterdam as their fairy-tale continues to the quarter-finals. Niels Harild tells us why the Danes are daring to dream of a repeat of 1992. What will Gareth Bale do next? International football only? Golf? Italy need extra time to eliminate Austria at Wembley, with the beaten side showing just how good they are. Having seen glimpses of Belgium at their best, will we be able to see a classic with Portugal on the worst pitch at the tournament in Seville? And with no side showing themselves to be completely dominant, Michiel Jongsma fancies the Netherlands to go to the semi-finals as pessimism is replaced by arrogance. Plus England 1-2 Iceland – five years on. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Wales 0-4 Denmark with Niels Harild (03m 30s) • PART 2: Italy 2-1 Austria (19m 30s) • PART 3a: Belgium v Portugal preview (28m 30s) • PART 3b: Netherlands v Czech Republic preview with Michiel Jongsma  (34m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (43m 30s) • PART 5: On This Day – England 1-2 Iceland (47m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 27, 2021
Reliving Euro 2004
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It's a rest day here at Totally, so while we gear up for the knockouts of Euro 2020, allow us to take you back to Euro 2004 with the latest episode from The Athletic's Euro Stories, featuring some of your favourite voices from Team Totally. If you like what you hear, you can catch up with previous episodes by follow or subscribing to our Beyond The Headline feed on Apple, Spotify and all the usual places. Jimbo will be back - and so will we - shortly after the final whistle of Wales v Denmark and Italy v Austria Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Big club football
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Matt Davies Adams, Daniel Storey and Adam Crafton are here on the day of goals and destiny in the Euros. In Group F, F stood for fun as each team at some stage were bottom of the table or facing England in the next round. In Group E, we weren't expecting too much but Spain came to have a fiesta, with a hand from Martin Dubravka, whilst Sweden and Poland put on a five goal thriller. So have Spain finally arrived? And now all eyes turn to the Round of 16 which kicks off on Saturday with Wales v Denmark with the former left asking "are we the badies?" And we try to work out if there's any way past Italy for Austria. All that plus a dive into UEFA's "politics", some Euro 2004 action, and our updated predictions. RUNNING ORDER PART 1: Germany 2-2 Hungary with Rafael Honigstein (03m 30s) PART 1b: Portugal 2-2 France with Julien Laurens (10m 30s) PART 2a: Spain 5-0 Slovakia (20m 30s) PART 2b: Sweden 3-2 Poland (24m 30s) PART 3: News (28m 30s) PART 4a: Wales v Denmark preview (38m 30s) PART 4b: Italy v Austria preview (42m 00s) PART 5: The Odds with Paddy Power (45m 30s) PART 6: Rash conclusions 2.0 (48m 40s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
The buttock region
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Matt Davies Adams, Tom Williams, and Daniel Storey are here as England top Group D and as Scotland bid farewell to their first tournament in 23 years. So Scotland are out but what does it mean? We ask The Athletic's Jordan Campbell who's live at Hampden for his reflections on a heartbreaking night for the Tartan Army. More positive scenes over at Wembley though, well for 12 minutes anyway, as Sterling netted again and England top the group and look at facing, erm, France/Germany/Portugal/Hungary! Speaking of which tomorrow is today and today is the last day of the group stages, and there are still two groups to sort out. Namely Group E and F where it's looking concerning for Spain and rather brighter for Germany. All that plus we hit a few bum notes. RUNNING ORDER PART 1: Heroes to Villains (01m 30s) PART 2a: Scotland 1-3 Croatia with Jordan Campbell (03m 30s) PART 2b: England 1-0 Czech Republic (12m 30s) PART 3a: Wembley capacity (24m 30s) PART 3b: Spain v Slovakia preview with Alvaro Romeo (28m 00s)  PART 3c: Sweden v Poland preview (35m 30s) PART 4a: Hungary v Germany preview (39m 00s) PART 4b: France v Poland preview (42m 30s) PART 5: The Odds with Paddy Power (46m 30s) PART 6: Big bums big help (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
An Aldi own brand Pep Guardiola
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Matt Davies Adams, Rory Smith, and Sasha Goryunov are here as Denmark make their mark on this tournament and squeeze into the next stage whilst Austria find their fast flowing football. Copenhagen was the place to be on Monday night as Denmark scored four magnificent goals to set up their place in the round of 16. Whilst Finland gave Belgium a run for their money before Lukaku turned the fireworks on. Plus we had one of the most memorable moments of the tournament so far - and VAR was involved in a positive way! In Group C it's Ukraine who are left wondering if they're in or out, and we waved goodbye to tournament cult hero Goran Pandev with an emotional guard of honour. Up next it's England v Czech Republic and Croatia v Scotland where it's "you finish second" "no, you finish second" at Wembley and win at all costs in Hampden. And where Covid 19 is wreaking havoc with protocols as Billy Gilmour is out and it's a bit of a confusion over Mount and Chilwell for England. All that plus there's a rather special 'On This Day' for Matt - and we find out that his dog has a middle name.... RUNNING ORDER PART 1: Drama or no drama? (01m 30s) PART 2a: Denmark 4-1 Russia (05m 30s) PART 2b: Belgium 2-0 Finland (14m 00s) PART 3a: Austria 1-0 Ukraine (21m 30s) PART 3b: Netherlands 3-0 North Macedonia (24m 30s)  PART 4a: England v Czech Republic preview. (29m 00s) PART 4b: Scotland v Croatia preview with JJ Bull (37m 30s) PART 5: The Odds with Paddy Power (47m 30s) PART 6: On This Day (50m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Suit that doubles up as sportswear
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Matt Davies-Adams welcomes Duncan Alexander and Robyn Cowen into the pod as Wales progress to the knockout stages. Robert Page’s side lose 1-0 in Rome but are still safely in the last 16. Are good-looking lads Italy the new tournament favourites? Are Turkey the worst dark horses ever? Groups B and C will conclude on Monday. Ari Virtanen dares to dream of Finland upsetting Belgium and advancing to the next round. It’s a chance for the likes of Lukaku, Yarmolenko and Dumfries to boost their Golden Boot hopes. And a chance to say goodbye Goran Pandev. Plus some Arshavin on this day and what Torquay and Hartlepool did to steal the show on Sunday. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Italy 1-0 Wales (02m 30s) • PART 2: Switzerland 3-1 Turkey (10m 00s) • PART 3a: Previewing the conclusion of Group C (16m 00s) • PART 3b: Previewing the conclusion of Group B (20m 00s) • PART 3c: Finland’s hopes of progressing with Ari Virtanen (28m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (34m 30s) • PART 5: The non-league Alisson and the fashionista Arshavin (36m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2021
Proper downer
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Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Lynsey Hooper and Tom Williams after arguably the most exciting day of action yet at Euro 2020. Germany bounce back from defeat to France with a 4-1 thrashing of Portugal. Never write them off. Are the holders in danger of elimination at the group stage? Hungary cause their own upset by holding world champions France in Budapest. Should Les Bleus be concerned about the lack of goals from Karim Benzema? Speaking of a lack of goals, Spain toil to another draw, this time with Poland. Alvaro Romeo identifies the reasons behind their struggles. From the weather to fan apathy. Group A concludes on Sunday with Wales travelling to Rome to face Italy and confirm their place in the next round. Will the likes of Ramsey, Bale and Ward impress again? Plus Seaman’s laugh, Foden’s flick, and Sousa’s fashion faux-pas.  RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Germany 4-1 Portugal with David Novo (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Hungary 1-1 France (15m 00s) • PART 2: Spain 1-1 Poland with Alvaro Romeo (24m 00s) • PART 3: Previewing the conclusion of Group A (34m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (43m 00s) • PART 5: Who will be this tournament’s Panenka? (45m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 20, 2021
Lucky for big blokes
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Matt Davies-Adams, Duncan Alexander and Daniel Storey react to one of the most anticipated days of Euro 2020 so far. Scotland take a point from Wembley as Steve Clarke’s bold selection pays off. Has Gareth Southgate been spooked by the anonymous Harry Kane? And is there much point in lionising Grealish when England function best as a team? Group F on Saturday offers mouth-watering clashes between Hungary and France and Portugal up against Germany. Raphael Honigstein gives us his thoughts on what Jogi Low’s tactical approach should be against the holders. Spain take on Poland where it’s Morata v Lewandowski – equals when it comes to international tournaments. And not in a good way. Plus Blackburn’s Ben Brereton bags in the Copa America. And Duncan’s favourite thing about Jan Koller. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: England 0-0 Scotland (02m 30s) • PART 2a: Croatia 1-1 Czech Republic (14m 30s) • PART 2b: Sweden 1-0 Slovakia (18m 45s) • PART 3a: Portugal v Germany preview with Raphael Honigstein (22m 30s) • PART 3b: Hungary v France preview (32m 00s) • PART 3c: Spain v Poland preview (34m 30s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (37m 45s) • PART 5: On This Day and Big Ben Brereton (39m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 19, 2021
Positive Scotland pants
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Matt Davies Adams, Daniel Storey, and Carl Anka are here with the fall out from Thursday's action and to set you up for a big Friday. On the show it was an emotional night in Copenhagen as Denmark played Belgium and united in celebration of Christian Eriksen after 10 minutes. Elsewhere The Netherlands secured their place in the knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Austria. We ask if the draw is in the favour? And we wave a fond farewell to North Macedonia who lost 2-1 to Ukraine. Then it's all eyes to Wembley as England and Scotland ready themselves to do battle. To get the Scottish perspective we speak with Scotland and Chelsea midfielder, Erin Cuthbert, whilst back in the pod we assess Southgate's best full back options. Plus there's previews on Croatia v Czech Republic and Sweden v Slovakia, and we ask what on earth Spurs are doing? RUNNING ORDER PART 1: Denmark 1-2 Belgium (02m 30s) PART 2a: Netherlands 2-0 Austria (10m 10s) PART 2b: North Macedonia 1-2 Ukraine (15m 00s) PART 3a: England v Scotland preview with Erin Cuthbert (17m 30s) PART 3b: Croatia v Czech Republic preview (32m 00s) PART 3c: Sweden v Slovakia preview (33m 00s) PART 4: The Odds with Paddy Power (36m 00s) PART 5a: Sometimes maybe good (39m 00s) PART 5b: 500 not out (44m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
A kick in the Zubkov
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Matt Davies-Adams, Michael Cox and Sasha Goryunov are here as Wales arrive, Russia aren't Finnished, and Italy are livin la vida loca-telli. First to Baku where Wales are beaming after their 2-0 victory over Turkey, we ask if this was one of the most impressive performances so far As for Russia well they arrived too in St Petersburg and grabbed their first three points. Will a win be enough to see teams through to the knockout stages though? And Italy gain a load of backers after their dominant performance over Switzerland - but should we believe the hype? Elsewhere it's a big day for Denmark tomorrow as they play Belgium in Copenhagen. We speak with Danish commentator Niels Harild about the mood in the country. It's an Arnautovic-less Austria taking on The Netherlands - will Frank de Boer give us more of the same chaos? And finally Sasha brings a big tactics lesson on Ukraine v North Macedonia. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Turkey 0-2 Wales (02m 30s) • PART 2a: Finland 0-1 Russia (11m 00s) • PART 2b: Italy 3-0 Switzerland (16m 00s) • PART 3a: News! (22m 30s) • PART 3b: Denmark v Belgium preview with Niels Harild (24m 00s) • PART 3c: Austria v Netherlands preview (32m 30s) • PART 3d: North Macedonia v Ukraine preview (37m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (40m 30s) • PART 5a: Ramos and Rafa on the move (44m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Coke cola
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Matt Davies-Adams, Adam Crafton and Tom Williams react to a certain CR7's latest records and our first heavy weight fight. Tuesday night brought us the good, the bad, and the possibly ugly as France beat Germany 1-0. We ask is this France instilling fear? Did Germany deserve a draw? And did Rudiger have a little nibble? Speaking of bites, over in Hungary our early evening entertainment, well it didn't get going until 80 minutes in but not even the clock can beat Cristiano Ronaldo from breaking records. Onto the next round then and it's all eyes on Italy who have really set a marker. Up next for them Switzerland who inspire an Orson Welles quote. On the other side of the table it's the slightly more disappointing Wales and Turkey who face off. And finally we finish with the Finnish as they take on Russia. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: France 1-0 Germany (02m 30s) • PART 2a: Hungary 0-3 Portugal (13m 00s) • PART 3a: Turkey v Wales preview with Yordi Yamali (21m 30s) • PART 3b: Italy v Switzerland preview with James Horncastle (32m 00s) • PART 3c: Finland v Russia preview (36m 30s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (40m 30s) • PART 5a: On This Day – France secure their place in the knockout round of Euro 2000 (42m 50s) • PART 5b: Rash Predictions (47m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Binary solo
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Matt Davies-Adams, Duncan Alexander and Dom Fifield react to a day of record-breaking goals and record-breaking passes at Euro 2020. The Tartan Army’s return to tournament football is an unhappy one as Patrick Schick inspires Czech Republic to victory from the halfway line. Did Scotland prove they are genuinely unlucky? Or are they just not clinical enough? Sweden channel their inner Palace to stifle Spain and draw 0-0 in Seville. Alexander Isak looks the real deal, Alvaro Morata – not so much. Slovakia overcome Poland who continue to struggle for goals at major tournaments, even with Lewandowski. France face Germany on Tuesday – with the Mbappe Giroud spat stealing focus, is there a chance Les Bleus could implode? And Hungary will face Portugal in front of 60,000 fans in Budapest. Tomasz Mortimer tells us how far the national side have come in a short period of time. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Scotland 0-2 Czech Republic (04m 30s) • PART 2a: Spain 0-0 Sweden (14m 00s) • PART 2b: Poland 1-2 Slovakia (20m 00s) • PART 3a: France v Germany preview (26m 30s) • PART 3b: Hungary v Portugal preview with Tomasz Mortimer (32m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (42m 30s) • PART 5: On This Day – England 2-0 Scotland (44m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Contemplating the risky text
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Matt Davies-Adams is in the hot seat in the company of Carl Anka and Daniel Storey after a dazzling Day 3 at Euro 2020. England exercise real control and relaxation in their opening game as they defeat Croatia at Wembley. A great day for Phillips and Mings as Southgate’s team selection is completely vindicated. And he can afford to not even use Grealish or Sancho. Netherlands and Ukraine contest the game of the tournament so far as the Dutch win 3-2 in Amsterdam. And an angry Arnautovic seals victory for Austria over North Macedonia. Which is more interesting than their kit or nickname. Scotland’s first tournament game in 23 years is against the Czech Republic on Monday. The most important game they’ll play in this group stage? And Spain and Sweden face off in Group E with Morata and Isak both looking to show their worth. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: England 1-0 Croatia (03m 30s) • PART 2a: Netherlands 3-2 Ukraine (19m 00s) • PART 2b: Austria 3-1 North Macedonia (23m 00s) • PART 3a: Scotland v Czech Republic preview with JJ Bull (29m 00s) • PART 3b: Spain v Sweden preview with Frida Fagerlund (39m 00s) • PART 3c: Poland v Slovakia preview (47m 30s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (50m 00s) • PART 5: On This Day – Pearce versus headbutts (52m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Traumatic and frantic
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams reflect on a day overshadowed by the dramatic collapse of Christian Eriksen. Denmark’s star man is thankfully in a stable condition after requiring CPR on the pitch against Finland.  Away from Copenhagen, Belgium dismantle Russia and Wales are fortunate to escape with a draw against Switzerland, thanks to the efforts of Kieffer Moore and Danny Ward. But did Robert Page get his selection wrong? England v Croatia is the big game on Sunday. Juraj Vrdoliak tells us about a team in transition since the World Cup, while the FA once again clarify the meaning behind taking the knee. Plus a big day for North Macedonia and some bold predictions from De Boer. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: The collapse of Christian Eriksen (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Belgium 3-0 Russia (08m 30s) • PART 2b: The booing of the knee continues (12m 30s) • PART 2c: Wales 1-1 Switzerland (15m 30s) • PART 3a: England v Croatia preview with Juraj Vrdoliak (22m 00s) • PART 3b: Netherlands v Ukraine preview (32m 30s) • PART 3c: Austria v North Macedonia preview with Filip Mishov (36m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 13, 2021
Paint rude images into nice images
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Jimbo, Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov react to the opening night at Euro 2020 and look ahead to Day 2. Italy make dark horses Turkey look pony with a dominant display in Rome. James Horncastle joins us after the 3-0 win on Friday as the Azzurri shatter their own stereotypes with an adventurous performance. Saturday’s a landmark day for followers of Finland, with their first ever game at a major tournament against Denmark. With a daunting fixture list, Ari Virtanen isn’t optimistic they can do an Iceland. Plus netting, accreditation controversy and a bad day for Howard Webbs.   RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: The opening ceremony gets us underway (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Turkey 0-3 Italy with James Horncastle (05m 00s) • PART 2a: On This Day – Poland versus Howard Webb (13m 00s) • PART 2b: Belgium v Russia preview (16m 30s) • PART 2c: Denmark v Finland preview with Ari Virtanen (19m 30s) • PART 2d: Wales v Switzerland preview (27m 30s) • PART 3: The odds with Paddy Power (32m 30s) • PART 4: Controversy between Azerbaijan & Russia (35m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 12, 2021
Woo indeed
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Jimbo brings you Part 2 of our Euro 2020 preview with Duncan Alexander, Julien Laurens and a motley crew of continental experts. Group F is the group of death. Is victory a foregone conclusion for France? Will Benzema rock the boat or rock the tournament? Raphael Honigstein tells us why Germany are feeling fearful. In Group C, we’ve got some frank opinions on De Boer and Holland and some high hopes for Malinovskyi and Ukraine. Luis Enrique might be great but Covid-19 is playing havoc with Spain’s preparations – could Sweden take advantage in Group E? Plus how Kevin Davies could be the English Goran Pandev. And why Robert Lewandowski is the Polish Martin Peters. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Group F – France, Portugal & Hungary (05m 00s) • PART 1b: Group F – Germany feeling fearful, with Rafa Honigstein (19m 30s) • PART 2a: Group C – Netherlands preview, with Michiel Jongsma (28m 00s) • PART 2b: Group C – Ukraine preview with Sasha Goryunov (36m 30s) • PART 2b: Group C – North Macedonia & Austria (42m 30s) • PART 3a: Group E – Sweden – dark horses? (46m 30s) • PART 3b: Group E – Spain’s chaotic build-up, with Alvaro Romeo (49m 30s) • PART 3c: Group E – Poland & Slovakia (57m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (59m 30s) • PART 5: Tournament fever rising (61m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
About to do a madness
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Jimbo’s back with part 1 of our preview of Euro 2020, in the company of Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Sasha Goryunov. The Three Lions head into essentially a home tournament as favourites. Paul Ince tells us what life inside the camp was like at Euro 96. Are England and Croatia worse than we think they are? And are Scotland and Czech Republic better? Can Wales match their semi-final exploits of 5 years ago, with or without a striker? They’re in the same group as a young Turkey side who we’re very excited about watching. James Horncastle gives us the latest on Roberto Mancini’s Italy, unbeaten in 3 years and finally building the team around their best players. Kristof Terreur explains why Belgium’s golden generation are keen to play down their chances of a first major tournament victory. Plus how Michael incurred the wrath of the Finnish football fans. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Looking forward to the Euros but not the mascots (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Group D – England the favourites, with Paul Ince (05m 45s) • PART 1c: Group D – Scotland, Croatia & Czech Republic (19m 00s) • PART 2a: Group A – Wales, Turkey & Switzerland (25m 00s) • PART 2b: Group A – James Horncastle on Italy’s chances (36m 00s) • PART 3a: Group B – Denmark & Finland (46m 30s) • PART 3b: Group B – Kristof Terreur on Belgium’s golden generation (52m 00s) • PART 3c: Group B – Sasha’s beloved Russia (57m 30s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (62m 00s) • PART 5: Brief thoughts on the Group of Death (64m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A MONTH FOR YOUR FIRST 6 MONTHS: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Reliving Euro 96
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The Euros are just around the corner and to get yourself in the mood, here's a taster of The Athletic's excellent new Euro Stories series, in which we relive every European Championship from 1988 to the present. So set your time machine to the summer of 1996 and allow Iain Macintosh and a few your Totally favourites to transport you back to a time of Gazza and Gareth, Baddiel and Skinner and the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Subscribe to Euro Stories by following The Athletic's Beyond The Headline feed And while you're doing that, check out our daily England podcast And brace yourself for our two Totally previews which are dropping next week - followed by nightly pods at the end of every matchday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
In conversation with Pat Nevin
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Matt Davies Adams talks to Chelsea and Scotland legend Pat Nevin about his remarkable career on and off the pitch. Pat's autobiography The Accidental Footballer is out in print and audiobook now. It's very good indeed - and we're not just saying that because Pat's one of our Totally pod squad - so get it here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Five minutes into the future
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Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Carl Anka and Dom Fifield reconvene to wrap up club football once and for all this season. It’s a magnificent weekend for West London football as Chelsea defeat Man City in the Champions League final. We pay tribute to Tuchel, Mendy, the full-backs, Mount, Havertz and of course N'Golo Kante. Humble genius - a sure fire Ballon d’Or? Does he have to be considered an all-time great? Also celebrating are Brentford fans who see their side promoted to the Premier League for the first time. Do they promise to be more Leeds than Fulham? Plus Walcott’s shock call up remembered and a love letter to the away goals rule. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Chelsea win the Champions League (03m 00s) • PART 2: Brentford promoted to the Premier League, with Billy Grant from the Beesotted podcast (29m 00s) • PART 3: On This Day and England cuts to come (43m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (53m 00s) • PART 5: Scrapping the away goals rule? (55m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 30, 2021
Just call me
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Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Lynsey Hooper and Tom Williams to comb through a footballing week full of finals. Villarreal win their first ever major trophy, as Unai Emery claims yet another Europa League title. And it’s at the expense of a Manchester United side suffering through Solskjaer’s lack of substitutions, De Gea’s lack of penalty saves and Fernandes’s coin toss decisions. Stunning managerial news as Conte leaves Inter, Zidane leaves Real and could Pochettino follow his heart, leave PSG and go back to Spurs? Jack Pitt-Brooke tells us more. Lynsey details an emotional goodbye to Nuno at Wolves. We also look ahead to the Championship play-off final and the Champions League final. The key to which could be Edouard Mendy and what he brings to Chelsea’s attack. Plus it’s the grand final of the Inter Totally Cup – defending Michael Cox takes on tournament debutant Benji Lanyado. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Inter season limbo (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Villarreal win the Europa League, with Alvaro Romeo (05m 00s) • PART 2b: Does Solskjaer deserve stick? (24m 00s) • PART 3a: Pochettino back to Spurs?! Jack Pitt-Brooke tells us more (31m 00s) • PART 3b: Bye bye Nuno (40m 00s) • PART 3c: The England squad (44m 30s) • PART 4a: Championship play-off final preview (48m 30s) • PART 4b: Champions League final preview (51m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Final – Cox v Lanyado (61m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Narcotic levels
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Jimbo brings you the final European edition of the season with James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens. Atletico are La Liga champions for the first time in 7 years as we salute Trippier, Correa and Simeone. Is it bye bye Zidane and bye bye Koeman? Will we see Raul v Xavi in the dugout for El Clasico next season? And there’s no Ramos – or any Real players – in Spain’s Euro squad. Lille seal their first title in 10 years, as Pochettino washes his hands of PSG’s second place finish. Hear why Lille’s manager might be leaving for mid-table Nice. Juventus finish in the top 4 as Napoli blow it. But will Antonio Conte still be Inter manager next season? Will everyone be switching jobs? Plus Lewandowski – record breaker. And Henry Kissinger’s favourite team. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 30s) • PART 2: Atletico win La Liga (06m 30s) • PART 3: Lille win Ligue 1 (26m 00s) • PART 4: Lewandowski breaks the Bundesliga record (37m 00s) • PART 5: Juve finish in the top 4 as Napoli blow it (45m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follows us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Virtual fireplace
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The Premier League season comes to a close with Jimbo, Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and Sasha Goryunov here to soak up the drama. It’s Liverpool and Chelsea who make the top 4 as Leicester miss out, the Foxes’ poor performances of the last month finally catching up with them. The Blues are beaten at Villa but aren’t punished for their feeble finishing. Are their hopes of winning the Champions League over if they concede first? West Ham qualify for the Europa League, while Man United prepare for this year’s final. Alvaro Romeo tells us what we can expect from the fairy-tale that is Villarreal. Plus where next for Nuno, Ings and Lampard? The mystery that is Arsenal. And who the writers vote for as player of the year, compared to the players. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Reliving that final day drama (03m 30s) • PART 1b: Leicester 2-4 Tottenham (07m 00s) • PART 1c: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea (12m 30s) • PART 2a: Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace (20m 30s) • PART 2b: West Ham 3-0 Southampton (24m 30s) • PART 2c: Man City 5-0 Everton (28m 00s) • PART 3a: The rest of the Premier League weekend (34m 30s) • PART 3b: Man Utd v Villarreal preview with Alvaro Romeo (50m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (57m 45s) • PART 5: Remembering things that happened this season (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Five different goalkeeper kits
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Jimbo is joined by Adam Crafton, Duncan Alexander and David Preece ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League season. Three teams are battling it out for the one remaining place in the Champions League. Will losing out on the top 4 mean Leicester lose players?  Will Harry Kane actually be allowed to leave Tottenham? And how misjudged was the Mason appointment? Roy Hodgson WILL be leaving Crystal Palace. We relive some of his finest moments as David has Scandinavian stories of Roy and his cigars. Also Marcelo Bielsa for manager of the year? Joe Willock for England? And what happens when outfield players go in goal? Plus it’s the prestigious 3rd/4th place play-off in the Inter Totally Cup as Julien Laurens takes on Sasha Goryunov. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Kane leaving the Lane? (03m 00s) • PART 2: The race for the top 4 (07m 30s) • PART 3a: Hodgson’s goodbye (24m 00s) • PART 3b: The Conference League + Brighton beat Man City (34m 30s) • PART 3c: Cavani, Willock and the rest of the PL picture (39m 00s) • PART 4a: Headlines around Europe and Sunderland (49m 00s) • PART 4b: Outfield players in goal (51m 30s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Laurens v Goryunov (63m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Mosh pit ready
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Checking into a continental football hotel, it’s Jimbo, James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. The title races in Spain and France are going right down to the wire as Lille slip up but are still a point ahead while Atletico strike late to stay 2 points clear heading into the final day. Dortmund secure silverware and a top 4 finish which might be enough to hang on to their stars.  Sporting are champions of Portugal for the first time in 19 years, with a young team and a very young and talented manager. Juventus remain outside the top 4 heading into the last day of the season, despite a bizarre Derby d’Italia victory over Inter. Plus Andre Silva to Man City, Zinedine Zidane’s future and the runners and riders in Eurovision this Saturday. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03m 00s) • PART 2: Are Lille about to throw away the Ligue 1 title? (07m 30s) • PART 3: A wonderful week for Dortmund (13m 00s) • PART 4: Sporting Lisbon, champions of Portugal with David Novo (21m 00s) • PART 5: Atletico on the verge of the title in Spain (29m 00s) • PART 6: The top 4 race in Italy goes right to the wire (39m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follows us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Tumbled down that escalator
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It’s a weekend that reminds us why we love football, relived by Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Adrian Clarke. Leicester win their first ever FA Cup. A classic cup final by dint of having one of the great cup final goals and cup final saves. How many clubs are feeling silly for turning their nose up at Brendan Rodgers? And are Chelsea in danger of being over-coached by Thomas Tuchel? It’s a horrible weekend for Chelsea as they lose the Women’s Champions League final 4-0 to Barcelona. Like Tuchel, which selections did Emma Hayes get wrong? Alisson becomes the first goalkeeper to score a winning goal in the Premier League, as we remember some of our favourite goalie goals. He keeps Liverpool’s top 4 hopes alive. And there’s the race to avoid the Conference League. Plus why can’t Ancelotti fix Everton’s home form? Will England select Grealish? And should Arsenal cash in on Willock? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: How does anyone not like football? (01m 00s) • PART 2: Leicester win the FA Cup, with Joe Brewin (05m 30s) • PART 3a: Alisson’s last-minute winner (27m 00s) • PART 3b: Everton 0-1 Sheffield United (38m 00s) • PART 4a: The rest of the Premier League weekend (43m 00s) • PART 4b: Chelsea 0-4 Barcelona in the WCL final, with Matt Davies-Adams (54m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (58m 00s) • PART 6: Who’s winning the Championship play-offs? (60m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 17, 2021
You can’t outrun maths
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Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Dominic Fifield and Duncan Alexander into the pod to preview some big cup finals. Chelsea face Leicester in the FA Cup final, with both sides experiencing contrasting fortunes in midweek in the Premier League. Joe Brewin tells us how winning this competition would mean more to Foxes fans than a top 4 finish.  Speaking of the Blues, Katie Whyatt helps us preview the Champions League final with the finest WSL team ever assembled, against heavy favourites Barcelona. Perhaps an exciting new dawn for the sport.  We salute Man City - champions of England, a team that made esteemed opposition look like idiots. We chat Palace with Dom, who says fans should be prepared to bid farewell to Roy Hodgson and we get an overdue bigging up of Benteke. Michael finds out who he will face in the Inter Totally Cup final as Julien Laurens takes on Benji Lanyado in the semi-final. Plus Greenwood for England, Ings for City and remembering that Aguero goal 9 years on. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Manchester City are champions (04m 30s) • PART 2: FA Cup final preview with Joe Brewin (10m 30s) • PART 3: Women’s Champions League final preview with Katie Whyatt (29m 00s) • PART 4a: On This Day - Agueroooooooo (39m 00s) • PART 4b: Premier League weekend preview (42m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Laurens v Lanyado (54m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 13, 2021
The most beautiful club in the world
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Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo take apart another dramatic weekend across the continent. Lille are closing in on a first title in 10 years as we pay tribute to their recruitment. Meanwhile PSG are purchasing Prince vinyl. Bayern Munich are champions of Germany again and have their eyes on 10 in a row. Can Lewandowski break Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga goals record this season? Dortmund are back in the top 4 thanks to their saviour Sancho. Is he still underrated outside of Germany? Milan destroy a Juventus team who are jaded and playing without purpose. Will they miss out on the top 4 and lose Ronaldo? Or could they even be thrown out of Serie A? And the top 4 in Spain all go head to head. But will it be head to head that decides the title? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 30s) • PART 2: Bayern are champions, Dortmund are back in the top 4 (05m 30s) • PART 3: Juventus 0-3 Milan (13m 00s) • PART 4: Lille close in on the Ligue 1 title (26m 00s) • PART 5: As you were in the La Liga title race (33m 30s) • PART 6: Serie A round-up + promoted clubs around Europe (45m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Table read
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Jimbo, Adam Hurrey, Carl Anka and Daniel Storey are back as the race for Champions League football takes more twists and turns. Leicester suffer a shock defeat at home to Newcastle. Are they set to slip out of the top 4 again? And how much blame would come Brendan Rodgers’ way? His old club Liverpool are back in the mix. Should the Reds be chasing the top 4? Or do they risk missing out and ending up in the Conference League by mistake? West Ham are beaten by Everton as Calvert-Lewin enters Harry Kane territory. The Ryan Mason experiment appears to be over. Plus Man City are beaten by Chelsea as both managers seem to be trying to throw the other off the scent ahead of the Champions League final. Plus Nayim from the halfway line, geese and rock, paper, scissors with Marcus Rashford. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: The Championship + Emma Hayes (01m 30s) • PART 2: Man City 1-2 Chelsea (05m 30s) • PART 3a: Leicester 2-4 Newcastle (16m 00s) • PART 3b: Liverpool 2-0 Southampton (24m 00s) • PART 4a: West Ham 0-1 Everton (31m 00s) • PART 4b: Leeds 3-1 Tottenham (34m 30s) • PART 5: Nayim, Big Sam and the rest of the Premier League weekend (41m 00s) • PART 6: The odds with Paddy Power (54m 30s) • PART 7: Rock, paper, scissors with Marcus Rashford (56m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Transfers are the philosophy
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Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams as the 2021 Champions League final becomes set in stone. Chelsea and Man City both overcome Real Madrid and PSG with relative ease in the semi-finals. Are they the two best clubs in Europe? And should the final be happening in England? James Horncastle joins us for his take on Roma’s shock move for Mourinho as their new manager and the size of the task at hand. We look ahead to a Premier League weekend where Arsenal could relegate Allardyce, while City and Chelsea could engage in a phoney war. Defending champion Michael takes on Sasha Goryunov in the first semi-final of the Inter Totally Cup. Plus tears in football and why Leeds v Spurs will be like a tennis match. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: An all English final…abroad? (01m 30s) • PART 2: Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid (08m 00s) • PART 3: Man City 2-0 PSG (22m 00s) • PART 4: Roma appoint Mourinho, with James Horncastle (33m 00s) • PART 5: Premier League preview – the race for the top 4 (40m 00s) • PART 6: Premier League preview – the soon to be sorted bottom 3 (48m 30s) • PART 7: Inter Totally Cup – Cox v Goryunov (56m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Beef Cherki
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Jimbo meets up with Euro pals James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens to look ahead to the Champions League semi-final second legs. Inter are champions for the first time in 11 years as Antonio Conte overthrows Juventus from the Italian throne. Now he just has to sort out their new club anthem. The top 3 in La Liga are hanging on in the title race while Monaco slip out of the running in Ligue 1 after a five-goal and five-dismissal thriller.  Dortmund and Leipzig will meet in the German Cup final, with Jesse Marsch the man to try and fill Julian Nagelsmann’s shoes  Plus Donnarumma and some dubious Dzyuba behaviour. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 45s) • PART 2a: Man City v PSG preview (06m 30s) • PART 2b: Chelsea v Real Madrid preview (12m 30s) • PART 2c: Europa League preview (17m 00s) • PART 3: Inter are the champions (23m 00s) • PART 4: Dortmund & Leipzig through to the Pokal final (31m 30s) • PART 5: 5 goals and 5 red cards in Monaco (40m 30s) • PART 6: La Liga title race update (46m 00s) • PART 7: The chase for the top 4 in Serie A (52m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Assembling the airplane in mid-air
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Sasha Goryunov into the pod on another weekend where off the field issues overshadow the action. Manchester United v Liverpool becomes the first Premier League game ever to be called off due to fan protests. Can we expect to see more of this as the Super League backlash continues? Everton look to have blown their hopes of a top 4 finish. Is it time Ancelotti came in for some criticism? Also we praise Ollie Watkins, proof of the power of the pyramid. Chelsea Women make history by reaching their first ever Champions League final. Are Chelsea Men the best coached team in the Premier League? Man City edge closer to the title. Julien Laurens tells us why PSG could overturn the deficit in their Champions League semi-final. Plus bigging up Brighton, Martin Tyler re-records and the final Inter Totally Cup quarter-final between Sasha and Duncan Alexander. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Protesters postpone Man Utd v Liverpool, with Carl Anka (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Spurs 4-0 Sheff Utd (17m 00s) • PART 2b: Southampton 1-1 Leicester (21m 30s) • PART 2c: Everton 1-2 Aston Villa (25m 30s) • PART 3a: Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City (31m 00s) • PART 3b: Julien Laurens on PSG’s hopes of a comeback against City (35m 00s) • PART 3c: Matt Davies-Adams on Chelsea Women’s Champions League semi win (40m 30s) • PART 3d: Chelsea 2-0 Fulham (45m 30s) • PART 4a: On This Day – Tony Adams & the ghost goal (51m 30s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55m 30s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Alexander v Goryunov (62m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Projected onto a bedsheet
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Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and David Preece dissect a big old week for English football teams. Man City deliver one of their best ever away performances to turn the Champions League semi-final against PSG in their favour. We pay tribute to the non-panicking Pep. Chelsea are in a similarly strong position after a 1-1 draw in Madrid, featuring Ngolo Kante and the strongest squad left in the Champions League. Looking ahead to the Premier League weekend, we’re not promising goals between Man United and Liverpool, whereas Newcastle v Arsenal tends to deliver those. There’s Leicester’s first trip to Southampton since a well-documented visit, plus the positives of Potter’s possible move to Spurs. James Horncastle and Julien Laurens do battle in an epic Inter Totally Cup encounter. Plus Kevin Keegan, David Icke and the song that used to soundtrack David Preece’s nightmares. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: PSG 1-2 Man City (04m 30s) • PART 2: Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea (21m 00s) • PART 3a: Southampton v Leicester preview (32m 00s) • PART 3b: Man Utd v Liverpool preview (40m 00s) • PART 3c: Tottenham’s manager hunt and Everton’s top 4 hopes (44m 00s) • PART 4: On This Day – Keegan and Icke make headlines (48m 00s) • PART 5: Newcastle v Arsenal preview (55m 30s) • PART 6: Inter Totally Cup – Laurens v Horncastle (61m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Reverse Russian doll
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Jimbo welcomes Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo as we look ahead to the Champions League semi-finals and some exhilarating title races. Lille come from 2-0 down to win a thriller at Lyon, a statement victory in their pursuit of the title. But how different will Les Dogues look next season? We look ahead to the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals, with most of them looking like 50-50 calls. The fall-out from the failed European Super League continues. We hear how it was an act of desperation from the Spanish and Italian clubs. Are we on the verge of some huge clubs going under? Julian Nagelsmann appears to be on his way to Bayern Munich as their new manager. Who will replace him at Leipzig? Credit is due to Koeman as Barcelona have the destiny of La Liga in their own hands. And will Andrea Pirlo get a second season at Juve, regardless of whether they finish in the top 4? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Lille’s stunning comeback at Lyon (06m 00s) • PART 2b: PSG v Man City preview (15m 00s) • PART 3: Real Madrid v Chelsea preview (22m 30s) • PART 4: The damage done to Perez and Agnelli (30m 00s) • PART 5: La Liga title race (40m 30s) • PART 6: Europa League semi-final preview (52m 30s) • PART 7: Bayern lose again but gain Nagelsmann? (60m 00s) • PART 8: The race for the top 4 in Serie A (66m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Morass of shapeless football
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Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dom Fifield and Tom Williams, as the first major silverware of the season in England is dished out. Manchester City win the Carabao Cup for the 4th year in a row in an incredibly one-sided but narrow win. Would Mourinho have been brave enough to take off Harry Kane? And did Spurs ruin their chances of winning this final by ditching their former manager?  It’s a big weekend in the race for Champions League football. How long will it take to fix Liverpool? And do they need a break from each other?  Can Arsenal fans trust the process? Can Everton still make the top 4? Would West Ham settle for 6th? Wolves are blown away by bullies Burnley. Is it time for Nuno to go? Plus Tom’s right to reply, the trouble with slow motion and Leeds becoming normal. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Man City win the Carabao Cup again (05m 00s) • PART 1b: Watford promoted to the Premier League (16m 00s) • PART 2a: Football’s social media blackout & ESL fall-out (20m 00s) • PART 2b: Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle (29m 00s) • PART 2c: West Ham 0-1 Chelsea (33m 30s) • PART 2d: Alvaro Romeo on Real Madrid & Villarreal (40m 30s) • PART 2e: Arsenal 0-1 Everton (46m 00s) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51m 30s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Lang v Lanyado (62m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Disappointing cut to the ground
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Jimbo is joined by the elite line-up of Michael Cox, Charlie Eccleshare and Duncan Alexander. The European Super League appears to have collapsed as quickly as it was formed with the Big Six in England all pulling out. What killed the ESL? Should the owners have been more patient? Did England save football? Or with the new Champions League reforms, are we actually worse off than we were a week ago? The League Cup final beckons with Manchester City taking on Tottenham, managed by Ryan Mason, the antidote to Mourinho. The Premier League brings West Ham v Chelsea, Leeds v Man Utd and memories of Nigel Pearson wrestling James McArthur. Chelsea Women retain the title initiative in the WSL in one of the games of the season against Man City. And in the first Inter Totally quarter-final, defending champion Michael takes on Matt Davies-Adams. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: The Super League is dead (01m 00s) • PART 1b: The Athletic’s Adam Crafton tells us what killed it (07m 30s) • PART 2a: League Cup final preview (30m 00s) • PART 2b: Man City & Chelsea’s WSL decider (40m 30s) • PART 3a: On This Day (43m 00s) • PART 3b: Previewing the Premier League weekend (47m 00s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Cox v Davies-Adams (57m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
When they all had the dagger
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Jimbo assembles his own elite European line-up of Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle and Alvaro Romeo. With the European Super League now a fully proposed project, the panel discuss if there’s any demand from broadcasters and sponsors for this unproven commodity? Pedro Pinto gives us the UEFA perspective on the dirty dozen, and the extent to which the clubs could be punished. Agnelli’s Juventus might be missing out on Champions League qualification after defeat to Atalanta in Serie A Jose Mourinho is sacked by Tottenham after 17 months. Who next for Spurs? Nagelsmann? Allegri? Sarri? Plus Barcelona and Lionel Messi look like their old selves in a thrashing of Athletic Bilbao in the Copa Del Rey final. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: The European Super League is a thing (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Pedro Pinto with the UEFA perspective (12m 30s)  • PART 1c: Moment of the weekend (28m 00s) • PART 2: Mourinho sacked by Spurs + Flick leaving Bayern (30m 45s) • PART 3: Barcelona thrash Athletic to win the Copa Del Rey (42m 00s) • PART 4: Juventus’ top 4 hopes in the balance + Europa League semis (49m 45s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Creatively dull people
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Jimbo, Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Matt Davies-Adams discuss a weekend that could be seismic for football in this country and around the continent. The Premier League’s “Big Six” clubs announce their intentions to start a new European Super League. We discuss how this could be calamitous for English football, and to what extent the clubs should be punished for this deplorable act.  On the pitch, Leicester will play Chelsea in the FA Cup final, as Thomas Tuchel ends Man City’s quadruple hopes.  In the Premier League, West Ham are beaten at St James Park as injuries threaten to damage their top 4 hopes. And the same could be true for Spurs with Harry Kane limping off. Would Kane be able to engineer the transfer he reportedly desires? Plus Redondo and Rashford’s nutmegs, Lyon out of Europe and Tammy Abraham out of favour. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Clubs announce plans for the European Super League – with Tariq Panja (01m 00s) • PART 2a: FA Cup semi-final reviews (24m 00s) • PART 2b: Lyon out of the Women’s Champions League (35m 00s) • PART 3a: Norwich promoted, Sheffield Utd relegated (37m 00s) • PART 3b: Newcastle 3-2 West Ham (41m 00s) • PART 3c: Arsenal 1-1 Fulham (45m 00s) • PART 4a: Man Utd 3-1 Burnley (49m 00s) • PART 4b: Everton 2-2 Tottenham (56m 30s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Horncastle v Fifield (60m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Tights from M & S
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Jimbo welcomes Pat Nevin, Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov for an in-depth discussion on the Champions league quarter-finals. It’s elimination for the holders Bayern and a triumph for PSG and for Neymar – the Prince Charles of football. Up next for them, Manchester City, who finally reach the semi-finals under Pep Guardiola as Foden (and Bellingham) show exactly what they’re made of. Liverpool are snuffed out by Real Madrid at Anfield. Has Klopp been found tactically lacking this season? And was that the end of the famed front three? West Ham have the chance to go 3rd in the Premier League this weekend. Was everyone wrong about David Moyes regressing? And can Allardyce actually steer West Brom to safety? Lynsey Hooper faces Julien Laurens in the last 16 of the Inter Totally Cup. And as the FA Cup semi-finals beckon, Pat remembers the day when he scored the winner in one semi, while tragedy struck at the other. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: PSG knock out Bayern (03m 00s) • PART 1b: City knock out Dortmund (09m 00s)  • PART 2a: Chelsea knock out Porto / great goals that didn’t matter (18m 30s) • PART 2b: Real Madrid knock out Liverpool (24m 00s) • PART 3a: Remembering 15th April 1989 (33m 00s) • PART 3b: FA Cup semi-finals preview (38m 00s) • PART 3b: Kudela banned for 10 matches (42m 30s) • PART 4a: West Brom’s transformation with Joseph Masi (47m 30s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (54m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Hooper v Laurens (63m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Serve chilled
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Jimbo, Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eyes over the Champions League quarter-final second legs. PSG have the advantage over Bayern and are on the verge of knocking the holders out. Will PSG falter at home again? And has civil war broken out at Bayern between Flick and Salihamidzic? Will Man City show they’re not a heroic team and once again fall at the quarter-final hurdle against Dortmund? Zinedine Zidane continues to lose players but find solutions as Real Madrid win El Clasico. Can Los Blancos control Liverpool again? Plus the Europa League, the Copa Del Rey, Ronaldo’s frustrated and Zlatan’s moving towards a movie career. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (01m 30s) • PART 1b: PSG v Bayern preview (05m 00s)  • PART 2: Real Madrid v Liverpool preview (13m 40s) • PART 3: Europa League and Serie A latest (27m 30s) • PART 4: Dortmund v Man City preview (41m 30s) • PART 5: Copa Del Rey final preview & your questions (48m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Tyneside Tom Williams
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Jimbo, Michael Cox, Adam Hurrey and Daniel Storey take in an enthralling Premier League weekend. West Ham take another step towards Champions League football thanks to that man Jesse Lingard, as Leicester look like a bunch of school children in trouble. Man United come from behind yet again to win at Spurs as Mourinho tries a new diversion technique. Is Solskjaer better than we thought he’d be? Man City are beaten at home by 10-man Leeds as we enjoy how mad football can be sometimes. But is the Champions League City’s to lose? Alvaro Romeo takes on Benji Lanyado in the latest last 16 tie in the Inter Totally Cup. Plus Football Focus and which Totally pundits would make a great 5-a-side team. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: West Ham 2-3 Leicester (02m 45s) • PART 1b: Spurs 1-3 Man Utd (12m 00s)  • PART 2a: Man City 1-2 Leeds (22m 00s) • PART 2b: Champions League corner – City, Liverpool and Chelsea (26m 00s) • PART 3a: Clubs engage in social media boycott (40m 00s) • PART 3b: The good old days of Football Focus (43m 00s) • PART 3c: The Totally 5-a-side team (46m 30s) • PART 3d: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48m 30s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Romeo v Lanyado (56m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2021
The green zone
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Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Natalie Gedra and Dominic Fifield into the pod as the Champions League quarter-finals deliver on entertainment. An Mbappe-inspired PSG win 3-2 in Munich. Have they overcome their mental problems in this competition? Or are Bayern still favourites? Real Madrid are also victorious as makeshift Liverpool are exposed against high-level opposition. And Gareth Southgate will have been the most excited man watching City beat Dortmund, with Foden and Bellingham on song. West Ham take on Leicester in a future Champions League final this weekend. The Athletic’s Roshane Thomas tells us about Lingard and the band of brothers that David Moyes has assembled. And this weekend sees the reverse fixtures of the craziest day in Premier League history – when Manchester United conceded six and Liverpool conceded seven. Will this Spurs United clash boil down to Kane v Fernandes? Natalie takes on the notorious Jack Lang in the latest Inter Totally Cup tie. Plus playing at altitude and the Premier League building materials goal scorer chart. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Footballing jargon (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Bayern 2-3 PSG (05m 00s)  • PART 1c: Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool (12m 00s) • PART 2a: 4th October 2020 – the craziest day in Premier League history (23m 00s) • PART 2b: West Ham v Leicester preview with Roshane Thomas (29m 30s) • PART 2c: Porto 0-2 Chelsea (39m 00s) • PART 2d: Man City 2-1 Dortmund (44m 00s) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55m 00s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Lang v Gedra (65m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Renovate emotional memories
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Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo to look ahead to some mouth-watering Champions League quarter-finals. Liverpool travel to Madrid to face a Ramos-less Real. Will the Reds go with 4 up front? Man City host Dortmund, who lose a massive game against Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the top 4. The Haaland camp have been meeting Barcelona and Real Madrid. Can anyone afford him this summer? And will missing out on Champions League football see Sancho leave Dortmund in this next transfer window? Pochettino is feeling the pressure as PSG lose to leaders Lille in France. Next up, it’s Bayern Munich in a rematch of last year’s final. Will Verratti be a bigger absentee than Lewandowski?  Also on Wednesday, Juventus play Napoli in Serie A, a game with plenty of previous, with major implications for the top 4.  And Real Sociedad win the first ever Basque Copa Del Rey final, with their manager in particular enjoying it. But there’s another regrettable racism row involving Valencia and Cadiz in La Liga. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Real Madrid v Liverpool preview (06m 40s)  • PART 1c: Man City v Dortmund preview (13m 40s) • PART 2: Real Sociedad win the Basque cup final (23m 00s) • PART 3: Bayern v PSG preview (29m 00s) • PART 4: Serie A, Europa League & your questions (41m 43s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Tableau of losers
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Jimbo, Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams discuss an eyebrow-raising return for the Premier League. West Brom secure one of the shock results of the season, thrashing Chelsea 5-2 at Stamford Bridge. Man City breeze past Leicester – have they become impossible to manage against? Liverpool cruise past the Gunners, with the panel enjoying the chaos and directness that Diogo Jota brings. But as for Arsenal, how did they spend so much money to end up in mid-table? Ligue 1 is hotting up as PSG lose at home to Lille. The table looks very good for leaders Lille but is their business model about to be destroyed by pandemic finances? And Rory makes his Inter Totally Cup debut against Matt Davies-Adams. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Man Utd 2-1 Brighton (03m 30s) • PART 1b: Chelsea 2-5 West Brom (11m 00s)  • PART 2a: Arsenal 0-3 Liverpool (22m 00s) • PART 2b: Leicester 0-2 Man City (35m 00s) • PART 3: PSG 0-1 Lille (39m 30s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46m 30s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Smith v Davies-Adams (58m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Shave twice a day
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Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper to wave goodbye to the international break and say hello to the return of the Premier League. Werner and Germany have a shocker, losing at home to North Macedonia. But England make it 3 wins out of 3 against Poland. It’s a game that left the panel feeling John Stones is not a natural defender and that Gareth Southgate’s in-game management is mediocre. We get excited about Arsenal v Liverpool this weekend. Is it the Big Six fixture that always delivers? Leicester v Man City is a fixture that will no longer feature Sergio Aguero as he will leave in the summer. But is he in the top 5 Premier League strikers of all time? Chelsea Women finally win against Wolfsburg in the Champions League. Do they have what it takes to go all the way? And Arsenal are in the market for a new manager. Plus Duncan looks to avenge last year’s shock early exit as he takes on the debuting Adrian in the Inter Totally Cup. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Germany 1-2 North Macedonia (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Elsewhere in Europe (05m 00s)  • PART 1c: England 2-1 Poland & England Under 21s crash out (09m 30s) • PART 2: Arsenal v Liverpool & Leicester v Man City previews (23m 00s) • PART 3: Chelsea through to the WCL semi-finals (39m 00s) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45m 30s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Clarke v Alexander (57m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
Incredibly haunted
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Sasha Goryunov and Charlie Eccleshare into the pod after another epic international weekend. The headlines are dominated by Republic of Ireland’s shock defeat at home to Luxembourg in World Cup qualifying. Ken Early tells us why it’s delusional for the Irish to believe this is their worst ever result. 10 marks out of 10 for England so far as they swat aside San Marino and Albania. Should England build the team around Harry Kane when it comes to constructing their midfield? And who’s been the big winner of Euro 2020 being delayed by a year? Meanwhile Aidy Boothroyd’s Under 21s would settle for a shot on target. Why do so many big nations not have a style or system at Under 21 level? And Daniel takes on Sasha in another intriguing encounter in the Inter Totally Cup. Plus Dzyuba, Derby and football’s finest statues. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Republic of Ireland 0-1 Luxembourg with Ken Early (03m 30s) • PART 1b: Worst moment following your nation? (11m 30s)  • PART 1c: Elsewhere in Europe – Dzyuba goals and Swiss goals (15m 00s) • PART 2a: Albania 0-2 England (28m 00s) • PART 2b: England v Poland preview with Ryan Hubbard (35m 30s) • PART 2c: England Under 21s lose again (42m 00s) • PART 3: On This Day – footballing statues and Derby 07/08 (50m 30s) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup – Goryunov v Storey (56m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Totally Football Show....coming up at lunch
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Slightly later than usual on a Monday, check back in at lunchtime when Jimbo will be joined by Daniel Storey, Sasha Goryunov and Charlie Eccleshare to digest the Republic of Ireland's shock defeat to Luxembourg with Ken Early, preview England's clash with Poland and gaze upon football's finest statues. Plus we'll watch Daniel and Sasha go head to head in the Inter Totally Cup! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2021
Suburban retired dad
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Jimbo, Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Duncan Alexander liven up your international weekend with a bumper Totally Football Show. With the return of World Cup qualifying, we see Wales score one of their best goals ever as champions France struggle. Meanwhile Norway are leading a proposed boycott of Qatar 2022. Katie Whyatt fills us in on the WSL’s new TV deal and some scintillating Champions League quarter-finals. And defending champion Michael takes on Tom in the return of the Inter Totally Cup. Plus Prandelli, Worthington and Arsene Wenger’s latest proposal. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Big week for Opta (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Frank Worthington tribute (05m 00s)  • PART 2a: Belgium 3-1 Wales (08m 00s) • PART 2b: Elsewhere on the international scene (14m 00s) • PART 2c: Norway’s Qatar protests (18m 00s) • PART 2d: A World Cup every two years? (29m 00s) • PART 3a: England, Southgate & Trent (37m 30s) • PART 3b: France, Italy & sad news on Prandelli (43m 30s) • PART 4: WCL quarter-finals with Katie Whyatt (51m 00s) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup – Cox v Williams (61m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
Benny Hill aura
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Juventus are bewitched by Benevento with Pirlo increasingly under pressure, while Lionel Messi and Barcelona are looking back to their old selves with a 6-1 win at Real Sociedad. Lewandowski is closing in on records in the Bundesliga while Haaland is losing his rag with his team-mates. Will Xabi Alonso be joining them in Germany as Monchengladbach manager? Plus the best free-kick takers in Europe and the players to watch out for at the European Under-21 Championship. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Champions League draw reaction (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (08m 40s)  • PART 2: Serie A – Juventus shocked by Benevento (11m 30s) • PART 3: La Liga – Barca hit Sociedad for six (23m 30s) • PART 4: Ligue 1 + the best free-kick takers in Europe (32m 30s) • PART 5a: Bundesliga – Xabi Alonso to Monchengladbach? (49m 00s) • PART 5b: International week beckons (63m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
A lively spot
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Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, David Preece and Dion Fanning after a weekend of pivotal league and cup action. Leicester progress to the FA Cup semi-finals with victory over Manchester United. Are the Foxes set to avoid another late season collapse? Why hasn’t it worked out for van de Beek at United? And should they nab Ndidi? Or Yves Bissouma? Will Man City do the quadruple? Are they depressingly good? In the Premier League, Arsenal come back from 3-0 down in garbage time to peg back a Lingard-inspired West Ham and take a point. But do the Gunners have an Aubameyang problem? Tottenham bounce back from their Europa League exit in Zagreb with Hugo Lloris’s blistering post-match interview ringing in their ears. And Brighton and Newcastle are heading in different directions. Plus Peter Lorimer, England’s number 1 and when will Republic of Ireland score again? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Leicester 3-1 Man Utd (03m 30s) • PART 1b: Bournemouth 0-3 Southampton (16m 30s)  • PART 2a: Chelsea 2-0 Sheff Utd (19m 30s) • PART 2b: Everton 0-2 Man City (22m 30s) • PART 3a: West Ham 3-3 Arsenal (29m 30s) • PART 3b: Aston Villa 0-2 Spurs (39m 00s) • PART 4a: Brighton 3-0 Newcastle (46m 30s) • PART 4b: Fulham 1-2 Leeds (51m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Carl Monaghan from Paddy Power (57m 00s) • PART 6: International break ahoy (59m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Fun content, awful people
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Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jack Lang and Duncan Alexander dig into a footballing week containing Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup action. Chelsea see off Simeone’s Atletico while both Italian sides are knocked out. Why can’t they defend anymore? Plus does everyone want to draw Real Madrid? Man City cruise through to the next round. Can they overcome Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals? And will they pass to Aguero? In the Premier League, Brighton host Newcastle in a huge game at the bottom. We take the temperature on Tyneside with The Athletic’s George Caulkin. We celebrate the anniversary of Fulham’s extraordinary Europa League victory over Juventus in 2010. And Jack has news of legislators in Rio voting to change the name of the Maracana to the Rei Pele - which hasn’t gone down well Plus who has the strongest weaker foot in football? And can you remember where you were for any given big game? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Chelsea 2-0 Atletico (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Lazio and Atalanta knocked out (08m 00s)  • PART 2: City cruise through + FA Cup quarter finals preview (16m 30s) • PART 3: On this day - Fulham beat Juventus (34m 00s) • PART 4a: Brighton v Newcastle preview with George Caulkin (43m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (53m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Carl Monaghan from Paddy Power (57m 00s) • PART 6: PFA and Pele goings on (59m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
No more crocodiles to eat
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens cast their eyes over another big week of Champions League and Europa League action. Joachim Low decides to step down as Germany manager after Euro 2020. Are we about to witness a domino effect that will see Hansi Flick go to Germany and Julian Nagelsmann go to Bayern? Atletico might be in the process of blowing the La Liga title but can they overturn a deficit and knock Chelsea out of the Champions League? Or is Thomas Tuchel on his way back to the final? PSG have a very rough night on Sunday, losing to the French Sam Allardyce, while Di Maria and Marquinhos are targeted by burglars. And Ronaldo looks to silence his critics with a quick hat-trick at Cagliari. But debate over his future at Juventus continues to rage on. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Last week in the Champions League (01m 30s) • PART 1b: The proposed new Champions League model (04m 30s)  • PART 1c: Moment of the weekend (10m 30s) • PART 2a: Real Madrid v Atalanta preview (14m 00s) • PART 2b: Man City v Monchengladbach preview (19m 30s) • PART 3a: Low to leave Germany (23m 30s) • PART 3b: Rangnick returning to Schalke? (30m 00s) • PART 4a: Chelsea v Atletico preview (35m 00s) • PART 4b: Bayern v Lazio preview (42m 30s) • PART 5: Ligue 1 latest - a rough night for PSG (45m 00s) • PART 6: Serie A latest and Europa League preview (57m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
You are alright. For you, this is nothing.
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Jimbo discusses the Premier League weekend with Charlie Eccleshare, Daniel Storey & Matt Davies-Adams, a matchday with some truly unforgettable moments. Arsenal bag the bragging rights by beating Tottenham in the North London derby, despite Lamela and his rabona providing one of the great Premier League goals. But did Mourinho revert to type with his tactics? Elsewhere did Man United’s narrow win over West Ham actually show the chasm between the two sides? Chris Wilder leaves soon-to-be relegated Sheffield United. Will he turn up at a Premier League club or aspiring Premier League club next season? Matt hears Bielsa, Tuchel and Kevin Friend at close quarters on the touchline at Elland Road. And we pay tribute to Dyche, McNeil and Burnley’s witchcraft.  Plus Vardy’s Kane-esque role and spiteful celebrations. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Moments of the weekend (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Arsenal 2-1 Tottenham (05m 00s)  • PART 2a: Man Utd 1-0 West Ham (19m 30s) • PART 2b: Wilder leaves Sheffield United, with Richard Sutcliffe (23m 30s) • PART 2c: Leeds 0-0 Chelsea (34m 00s) • PART 3: Southampton 1-2 Brighton & Newcastle 1-1 Aston Villa (41m 30s) • PART 4a: Everton 1-2 Burnley (45m 30s) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League action (53m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Carl Monaghan from Paddy Power (55m 30s) • PART 6: Spite-filled celebrations (57m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Colossus with feet of clay
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Jimbo welcomes Karen Carney, Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov into the pod during a massive week of Champions League and Premier League action. Messi and Ronaldo are out of the Champions League, with the latter facing a bit of a backlash in Turin. Erling Haaland will be in the last 8 after another monstrous display. But he continues to be let down by his defence. If only Dortmund had Pepe. Liverpool stay alive in the Champions League too – does their entire season now boil down to their European games? We preview a big weekend in the Premier League, including the North London derby, Bielsa v Tuchel and David Moyes’s return to Old Trafford. Does his time as United deserve reappraisal? Plus Parkertoni, Team GB memories and taking the bins out RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: This time last year (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Messi and Ronaldo out of the Champions League (04m 30s)  • PART 2a: Dortmund scrape past Sevilla (21m 00s) • PART 2b: Liverpool see off Leipzig (27m 30s) • PART 3: Women’s Champions League latest (36m 00s) • PART 4a: Arsenal v Spurs preview (40m 00s) • PART 4b: Man Utd v West Ham preview (44m 30s) • PART 5a: Leeds v Chelsea preview (49m 30s) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (53m 30s) • PART 6: The odds with Carl Monaghan from Paddy Power (61m 30s) • PART 7: Karen’s Team GB memories (63m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC AND GET 30% OFF: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Defeat is a part of success
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Jimbo, James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back ahead of some mouth-watering Champions League second legs. Dortmund prepare for Sevilla by losing a classic Klassiker. Pirlo’s Juventus face a season-defining fixture against Porto. And can Leipzig add to Liverpool’s misery? No Ligue 1 action but the Coupe de France delivers with amateurs beating professionals left and right. Marseille are the highest profile casualties. In Spain, Laporta wins the election at Barcelona, Atletico are pegged back by Real in the derby and Athletic Bilbao are preparing for two cup finals in two weeks. Plus Lewandowski, Cosmi and how we can all be Zlatan. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01m 30s) • PART 2a: Juventus v Porto preview (05m 00s)  • PART 2b: Der Klassiker & Dortmund v Sevilla preview (13m 00s) • PART 3: Madrid derby draw and a new broom at Barca (24m 30s) • PART 4: Liverpool v Leipzig (33m 30s) • PART 5: Coupe De France craziness (38m 30s) • PART 6a: Zlatan kind of sings with Sinisa (47m 00s) • PART 6b: Europa League preview and your questions (51m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
World’s least subtle shoplifter
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Jimbo is joined by Adam Hurrey, Michael Cox and Daniel Storey as the Premier League leaders lose and the battle for survival heats up big time. The panel praise the Solskjaer strategy as he has Pep’s number yet again in the Manchester derby. Bad signs everywhere you look for Liverpool who lose for the 6th home game in a row. Rafa Honigstein explains how Leipzig can add to their misery in the Champions League this week. But how great are Fulham, the victors at Anfield? Scott Parker’s making things interesting at the bottom of the table and with his wardrobe selection. Plus a full rundown of football terminology. And are we seeing the last dregs of Vardy? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: The times that we live in (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Man City 0-2 Man Utd (05m 00s)  • PART 1c: Liverpool 0-1 Fulham (14m 00s) • PART 1d: Liverpool v Leipzig preview with Rafa Honigstein (20m 00s) • PART 2a: Spurs 4-1 Palace (30m 00s) • PART 2b: Burnley 1-1 Arsenal (35m 00s) • PART 2c: Brighton 1-2 Leicester (41m 00s) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League action (46m 30s) • PART 4: Farewell Lee Price (54m 00s) • PART 5: Rangers win the title (55m 30s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Steering into the skid
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We look ahead to the Manchester derby with the big question looming – will it be 0-0? Can United step it up from their lacklustre midweek performance at Palace or is Bruno Fernandes knackered? Southampton also look shattered as they lose yet again. Are they being dragged into a relegation fight? Brighton almost certainly are. The Athletic’s Andy Naylor joins us to discuss their ground-breaking goal scoring issues. Plus penalty shoot-outs, pigeons and the problem with wearing stripes. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Is a penalty shootout a win? (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Manchester derby preview (05m 00s)  • PART 2: The rest of the midweek PL action (20m 00s) • PART 3a: Brighton’s struggles with Andy Naylor (33m 00s) • PART 3b: West Brom v Newcastle preview (46m 30s) • PART 4: Liverpool v Fulham and the rest of the weekend’s action (49m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (55m 45s) • PART 6: Women’s Champions League last 16 (58m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC AND GET 30% OFF: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Fishy transaction
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The old board at Barcelona, including Bartomeu, are arrested regarding financial issues. Meanwhile Inter look unstoppable in Serie A but their owners Suning have ceased operations. There’s further mutiny at Schalke, which sees Christian Gross and numerous staff sacked, while Leipzig stay on Bayern’s tail at the top of the table. In France, there’s a new manager and a new president at Marseille. And the best title race in Europe with 4 points separating the top 4. And Yordi Yamali joins us to detail Mesut Ozil’s slow start at Fenerbahce, and why they’re being sued by beIN Sports. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01m 30s) • PART 2: Arrests made at Barcelona (05m 30s) • PART 3: Are Inter about to go bust? (13m 00s)  • PART 4: Europa League last 16 draw (25m 30s) • PART 5: Fenerbahce sued as Ozil struggles (35m 00s)  • PART 6: Schalke onto their 5th manager of the season (41m 00s)  • PART 7: Ligue 1 title race – the best title race in Europe (51m 30s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Cartoon musical notes
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Chelsea and Man United deliver another 0-0. Which means Man City go 12 points clear at the top of the table with their 20th win in a row against West Ham, showcasing possibly the best bench ever. Spurs and Arsenal are victorious with Bale and Willian beginning to redeem themselves, while Leicester’s Champions League place looks under threat under the weight of injuries. Brighton push the boundaries of wastefulness and jump the shark against West Brom. As does referee Lee Mason with his whistle.  We look into the possibility and practicality of England, Wales and Scotland hosting Euro 2020 in place of the proposed 12 nation tournament. Plus why Palace are the most fascinating team in the Premier League. And why Alan Pardew may be misunderstood. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Paying tribute to Glenn Roeder (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Chelsea 0-0 Man Utd (05m 00s)  • PART 2a: Man City 2-1 West Ham (10m 00s) • PART 2b: Tottenham 4-0 Burnley (14m 00s) • PART 2c: Leicester 1-3 Arsenal (19m 30s) • PART 2d: Victories for Villa & Liverpool (26m 00s) • PART 3: The UK to host the Euros? (31m 30s) • PART 4a: West Brom 1-0 Brighton (41m 30s) • PART 4b: The rest of the bottom of the Premier League (46m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (55m 00s) • PART 6: Celebrating a Pardew anniversary (57m 00s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £4 A MONTH: • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   PARISH NOTICES: • we’re sponsored by Paddy Power - home of the Money Back Special   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
The limits of knowledge about football
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