Stadio: A Football Podcast

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trim
 Apr 7, 2022
Great podcast. Covers a wide range of football with eloquence and intelligence.

Gmc
 Jun 16, 2021
Solid. Top chat.


 Mar 21, 2019

Alex
 Feb 6, 2019
Love the podcast! Great getting updates from the EPL and around the world when I miss the weekend games or want to live in the win a little longer. That being said, I can't stand Micah Peters! Offers no value. Stammer everything. I mean...

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Join Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga, two long-time friends, every Monday and Thursday as they cover all the major European football leagues, and a lot more.

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Spain and Germany's high quality draw, Canada go out and could France go all the way?
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Musa and Ryan chat about Spain and Germany’s 1-1 draw in a brilliant Sunday night game (03:12), with Costa Rica’s win over Japan (19:07) making the Group E qualification up for grabs. Canada were the first to be eliminated from Group F, following defeat to Croatia and Morocco’s incredible win against Belgium (20:53), Argentina getting back on course (29:43), Robert Lewandowksi’s first World Cup goal (36:40), a huge win for Australia (39:22) and France beating Denmark. Hosts: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production: Jonathan Fisher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 28, 2022
England and USA Draw. Plus Richarlison's and Pina's Wondergoals, and More!
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It's a special occasion, so Musa and Ryan are joined by the one and only Chris Ryan to chat about the Ringer Derby (a.k.a. England vs. USA) ending in a draw (01:59), which puts Greg Berhalter’s qualification fate in their own hands. Then Musa and Ryan round up the other Men’s World Cup games from Thursday and Friday (25:08). Plus, some Women’s Champion’s League chat, including a wondergoal from Cláudia Pina (44:55). Hosts: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Guest: Chris Ryan Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production: Jonathan Fisher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2022
Japan Joy, Spain Hit Seven, and Giroud's Leading Role
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Musa and Ryan chat about Wednesday’s World Cup games, including Japan’s come-from-behind win over Germany (02:40), Spain hitting seven past Costa Rica (11:01), Belgium escaping with a win against Canada (18:39), and some of Tuesday’s matches. They chat about some more off-field stuff in the World Cup (29:09) before shouting out the Women’s Champions League, which was taking place at the time of recording, and wrap up briefly with Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Manchester United and the Glazers putting the club up for sale. Hosts: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production: Jonathan Fisher Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2022
Wales Salvage a Glorious Draw, Plus Backing Down on the One Love Armband
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Musa and Ryan round up the first four games of the tournament, beginning with USA and Wales’s 1-1 draw, featuring a wonderful Timothy Weah goal and a late Gareth Bale penalty (02:34), before looking back at Netherlands’ win over Senegal, England’s win over Iran and Ecuador’s win over hosts Qatar. They then chat about some off the field stuff so far, including Gianni Infantino’s bizarre opening speech and various teams deciding to reverse course and not wear the OneLove armband (20:40). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 21, 2022
World Cup 2022 Preview
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In the final episode before the tournament, Musa and Ryan look ahead to the men’s World Cup. They begin with how they are feeling ahead of the tournament, the issues surrounding it, and why it feels like a major point in football’s history (02:50). They then focus on the football itself, chatting about who could win but also how it could be too difficult to call (19:12). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2022
Brentford Sting Manchester City, Freiburg Flying High, and More
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After the last weekend before the men’s World Cup, Musa and Ryan begin with Brentford’s win over Manchester City (04:44) that allowed Arsenal to extend their lead to five points at the top of the Premier League (13:18), Newcastle’s win over Chelsea, Spurs’ seven-goal thriller against Leeds, an impressive start for Unai Emery at Aston Villa, and the rest of the Premier League. They then head to the Bundesliga, where Freiburg beat Union to go second into the break (33:37), before heading to Ligue 1, which saw a dramatic late win for Marseille, and Serie A, where Napoli’s unbeaten run continued. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 14, 2022
League Cup Hopes, Super League Ambush, and Some FIFA Thoughts
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Musa and Ryan round up some of the midweek action, including Napoli extending their lead at the top of Serie A (3:55), Gerard Piqué being sent off in his final game despite not even being on the pitch (6:43), and some big results in the Bundesliga (15:13) and the EFL Cup, including how Brighton impressed again (16:52). They chat a bit about Spurs in the long term (23:08), plus how the fixture list is impacting sides ahead of the World Cup (31:58), A22’s eventful meeting with UEFA this week (40:26), and some thoughts ahead of the World Cup. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2022
Liverpool for Sale? Plus, European Draws and Goals Galore!
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Wow, where to even begin? Musa and Ryan react to the breaking news that Liverpool owners, FSG, are willing to listen to offers for the club (03:08), Southampton firing Ralph Hasenhüttl (11:30), and the draws to the Champions League (14:00), Europa League (23:42) and Conference League. They then manage to talk about some actual football (27:19), including LAFC’s first MLS Cup win (28:07), derbies and big games in Italy (31:26) and Spain (36:14), Gerard Piqué’s retirement, and finally, a wild weekend in the Premier League (42:41). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 07, 2022
Champions League Group Stage Wraps, With Eintracht Frankfurt and Benfica Stealing the Show
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The Champions League group stages are done, so Musa and Ryan take a look at the final match day, including Chelsea (04:19) and Spurs topping their groups (08:50) and Eintracht Frankfurt progressing at the first time of asking (14:41). There’s chat about Benfica, PSG, Real Madrid, and Leipzig (20:58), plus Juve’s troubles (28:36) as they fell into the Europa League. Finally, a roundup of the rest of the final match day, a bit of a look-ahead to the knockout stages, and talk of whether they will miss the current format when it goes away 2024 (42:52). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2022
Brighton and Leeds Spook Chelsea and Liverpool
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Musa and Ryan begin with a quick roundup of some big games this weekend, including the NWSL championship, MLS conference finals, Copa Libertadores, and more (04:16). They then head to the Premier League, where Roberto De Zerbi’s brilliant Brighton side were victorious against former boss Graham Potter’s Chelsea for the first time (11:53). Plus, Leeds got a last-minute winner against Liverpool (23:07) at Anfield and the rest of the results in England’s top flight (30:00), including Arsenal remaining top (43:18). They wrap up with a quick trip around the Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A (48:38). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2022
Champions League Drama Highlights Just How Much Football Has Changed
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Where to even begin? Well, Musa and Ryan start with a brief roundup of Wednesday’s Women’s Champions League games (2:45), before focusing on the drama of the men’s (6:56). They chat about Atleti’s exit after a post-final-whistle lifeline (11:26), another disappointing exit (19:40), Spurs’ roller-coaster final few minutes (28:29), and the rest of this week’s action (42:25). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2022
Aston Villa's Post-Gerrard Bounce and 'Boo' Season Is Here
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Musa and Ryan begin with some cool news and then wrap up a big weekend in the Premier League, including wins for sides in the mid and lower parts of the table (12:28). Next up, it’s on to Aston Villa’s 4-0 win over Brentford, the sacking of Steven Gerrard, and where both he and the club go from here (30:25), before finally rounding up some results in Germany, Spain, and Italy (46:21). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 24, 2022
Arsenal's Record Win Against Lyon and Ten Hag Ball Looks Good!
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Musa and Ryan begin with the first half of the opening games in this year’s Women’s Champions League group stages, which saw Arsenal put five past Lyon in a historic away win (04:44), Barcelona hammering Benfica 9-0, and wins for Juventus and Bayern. Next up, it’s a quick roundup of the Premier League, including some love for Crystal Palace and Patrick Vieira (18:07), before focusing their attention on Manchester United’s impressive win over Spurs (24:55), before a quick nod to some stuff elsewhere. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2022
Real Madrid and PSG Win Their Clasicos and Liverpool Torment Pep Once Again
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Musa and Ryan focus their attention on three huge games this weekend. They begin at the Bernabéu, where Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the first Clásico of the season (2:32), before heading to the Parc des Princes, which saw PSG narrowly defeat Marseille 1-0, thanks to a Neymar goal (16:32). In the Premier League, Liverpool and Manchester City served up another thriller, with Jürgen Klopp’s side getting the better of the champions (27:14). Elsewhere, Union are still top of the Bundesliga and Napoli continue to top Serie A. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 17, 2022
Napoli Are So Fun, Barca Escape, and More PSG Drama
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Musa and Ryan chat about another week of Champions League chaos! They begin with Spurs’ win over Eintracht Frankfurt to make it two wins in a difficult week for the club (08:19) and Barcelona’s 3-3 draw with Inter that left them perilously close to another group-stage exit (12:08). There’s a lot of love for Napoli (17:09), Mohamed Salah’s record hat trick in Liverpool’s win over Rangers, Club Brugge’s first progression from the group stage (25:29), and all the rest of the action, including more drama for PSG (34:06). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2022
Arsenal's Big Week, Late Drama in Dortmund, Milan Beat Juventus, and More!
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After recapping England's win over the USWNT on Friday (04:58) and giving some Premier League shout-outs (06:52), Musa and Ryan focus on Arsenal’s win over Liverpool that capped a big week for Mikel Arteta and his squad (18:15). There was a huge game on Saturday night in Germany, where Dortmund scored a last-minute equalizer to share the points with Bayern (39:12), plus Union staying top and Xabi Alonso’s winning start at Leverkusen. Finally, there’s also chat about Milan’s 2-0 win over Juventus (56:27) and more! Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 10, 2022
More Bellingham Brilliance in the Champions League, Plus the Yates Report on Abuse in the NWSL
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This week, a report was published detailing sustained and widespread abuse throughout the NWSL. Musa and Ryan begin by summarizing Sally Yates’s report, what led to it, and the immediate outcomes from its publication (04:19). Next up, it’s the Champions League, where Jude Bellingham once again stole the show in Dortmund’s win over Sevilla, which saw Julen Lopetegui lose his job (17:52). They round up the rest of the games (36:22), including Napoli’s demolition of Ajax (46:36), plus Xabi Alonso becomes Bayer Leverkusen’s new head coach and much more. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2022
Manchester City and Arsenal Dominate Their Derbies
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Musa and Ryan begin with the tragic events in Indonesia, where almost 200 fans lost their lives at the Kanjuruhan Stadium (04:54). They then move on to the football, with a focus on the two big derbies from the Premier League weekend: Manchester City’s win in the Manchester derby (08:06) and Arsenal’s win over Spurs in the North London derby (30:48). There’s also a lot of love for Brighton (43:49), some instant reaction to the Women’s Champions League draw, and a quick trip around Europe (49:32). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 03, 2022
The Return of What-If: Xavi Joined Milan in 1998 and Figo Stayed at Barcelona?
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Musa and Ryan do a quick recap of some news from this week (04:25), including the Women’s Champions League qualifiers, Hummel’s Denmark kits, and Jenni Hermoso's speaking out on the situation with the Spanish national side. Then it’s time for the return of What-If! They ask, what if Xavi had accepted Milan’s offer and moved there in 1998 (18:10), and if Luis Figo had stayed at Barcelona (35:12) instead of heading to Real Madrid in 2000? Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2022
The WSL's Record-Breaking Weekend and Concerns About England
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Musa and Ryan look back at a record-breaking weekend for attendance in the WSL (05:35), which included a North London Derby win for Arsenal, Chelsea bouncing back from a disappointing opening day, and Everton’s win at Anfield over newly promoted Liverpool. There’s a quick shout for the Frauen Bundesliga (12:02) before moving on to the news that 15 players have resigned from the Spain women’s national team (19:41). Finally, they discuss some concerns about the England men’s team ahead of the World Cup and following their UEFA Nations League A relegation (29:40). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 26, 2022
The Grim and the Great of the Madrid Derby, WSL Returns, and More
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Musa and Ryan recap some of the goings-on around European football from the weekend. They begin in Germany, where Union remained top, Bayern lost again to Augsburg, and Dortmund won the derby against Schalke (02:32). There were goals and big results on the WSL’s return (06:28), as newly promoted Liverpool beat champion Chelsea and Aston Villa beat Manchester City in a seven-goal thriller! They also discuss key games from Serie A (10:39) and the Premier League (15:02) before moving on to the Madrid Derby (29:08), which saw grimness off the pitch and some greatness on it. Finally, they answer a few questions on De Zerbi, expanding the Women’s Champions League, and more. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2022
Would a Premier League All-Star Game Be Such a Bad Idea?
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This week's Champions League told us a lot about some teams and little about others. Musa and Ryan round up this week’s action for Europe’s premier club competition, including Bayern’s 2-0 win over Barcelona, Manchester City’s come-from-behind win over Dortmund, Sporting beating Spurs, and more worries for Juventus (2:51). Then, after Todd Boehly’s suggestion that the Premier League should have an all-star game, they chat about the possibility and whether it would be such a bad idea (25:26). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2022
Union Top of the Bundesliga and What's Up With Juventus?
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Musa and Ryan are on the move, recording in a cafe at the airport for the very first time! They touch on football being suspended in the U.K. (3:16) before talking about some of the football that did occur. They start with Boca’s Superclàsico win over River Plate (6:24), before moving on to the Bundesliga, where Union are top, Freiburg are second, and Bayern drew their third game in a row (9:25). They head to La Liga, which saw a life saved in no small part thanks to Cádiz goalkeeper Jeremias Ledesma (19:25). They wrap up in Serie A, which saw late wins for Napoli, Milan, and Inter (26:43), and more struggles for Juventus (28:14). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 12, 2022
Tuchel Out, Potter In, and the Champions League Is a Go!
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The group stage of this year’s Champions League got underway this week, so Musa and Ryan begin by rounding up some seismic results from Matchday 1. They start in Leipzig, where Shakhtar pulled off a shocking 4-1 win that cost Domenico Tedesco his job (08:16). Plus, they heap praise on Napoli for their win over Liverpool (12:41), and discuss a Richarlison double that helped Spurs beat Marseille (18:12), fun Celtic (22:36) and the rest of the action, as well as Keira Walsh’s move to Barcelona (34:47). In Part 2, they discuss Thomas Tuchel being sacked by Chelsea and Graham Potter taking charge, including what it means for both men and the direction of the club (36:39). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2022
Manchester United Win the Stadio Derby
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It was the Stadio Derby this weekend, so Musa and Ryan reflect on Manchester United’s 3-1 over Arsenal at Old Trafford (02:57), which saw a debut goal for Antony and two for Marcus Rashford. They then wrap up some other Premier League results (20:14) and reluctantly discuss VAR (27:41), head over to Milan for another derby, where Milan beat Inter in San Siro (34:09) and round-up some over results around Europe, including Freiburg being top of the Bundesliga (41:07) and Villarreal yet to concede a goal in La Liga (46:37). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 05, 2022
Did Anyone Win the Transfer Window?
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Musa and Ryan quickly round up some midweek fixtures, including wins for Manchester United, Arsenal, another hat trick for Erling Haaland, Southampton beating Chelsea, Atalanta topping Serie A, Ireland women making the World Cup qualifiers for the first time, and more (03:39). They then chat about the summer transfer window closing (20:20), including big signings such as Antony to Manchester United (27:50), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Chelsea (37:11), and Arthur to Liverpool (42:26). Finally, they reflect on the huge gulf in spending between the Premier League and the other European leagues (45:53). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2022
Is Erling Haaland Unlike Anything the Premier League Has Ever Seen?
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Mayowa Quadri to chat a bit about Notting Hill Carnival, before moving on to the incredible start to Premier League life for Erling Haaland (03:46). They give him a load of flowers after his hat-trick against Crystal Palace and ponder whether the Premier League has ever seen a striker like him before. There’s also chat about Scott Parker’s sacking from Bournemouth (19:36) and the goings on at Aston Villa and Leicester City following their poor starts to the season (30:04). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2022
Celebration Police, Ending the Inevitable and Which Teams Should We Worry About?
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Celebrating is bad, apparently, so Musa and Ryan run through the Premier League results and decide who is allowed to celebrate and who isn’t (04.57), including Liverpool’s Premier League record equalling win, back to back wins for Manchester United and Arsenal maintaining their 100% start. They round up some results around Europe (25.16), big starts for PSG and Bayern coming to a halt (32.33) and a few teams they have concerns about, after the first few games (45.07). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 29, 2022
Barcelona's Young Core, Isak to Newcastle, and in Defense of the Bundesliga! | Stadio Podcast
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After another chaotic summer for Barcelona, it might be easy to overlook the team's otherworldly young core. Musa and Ryan discuss the likes of Ansu Fati, Pedri, Gavi, et al., and how Barca’s signings could affect their pathway and progress (07:54). They then discuss Alexander Isak’s transfer to Newcastle (28:15) and Callum Hudson-Odoi’s rumored loan to Bayer Leverkusen (37:05). Finally, after recent online discourse, they chat about what makes the Bundesliga—and other leagues—great, even when one side regularly wins the title (43:34). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2022
Flowers for Jill Scott and Ellen White, Plus Manchester United's Win Over Liverpool | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn, in person for the first time! They chat a little about 'Bullet Train' and 'Elvis' (01:00), before giving a huge bunch of flowers to Jill Scott and Ellen White, after they announced their retirements from football this week (08:52). Then, they discuss Manchester United’s win over Liverpool and how the Premier League is shaping up so far (21:34). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2022
Lively Leeds and ... Spiritual Red Cards? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin this week with Leeds’ ferocious 3-0 win over Chelsea with very impressive performance from Jesse Marsch’s side (4:31). Next up, it’s Newcastle and Manchester City’s six-goal thriller (18:25) and did Kieran Trippier show us an example of a spiritual red card? There’s some Arsenal chat after they remain the only Premier League side with a 100 percent record (30:52), plus shouts to Brighton and a wrap-up of some of the other games (33:31) before a quick roundup of Ligue 1, Serie A, the Bundesliga, and La Liga (40:00). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 22, 2022
Mailbag—Will Chelsea Have to Make a decision on Chilwell? Plus World Cups, Manager 'Royal Rumbles,' and More. | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan open up the mailbag for the first time this season. They answer questions on Ben Chilwell’s place at Chelsea following the arrival of Marc Cucurella (04:42), Elon Musk pretending to buy Manchester United (11:20), a karmic Premier League (14:32), a manager 'Royal Rumble' (20:31), and where they would award the 2030 men’s World Cup (26:47). They also discuss who will be this season’s "always watch" (30:21) and a couple of transfers, including possible destinations for Christian Pulisic (35:37). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2022
Núñez Sees Red, Praise for Palace, and Arsenal's Strong Start | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn to chat about Liverpool’s draw with Crystal Palace, in which Darwin Núñez was sent off for headbutting Joachim Andersen (03:49). They discuss Núñez’s reaction and whether—in the long run—Liverpool’s new signing learned a valuable lesson. They also chat about Arsenal’s win over Leicester, including praise for William Saliba and Gabriel Jesus (24:37), talk a little more about Manchester United (37:03), give flowers to Jamie Bynoe-Gittens after his first Bundesliga goal (42:10), and much more! Host: Ian Wright Guest: Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2022
Stamford Bridge Rage! Plus Brentford Expose Man Utd's Weaknesses. | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to talk about a weekend of fixtures that were as hot as the weather. They round up some of the key results around Europe after the returns of La Liga and Serie A (04:23), before heading to Stamford Bridge to chat about Chelsea and Spurs’ fiery draw (16:52) and give some Premier League shout-outs (37:15). Then, they look back at Brentford’s surgical dismantling of Manchester United, which highlighted numerous flaws in Erik ten Hag’s side and saw plenty of online "Ewok-ing" (40:42). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 15, 2022
Why Does Fandom Always Have to Be So Biased? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to catch up a bit before discussing Real Madrid’s win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the European Super Cup (08:31), plus some transfers since the last episode, including Timo Werner’s return to Leipzig (16:05) and Musa reacts to seeing Georginio Wijnaldum’s announcement video for the first time. Then, in a week when the Benjamin Mendy and Ryan Giggs trials began, with the backdrop of allegations against another current Premier League footballer, they discuss the dangers of football tribalism in response to troubling allegations or criticism of clubs (20:35). Content warning: This final segment contains references to cases containing accounts of sexual assault, domestic violence, and rape. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2022
Premier League Opening Weekend Flowers | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga to look back on the Premier League’s opening weekend and hand out a whole load of flowers! They begin with Fulham’s impressive display in their 2-2 draw with Liverpool (01:06), before moving on to Brighton, who secured a first ever win at Old Trafford (10:21). Flowers also go to Brentford for coming back from 2-0 down to salvage a draw at Leicester (20:01), Spurs for coming from behind to hammer Southampton (21:56), Erling Haaland for his first two Manchester City goals (27:34), Bournemouth for their win on their top-flight return (35:42), and more. Host: Ian Wright Guest: Musa Okwonga Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 08, 2022
Did Liverpool and Man City Tell Us Anything About the Upcoming Season? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are still bathing in the warm rays of England’s Euros win (00:39), but they turn their attention to some of the results from men’s club football over the weekend. They chat a bit about whether Liverpool have exposed a potential problem for Manchester City and what else could be taken away from their 3-1 Community Shield victory (08:03). They then go to Germany, where Sadio Mané scored for Bayern in their Super Cup win over Leipzig (23:12) and then discuss PSV’s win over Ajax (28:50). Plus, there’s some chat about Dortmund (32:45), German Cup upsets (36:25), and some lovely transfers. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 02, 2022
England Win the Euros at Wembley! | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to talk about England winning Euro 2022 (00:53) in front of a record crowd at Wembley! They discuss how the game played out against a very impressive and unlucky Germany (03:43), before giving flowers to Sarina Wiegman after she guided the Netherlands and England to wins in consecutive Euros (35:42). They also chat about the tournament performances of Beth Mead, Lena Oberdorf, and more, and examine the legacy the tournament will leave behind (40:37). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 01, 2022
Gabriel Martinelli in the House! | Wrighty's House
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In this bonus episode, Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli! Musa and Ian sat down with Gabi at Arsenal’s preseason camp in Germany (11:04) and chatted about moving from Brazil, dealing with injury, his own development, and looking ahead to the new season. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Gabriel Martinelli Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
Germany Beat France to Set Up a Euro 2022 Final Against England | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan instantly react to Germany’s 2-1 win over France to set up a Euro 2022 final against England at Wembley Stadium (02:55). They discuss Alexandra Popp’s brace, her tournament overall, and more from another thrilling Euros knockout fixture. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 28, 2022
England Are Through to the Euro 2022 Final! | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to look back at England’s 4-0 win over Sweden to secure a place in Sunday’s Euro 2022 final at Wembley (00:30). They discuss the start, the goals, and, of course, another outrageous goal from Alessia Russo. They also chat about England’s path to the final, where they can improve even more, and, of course, there’s more praise for Sarina Wiegman. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2022
Banyana Banyana Are Champions of Africa, France and Sweden Progress, Plus More Preseason Chat | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with South Africa’s historic win over Morocco, to win the Women’s AFCON for the very first time (02:45). They then chat about Sweden and France competing in the Euros semifinals (12:30), before wrapping up some goings-on in the men’s game (28:34), including Bayern, Chelsea, Arsenal, and Barcelona debuts and Ben Mee’s carbon neutral Brentford transfer! Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 25, 2022
Germany Through, Spurs' Summer, and Coaching Swaps Revisited | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan recap Germany’s 2-0 win over Austria to set up a Euro 2022 semifinal spot, where they will face France or the Netherlands (06:52). They then dive in to a couple more bits of transfer business (23:33), including yet another impressive signing in a good summer for Spurs (26:19). Side note: They would have loved to talk about the Ben Mee to Brentford signing, but that confirmation dropped after the recording. Then finally, they revisit a topic from a couple of months ago and read out some listener submissions (36:22). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2022
England beat Spain to go into the Euros semifinals! | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn to instantly recap a dramatic and tense night, which saw England come from behind to beat Spain 2-1 after extra-time (00.40) and book their place in the Euro 2022 semifinals. They talk about Spain’s control, England’s team selection, substitutions and the questions the game raised for Sarina Wiegman, as well as, of course, that Georgia Stanway winner! Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2022
Euros Exits and Escapes, Plus What on Earth Are Barcelona Doing? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan have a quick catch-up, including Musa’s encounter with a Jedi, before moving on to rounding up the Euros' goings-on over the weekend, where all but one of the quarterfinalists were confirmed (07:39). In the second part of the show, they discuss some more transfers in the men’s game, including Koulibaly’s importance for Chelsea, Spurs’ depth (18:59), Lisandro Martinez following Erik ten Hag to Manchester United (28:51), and how on earth Barcelona are still signing players (35:10). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 18, 2022
The Euros Heat Up and Raheem Sterling's Move to Chelsea | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Mayowa Quadri to chat more Euros, including what the mood is like inside the England camp (4:14) and France’s narrow win over Belgium, which saw an injury to Marie-Antoinette Katoto (8:13), the rest of the games, and who look like the favorites at this stage of tournament. In Part 2, they discuss Raheem Sterling’s move to Chelsea, just how big a transfer it is, and what it could mean for other players in the squad, such as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic (20:33). Hosts: Ian Wright Guest: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Mayowa Quadri Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2022
Germany's Statement Win Over Spain, Plus Some Transfer Talk | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back! They begin with some big news for Musa (1:02), before moving on to Germany’s 2-0 win over Spain (9:37). They then answer some questions on some transfer talk, including about Barcelona, Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney, and more (23:08). There will also be plenty more transfer talk on the summer moves so far over the next few episodes and in the domestic season previews! Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2022
England's Historic Win Over Norway and More Euros Chat | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn to chat about England’s historic 8-0 win over Norway, which included a Beth Mead hat trick (01:00). They talk about the game, Sarina Wiegman’s comments afterward, and how the result might help England later in the tournament, before taking a look at the rest of the teams so far after their first round of games (34:20). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2022
Women's Euros Look-ahead, Plus the Gabriel Jesus and Kalvin Phillips Transfers | Wrighty's House
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'Wrighty’s House' is back! Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Flo Lloyd-Hughes to discuss a few signings, including Gabriel Jesus (02:15) and Kalvin Phillips (11:02), as well as some other transfer talk. Then, they look ahead to the Women’s Euros, which starts this week (20:25). They chat about England’s chances, some dark horses, and other sides that look strong going into the tournament. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Jeanette Kwakye and Flo Lloyd-Hughes Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2022
Darwin Núñez, Other Transfer Talk, and More | Stadio Podcast
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It’s a fun one today that goes a little all over the place before we take a brief summer break. Musa and Ryan quickly wrap up some results (05:00) from this week before moving on to some chat about summer transfers that look likely, like Darwin Núñez to Liverpool (09:14), and some they would like to see happen (15:19). They then answer some questions on which European football coaches would make it in the NFL (30:21) and imagine an alternative football structure (37:03). Thanks to everyone for listening this season and we’ll be back the last week of June, ahead of the women’s Euros. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2022
Wales Is Going to the World Cup, Plus Some What Ifs... | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan chat about Wales making it to their first World Cup in 64 years following a 1-0 win over Ukraine in another emotional encounter (02:09). They discuss the game and the surrounding context for both sides and nations before moving on to a bunch of What Ifs. First up: What if Aston Villa had been taken over instead of Manchester City in 2008 (19:18)? Then, what if Paul Pogba had joined Real Madrid instead of Manchester United in 2016 (44:52), and what if Brazil had won the 1982 World Cup (54:08). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 06, 2022
Ukraine Beat Scotland and Argentina Win La Finalissima | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss Ukraine’s momentous win over Scotland at Hampden Park to set up a final against Wales for World Cup qualification (03:28). There’s also chat about Argentina’s win against Italy at Wembley in La Finalissima (16:46) and a couple other bits of transfer news (31:42). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2022
Finals, Transfers, and the Football Version of 'Winning Time' | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan quickly look back at some games since the last episode, including Nottingham Forest’s championship playoff final win and Barcelona’s Copa de la Reina victory (03:43). They talk about the potential departures of Sadio Mané from Liverpool and Robert Lewandowski from Bayern (15:35), and then open the mailbag to chat about salary caps (18:53), some other transfers (22:41), moments of joy from this season (31:43), the football version of HBO’s ‘Winning Time’ (35:17), and more. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2022
A Great Champions League Final on the Pitch, a Grim One Off It | Stadio Podcast
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In this episode, Musa and Ryan focus on Real Madrid’s win over Liverpool in the Champions League final. They begin with the troubling scenes that occurred outside the stadium before the game (06:01), before switching focus to what happened on the pitch (24:28). There’s praise for Carlo Ancelotti and reflection on both Real Madrid and Liverpool’s seasons, before rounding up a couple of other fixtures that took place prior to recording. Please note: this was recorded before the Championship Playoff and Copa de la Reina finals on Sunday. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 29, 2022
Roma Win the Conference League! | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to chat about Roma’s first major European trophy, following their 1-0 win over Feyenoord in the Conference League final (07:04). They talk about the game, plus the key players in what has been a memorable first season in charge for José Mourinho in the Italian capital. They then touch on a couple of other midweek games (33:29), a little bit on the Chelsea takeover being finalized (36:07), and more. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2022
Lyon's Champions League, Plus Flowers for Brighton and Brentford | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Carl Anka and Mayowa Quadri to chat about Lyon’s win over Barcelona in the Women’s Champions League final (4:18). Next up, it’s on to the Premier League (19:11), including Leeds and Burnley’s final-day fight to avoid relegation (25:42), plus some Arsenal chat (32:27), and love for Brighton (36:39) and Brentford (48:22). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Carl Anka and Mayowa Quadri Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2022
Man City's Dramatic Title, Milan's Scudetto, Mbappé Stays, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan wrap up a dramatic Premier League final day, during which Manchester City secured a fourth title in five seasons (4:06) and Spurs sealed their place in the Champions League in some style (19:02). They touch on a few other things from the final day before moving on to Milan’s first Scudetto in 11 years (28:35), the German Cup final (35:13), a shout for Rangers’ Scottish Cup final win, and Kylian Mbappé’s announcement that he will stay at PSG (42:34). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 23, 2022
Eintracht Frankfurt Win the Europa League! | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with Eintracht Frankfurt’s win over Rangers in the Europa League final, which clinched their first European title since 1980 (02:00) and will see them compete in Europe’s top club competition for the first time since 1960! There’s praise for Oliver Glasner as well as Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his Rangers side, who still have a chance to finish this brilliant season with silverware. They then discuss the collective bargaining agreement that will see equal pay for the U.S. men’s and women’s teams (27:17) and whether this could act as a model for other national federations, plus a quick look-ahead to the Women’s Champions League final (30:02). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2022
Jake Daniels, Plus Newcastle's Win Over Arsenal and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with the news that 17-year-old Blackpool player Jake Daniels became the first active professional men’s player in the U.K. to come out as gay in over 30 years (03:22) and what this could mean for men’s football. They then discuss Newcastle’s win over Arsenal (19:08), which all but ends the Gunners’ hopes of Champions League qualification, plus a quick round-up of some other football around Europe (40:31). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2022
Two FA Cup Finals and the Premier League Goes Down to the Wire | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, and Musa Okwonga! They begin this week with the Women’s FA Cup final, in which Chelsea beat Man City 3-2 in extra time to secure the double (02:37). They then touch on some of the goings-on in the Premier League (20:08), before going back to Wembley for the Men’s FA Cup final, where Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to lock up their second trophy of the season (31:07). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Jeanette Kwakye, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Musa Okwonga Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Inter's Coppa, Ange's Celtic, Haaland, Champions League Reforms, and More | Stadio Podcast
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It’s the 250th episode of 'Stadio'! Musa and Ryan begin with Inter’s 4-2 extra-time win over Juventus in the Coppa Italia final (04:08), before talking about Celtic’s title win and their resurgence under Ange Postecoglou (16:41) and rounding up some other results midweek (23:34). They then talk about Erling Haaland’s move to Manchester City (30:46) and UEFA’s confirmation of the reforms to European competitions from the 2024-25 season (41:03). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Chloe Kelly on the FA Cup Final and Returning From Injury, Plus Calum Jacobs Talks 'A New Formation' | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Manchester City and England forward Chloe Kelly. Before that, Flo and Ian chat about Vivianne Miedema’s new Arsenal deal, and the final day of the Barclays WSL season (01:19). Then, Chloe joins them to chat about her recent return from a long-term injury, this Saturday’s Women’s FA Cup Final, securing Champions League qualification, and more (10:31). In Part 2, Ryan Hunn joins Ian to chat to Calum Jacobs, the editor of the book ‘A New Formation: How Black Footballers Shaped the Modern Game,' which features essays from Musa Okwonga, Jeanette Kwakye, and many others (36:25). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Chloe Kelly, Ryan Hunn, and Calum Jacobs Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2022
Advantage Man City, Brighton's Record Win, and a European Roundup | Stadio Podcast
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It’s the business end of the season, so Musa and Ryan begin by rounding up some key results around Europe this weekend, including title wins, races for European football, and relegation battles (2:31), before moving on to focus on the Premier League. Liverpool’s draw with Spurs (16:23) dented their title hopes, while also having consequences in the race for top four. It’s advantage Manchester City in the title race (26:41), after they responded by hammering Newcastle to improve their goal difference as well as their lead at the top. There’s a roundup of the rest of the Premier League, including what's next for Watford after they were relegated at the weekend (32:14), plus more drama in the relegation battle, Brighton’s biggest-ever top-flight win (39:01), which saw them beat Manchester United 4-0, and more! Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 09, 2022
The Europa and Conference League Finals Are All Set | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss the Europa League and Conference League semifinals, which saw Eintracht Frankfurt go through to their first European final in 42 years (04:33) after beating West Ham. They’ll face Rangers (20:08), who beat RB Leipzig 3-1 to set up a historic Europa League final in Seville. In the Conference League, Roma progressed against Leicester and will face Feyenoord (27.32). They also answer a couple of questions about what happened this week! Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2022
Another Real Madrid Comeback Knocks Out Man City | Stadio Podcast
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Recorded on Spotify Live straight after the game, Musa and Ryan instantly react to another Real Madrid dramatic comeback, this time against Manchester City at the Bernabéu (01:02). They talk about Carlo Ancelotti’s men's path to the final, how they keep managing to do this, Pep getting it pretty much spot on, and the margins that could’ve seen the result go the other way. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Liverpool Make It to Another Champions League Final | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss Liverpool’s 3-2 win away at Villarreal, which—despite a first-half scare—was enough to send them through to a third Champions League final in five years (01:47). They then round up some other key games from Monday and Tuesday, including Fulham's and Bournemouth’s automatic promotion back to the Premier League and Nottingham Forest narrowly missing out after an incredible season turnaround (24:46). Gladbach’s win over Leipzig means Freiburg’s Champions League qualification is in their own hands and Manchester United looked pretty good as they beat Brentford 3-0 at Old Trafford (31:13). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2022
Barca and Lyon Through to the Women's Champions League Final, Ancelotti Gets His La Liga Title, and More! | Stadio Podcast
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After attending one of them, Musa and Ryan begin with the two Women’s Champions League semifinals, which saw Barcelona progress against Wolfsburg and Lyon go through against PSG to set up a showdown later this month in Turin (02:41). They then discuss Carlo Ancelotti leading Real Madrid to the La Liga title (19:32), Trabzonspor’s first league title in 38 years (28:37), plus some Premier League (31:44), Bundesliga (39:16), and more! Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Europa and Conference League First Legs, Plus Klopp Extends His Contract | Stadio Podcast
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The first legs of the Europa League and Conference League semifinals took place on Thursday, so Musa and Ryan are back to do a roundup of them all: wins for Eintracht Frankfurt over West Ham (2:00), RB Leipzig against Rangers (13:18), and Feyenoord over Marseille in a fiery De Kuip (18:16), while Leicester and Roma ended all square (24:14). There’s also chat about a couple of other games (29:46), plus the news that Jûrgen Klopp has extended his Liverpool contract, which will keep him at the club until 2026 (34:15).Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2022
Why Would You Change This Champions League?! | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss this week’s men’s Champions League semifinal first legs, which were very different but equally engrossing. They begin at the Etihad with one of the all-time great semifinal games between Manchester City and Real Madrid (06:47), which saw Pep Guardiola’s team take a narrow 4-3 lead as they head to Madrid. They then go to Anfield, where Liverpool broke down a stubborn and well-organized Villarreal team to lead the tie 2-0 at the halfway stage (31:47). There’s love for some of the amazing midfielders on show this week, plus a quick mention of some Serie A title-race drama. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
The Merseyside Derby, Arsenal vs. Man Utd, Ten Hag, and Betis Win the Copa del Rey | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Carl Anka and Musa Okwonga to chat about the Merseyside Derby, where Liverpool beat Everton to maintain pressure on Manchester City at the top of the table (01:01). They also discuss Arsenal’s win over Manchester United and some other Premier League talking points (23:23), before wrapping up the Barclays FAWSL (45:01) and giving out some flowers for Real Betis’s Copa del Rey victory. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Carl Anka and Musa Okwonga Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Hall of Fame, Plus Wednesday's Premier League Games | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Musa Okwonga to talk about being inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame alongside Vincent Kompany, Paul Scholes, Didier Drogba, Sergio Agüero, and Peter Schmeichel. They talk about what it means, how the early days at Crystal Palace shaped his career, and the importance of Steve Coppell (00:56). Then, Ryan Hunn joins Ian to chat about Arsenal’s 4-2 win away at Chelsea (24:15), Manchester City returning to the top of the table (43:15), and the other Premier League games from Wednesday night. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Musa Okwonga, Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2022
Liverpool vs. Manchester United, More Semifinals, and Controversy for Piqué | Stadio Podcast
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There’s a bit of a swap in the Ringer FC schedule, so Musa and Ryan return sooner than planned to talk about Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Manchester United at Anfield to go to top of the Premier League, for now at least (01:07). They touch on a couple of other games from Tuesday night (20:54) including Inter’s win over Milan to go through to the Coppa Italia final and Freiburg making it to the first German Cup final in their history. There’s also a recap of the Women’s FA Cup semifinals (26:34), some Monday night results, and the big story in Spain about the controversy around Gerard Piqué and the Spanish Football Federation’s business dealings with the Spanish Super Cup (47:05). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2022
Liverpool and Chelsea Into the FA Cup Final, Plus a Premier League and European Roundup | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin by rounding up a busy weekend of European football, including some key results in Spain, France, and Germany, as well as the Dutch Cup final and the Scottish Cup semifinals (01:20). Next up, it’s on to the men’s FA Cup semifinals, where Liverpool blew Manchester City away in the opening stages on Saturday to win 3-2 despite a late City resurgence (16:58). On Sunday, Chelsea did enough to see off Crystal Palace and set up a repeat of this year’s Carabao Cup Final (31:20). There’s also a brief wrap-up of the Premier League weekend, which saw more twists in the race for the top four as well as another win for Brentford and Burnley’s sacking of Sean Dyche (42:34). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
Champions League Chaos, Cruelty, and Celebration | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan do their best to deal with an incredible week of Champions League action, that saw chaos, drama, and upsets. They begin with probably the biggest actual result of the round, Villarreal’s 1-1 draw that was enough to see them knock out Bayern in Munich (3:19), before touching on Liverpool progressing as expected, despite a resurgence from Benfica (19:09). Next up, it’s on to the chaos at the Wanda, between Atlético Madrid and Manchester City (21:46), before rounding up with Real Madrid going through against Chelsea in a dramatic game at the Bernabéu (41:59). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Jill Roord In The House, Plus Leah Williamson Named England Captain | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes to chat with a very special guest: former Arsenal and current Wolfsburg forward Jill Roord! They begin by talking about Roord as a player (01:18), before chatting about her time at Arsenal, in Germany, playing for the Netherlands national side, working under Sarina Wiegman and the upcoming Champions League tie against Barcelona in a sold-out Camp Nou (12:48). Ian and Flo then discuss the announcement that Leah Williamson is England’s new captain ahead of this summer’s Euros (30:14). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Loyd-Hughes and Jill Roord Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2022
Man City and Liverpool Share the Points, Chelsea Bounces Back, and the Top-Four Race | Stadio Podcast
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It was a huge weekend up and down the Premier League, so Musa and Ryan begin at the Etihad, where Manchester City and Liverpool drew 2-2 in one of the most anticipated games of the season (04:24). Next up, there’s praise for Chelsea, who bounced back from a difficult week with an impressive display against Southampton (23:09), plus the race for top four, which saw defeats for Arsenal and Manchester United as Spurs move into pole position (30:22). There’s also chat about the rest of the Premier League and a couple of results elsewhere. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Another Benzema Hat Trick and the Rest of the Champions League | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan round up an amazing week of Champions League quarterfinal first legs, beginning at Stamford Bridge, where another Karim Benzema hat trick gave Real Madrid a 3-1 away win against Chelsea (03:12). Next up, Villarreal somehow will be disappointed with only beating Bayern 1-0, in a game which could have seen more goals for the home side (19:42); Manchester City and Atlético Madrid was almost exactly how it was going to be (28:44); and Liverpool is in control of the tie against Benfica (40:23). Finally, there’s a quick bit on Everton’s continued struggles after their defeat to Burnley on Wednesday night (43:43). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Crystal Palace's Win Over Arsenal, Plus Flowers for Chloe Kelly and Kalvin Phillips | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn to chat about Crystal Palace’s 3-0 win over Arsenal at Selhurst Park (10:21). They look at how impressive Palace have been and praise Patrick Vieira's great job before discussing Arsenal and the need to respond. Then, they give flowers to Chloe Kelly and Kalvin Phillips, who both made their returns from injury last weekend for Manchester City in the Barclays WSL and for Leeds United in the Premier League (43:09). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2022
Brentford! Plus Derby d'Italia and Pedri's Presence | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin in the Premier League, where Brentford were brilliant in their 4-1 win at Chelsea, thanks in no small part to Christian Eriksen (4:56). They touch on the other Premier League results, another Old Firm Derby win for Celtic, the Derby d’Italia (20:28), Barcelona’s win over Sevilla thanks to a special Pedri goal (29:15), and some other key results from the weekend around Europe. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
World Cup Draw Reactions, Plus Wolfsburg and Lyon Through in the Women's Champions League | Stadio Podcast
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In this bonus episode, Musa and Ryan react to the draw for this year’s men’s World Cup, including USA and England being in the same group (02:48). They also round up the rest of the Women’s Champions League quarterfinals, which saw Wolfsburg see off Arsenal (02:58) and Lyon overturn a first-leg defeat to eliminate Juventus (29:56). Host: Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2022
History at Camp Nou | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back and there’s only one place to begin: Camp Nou, which saw a record crowd as Barcelona defeated Real Madrid in the Women’s Champions League to progress to the semifinals (5:51). They talk about the game, the brilliant goals, the importance of the occasion, and more, before also discussing Wednesday’s other Champions League game between PSG and Bayern (24:34). Finally, there’s some chat about the men’s World Cup qualifiers (32:25) ahead of tomorrow’s bonus episode in which they will reflect on the draw for the group stages. Host: Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Derby Flowers for Tammy, FA Cup, and the England Squad | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Mayowa Quadri and Musa Okwonga to look back at the men’s and women’s FA Cup quarterfinals from the weekend, as well as react to the semifinal draw (04:19). There’s another bunch of flowers heading Tammy Abraham’s way after his brace in the Rome derby over the weekend (29:18), and some chat about the England men’s squad for the upcoming international friendlies (40:05). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Mayowa Quadri and Musa Okwonga Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2022
Barcelona's Big Clásico, Roma's Big Derby, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back on a weekend full of derbies and clásicos! They begin at the Bernabéu, where Barcelona ran away with it against Real Madrid, winning 4-0 in El Clásico (03:34). Then they take a look at another disappointing day for PSG (27:52), head to Italy for the Derby della Capitale, where Roma saw off Lazio after three first-half goals (29:26), and discuss Ajax’s late win over Feyenoord (35:33) and some other key games from the weekend. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Villarreal Victorious, Throwback Atleti, and Liverpool Maintain Momentum | Stadio Podcast
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The Champions League round of 16 wrapped up this week, so Musa and Ryan begin in Turin, where Villarreal pulled off a phenomenal result to eliminate Juventus (04:30). They chat about Benfica and Chelsea progressing (11:47) as well as Atleti showing flashes of the old vintage, beating Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford (19:19). There’s also chat about some key midweek games in Germany, Spurs’ win over Brighton, and Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool (39:18). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Flowers for Bradley, Premier League Title Race, and Tonight's Arsenal vs. Liverpool Clash | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn and begins by reflecting on being a parent during times like these (01:00) before getting onto football. They begin with a bit of talk about Kai Havertz’s immaculate touch for his winner on Sunday (04:20), Ian’s trip to New York with the Premier League, and watching Manchester United vs. Spurs with American fans (07:13). There’s talk about Crystal Palace’s draw with Manchester City opening up the title race (16:53) and how Liverpool will respond against Arsenal. Finally, there’s a very personal bunch of flowers, going Bradley Wright-Phillips following his retirement from football (35:38). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2022
Barça Femení Retain Their Title, Plus the Good and the Grim of the Premier League | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin this week in Spain, where Barcelona Femeni retained the title with six games to go, thanks to a 5-0 win over Real Madrid (4:37), before touching on the women’s and men’s Bundesligas, the Serie A title race (17:43), PSG players being booed at home against Bordeaux, and a La Liga round-up. In Part 2, they focus on the good and the grim of the Premier League weekend (24:10) and answer some listener questions (43:51). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
Real Madrid Stun PSG and Abramovich Sanctioned | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan recap this week’s Champions League, where the focus is understandably on Real Madrid’s comeback to beat PSG 3-2 on aggregate thanks to a Karim Benzema hat trick at the Bernabéu (04:17). Then, they react to the news that broke just before recording that the U.K. government has sanctioned Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich (34:18). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Everton’s Struggles, the Let Girls Play Initiative, and Saka’s Goals | Wrighty’s House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Mayowa Quadri to talk a little about the aftermath of the Manchester Derby (01:22), Everton’s continuing struggles after the defeat to Spurs, and whether Frank Lampard’s side can stay in the Premier League. Then, they discuss the FA and Barclay’s Let Girls Play initiative, which aims to get as many girls in U.K. schools playing football on the same day (19:13), before a quick shout-out for Bukayo Saka and Arsenal (30:17). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Mayowa Quadri Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2022
Manchester City Win the Derby, Milan Top of Serie A, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with the troubling scenes at the Liga MX game between Querétaro and Atlas, which saw multiple injuries and unconfirmed reports of multiple deaths (04:34), before getting into the Premier League. They begin in Manchester, where City put four past United in a commanding performance to maintain their lead over Liverpool at the top and create more questions for Ralf Rangnick (09:43). They then round up the rest of the results before moving on to the Conti Cup final, where Manchester City came from behind to defeat Chelsea (34:25), Milan’s win over Napoli in Serie A’s top-of-the-table clash (42:02), and other key results from around Europe. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
The Cups Did Good, Chelsea for Sale, and Dynamic Duos | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan round up some midweek games that took place around Europe in various cups and the WSL (05:02), before moving on to the developments at Fifa and Roman Abramovich putting Chelsea up for sale (00.00). In Part 2, they answer questions about which famous goal they would have wanted to have scored (23:12), whether the FA Cup is getting better (31:39), teams to watch in Germany (36:00), and which two players from different eras at the same club they would like to see on the same team (37:31). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Penalties, Plus Flowers for Marcelo Bielsa and Christian Eriksen | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Carl Anka to chat about penalties following Sunday’s Carabao Cup Final (04:39) and give flowers to Marcelo Bielsa for the job he did at Leeds and to Christian Eriksen for his return over the weekend (27:59). Finally, they discuss the vibe around Manchester United and Arsenal, as both sides push for a top-four finish (30:54). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Carl Anka Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman  Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2022
The Paradox of Football's Importance | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss the response from fans, clubs, and associations to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (19:31), before looking at football’s role in normalizing regimes and how the events of the past week may affect future decisions. The guys also discuss the Carabao Cup final, where Liverpool beat Chelsea 11-10 on penalties after one of the greatest scoreless draws you’ll ever see (48:16). Please note, this was recorded before FIFA’s updated announcement on Russia’s participation in competition. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
Wow, Félix! Whoa, Elanga! Wait, Is That Joël Matip? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan chat about this week’s Champions League ties, focusing on Atlético Madrid and Manchester United’s draw at the Wanda (05:26), before touching on Benfica and Ajax’s draw in Lisbon (25:32), Chelsea’s win over Lille (30:15), and Villarreal rescuing a draw against Juventus. Then, they round up Wednesday’s Premier League results (39:04) and finish with England’s win over Germany to clinch the Arnold Clark Cup (51:17). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Flowers for Harry Kane and Hannah Hampton, Striking Performances, and the Arnold Clark Cup | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to chat a little bit about his scary incident this weekend (01:12) before moving onto the football. They start with giving flowers to Harry Kane and break down his performance against Manchester City and how it should be used as an example of the complete modern-day no. 9 (06:20). They also chat about a couple of other striking performances from the weekend (25:02), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat trick for Barcelona, and Romelu Lukaku’s struggles for Chelsea against Crystal Palace. Finally, they discuss England impressing in the Arnold Clark Cup and heap praise on debutant Hannah Hampton, who also gets flowers this week (34.24). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2022
Now, There's an Antonio Conte Spurs Side! | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin this week by reflecting on the passing of the great Jamal Edwards and paying their own tribute, before moving on to the football. First up, it’s Spurs’ win over Manchester City, where Antonio Conte’s side were hugely impressive (06:43), Liverpool’s victory over Norwich, which means the title race has officially been declared back on (20:45), and a roundup of the rest of the Premier League games from the weekend. In Part 2, it’s a trip around Europe, including Athletic’s 4-0 Basque Derby win (31:17), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s hat trick for Barcelona (36:29), José Mourinho getting sent off again and dropped points at the top of Serie A (38:50), Nantes upsetting PSG (42:17), and goals galore in the Bundesliga (45:15). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Kylian Mbappé Lights Up the Champions League's Return | Stadio Podcast
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The Champions League is back! Musa and Ryan begin in Paris, where Kylian Mbappé’s second stoppage-time goal in a matter of days won it for PSG against Real Madrid (04:27), and Manchester City broke records against Sporting in Lisbon (22:02). Red Bull Salzburg almost held out but drew with Bayern (28:27), and Liverpool left San Siro with a 2-0 lead in the tie over Inter (33:29). There’s also a quick chat about Atleti’s defeat to Levante and Manchester United’s win over Brighton (41:33). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Flowers for Kieran Trippier, the Race for the Premier League Top Four, and More | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn to discuss Kieran Trippier’s impressive performances since arriving at Newcastle, his two goals in the past two games, and how Eddie Howe’s side will cope with his absence due to injury (03:23). With West Ham, Manchester United, and Spurs all dropping points last weekend, they then chat about the race for the top four in the Premier League (10:15) and Ian’s time at Burnley (26:15), and then they look ahead to England’s first game of the Arnold Clark Cup against Canada (35:43). This was recorded ahead of Tuesday’s games, which will be covered on Thursday’s 'Stadio' episode. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2022
Plenty of Cards, but Not a Lotta Love | Stadio Podcast
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It may be Valentine’s Day, but there was no love lost this weekend. Musa and Ryan begin in Portugal, where Porto made it 50 league games unbeaten thanks to their draw with Sporting, which set the tone for a feisty weekend of European football (05:28). Plus, Atleti and Getafe deciding that goals were fun in La Liga (09:42), the Catalan Derby (17:44), Napoli and Inter sharing the points in Serie A, where Milan capitalized to end the weekend top of the table (24:26), and Bochum putting four past Bayern to beat the Bundesliga champions (31:08). There’s also chat about Chelsea and Arsenal’s draw in the WSL (39:22) and Chelsea’s men winning the Club World Cup (42:51). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
Southampton Stun Spurs, Glorious Chaos at Villa Park, and More | Stadio Podcast
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The Premier League launched back into full action this week, so Musa and Ryan begin by heaping praise on Southampton, who were hugely impressive beating Spurs (07:12), discussing a thriller between Aston Villa and Leeds, with some love for Steven Gerrard (15:45), and chatting about the other midweek fixtures (30:54). Next up, they answer some questions on the best teams to watch this season (41:43), the chances for African qualifiers in this year’s World Cup (45:00), and which game would win this year’s Stadio Best Picture, so far (47:04). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Leah Williamson on Defending, Arsenal, England, and More | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga as well as Arsenal and England’s Leah Williamson! They begin with some FA Cup chat after huge results for Boreham Wood, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough (00:59), before getting Leah’s insights on elite defending (04:20) and playing through a coaching change. Leah and Ian discussing their experiences of adapting to new methods (10:23), underrated opponents (21:42) and the feeling inside the Arsenal camp as the Barclays WSL title race heats up (25:06). There’s also talk about developing your own game and how elite defenders become feared (26:51), the upcoming Arnold Clark Cup (35:09) and what Leah’s been watching during her injury break (43:03). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Leah Williamson Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2022
This One Goes Out to Senegal | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin this week with Senegal’s win over Egypt on penalties, to secure their first-ever AFCON trophy (03:17). They talk about this Senegalese golden generation and heap praise on Aliou Cissé, who has been pivotal as a captain and manager. Next up, it’s the Derby della Madonnina, where a quick-fire double from Olivier Giroud turned the game around for Milan over local rivals Inter (23:49), goals for Juve’s debutants, Barcelona’s win over Atleti (35:05), and a quick roundup of some key results in Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga and China’s win in the Asia Cup. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Game Theory, Senegal Through, and Transfer-Deadline Thoughts | Stadio Podcast
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After starting the previous two episodes with troubling stories around football, Musa and Ryan try to bring something a little lighter today. They begin with a wonderful email from a Harvard PhD student, who analyzed Ryan’s mandatory Panenka theory (03:25), before recapping Senegal’s win over Burkina Faso to progress to the AFCON final (09:20) and some other mid-week games, including a pivotal Old Firm Derby (16:54). Then, it’s on to some of their takeaways from the men’s January transfer window. They ask whether Newcastle’s decent business will be enough to keep them in the league (20:10) and discuss Spurs’ good window (26:47), Christian Eriksen to Brentford (40:09), Barcelona’s new pieces (42:10), and more. Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
What Does Aubameyang’s Departure Mean for Arsenal? | Wrighty’s House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn to discuss Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Barcelona (00:57). They chat about his time in North London, what the lack of replacement might mean for the rest of the season, and Arsenal’s striking options going forward. They then touch on a story line close to Ian ahead of this weekend’s Bournemouth v. Boreham Wood FA Cup tie (32:55), answer a couple of questions on other transfers (38:25), and discuss how they analyze games (42:33). Host: Ian Wright Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2022
Oh, Canada!, AFCON, and Frank Lampard Is the New Everton Manager | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin this week with the news of another grim story from the world of football. Then, it’s on to more cheerful stuff, starting with Canada’s win over the USMNT to pull clear at the top of their World Cup qualifying group (11:59). Cameroon, Senegal, Egypt, and Burkina Faso made it through to the semifinals of the AFCON (23:18) and Frank Lampard was appointed Everton's manager (29:25). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Panenkas, Perfect Shirt Sponsors, and Player Attributes | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin this week by talking about the proposed French law to ban hijab in sports (07:00), before recapping Wednesday AFCON round of 16 games (10:51), why certain penalties are frowned upon more than others (14:40), ultimate shirt sponsors (25:58), famous songs as the podcast theme (30:43), and what they think are the most important attributes in a footballer (32:54). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
AFCON, Winter Breaks, Watford, and More | Wrighty’s House
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Ian is joined this week by Jeanette Kwakye and Mayowa Quadri, and they begin with AFCON (01:41). They touch on the tragic news that a number of fans died in a stampede outside the stadium as Cameroon played Comoros, before discussing the game itself, as well as the exits for Ghana and Nigeria. Next, as Premier League sides jet off to warmer climates, they chat about the importance of having a break and who goes where (10:53), Watford firing Ranieri (22:53), and a pivotal weekend in the Barclays WSL (36:55), plus some flowers for Millie Turner and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Jeanette Kwakye and Mayowa Quadri Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2022
Is Atleti's Suffering Really Necessary? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin this week in Madrid, where Atlético Madrid came from two goals down to secure a late, dramatic win over Valencia at the Wanda, and ask whether Diego Simeone’s side really need to suffer this much (07:23). There’s also chat about Sevilla, Real Madrid, and Betis making up the rest of the top four (19:32) and Barcelona’s win in the Women’s Spanish Super Cup. Next up, it’s to the Premier League, which saw results that affect things at the top and bottom of the table, drones, and yet more bizarre VAR calls (24:44). Finally, there’s some Bundesliga chat as Wolfsburg continue to struggle (48:38), a discussion of how the entire top half could win the 2. Bundesliga, and even more goals for Tammy Abraham in Serie A (52:14). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Which Players Should Move in this Window and Where Should They Go? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan do their best to round up as much of the week’s footballing chaos as possible (07:56), including Spurs’ dramatic late win, drama and upset in the German Cup, trouble for Atléti, and much more. Then, they discuss which high profile players could do with a move within this window in order to lock down regular playing time and where they should go. Based on listener submissions, they discuss and find destinations for Timo Werner (26:49), Eden Hazard (36:05), Anthony Martial (39:34), Jesse Lingard (45:10), and Gareth Bale (47:14). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2022
Flowers for Edouard Mendy, AFCON, Postponements, and Free Kicks | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Carl Anka to chat a bit about what they’ve been watching this week, Premier League postponements (06:10), and James Ward-Prowse and the great free kick takers (13:30). Flowers go Edouard Mendy for winning the FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper of the Year (25:02), plus some chat about the latest goings-on at AFCON (32:23) and the Barclays WSL transfer window so far (44:29). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Carl Anka Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2022
Héctor Bellerín on El Gran Derbi and Life at Betis | Wrighty's House
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In this bonus episode, Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn and special guest Héctor Bellerín to discuss playing for Betis against Sevilla in the weekend’s controversial El Gran Derbi and the legendary rivalry (01:00). He also discusses life in Seville (16:06), growing up a Betis fan, lockdown in London, family, and what led to his move back to Spain on loan (21:36). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Héctor Bellerín and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2022
We Need to Talk About Everton | Stadio Podcast
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Everton parted ways with Rafa Benitez after just six months in charge, so Musa and Ryan begin by discussing the hiring and firing of Benitez and the goings-on at Goodison Park (04:53). They then round up the Premier League results this weekend (28:24), beginning with the Norwich win that caused Benitez’s sacking, an angry goal and narrative-fueled comeback at Villa Park, Manchester City’s tight win over Chelsea (38:44), and more. Finally, a quick trip to Germany, Italy, and the Spanish Super Cup (47:31). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Finishing Games Early, January Signings, Super Cups, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan round up a few of the midweek games before opening up the mailbag! There’s chat about Real Madrid’s extra-time win over Barcelona in the Supercopa de España semifinal (04:17), Chelsea seeing off Spurs in the Carabao Cup and wins for West Ham and Southampton in the Premier League (09:17). Next up, it’s onto Inter beating Juventus in the Supercoppa Italiana (11:57), the wild goings on in Mali’s win over Tunisia and the close games in AFCON so far (15:18), some January transfer-window happenings, including one signing they’d each like to see and their favorite January signings of all time (26:55). Finally, they discuss which Winter Olympics events they’ll be watching (37:46) and whether the 'Stadio' footballing opinions are always as harmonious as they seem … (39:54). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Family, the Magic of the Cup, and AFCON | Wrighty's House
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'Wrighty’s House' is back and Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Mayowa Quadri to talk family, grief (01:11), his grandson D’Margio making his professional debut for Stoke City (07:15), and the FA Cup third-round upsets and shout-outs (27:23). There are flowers to someone very special to the House and some chat about the early stages of AFCON (40:51). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Musa Okwonga and Mayowa Quadri Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2022
Serie A Supreme, Spiritually Onside, and Will Ed Woodward's Departure Change Anything at Manchester United? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with Serie A this week, as Roma and Juventus delivered chaos (4:45), Atalanta put six past Udinese, and Toronto FC announced the signing of Lorenzo Insigne at the end of the season (15:49). The Bundesliga made its return, with Gladbach’s win at Bayern being capitalized on by Dortmund, who came from behind to win in Frankfurt (19:03). There’s a quick round-up of La Liga (25:46) and the WSL, plus wholesome scenes in Portugal. Finally, with Ed Woodward confirmed to stand down as Manchester United chief executive at the end of this month, to be replaced by Richard Arnold, the guys ask: Will it be enough to change things at Old Trafford (33:07)? Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
Is There Too Much Football? | Stadio Podcast
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In this episode, Musa and Ryan begin with a brief roundup of some midweek results, as Romelu Lukaku returns in Chelsea’s win over Spurs in the Carabao Cup and Barcelona escapes a scare in the Copa del Rey (03:07). They then discuss Southampton being taken over by a group that includes former Brentford co–director of football Rasmus Ankersen (14:17) and what this might mean for the Saints. Finally, this week saw Gianni Infantino throw out the possibility of more international tournaments, more European Super League nonsense, and Davy Pröpper citing the hectic schedule as one reason for his retirement from football at age 30. The boys discuss whether there is too much football, why federations are trying to add more, and what can be done about it (24:15). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Wonderful Wolves, Chelsea and Liverpool Lose Ground, and Lukaku's Interview | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back with the first 'Stadio' of 2022! They begin with a brief bit of movie chat before moving on to Wolves’ first win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in almost 42 years (12:32). Next up, there’s a little bit on Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City (28:37), Chelsea’s draw with Liverpool (40:35), and what both mean for the Premier League title race, before wrapping up on the Romelu Lukaku fallout (44:12). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2022
The Stadios 2021
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It’s the final show of 2021 and that can mean only one thing: It’s time for the Stadios 2021! Musa and Ryan return with the third edition of the annual awards that no one asked for. This year, they start with a new award, for the Existential Moment of the Year (05:46), before the Prop Joe Award (09:37), Goal of the Year (12:34), Angry Goal of the Year (18:36) and Team of the Year (22:23). There are also the big three awards of the night, handed out to the Player of the Year (28:44), Coach of the Year (33:25) and the main award, for the 2021 Catfish of the Year (37:24). Thanks to everyone who listened this year! We’ll be back in 2022! Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 29, 2021
Moments to Be Grateful for This Year | Stadio Podcast
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On this Christmas Day special, Musa and Ryan reflect on the football year that has been. They read out submissions from listeners, who kindly sent in personal footballing moments from the year that they have been grateful for. There are goals, team performances, attending games with loved ones, and much more! If you’re celebrating, then Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and we hope everyone has a lovely festive period. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 25, 2021
Christmas Quiz Special, With the Whole Crew! | Wrighty's House
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In the final ‘Wrighty’s House’ episode of the year, it’s the first-ever Christmas Quiz! And, for the first time ever, Ian is joined by the full crew: Musa Okwonga, Jeanette Kwakye, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Mayowa Quadri, Carl Anka, and Ryan. Three rounds, 25 questions on things that were said on the podcasts this year and some wider football trivia. Grab a pen and paper and play along at home! Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga, Jeanette Kwakye, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Mayowa Quadri, Carl Anka, and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
'Tis the Season for Lack of VAR Reason | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan chat about the weekend’s Premier League games that survived the host of postponements, plus the numerous controversial decisions (04:07). They begin with Spurs’ 2-2 draw with Liverpool, before touching on Wolves’ great point at home to Chelsea, Manchester City extending their lead at the top, and Arsenal’s win over Leeds before a very quick WSL round-up (25:06). Next, it’s off around Europe, starting with La Liga (26:07), including lots of love for Rayo Vallecano and Sevilla, before heading to the Bundesliga, which saw Bayern head into the winter break nine points clear and Freiburg in third (31:33). Then, it’s Serie A time (33:36), with Napoli beating Milan to move second and Roma putting four past Atalanta, before rounding off with immediate reaction to the Women’s Champions League draw (39:33). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Wait, Arsenal Are Fourth? Premier League Mid-table Maneuvers and Who Is Football's Steph Curry? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan round up the midweek games, starting with the Women’s Champions League, where Arsenal escaped a scare against Hoffenheim, and Barcelona, Bayern, and Lyon won big (10:00). It’s then on to the Premier League (13:44), where Manchester City hit seven past Leeds, Arsenal went fourth after beating West Ham (20:34), and Aston Villa continue to impress under Steven Gerrard (28:05), before a very quick Bundesliga summary (30.46). Finally, there are questions about Southampton (35:21), Everton (41:55), grumpy-old-man football opinions (46:14), and who is the footballing equivalent of Steph Curry (47.56). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2021
Aubameyang, Barclays WSL and Flowers for Raheem Sterling | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn to chat about Mikel Arteta’s decision to strip Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of the Arsenal captaincy (04.53). They then look back at the weekend’s Barclays WSL action, which saw Chelsea drop points and Arsenal extend their lead at the top (25.54) and give out flowers to Raheem Sterling, after scoring his 100th Premier League goal (45.35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2021
Champions League Draw Reaction (Take 2), Madrid Derby, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan had to jump back on the mics to rerecord, thanks to UEFA’s faulty Champions League draw. They discuss the second draw going through tie by tie, and make some bold predictions on who will make it through the Round of 16 (03:49), before touching on the Europa League and Conference League (32:17). They then take a quick trip around some of the weekend’s big results, including Liga MX and the MLS Cup (34:42), the Madrid Derby and Betis flying high in La Liga (36:07), Serie A (40:44), and the Premier League. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
Suffering, in the Champions League, Is Necessary | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin by recapping Wednesday night’s Women’s Champions League results (04:45), before getting into the final round of the men’s group stages. They start in Porto, where Atleti ended up victorious in a fiery encounter that saw three red cards (06:33), then talk PSG, Man City, and Chelsea’s wild result in St. Petersburg (15:16), and round up some key points from the final match day before letting the questions guide them. They talk which is more tasty, the Europa League or Champions League knockout stages (25:31), how far Ajax can go (27:23), Chelsea’s defensive wobble (31:24), Manchester United being a dark horse (33:03), Red Bull Salzburg outshining their Leipzig counterparts (35:17), and much more. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Chelsea's Treble, Dortmund and Bayern Fallout, Always Watch Napoli and Atalanta, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Yet again, Musa and Ryan have a lot to get through this week! They begin with Chelsea’s victory over Arsenal in the Women’s FA Cup Final at Wembley, which secured a 2021 domestic treble for Emma Hayes’s side (2:17). There’s a quick round-up of the Premier League, including lots of love for David Moyes’s West Ham (17:20), before heading to Germany to discuss Bayern’s win over Dortmund and the subsequent fallout (26:11), Freiburg making history (37:11), and Jesse Marsch parting ways with RB Leipzig (40:40). There are quick shouts for La Liga (43:22), Liga MX, and the MLS conference finals, before wrapping up on another thrilling weekend in Serie A (46:20). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Liverpool Win the Merseyside Derby, Plus a Mailbag and More! | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan wrap up some key results from the midweek games, including Liverpool’s commanding win over Everton in the Merseyside Derby (08:27) and more from the Premier League. There’s also chat about Real Madrid’s 1-0 win over Athletic (23:35), plenty of Serie A, and a shout-out for Tigres’ late comeback win in Liga MX, before getting into the mailbag. They answer questions on managers’ end-of-year wrapped lists (30:09), lower-league Berlin stadiums (34:02), the 'Stadio' derby and the Premier League top four (37:35), Venezia’s hopes of staying in Serie A (40:27), the best and worst dive of the week (42:07), some Manchester United transfer business (44:06), and more. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2021
Ballon d'Or, Looking Ahead to Manchester United vs. Arsenal, and More | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Flo Lloyd-Hughes to discuss the 2021 Ballon d’Or, which saw Lionel Messi and Alexia Putellas take the top prizes (01:14). Although recorded ahead of England’s game against Latvia, there’s love for Ellen White, who reached 100 caps and closed in on the all-time England goal-scoring record (17:12), flowers for Hope Powell (32:28), and a look ahead to Manchester United hosting Arsenal at Old Trafford (36:52). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Jeanette Kwakye and Flo Lloyd-Hughes Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2021
Chelsea and Manchester United Share the Points, a Fan-Led Review of English Football, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan have a lot to get through this week, beginning with Chelsea and Manchester United’s draw at Stamford Bridge (03:38), before rounding up the rest of the Premier League (18:03). Next it’s off to Montevideo, where Palmeiras successfully defended their Copa Libertadores crown (22:30), a quick trip around Europe (27:09), and reactions to the recent fan-led UK government review of English football (43:06). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Champions League Does It Again | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan round up another breathless week of Champions League games, beginning with Manchester City’s statement win over PSG, which sees them top of Group A (3:58). Then there’s the rest of Wednesday’s action, Dortmund’s nightmare in Lisbon, Milan’s late winner, Thiago’s wonderful goal, and Ajax securing top spot (14:33). In Part 2, it’s on to Tuesday night, with Manchester United doing Manchester United things, a six-goal thriller between Young Boys and Atalanta, Chelsea’s dismissal of Juventus (26:47), and more. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2021
Arsène Wenger | Wrighty’s House
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To mark the release of the 'Arsène Wenger: Invincible' movie, Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to talk about Gabriel Clarke and Christian Jeanpierre's film, Wenger as a manager, and his legacy (01:00). Then, they’re joined by Arsène himself, recorded before the world premier in London (31:57). He talks about music, life, some managerial gems, and what he’s watching currently. Find out where to watch the film at https://www.arsenewengerfilm.com/. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Arsène Wenger and Musa Okwonga Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2021
Solksjaer Sacked by Manchester United, so What Now? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer following Manchester United’s 4-1 defeat at Watford (3:18). They also chat about his era as manager, the club as a whole, and what happens next, before quickly rounding up some key results from around Europe this weekend, including 'Squid Game' tifos, goals galore in Serie A, Xavi’s first game as Barcelona manager, crowd trouble in Ligue 1 again, and more (34:40). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Women's Champions League, World Cup Qualifiers, and a Mailbag | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan chat about Wednesday’s Women’s Champions League games, where Barcelona put five past Hoffenheim and Bayern narrowly beat Lyon in the showpiece fixture (04:48). Next up, it’s on to some World Cup qualifiers, including Canada’s win against Mexico (15:02), before answering questions about England’s 10-0 win over San Marino (21:40), the difficulty of qualifying (26:12), and some World Cup and qualifying reform ideas (29:09). They also take questions about walk-on music (36:16), books (40:04), and whom they would want to lead to Champions League glory (42:32). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Jamie Carragher on Defending, Punditry and Liverpool vs. Arsenal | Wrighty's House
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Jamie Carragher joins Ian, Mayowa Quadri, and Ryan Hunn to chat about playing different positions and playing for Liverpool and England (01:14). They also talk about their passages into football (16:51), stepping into punditry (22:44), the Liverpool and Arsenal rivalry, as well as look ahead to this weekend’s game at Anfield (43:43). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Jamie Carragher, Mayowa Quadri, and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2021
Women's Football Weekend, Plus What if Gerrard Had Signed for Chelsea in 2006 and Tuchel Had Replaced Wenger in 2018?
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It’s the 200th episode of 'Stadio'! Musa and Ryan begin with announcements of some forthcoming guests on the Ringer FC feed before moving on to the action from the Women’s Super League, which saw the points shared in the North London Derby (07:45), Chelsea once again cruise past Manchester City, and much more drama (15:28). There was also a top-of-the-table clash in the super-competitive Frauen Bundesliga this weekend, with the top five separated by just one point (21:30). In Part 2, for the 200th episode, they each pick a "what-if" and go on to discuss what would have happened if Steven Gerrard had signed for Chelsea in 2006 (24:19) and Thomas Tuchel had replaced Arsène Wenger in 2018 (44:13). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Live in London, With Emma Hayes | Wrighty's House
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It's a bonus 'Wrighty's House' episode, as Ian is joined by Emma Hayes, Musa Okwonga, and Ryan Hunn live in London. They chat about the Barclays FAWSL (1:16) on Women's Football Weekend, Emma delivers incredible insight of being an elite coach, they pick out some iconic moments in the past 20 years of the Premier League (21:36), and answer some audience questions (37:16). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Emma Hayes, Musa Okwonga Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2021
Sancho, English Players Abroad, and Kelly Smith on the Wall of Fame | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Musa Okwonga to chat about Jadon Sancho’s return to England so far, as well as other young Englishmen who—like Sancho—have found playing time at big clubs abroad (02:10) and how their moves affected their development. Then it’s onto the second-ever inductee to the Wrighty’s House Wall of Fame: Arsenal and England legend Kelly Smith (23:15), plus some props for Emma Hayes and some flowers for Emile Smith Rowe on his first senior England call-up (41:39). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Musa Okwonga Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Associate Producer: Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2021
Hammers, Derbies, and Late Thrillers | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back on an eventful weekend, starting with West Ham moving to third in the Premier League after its win over Liverpool (04:01), some other Premier League shout-outs (15:57), a commanding victory for Manchester City over United in the derby (19:43), and some managerial departures (29:12). Elsewhere in Europe, there were two six-goal La Liga thrillers (32:22), both with stoppage-time equalizers, derbies in Seville (38:58) and Milan (42:07), more angry José as Venezia came from behind to beat Roma, a quick dart to the Bundesliga (51:56), and more! Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Ajax, Liverpool, Bayern, and Juventus Go Through | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan recap the Champions League chaos, which saw Ajax beat Dortmund for a second time to secure qualification to the Round of 16 (04:19), Liverpool cruise through after a super-impressive performance against Atlético at Anfield (12:50), as well as Bayern and Juventus joining them as the first sides through to the knockout stages (18:28). They round up the other results (22:03) before answering a few Champions League–related questions (39:37). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2021
Birthday Love, Women's FA Cup Love, Premier League Love, Aaron Ramsdale Love! | Wrighty's House
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It’s Wrighty’s birthday! He’s joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn, who surprise him with some birthday messages from the Wrighty’s House crew (01:20) before moving onto football. They begin with the Women’s FA Cup semifinals, as Flo was in Manchester to see City heavily defeated by Chelsea, who will play Arsenal in December’s final (09:20). Next, some talking points from a hectic Premier League weekend, including more praise for Ian’s former clubs West Ham (22:47) and Crystal Palace (35:17), some flowers for Aaron Ramsdale (40:18), and more. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakel Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2021
Nuno Espírito Santo Leaves Spurs, and Antonio Conte Arrives? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan were recording as news broke that Nuno Espírito Santo had been sacked as Spurs coach, so that’s where they begin this week (06:11). They discuss how the club has gotten here since the high of the Champions League final in 2019 and what's next, with Antonio Conte’s appointment on the horizon. Next, it’s on to Serie A, where Milan beat Roma at the Stadio Olimpico to stay level on points with Napoli (23:10), then to La Liga (34:14), and then to Bundesliga (40:16). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
Koeman Leaves Barcelona, Plus Inclusivity in Football | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin by discussing Adelaide United’s Josh Cavallo coming out as the first openly gay player actively playing in a men’s top-flight league, the widespread love and support he received, and the hope for inclusion in football going forward (05:55). Next up, it’s on to the not particularly surprising news that Barcelona relieved Ronald Koeman of his managerial duties, following Wednesday’s defeat to newly promoted Rayo Vallecano (13:19). Finally, there’s some love for Gladbach, who eliminated Bayern from the DFB-Pokal with an historic 5-0 win, plus a roundup of some other midweek results (31:55). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
More on Manchester United, Plus Declan Rice and England Women's Qualifiers | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Mayowa Quadri and Jeanette Kwakye making her return! They begin by chatting about Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and the fallout after the 5-0 defeat at home to Liverpool (04:19). There’s love for Declan Rice, who continues to put in wonderful performances for a West Ham side in the Champions League spots (25:38), plus some chat about England’s women, including flowers for Beth Mead (39:10). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Mayowa Quadri and Jeanette Kwakye Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2021
A Nightmare at Old Trafford | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to talk about a huge weekend of football. They begin with Liverpool’s 5-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford, including a hat trick for Mo Salah (02:42), before shouting out some other great Premier League performances of the weekend. Next, it’s off to mainland Europe, for El Clásico (25:15) and a top-of-the-table clash between Atleti and Real Sociedad, Marseille’s goalless draw with PSG (34:09), managers getting sent off in Serie A, including the Derby d’Italia (38:52), some love for Ajax at the end of a very good week (42:54), and wrapping up with the Bundesliga (45:05). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
Champions League Scary Season | Stadio Podcast
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What a week of Champions League! Musa and Ryan begin at the Wanda, which saw an epic game play out between Atlético Madrid and Liverpool (04:26), and discuss Ajax turning it on against Dortmund, a weird game between PSG and RB Leipzig (18:56), and a roundup of the rest of Tuesday’s action (25:58). After a quick shout-out to Leicester City and Patson Daka (28:40), it’s on to another thriller at Old Trafford, where Manchester United completed a late comeback to beat Atalanta and go top of the group, having been bottom at halftime, plus wins for Villarreal, Bayern, and Chelsea, and a roundup of the rest of Wednesday’s games (44:39). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace, Plus More Flowers for Salah and Mané | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn to chat about Arsenal and Crystal Palace sharing the points after a late equalizer from Alexandre Lacazette (05:49). They heap praise on Palace’s progress under Patrick Vieira and discuss Arsenal’s passive approach after taking the lead. There are also more flowers for Mo Salah and Sadio Mané after Liverpool’s 5-0 win away at Watford (31:50), plus a little bit on the news that England will play its next game behind closed doors following the crowd trouble at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley (37:55). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2021
Is It Christmas Already? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with a quick roundup of some important results around Europe, including the men and women’s Bundesligas and Real Madrid's continued struggles in the women’s Primera (06:14), before focusing on a few key games from the weekend. They begin briefly with Liverpool’s hammering of Watford, which saw another wonderful Mo Salah goal and Sadio Mané reach 100 Premier League goals (15:30), and Chelsea escaping with a win at Brentford (19:36). Then it’s onto Leicester’s impressive display against Manchester United (22:01) in a 4-2 win at the King Power Stadium and a thrilling Wolves comeback against Aston Villa (36:11), plus a strange occasion at St. James’s Park (39:34). Finally, there’s a quick trip to Serie A, La Liga, and Ligue 1 (44:37). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Chelsea Women's Formation, Newcastle Takeover, Historic Games, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back for a mailbag episode. They touch on some of the bad and some of the great recent football stuff (1:01), before answering questions on the Chelsea women’s 3-4-3 formation (12:57), the Newcastle takeover (20:08), which game in history they would go back to attend live (31:38), and the process of watching games as work (33:46). Finally, they answer some questions about Bonds and Bond villains (41:28), which retired player they would want to bring back (48:16), and more! Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2021
France Wins the Nations League, Three Generations, and a Special XI | Wrighty's House
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It’s the 50th episode of 'Wrighty’s House'! Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn and, on his birthday, Musa Okwonga, to chat about France winning the Nations League (06:52), the Barclays WSL (17:12), and a short film with his son Shaun and grandson D’Margio (26:05). Then it’s on to the first 'Wrighty’s House' XI, where Wrighty picks a lineup of 11 legends that caused him to have a WTF moment when he shared the pitch with them (33:22). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2021
Barcelona Begin Their WCL in Style and Spain End Italy's Run | Stadio Podcast
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The Women’s Champions League group stage kicked off this week, so Musa and Ryan discuss the two showpiece fixtures, which saw Barcelona put four past Arsenal and Chelsea share points with Wolfsburg in a six-goal thriller (08:46), and round up the other games. Then it’s on to Spain, who ended Italy’s run with a 2-1 Nations League semifinal win at San Siro (30:30). Quick note: There’s no 'Stadio' on Monday next week, but Musa and Ryan will join Ian on 'Wrighty’s House,' which will go up Tuesday. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Supervision: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
Brentford's Example, Some Premier League Struggles, and More | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Mayowa Quadri to discuss Brentford’s impressive start to life in the Premier League and to heap praise on Thomas Frank (02:19). They talk about how difficult it can be to carry impressive form into the next season, Leeds (14:13), Watford’s appointment of Claudio Ranieri (19:27), Leicester (24:40) and Wrighty’s own experience of a first season in the top flight. Then there’s some Barclays FA WSL Women’s Champions League chat (31:23) and a no-spoiler shout of the new Bond movie. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Mayowa Quadri Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2021
The NWSL Must Protect Its Players, Plus Thrillers in Liverpool, Madrid, and Munich
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Musa and Ryan begin with the story that rocked the NWSL: Paul Riley was fired by the North Carolina Courage after former players said that he sexually coerced them dating back to 2010, with NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird and general counsel Lisa Levine also leaving their posts (07:53). Then, it’s on to three special games this weekend, starting with an epic battle at Anfield between Liverpool and Manchester City (15:12), a vintage Atlético Madrid performance over Barcelona at the Wanda Metropolitano (35:13), and Eintracht Frankfurt’s first win at Bayern in 21 years (51:58). There’s also a roundup of some other key results in the Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Ligue 1, where Rennes halted PSG’s 100 percent start to the season with a 2-0 victory. Host: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Elisheva Wimberly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
The Great Big Champions League Emotional Roller Coaster | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to talk about another hectic round of Champions League games, but before they do, there’s a quick shout for the Women’s FA Cup, which resumed midweek (05:12). Then it’s on to the men’s top competition, beginning with Liverpool’s calm dispatch of Porto and a late penalty for Atlético Madrid to beat Milan at San Siro (07:45), more woe for Barcelona (11:40), and PSG’s win over Manchester City (22:04). Plus, Manchester United left it late against Villarreal (29:58), penalties galore in Group G (35:31), Juventus shutting up shop against Chelsea (36:31), and Sheriff raiding the Bernabéu (39:15). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2021
The North London Derby, Goalkeeping Shithousery, and Flowers for Kim Little | Wrighty's House
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A very happy Wrighty is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Musa Okwonga to chat about Arsenal’s win over Spurs in Sunday’s North London Derby (01:00) as well as what this means for Spurs. There’s also chat about goalkeeping shithousery (27:01), player apologies, and some Barclays WSL chat including flowers for the legend Kim Little (37:22). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Musa Okwonga Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2021
Pep Pips Tuchel, Derby Della Capitale, and More
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Musa and Ryan focus on the Premier League and Series A this week, beginning at Stamford Bridge, where Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City got their first win over Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea side (07:44). Then, in arguably the game of the weekend, Brentford hosted Liverpool in a six-goal thriller (20:49), Aston Villa got its first win at Old Trafford in 11 years (25:47), and Arsenal triumphed over Spurs in the North London Derby (which 'Wrighty’s House' will cover more!) (30:26). There was a wonderful Rome derby on another great Series A weekend (34:09) and little round-up elsewhere, including Freiburg saying goodbye to the Schwarzwald-Stadion in style (42:55) and Ansu Fati’s Barcelona return (48:43). Host: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Elisheva Wimberly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Mailbag: Falcao and Numbers, a Mini Barcelona 'What-if,' Tactics, and More | Stadio Podcast
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It’s 'Stadio' mailbag time! Musa and Ryan answer listener questions on Radamel Falcao’s signing and unconventional shirt numbers (05:15), murky sponsorships (10:55), a mini Barcelona what-if (12:44), and tactics (17:16). There are also questions about fandom and allegiance (26:56), shadowing a footballer during a game (31:58), and, if Jeff Bezos had bought the Zlatan take for €1 billion, how they would invest the money in football (38:40). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2021
The Great Jimmy Greaves, the North London Derby, and 'Schumacher' | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Mayowa Quadri and Ryan Hunn to discuss the passing of the legendary Jimmy Greaves, the all-time top flight goal-scorer in England and the first inductee into the new Wrighty’s House Wall of Fame (08:36). They then look ahead to this weekend’s North London Derby (28:39) and chat about the Schumacher documentary, which was released last week (38:17). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Mayowa Quadri and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2021
Premier League's Silly Sunday and Late Drama
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This week, Musa and Ryan begin with the Premier League’s silly Sunday, full of curious decisions and moments of brilliance. They start by looking back at Chelsea’s commanding win over Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, thanks in no small part to N’Golo Kanté’s second-half introduction (03:34), and how the result provided a rare statistical quirk with Liverpool, who won 3-0 over Crystal Palace (12:47). There are shouts to Aston Villa, Southampton, Watford, and Brentford (15:23), before they move on to the rest of Sunday’s Premier League games, including Brighton’s win over Leicester (20:31) and Manchester United’s dramatic result at West Ham (25:20). Then it’s off around Europe, beginning with Juventus’s draw with Milan that leaves them in the bottom three (33:36), late drama at Mestalla (39:01), Radamel Falcao scoring in his Rayo Vallecano debut (41:20), drama in Paris, where PSG left it late against Lyon (43:34), and some Bundesliga (51:52). Host: Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Elisheva Wimberly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
Champions League Brings the Noise | Stadio Podcast
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Champions League is back and so are Musa and Ryan. There’s chat about Barcelona’s defeat to Bayern at Camp Nou (04:15), David Wagner’s Young Boys beating Manchester United (14:29), and Manchester City’s kind-of-but-not-quite demolition of RB Leipzig, with Jack Grealish scoring in his first match in the tournament (25:11). There’s also chat about Liverpool’s win over Milan (30:07), Jude Bellingham being brilliant again (32:57), and the rest of the games from midweek (38:21). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Salah and Miedema Keep It 100. Plus, the Anniversary of a Certain 179 | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and The Athletic’s Carl Anka to talk about two players joining the 100 Club in the past week. First up, Liverpool’s Mo Salah, who made it after opening the scoring against Leeds on Sunday (03:21). They also discuss another deadly finisher, as Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema reached 100 goals last week, upping her total on the weekend in the Barclays WSL (18:43). There’s a quick roundup of the other WSL games and a nod to the Women’s Champions League draw, before wrapping up with a certain Ian Wright breaking the Arsenal top goal-scorer record 24 years ago this week, with an impromptu call to the person who brought him to North London (34:22). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Carl Anka Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2021
Bellingham's Beer, Points for Palace, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin in Germany this week, with arguably the game of the weekend taking place in the Bundesliga, as Dortmund were victorious over Bayer Leverkusen in a seven-goal thriller (05:17), as well as Bayern’s win in Leipzig to continue a tricky start for Jesse Marsch (19:17) and first wins of the season for Gladbach and Hertha (23:00). Next up, it’s the Premier League, with a huge win for Crystal Palace ending Spurs’ 100 percent record (24:50), Manchester United’s win over Newcastle United (35:44), plus a win for Chelsea and some other Premier League results. José Mourinho’s Roma side delivered a stoppage-time winner as a present for his 1,000th match in charge (44:24) as they sit atop of Serie A, Real Madrid returned to the Bernabéu (49:27), and Atlético Madrid left the work for late—99 minutes, in fact—to defeat Espanyol, and more! Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
The Untweetable XI and World Cup Qualifiers | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin by reflecting on the death of the great Michael K. Williams (00:55), who played some of their favorite TV roles. They then touch on some stories from the men’s international break, including Weston McKennie being sent home from the USMNT camp after violating COVID-19 protocols (06:34), the chaos of Brazil vs. Argentina being suspended (18:00), and more. Then it's on to the main event with the Untweetable XI, a collection of current players who you just can’t tweet about without your mentions descending into a chaotic mess (26:20). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 08, 2021
Barclays WSL Returns, 'Ted Lasso,' England, and More | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn to chat a little bit about his cameo in 'Ted Lasso' (02:38) before moving on to the Women’s Super League’s opening weekend, which included a potential title clash as Arsenal beat Chelsea at Emirates Stadium (09:56) and big wins for Manchester United and Manchester City. Next up, there’s some thoughts on England’s qualifier against Andorra, with Jude Bellingham again impressing (27:29), and finally, some stuff on Ian and Musa’s 'Striking Out' book promo and listener suggestions for naming Wrighty’s mischievous variant (35:15). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
The Deadline Day Dash | Stadio Podcast
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With Musa on the road with Wrighty, he and Ryan recorded on Wednesday, reflecting on some key transfer deadline day deals, beginning with the loan deals that saw Antoine Griezmann return to Atlético Madrid, Saul Niguéz head to Chelsea, and Luuk de Jong arrive at Barcelona (04:40). There’s also chat about Hector Bellerin’s loan to Real Betis with another right back, Takehiro Tomiyasu, going to Arsenal from Bologna (17:45), Liverpool’s window (26:24), and the Premier League’s financial dominance during this window (30:00). They touch on Marcel Sabitzer’s move to Bayern (32:50), before looking at one that didn’t happen, albeit not surprisingly, as Kylian Mbappé remains at PSG despite Real Madrid’s very public pursuit (34:12), plus which debuts they’re looking forward to, and more. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2021
Arsenal, Mason Greenwood, and Looking Ahead to the Barclays WSL's Return | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Mayowa Quadri and The Athletic’s Carl Anka to discuss the current mood around Arsenal (00:59) and Mason Greenwood’s continued growth as a striker following his winner on the weekend (08:45). They also look ahead to the Barclays WSL return, including the favorites, key signings (25:45), and a story from one of Wrighty’s big European nights (41:36) before rounding up with a couple of highlights from the past weekend’s football, including more flowers for Patrick Bamford (45:38). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Mayowa Quadri and Carl Anka Producers Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 01, 2021
Liverpool and Chelsea, Messi's Debut, and Ronaldo Returning | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back at Liverpool’s heavyweight clash against Chelsea at Anfield (4:07), before touching on some other talking points from the Premier League weekend, including some love for Spurs and West Ham (19:00), another 5-0 win for Manchester City (22:08), Manchester United’s record away win (25:37), and the good and bad of Cristiano Ronaldo’s re-signing (28:21). They then head to France, where Leo Messi came off the bench to make his PSG debut against Reims (38:46), as well as a quick dart around the rest of France, Serie A (45:12), La Liga (50:09), and the Bundesliga (52:08). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Midweek Games, Plus Premier League XI, Rule Change Ideas, and More in the Mailbag | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan chat about some of the midweek results (3:58) before diving into the mailbag once more. They build a Premier League XI, using only one player from any club (9:40), and discuss Christian Pulisic’s playing time (18:55), removing one thing from the game (21:53), passes and runs (26:03), which rules in football they would change, whether aliens play the beautiful game (32:20), teams to never give up on (38:42), and who they would like to see play in different positions (43:40). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 26, 2021
Tammy Abraham's Roma Debut, Multiverses, and Liverpool v. Chelsea | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn and Mayowa Quadri to chat about Tammy Abraham’s move to Roma and his impressive debut (02:16) before reacting to the 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' trailer (including Doctor Strange’s tracksuit bottoms and Arsenal fandom in the multiverse) (17:07), Ralph Hasenhüttl’s waistcoat, and Graham Potter’s beard (20:17). Flowers this week go to Yves Bissouma and Erik Lamela, who were integral to Brighton's and Sevilla’s respective wins from two (23:06), and they have a little look ahead to Liverpool hosting Chelsea this weekend (30:54). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Ryan Hunn and Mayowa Quadri Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 25, 2021
Romelu's Return | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on Chelsea’s comfortable win over Arsenal at the Emirates, thanks in no small part to the return of Romelu Lukaku, who scored on his debut (03:40). They then round up the rest of the Premier League results (21:34), before heading to France, where there were ugly scenes in Nice as they hosted Marseille (32:39). There’s a quick trip around the Bundesliga (39:14), Levante causing mischief again in La Liga (41:54), and an eventful opening weekend in Serie A (50:19). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely, Erika Cervantes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Welcome to Ringer FC!
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'Ringer FC' is your podcast home for all things soccer on The Ringer. Join us on Monday and Thursday for 'Stadio', hosted by Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga, two long-time friends, covering the major European football leagues, and a lot more. On Wednesday, Arsenal legend and former England international Ian Wright hosts ‘Wrighty’s House’, discussing the latest in European football with a rotation of special guests. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2021
Mailbag: Hot Takes, Sportswashing, Prince Tunes, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan touch on a couple of midweek matches (03:45) before opening up the first 'Stadio' mailbag of the season. They answer questions on fans’ responsibility upon their returns (11:36), hot takes for the season (18:56), what to take to a desert island (29:58), favorite Prince tunes (33:22), sportswashing (34:28) and who the new "always watch" side will be this year (43:09). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
The Joy of Fans Returning, Flowers for Pogba and Chalobah, Remembering Gerd Müller, and More | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and debutant Flo Lloyd-Hughes to chat about the experience and impact of fans being back in full (01:03), especially at Old Trafford and Brentford. They send early-season flowers to Paul Pogba and Trevoh Chalobah after their weekend performances (11:11), look ahead to Arsenal hosting Chelsea (26:17), and reflect on the legacy of legendary German striker Gerd Müller (36:53). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Flo Lloyd-Hughes Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 18, 2021
The Premier League, Bundesliga, and La Liga Are a Go! | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back on the Premier League’s opening weekend, starting with Spurs beating reigning champions Manchester City (04:03) and an almost perfect afternoon for Manchester United (13:52). They then touch on routine but impressive wins for Chelsea (19:18) and Liverpool (23:05) and round up the rest of the Premier League (24:56), including an unbelievable night for Brentford (31:45). In Part 2, it’s on to the key fixtures in the Bundesliga’s opening weekend (36:54), which included a big win for Dortmund and a defeat for Jesse Marsch in his Bundesliga debut. Finally, there’s a quick trip around Ligue 1 (46:54) and La Liga (51:15). Host: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
The Messi Nexus Event | Stadio Podcast
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'Stadio' is back for the new season! Musa and Ryan talk in depth about Lionel Messi joining PSG on a free transfer, leaving Barcelona after 21 years with the club. They chat about the path that led Barcelona to lose their greatest-ever player, how it might be the most seismic transfer ever, and the prospect of a ludicrously talented PSG front four (5:34). In Part 2, they give shout-outs to Canada’s women and Brazil's men on their Olympic gold medals, plus the USMNT on their Gold Cup win and Chelsea adding another trophy under Tuchel, before looking ahead to the men’s domestic seasons returning around Europe, touching on some teams and players they are looking forward to seeing this season (36:13). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 12, 2021
A Little Bit on Messi, Mailbag Questions About Grealish, Flowers for Christine Sinclair, and More | Wrighty's House
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Wrighty’s House is back and Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn for the first episode of the season. Ian and Ryan recorded before the official Lionel Messi announcement, so they briefly discussed the transfer ahead Thursday’s 'Stadio' deep dive (00:57) before breaking some 'Wrighty’s House' transfer news! Then it’s on to the mailbag and answering questions on the highlights of the Euros (13:15), which side they’d like to see an 'All or Nothing' on (18:22), which Olympic sport Wrighty would love to try (22:07), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (25:34), Christine Sinclair (30:26), and Jack Grealish’s transfer to Manchester City (36:03). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Ryan Hunn Producers: Ryan Hunn and Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 11, 2021
Italy Win the Euros and Argentina Win the Copa América | Stadio Podcast
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It's the final 'Stadio' of the season, so Musa and Ryan are joined by Ian Wright to discuss Italy’s win over England in the Euro 2020 final (02:47). There’s a lot of love for Roberto Mancini and his Italy side as well as Gareth Southgate and the England squad, who have done a remarkable job on and off the pitch this summer. They then look back at Saturday’s Copa América final, Argentina winning the competition for the first time since 1995, and Lionel Messi finally getting that coveted senior international trophy (40:06). Thanks to everyone who listened to 'Stadio' and 'Wrighty's House' this season, we'll be back in August. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Guest: Ian Wright Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Bukayo Saka... in the House! | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Musa Okwonga to chat more about England and Italy ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final (00:47) before being joined by Arsenal and England’s Bukayo Saka to chat about his brilliant tournament so far, Raheem Sterling and what they’re eating in the camp (28:47). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Bukayo Saka, Jeanette Kwakye, and Musa Okwonga Producers: Roscoe Bowman and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
England and Italy Head to the Final | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to talk about England making it through to a major final for the first time since the 1966 World Cup (04:07). There’s praise for this England squad and Gareth Southgate, as well as for Denmark, who have been remarkable at Euro 2020 (28:48). They then look back at Italy’s progression through to the final, including their win over Spain on penalties (31:08), before touching on the Copa America ahead of Saturday’s final between Brazil and Argentina (48:09). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Bonus Episode: Reece James Pops In | Wrighty's House
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In this bonus episode, Reece James joins Ian and Jeanette Kwakye for a quick chat about competing for the England national team, playing table tennis in the camp, being the elder of two elite footballing siblings, and much more. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Jeanette Kwakye and Reece James Producers: Roscoe Bowman and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
England Into the Semifinal, With Alan Shearer | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to look back at England’s 4-0 win over Ukraine to book a semifinal spot (6:11), as well as a quick word on their opponents, Denmark, who continued to impress in defeating the Czech Republic. They’re joined by Alan Shearer in Part 2 to talk about England’s tournament as a whole, as well as some insight on what it’s like as a player to go deep in an international tournament (21:28). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Alan Shearer, Musa Okwonga, and Ryan Hunn Producers: Roscoe Bowman and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Italy Triumph and Spain Scrape Through | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan react to the first two quarterfinals, which saw Italy victorious over Belgium, despite suffering an injury blow with the loss of Leonardo Spinazzola (1:47). They then look back at the earlier game, where Spain scraped through on penalties against Switzerland, and look ahead to their semifinal matchup (20:44). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 03, 2021
England's Famous Win, France, and Some Love for Spain | Wrighty's House
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A very happy Ian Wright is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Ryan Hunn to reflect on England’s win against Germany at Wembley, thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane (01:01). There’s also a bit of chat about France’s exit at the hands of Switzerland (26:24), some love for Spain’s Alvaro Morata and Pedri (39:36), and much more. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Jeanette Kwakye and Ryan Hunn Producers: Roscoe Bowman and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Instant Reactions to France vs. Switzerland and Spain vs. Croatia
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Chris Ryan, Musa Okwonga, and Ryan Hunn provide their instant reactions on Greenroom to Switzerland defeating France and Spain’s thrilling extra-time win over Croatia before looking ahead to Germany vs. England. Hosts: Chris Ryan, Musa Okwonga, and Ryan Hunn Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
The Wrath of the xG Gods in the Round of 16 | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back at the four round of 16 matches from the weekend, beginning with Belgium surviving Portugal’s strong final half hour to go through thanks to a wonder goal from Thorgan Hazard (06:43). There’s also chat about the Czech Republic’s win over the 10-men of the Netherlands (23:55), Denmark’s rout over Wales (31:33) and Italy’s extra-time win over Austria (40:51). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Embracing the Group F Chaos, and Euros Thoughts So Far | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back with a roundup of the wild final night of matches in Group F, which saw Germany scrape through against Hungary (06:04) along with Portugal and France, who drew thanks to a penalty bonanza (20:58). There’s love for Spain and Pedri (27.45), and some thoughts on Sweden, Uefa, surprises, disappointments, the sartorial choices of the managers so far, and more (35:18). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Saka Stars As England Qualify Top, Flowers for Scotland, Denmark Joy, and Memphis | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn to chat about England’s win over the Czech Republic, which saw Bukayo Saka put in a Man of the Match performance (01:12). Plus, some flowers for Scotland despite them not making it out of the group (21:27). There’s chat about Denmark’s joyous win in Copenhagen (27:29), Memphis Depay’s good form ahead of his move to Barcelona (33:10), and more. Host: Ian Wright Guest: Ryan Hunn Producer: Roscoe Bowman and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
England, Scotland, the Anniversary of the Cruyff Turn, and More | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to chat about England and Scotland sharing the points at Wembley (00:50) and the 47th anniversary of Johan Cruyff’s legendary turn (18:11). There’s talk of yet more Lukaku brilliance as Romelu elevates himself into untouchable territory, love for Denmark and the amazing news that Christian Eriksen has left the hospital (25:22), Italy looking good, and some other Euros business (36:24). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Roscoe Bowman and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 19, 2021
Pogba Shines, Portugal Leave It Late, and Looking Ahead to England vs. Scotland | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga to discuss France’s win over Germany in Munich (0:56), Portugal’s late goals to defeat Hungary in Budapest (21:36), and a few other games from the Euros (28:23). There’s also some talk about Ian’s outfit choices for TV (38:23) and a look ahead to England vs. Scotland (44:44). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Musa Okwonga Producers: Roscoe Bowman and Ryan Hunn Production Assistant: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
Eriksen, England, Lukaku, and More | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to discuss the horrifying events of Saturday, when Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s game against Finland (00:40). They then try to focus on the football, with chat about England’s win over Croatia (15:09), Wales earning a point against Switzerland (32:13), and Lukaku leading Belgium to victory (35:22). They finish by looking ahead to some games, including France against Germany (43:59). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
England at Wembley, Euros Excitement, Plus Keane and Vieira | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to talk about Marvel’s new ‘Loki’ series that lands this week (03:23), before moving on to the Euros. They chat about England playing at Wembley (09:30) as well as the players and teams they’re excited to watch (17:27). Finally, ahead of Wrighty's upcoming TV appearance with Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira this weekend, they discuss the midfield legends, what it was like to play with and against them, and just how special these two players were (32:00). Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Trophy Firsts and Champions League What-ifs | Stadio Podcast
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It’s the final 'Stadio' before the Euros, so Musa and Ryan look back on PSG and Bayern winning the women’s domestic leagues in France and Germany (06:29), Colón winning their first title (12:36), and the USMNT winning the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League, beating Mexico, and what this means for the U.S. (13:56) Then, it’s a Champions League what-if special, where they discuss what would have happened if Borussia Dortmund had won in 2013 (31:58), if Atlético Madrid had won in 2014 (44:47), and if Arsène Wenger, rather than Hansi Flick, had replaced Niko Kovac at Bayern (51:58). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Carlo Leaves Everton and a Non-Football Mailbag | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin by outlining the Ringer FC Euro 2020 schedule (2:41), before discussing Carlo Ancelotti's departure from Everton and return to Real Madrid (7:09) and the fans who booed players taking a knee (14:04). Then, they open up the mailbag and answer non-football questions. First up, after many requests, it’s how they met (15:55), Littlest Hobo (18:59), who would star in and score a player-portrait movie (22:28), favorite movies (28:21), gaming (35:53), songs they can't resist singing along to (36:51), poetry, and more (40:00). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Southgate Finalizes His England Squad | Wrighty's House
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With the final England squad announced, Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to discuss Gareth Southgate’s squad for the Euros. They go through the squad, discuss how they might line up, and speculate on what we can expect from England ahead of the tournament. A quick note: This episode had to be recorded differently this week, so apologies for the slightly different audio quality. Host: Ian Wright Guests: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Producer: Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Chelsea, Champions of Europe | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss an incredible Champions League final, in which Chelsea beat Manchester City in Porto. But first, there’s a round-up of the other big results from the weekend (6:45), with Wolfsburg beating Frankfurt in the Frauen Pokalfinale and Barcelona completing the treble after their Copa de la Reina win over Levante. Plus, they discuss some promotion news around Europe, Zidane’s letter to the Real Madrid fans, and Cruz Azul finally breaking their Liga MX curse (21:02). Then, it’s on to the Champions League final, including what is was like watching two of the best tactical minds in Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel go head-to-head in a thriller, and highlight some key individual performances (25:21). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Villarreal, Europa League Winners | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back at a historic Europa League final, which saw Villarreal win their first major European trophy, and there's lots of praise for Unai Emery after his fourth Europa League as a manager (14:35). Before that, there’s a quick chat about the managerial departures this week (05:19), as Antonio Conte, Christophe Galtier, and Zinedine Zidane left their posts at Inter, Lille, and Real Madrid, plus rumors of a Spurs return for Mauricio Pochettino. The news of Massimiliano Allegri’s Juventus return broke after recording, but we’ll cover it on the next episode. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Provisional England Squad, Premier League Final Day, and Flowers for Lewandowski | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn to discuss the initial 33-man provisional England squad (01:18) and the Premier League final day (25:22), give flowers to Robert Lewandowski after he broke the Bundesliga scoring record for a single season (40:54), and give a shout to Fran Kirby and Emma Hayes, who were named Barclays FAWSL player and manager of the season (47:27). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Ryan Hunn Producer: Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Atleti and Lille Get Over the Line | Stadio Podcast
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It’s the 100th 'Stadio' episode since joining Ringer FC and wow, what a weekend. Musa and Ryan chat about Atlético Madrid securing its first league title since 2014 (7:43), Lille’s first Ligue 1 title in 10 years (25:10), Union Berlin’s European qualification, plus some Bundesliga relegation (38:45) and Juventus scraping into the Champions League spots in Serie A (45:20). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2021
A Full Round of Premier League Fixtures ... With Fans! | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan whiz through some of the midweek talking points, including a full round of Premier League fixtures with fans! They start by talking about Newcastle's positive end to the season and Joe Willock’s goal-scoring spree (9:57), Brighton’s first league win over Manchester City in 32 years (19:10), and some other Premier League results, including some love for West Ham (24:10). Next it’s on to the race for fourth, with Chelsea winning the FA Cup final rematch, Liverpool winning at Turf Moor (31:26), and Roy Hodgson, who will retire after the weekend’s final round of fixtures (37:02). Finally, PSG and Juventus won their domestic cup finals on Wednesday (41:46), Jenni Hermoso pulled off a wild triple nutmeg (47:01), and River Plate won a Copa Libertadores game with 11 players available and a midfielder in goal (49:41). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Kane, Alisson, the WCL Final and Dortmund | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga to discuss Harry Kane’s future (03:23) and the Women’s Champions League final (17:51) before giving flowers to Alisson Becker after his last-minute winner (32:06) and chatting about Borussia Dortmund after they secured the German Cup and Champions League qualification in the space of three days (44:42). Hosts: Ian Wright and Musa Okwonga Producer: Ryan Hunn Producer: Roscoe Bowman Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2021
A Weekend of Firsts | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan chat about two big moments from the weekend, with Barcelona winning the Women's Champions League for the first time (04:19) and Leicester City winning its first FA Cup (18:08). It was a wild weekend in Europe, with the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga embracing full chaos (33:33), Juventus going against the narrative, and La Liga doing its best to not be won until the very last possible moment (44:15). There's also a mention of Rangers going unbeaten and Alisson Becker becoming the first goalkeeper to score a competitive goal for Liverpool, and the first to score on a header in the Premier League (50:06). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2021
Mailbag: Casey Stoney, Managerial Swaps, and a Midweek Roundup | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan quickly round up some key moments from midweek football, including Arsenal’s first win at Stamford Bridge since 2011, Leicester’s first top-flight win at Old Trafford since 1998, Atleti winning to extend the gap at the top of La Liga, Sporting winning the Portuguese top flight for the first time in 19 years, and more (04:28). Then, they open the mailbag and answer questions on Casey Stoney’s departure from Manchester United (18:57), Rose Lavelle’s next destination (23:33), Ajax making souvenirs for season ticket holders from the Eredivisie trophy (24:29), and outsiders for various league titles next season (27:18). There’s also questions about Musa’s favorite cupcake (34:17), Ryan writing books (35:53), what to do when the season is done (37:52), Gregg Popovich in La Liga (45:02), managerial swaps, and much more. As mentioned at the beginning of the show, the boys will go into depth on Manchester City's third title in four years under Pep in a forthcoming season roundup. Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Manchester United's Bright Future, Flowers for Emma Hayes, and FA Cup Final Look Ahead | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn and The Athletic’s Carl Anka to chat about Manchester United’s bright future (01:09) and Carl’s forthcoming book with Marcus Rashford (21:59). Flowers go to Emma Hayes, who guided her Chelsea side to the Barclays WSL title last weekend (31:33). They chat about Pep and Tuchel(38:18), look ahead to the FA Cup final (48:55), and wrap up with a story from Wrighty’s first week at Arsenal (51:55). Host: Ian Wright Guest: Carl Anka and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2021
More Champions Are Crowned | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan whiz around Europe after a weekend that saw many champions crowned. They begin with Chelsea securing the Women’s Super League on the final day of the season (6:28), while Bayern will have to wait following a 1-1 draw with Wolfsburg in the Frauen Bundesluiga (11:35). Meanwhile, Chelsea’s Champions League final opponent, Barcelona, did secure the Primera title with eight games to go (14:04) and the Portland Thorns won the NSWL Challenge Cup (16:15). On the men’s side, Bayern secured their ninth straight Bundesliga title thanks to Dortmund’s win over RB Leipzig, which also moved Dortmund into the Champions League places. Plus, they discuss some other talking points around the league (17:31). The next stop is the Premier League, where Thomas Tuchel landed another blow to Pep Guardiola's side (27:41) and Newcastle and Everton won big matches (41:37). Meanwhile, nobody wants to win La Liga (49:03), Juventus slip out of the Serie A Champions League places (52:53) and PSG lose ground to Lille in Ligue 1 (54:48). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Chelsea and Manchester City It Is, Then | Stadio Podcast
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We have our Champions League finalists. Musa and Ryan chat about Chelsea reaching the men’s Champions League final, after Emma Hayes’s side made the women’s final, making Chelsea the first club to have finalists in both during the same season (08:02). They will be joined by Manchester City, who beat PSG to progress to their first final in the competition and Pep Guardiola’s first since 2011 (28:05). Hosts: Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Shithousery, Agüero, and Looking Ahead to Arsenal v. Villarreal | Wrighty’s House
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After another chaotic week of football, Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Ryan Hunn for a lighthearted chat about shithousery and how the dark arts can be used to gain an advantage over opponents (01:47). Then they talk about Sergio Agüero after his brilliant goal against Crystal Palace and wonder who his next club may be (21:45), look ahead to Arsenal’s Europa League second leg against Villarreal (32:41), and wrap up with some flowers for Antonio Conte, after Inter’s first Scudetto in 11 years (42:42). Host: Ian Wright  Guests: Jeanette Kwakye and Ryan Hunn  Additional Production Assistance: Isaiah Blakely Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2021
Old Trafford Smoke and the Four Clàsicos in 18 Days | Stadio Podcast
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This week, Musa and Ryan start with the protests at Old Trafford that forced the Manchester United vs. Liverpool game to be postponed (6:37). Then it’s on to the actual football, as Inter secure the Scudetto (21:39) and Barcelona and Chelsea both go through to the Women’s Champions League final after two thrilling second legs (25:39). Finally, on the 10th anniversary of the final game of the series, they talk about those infamous four Clàsicos that took place across 18 days back in 2011 (35:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Champions League Away Goals and Jesse Marsch on the Move | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with the Champions League semifinals, which included an impressive away win for Manchester City against PSG (07:03) and Chelsea picking up a handy away goal against Real Madrid (27:14). There’s also a quick nod to the WSL, as Arsenal strengthened their position for the final Champions League spot (36:28), before rounding up with the big Bundesliga managerial news, with Julian Nagelsmann’s move to Bayern and Jesse Marsch moving to RB Leipzig (40:51). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
'Home Truths,' Out-of-Body Finishing, and the Premier League Hall of Fame | Wrighty's House
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Wrighty is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Musa Okwonga to chat about the difference between passion and anger (01:11) before moving on to discuss Ian’s forthcoming BBC documentary, 'Home Truths,' about emotional and physical domestic abuse (08:42). Then they turn to football, starting with Leicester’s win over Crystal Palace, Leeds, and Haaland’s out-of-body finishing (26:19), before Jeanette and Musa grill Ian about being one of the nominees for the next round of Premier League Hall of Fame inductees (44:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
Title Races and Champions League Places | Stadio Podcast
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So much football! Musa and Ryan begin in France, with Lille coming from two goals down to beat Lyon and return to the top of Ligue 1 after PSG’s win had pushed them ahead just 24 hours before (05:36). While the title is pretty much wrapped up in the Bundesliga, Mainz made Bayern wait a bit longer to confirm it (11:24), winning 2-1, and there’s a heap of praise for the job Bo Svensson is doing, plus chat about the Champions League spots with Dortmund closing the gap. In Spain, it’s chaos in Sevilla as they and Granada finish the game before returning to play one more minute, and Atleti are doing their best not to win the title (24:07). There’s also a very quick roundup of Serie A and the Premier League (36:45), plus chat about Man City’s fourth League Cup in a row (41:00) and the first legs of the Women’s Champions League semifinals (46:34). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Oh Yeah, That Also Happened This Week | Stadio Podcast
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What a week. Musa and Ryan start with a little bit more from the European Super League fallout (6:26), before getting on to some highlights from the week’s games (16:58), including the huge WSL clash between Manchester City and Chelsea, Barcelona beating Getafe 5-2 (21:03), and more. Then, finally, some chat about what's next for José Mourinho and Spurs (29:40), and a discussion of a few potential candidates for the vacancy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
The European Catfish League | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan record an emergency podcast as the European Super League began to crumble less than 48 hours after its founding clubs' original statement. This episode was recorded late on Tuesday night European time, in case any of the details are already out of date. The next Stadio episode will drop on the Ringer FC feed Friday; we have a slightly different schedule this week given the news. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Ingordigious Basterds | Stadio Podcast
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It’s only Monday, and it’s already been a busy week in football. Musa and Ryan begin with some talking points from the actual football this weekend (00:39), including Leicester and Chelsea making it to the FA Cup final, Barcelona's Copa del Rey win, Hansi Flick's announcement that he wishes to leave Bayern, PSG ending Lyon’s dominance in the Women’s Champions League, and more. Then it’s on to the gigantic news that 12 clubs announced their intention to form a breakaway European Super League (17:53). Plus, Jose Mourinho got fired on air (45:37), which they briefly discuss at the end (51:08). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
... And Then There Were Four | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan go over this week’s Champions League quarterfinal second legs, beginning with PSG’s progression past Bayern despite defeat in Paris (8:34) and Chelsea, who also lost the leg but won the tie, getting past Porto (26:13). Dortmund did themselves proud, but it wasn’t enough to stop Manchester City impressing, heading into their first semifinal under Pep Guardiola (29:54), and Real Madrid's goalless draw at Anfield was enough to see them through (41:23). There’s also chat about Musa’s new book, England’s bright future, and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
The Importance of the Arena and the Premier League Awards Race | Wrighty's House
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This week, Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Musa Okwonga. Following Jürgen Klopp’s comments about playing at Real Madrid’s Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium, they discuss how the setting can affect motivation and performance, with Jeanette and Wrighty drawing on their own experience in football and athletics (02:40). They then discuss the race for the end of season awards in England, including who might end up being crowned Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year, as well as who will end up with the Golden Boot (29:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
El Clásico Importante | Stadio Podcast
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Real Madrid were victorious over Barcelona in a pivotal Clásico, so Musa and Ryan begin by discussing the game, Atleti’s draw with Betis, and the La Liga title race (5:45). They then move to the Premier League, with Leeds upsetting Manchester City (18:06) and Liverpool winning at Anfield, plus wins for Chelsea, Arsenal, and Newcastle. There’s also chat about West Ham and Leicester in the Champions League race and Manchester United’s win at Spurs (37:37). The NWSL Challenge Cup returned with brawls and more (43:49) and there’s a quick Bundesliga roundup, after wins for Schalke and Dortmund and a managerial change at Köln (47:05). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Snowy Bavarian Nights | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back with a Champions League podcast, but before they get into the action, they talk about competition anthems, another book for Musa, and … Snoopy (00:51). There’s a very quick summary of a few domestic games in Italy and Spain (7:11) before getting into a thriller in snowy Allianz Arena, where PSG beat Bayern 3-2 thanks to two Kylian Mbappé goals (08:43), and where Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting earned some praise. Next, they touch on Chelsea’s two lovely goals in their away win against Porto (21:09) before it’s on to Tuesday’s games, beginning with Manchester City’s victory over Borussia Dortmund (28:24), and wrapping up with Real Madrid and Liverpool (38:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
Flowers for Imanol, Winning As a Fan, and Playing in Europe | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga this week for an Uncle Special. They begin, as only uncles can, by chatting about how people dressed back in the day and used to unleash the drip (01:29). They next give flowers to Imanol Alguacil, who—having supported and played for Real Sociedad—guided the club to their first trophy in 34 years (07:27) and discuss winning as a fan and the unrehearsed celebrations it creates. Wrighty then shares his theory on the involvement of Ronaldo and Portugal’s chances at the 2022 World Cup (19:11), and finally, with the return of European competition, what it’s like to transition back into playing in Europe at this stage of the season (29:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
La Real Thing | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with Real Sociedad winning their first trophy in 34 years after a win in the first Copa del Rey Basque Derby (06:45), before quickly rounding up La Liga after another wobble for Atleti (15:32). Premier League focus this week is on West Brom, who inflicted a first defeat on Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea (26:42), plus a quick dart around other fixtures from the weekend, including the WSL (41:03) and Frauen Pokal, where Bayern lost after 26 straight wins. Finally, the Ligue 1 title race heated up even further, as Lille beat PSG and Monaco won again (45:40). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Rocky | Wrighty's House
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In this special episode, Ian is joined by Amy Lawrence and Ryan Hunn to remember the wonderful David Rocastle, who died 20 years ago this week. They share memories of Rocky as a player, a person, a close friend and an Arsenal legend, including childhood tales, Anfield, welcoming players to the club, and much more. Thanks to Tony Adams, Michael Thomas, Lee Dixon, Alan Smith, and Steve Bould for sending their thoughts for the audio montage. And thank you to XVARR, who kindly allowed us to use ‘She Healed Him in Her Sleep’ as the music. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
The Chaotic XI | Stadio Podcast
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It’s the 150th episode of Stadio, so Musa and Ryan celebrate by compiling a team of the most chaos-causing players in history. Their reasoning and criteria may surprise you, so they explain it all, from goalkeeper to striker—including a formation, substitutes, a manager, kit and where they would play. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
FA Cup, the Barclays WSL TV Deal, and Flowers for Ødegaard | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Carl Anka from The Athletic to chat about the FA Cup and look ahead to the semifinals involving Chelsea, Manchester City, Leicester City, and Southampton (02:02). Flowers this week go to Martin Ødegaard following his role in pulling Arsenal back from 3-0 down against West Ham over the weekend (19:36). They then discuss the racial abuse aimed at Rangers’ Glen Kamara last week against Slavia Prague (25:44), before moving onto the historical Barclays WSL TV deal (35:04) and the England squad for the upcoming internationals (43:22). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Lotte, Martin, Xabi, Robert, and Sergiño | Stadio Podcast
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It was a weekend full of big performances in key games, so Musa and Ryan begin with Lotte Wubben-Moy securing a crucial win for Arsenal over Casey Stoney’s Manchester United in the WSL (05:52). Martin Ødegaard drove Arsenal to a comeback against a very impressive West Ham at the London Stadium (12:33), while Spurs and Brighton picked up very important wins (22:26). During recording, news broke linking Xabi Alonso with the Gladbach vacancy (24:23), which they discuss before chatting about the rest of the Bundesliga (30:51), including Robert Lewandowski closing in on Gerd Müller’s record of 40 goals in a single league season, Hertha picking up a hugely important win over Leverkusen, who themselves are in a tricky run of form. Sergiño Dest got two for Barça in their 6-1 win at Real Sociedad (41:43), whereas Atleti scraped through against Alavés to maintain its lead at the top of La Liga. In France, PSG went top (50:08) and in Italy, Juventus were upset by an old goalscorer (53:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Mailbag: Chelsea, Atleti, and more Champions League | Stadio Podcast
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In this Champions League week, Musa and Ryan open up the mailbag and answer your questions. After being asked if they’re OK (6:51) and whether Musa’s Brazil trip really happened (8:39), they talk Chelsea, with praise for N’Golo Kanté (09:21) and Thomas Tuchel (14:01)—who has the longest unbeaten start of any Chelsea manager. Next up, it’s what happened and what will happen next with Atleti (24:26), who are the best four teams in Europe, who are the dark horses to win the Champions League (34:05), what's up with Atalanta (41:36), and a brief WSL roundup (47:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
A Little NLD, Messi Magic, and Flowers for Kerr and Iheanacho | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn of 'Stadio' to praise Erik Lamela’s goal (01:05), being so early there was time for roller-blading, and Nicolas Anelka’s arrival at Arsenal. They then reflect on another Messi master class and discuss how this Barcelona team looks more fun than expected so soon after the drama of the last year (11:09) as well as West Ham’s approach at Old Trafford (22:13). Brighton finally won after dominating many recent xG battles (31:00), so they chat about Graham Potter’s side and give flowers to Sam Kerr and Kelechi Iheanacho after they both scored hat tricks on the weekend (38:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
Everyone's on a Journey | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan dive straight into the North London derby, as Arsenal beat Spurs for the first time since 2018 (5:01), before rounding up some key talking points from the Premier League (20:25). They then chat about Chelsea winning the Conti Cup thanks to a Sam Kerr hat trick (25:02), some key games from the Frauen-Bundesliga and the Primera, and react to the Women’s Champions League draw (30:35). Then it’s on to the Bundesliga (35:51), Ligue 1 (41:10), Serie A (45:46), and La Liga (48:41). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Leave the Champions League Alone | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with a quick recap of Manchester City returning to its winning ways over Southampton (6:30) before moving on to the Champions League. First up: Porto eliminating Juventus in a game that featured a red card and imaginary walls (09:08), and then it’s off to the Westfalenstadion for Dortmund’s spiky draw with Sevilla, which was enough to see them through (21:00). Liverpool repeated their first-leg result to progress over RB Leipzig (28:58), and Barcelona didn’t have enough to come back against PSG (33:19). There’s also a roundup of the Women’s Champions League round of 16 (38:26) and Atlético Madrid beating Athletic Club to extend their lead in La Liga (41:51). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Oprah, Lacazette, and Pelé | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Stadio’s Ryan Hunn to discuss why he was trending twice this week (00:53) before chatting about watching his sons Shaun and Bradley play and how nerve-racking it can be for a parent (24:27) and the advice he gave them. Finally, they discuss the new documentary on Pelé, as well as a little bit about him as a player and his legacy (30:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
So Many Big Games, So Little Time (the Director's Cut) | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan have a lot to get through this week and begin with a roundup of key women’s games around Europe, including the top four all winning in the WSL (02:48) as well as Bayern and Barcelona maintaining 100 percent starts ahead of this week’s Women’s Champions League. It’s then to the Premier League, reflecting on Manchester United’s win over Manchester City in the derby, halting the winning run of Pep Guardiola’s side (17:46), before touching on Fulham’s win over Liverpool and why Jürgen Klopp is still the perfect man to coach at Anfield (27:31). They also round up the rest of the Premier League (35:57) before heading to the Bundesliga, where Bayern came from behind to beat Dortmund (38:06), and then to La Liga where a title race is emerging following a draw in the Madrid derby and a win for Barcelona, before discussing Joan Laporta’s return to the Barcelona presidency (47:44). Finally, there’s props to Steven Gerrard for returning Rangers to the top of Scottish football after their first top-flight title in 10 years (63:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Mailbag: Fun Barca, Musiala, and More | Stadio Podcast
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With so many games and so many competitions happening this week, Musa and Ryan open up the mailbag to answer questions on Jamal Musiala’s decision to play for Germany (05:59), whether the Euros should go ahead and where (08:42), and the long-term effects of such a condensed schedule (11:58). They also chat about La Liga’s wage cap changes (16:44), Barcelona being fun on the pitch (19:32), which professional players are most similar to their own playing styles (34:49) and more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Zlatan and LeBron, Flowers for Sancho and Arsenal Impress | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Ryan Hunn to chat about what has happened since his recent racial abuse case (02:20) and Zlatan and LeBron’s war of words (06:30). This week, flowers go to Jadon Sancho after he become the youngest and fastest player to reach 50 Bundesliga assists (19:27). They also reflect on Arsenal’s impressive win over Leicester (31:40), Gareth Bale returning to form (45:24) and the top four race heating up. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
Hard-Earned Draws and Hard-Earned Flaws | Stadio Podcast
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Recorded a bit earlier than usual this week, Musa and Ryan reflect on Chelsea and Manchester United’s 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge (3:12), before touching on Spurs’ win over Burnley, Manchester City winning again, and a few more Premier League talking points. In Germany, there was another managerial change at Schalke, along with a host of the sporting staff, following their hammering by Stuttgart (23:17). There’s also a roundup of the rest of the Bundesliga, plus Barça beating Sevilla (40:12), Inter continuing their title push, Arsenal's win in the WSL, and Ligue 1 being up for grabs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Home Legs 750 Miles Away | Stadio Podcast
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It’s a Champions League episode, in which Musa and Ryan begin with Gladbach’s defeat at the hands of Guardiola’s frankly terrifying Manchester City in Budapest (5:41) before moving on to Real Madrid’s late win against 10-man Atalanta in Bergamo (21:43). They then, as promised, discuss their unease over UEFA’s handling of the knockout stages of European competitions, whether they should be taking place at all, and the mental and physical effects on the players in light of Josip Ilicic’s Marca interview (27:04). Then it’s on to the final Champions League games of this week, including Chelsea beating Atleti (39:31) and Bayern cruising to a 4-1 win over Lazio (45:48), as well as the USWNT winning the SheBelieves Cup (52:03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
Lukaku, Lingard, and a Statement Sunday | Wrighty's House
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This week, Ian is joined by Stadio’s Musa Okwonga and Carl Anka from The Athletic. They begin by praising Jean-Philippe Mateta, discuss what can be learned from the experiences of Anthony Martial and Christian Benteke (01:06), and give out flowers to Romelu Lukaku (06:54). They chat about Manchester United after their win over Newcastle (13:38), West Ham’s progress under David Moyes, Jesse Lingard's impressive performances (28:24), Leicester belonging in the top six (41:24), and finish up with a breakdown of Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City (48:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
Big Derby Energy | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan focus on a host of derbies this weekend, starting with Everton’s first win at Anfield in 22 years before heaping praise on Carlo Ancelotti and sympathizing with the problems facing Jürgen Klopp (02:11). There was another big win for Inter in the Derby della Madonnina, with another big performance and goal from Romelu Lukaku (20:14), and Dortmund winning what will most likely be the last Revierderby for a while (32:42). There’s also chat about Monaco upsetting PSG in Paris (38:06), a pivotal weekend in the La Liga title race (42:47), plus a roundup of the SheBelieves Cup results (48:03), as well as a couple of other key fixtures in the Premier League, Serie A, and the Bundesliga. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Dortmund Get Three, er... In Sevilla | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan chat about Wednesday’s games, beginning in Seville, where Dortmund put three past Sevilla to take precious away goals back to the Westfalenstadion (04:35), before moving onto Porto’s win over Juventus (16:48). Next, it’s onto the Premier League games between Everton and Manchester City, as well as Burnley’s draw with Fulham (22:53), Atleti dropping points against Levante (28:28) and Marseille’s first win since André Villas-Boas’s sacking (31:59). Finally, they discuss the news that broke after Monday’s recording, that Marco Rose will leave Gladbach to take over as Dortmund head coach next season (32:58). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Champions League Is Back and Flowers for Bukayo Saka | Wrighty's House
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With the Champions League knockout stages commencing, Ian is joined by Stadio’s Ryan Hunn to chat about Liverpool’s win in the "away" leg of their tie against RB Leipzig (1:05), before moving on to Barcelona and PSG, dominated by Kylian Mbappé’s hat trick, plus they show some love for Moise Kean (12:41). They then give out flowers to Bukayo Saka, following another wonderful performance at the weekend and look forward to Arsenal hosting Manchester City (30:02), before wrapping up with Wrighty’s waving-at-players story (45:03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Lukaku Sends Inter Top | Stadio Podcast
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It was a big weekend in Serie A, so Musa and Ryan begin with Inter’s win over Lazio, sending them top thanks to two goals and an assist from Romelu Lukaku (06:49) and defeats for Juventus and Milan (20:44). Next, it’s to the Premier League, as Manchester City continue their record-breaking winning streak, thanks to a 3-0 victory over Spurs (25:46), and Leicester beat Liverpool (35:35). Then the guys talk about the WSL and Caroline Weir’s wonder goal in the Manchester derby (45:15). There’s also Barcelona’s record seventh Copa de la Reina win (49:42), plus some wholesome La Liga chat (51:20). For those wondering, the Marco Rose news broke after recording, so we will cover it on Thursday’s show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
Trouble for Joe, but Not for Cool Carlo | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Arsenal in the WSL, prompting questions about the current state of the Gunners under Joe Montemurro (07:14). They then move to the FA Cup, focusing on Everton after its nine-goal thriller against Spurs (21:36) before rounding up the rest of the ties. There were also midweek cup fixtures all around Europe, so they wrap by recapping Sevilla’s win over Barcelona, Atalanta and Juventus making it through to the final, Xavi Simons’s PSG debut, and more (35:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
First Ever ‘Wrighty’s House’ Mailbag and Looking Ahead to Potential Premier League Chaos | Wrighty's House
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With European club competitions returning and an international break on the horizon, Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn to look ahead at the potential chaos facing the Premier League fixtures and how it could affect things at the top and bottom of the table (00:56). Then, it’s time for the first-ever mailbag segment, where they answer questions on strikers Wrighty wishes he had played with (26:38), playing a football tournament with David Rocastle when they were kids (29:59), and playing behind closed doors (32:06). There are also questions on moments of joy during a difficult year (38:09), lying down behind the wall (45:13), duetting with Alan Shearer (48:05), and what it’s like being in EA Sports’ FIFA video game (49:03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
Manchester City Look Locked In | Stadio Podcast
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After a pivotal weekend in the Premier League title race, Musa and Ryan look back at Manchester City’s 4-1 win at Anfield (4:07), Everton earning a late point to Manchester United (17:56), and some other key moments. There were shocks galore in the Women’s Super League (24:55) and some controversy in the return of the Frauen Bundesliga (34:36). Plus, some chat from choice matches in the Bundesliga (40:35), La Liga (45:20), Ligue 1, and Serie A (51:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
In Defense of a Wild Result | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back at a crowded midweek fixture list, beginning with Manchester United’s 9-0 win over a brutally understrength Southampton and Arsenal’s defeat to Wolves (9:00). They also chat about another big win for Brighton (21:11) and round up the rest of the Premier League games (31:20), before moving on to the Continental Cup and Emma Hayes's comments about being linked with AFC Wimbledon (38:47). There’s also a wrap-up of the Coppa Italia first legs and the DFB Pokal (42:38, a discussion about Andre Villas-Boas leaving Marseille (46:52), and talk about the Copa del Rey (48:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
More Online Abuse, Breaking Down the Weekend's Finishing, and Flowers for Patrick Bamford | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn of 'Stadio' and Carl Anka of 'The Athletic' to chat about the transfer deadline (03:43) and online abuse in the wake of more footballers being racially abused on social media (08:02). They then look at some of the finishing in the draw between Arsenal and Manchester United (26:18) before breaking down Mo Salah’s touch and some of the other great finishes from the weekend (36:43), and then flowers go to Patrick Bamford (48:51). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Crouching Bielsa, Giving Bamford | Stadio Podcast
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The football never stops, so neither must Musa and Ryan, who begin with Leeds’ impressive away victory over Leicester (05:31), before reiterating the conditions footballers are being asked to perform under (09:38). There’s chat about the scoreless Stadio Derby (15:13), the rest of the Premier League (18:36), PSG’s defeat to Lorient (25:54), Lazio’s win over Atalanta (30:20), Real Madrid’s home defeat to Levante, and the rest of La Liga (32:38). There’s a quick Bundesliga summary before moving on to the Copa Libertadores final (37:14) and the FAWSL and the Primera Iberdrola (42:16). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
A Feast of Football With a Side of Beef | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan feast on the midweek action and begin with a feisty Derby della Madonnina, which saw some extremely personal beef resurface between Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic that resulted in an existential red card for the latter (7:15). They wrap up the rest of the midweek Coppa Italia games (15:48) as well as those in the Copa del Rey (18:03). It’s then on to the Premier League, with Sheffield United upsetting Manchester United (23:26), Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge at Chelsea (31:28), Manchester City’s demolition of West Brom (38:42), and a roundup of the rest of the Premier League (41:48). They wrap up with props for Emma Hayes, as Chelsea beat Aston Villa 4-0 to set a new FAWSL unbeaten record (49:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
Lampard, Lingard, Odegaard and Flowers for Steph Houghton | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga for what we’re now calling an "Uncle Special." They begin by chatting about Wrighty’s coat, which was memed after the weekend’s FA Cup coverage (01:03) then move on to discuss Musa’s new book, 'In the End It Was All About Love' (03:12). They reflect on living in Berlin, the parallels in their respective careers, the role of sacrifice, and whether they would have changed anything on their journeys (10:23). They also cover Manchester United's statement win over Liverpool (17:09), Jesse Lingard’s imminent departure (22:58), Frank Lampard leaving Chelsea (28:27), flowers for Steph Houghton following her 150th Barclays FAWSL appearance (38:38), and the arrival of Martin Odegaard to Arsenal (42:41). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Frank Gone, Gladbach on Song, and ... Pressing From Aragorn? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on the news that Chelsea is parting ways with Frank Lampard, which broke during recording (1:52), before discussing Manchester United’s win over Liverpool (15:10), Southampton’s win over Arsenal (24:53), and the rest of the FA Cup action. They then head to the Bundesliga (29:26), as Bayern look set for another title, Hertha fired Bruno Labbadia and Michael Preetz, and Gladbach beat Dortmund for the first time in nearly six years. There are roundups of La Liga (44:02), Serie A (51:52), and the WSL (57:48), plus whether 'Lord of the Rings' preempted gegenpressing (60:18). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
A Trophy for Pirlo, Pogba's Winner, and More in the Mailbag | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan let the questions guide them through a busy week of fixtures, but begin with Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus winning the Supercoppa, Leverkusen’s win over Dortmund, and Alcoyano eliminating Real Madrid from the Copa del Rey (05:34). They then answer questions on Manchester United and Paul Pogba (12:52), Kai Havertz and Chelsea’s issues (21:13), who will win the Premier League (26:06), Manchester City’s improvement and their fiercely debated goal against Aston Villa (29:34). There are also questions about Bayern (33:30), Barcelona Femeni (36:07), who would win in a game of 'FIFA' (40:47), match-day rituals (42:08), and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
The Hot Premier League, Mesut Özil, and Flowers for Stones and Rooney | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn to chat about the current state of the Premier League (01:02) as well as the pros and cons of there being so much football. There are flowers for John Stones (11:35), talk about the Barclays FA WSL after Chelsea inflicted a first defeat of the season on Casey Stoney’s Manchester United (15:55), and a look back at Mesut Özil’s time at Arsenal (26:28). They wrap up by handing out more flowers, this time to Wayne Rooney (39:39). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
Athletic Club's Supercopa and Messi's Existential Red | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin by looking back at Athletic Club’s victory over Barcelona in the Supercopa de España, thanks to Iñaki Williams’s incredible winner, praise new boss Marcelino, and discuss Lionel Messi’s first red card for Barça (03:06). Then it’s on to a roundup of the Premier League, including statement wins for West Brom (18:31) and Manchester City (21:44), a wonder goal from Tanguy Ndombele, and a statement draw for Manchester United (28:07). It’s then on to the Derby d’Italia, where Inter beat Juventus 2-0 at San Siro (32:00) and a roundup of the Bundesliga (36:23), including an incident during the Union win over Leverkusen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Mailbag—Holstein Kiel, Behind the 'Stadio' Curtain, and Happy Football Memories | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan open the mailbag for the first time this year! Before that, they touch on this week’s Copa Libertadores semifinals, which saw Palmeiras and Santos progress to an all-Brazilian final (04:20), Holstein Kiel’s win on penalties against Bayern in the DFB Pokal (05:49), and Mauricio Pochettino’s first trophy as a manager (12:40). They then answer questions on 'Stadio' behind the scenes (13:44), including what happens when they go for a break, how they watch football, and what sweet goods Musa is currently favoring (23:10). They also discuss how tactical rigidity and attacking jazz can coexist (24:28), whether managerial sackings are down due to clubs being more cautious during the pandemic (29:56), what's next for Thomas Tuchel (34:59), ideal signings for their clubs during this window (39:34), and some of the best live football moments they have experienced (41:31). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
FA Cup, Flowers for Fran Kirby, and a Tactical Breakdown of ... 'Shrek'? | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and Ryan Hunn to discuss the Premier League's FA Cup on full show (01:07) thanks to Spurs’ trip to Marine and upsets by Chorley and Crawley. They also discuss how surroundings and conditions can affect an elite athlete’s performance and mindset (07:29), Emile Smith Rowe’s continuing emergence, and the time Ian wound up his good friend Alan Shearer (13:47). Louie Barry and a young Aston Villa get a shout-out for their showing against Liverpool (19:33), as do Sheffield United, who won in the midst of a poor run (24:55). Fran Kirby gets her flowers for her four goals for Chelsea following a difficult period of her career (27:26). Finally, there’s some talk about what everyone’s watching, and Ian gives a detailed, tactical breakdown of 'Shrek Forever After' (36:19). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
Hoppe, Hoppe, Hoorah! | Stadio Podcast
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In this episode, Musa and Ryan focus on the Bundesliga, where there were statement victories aplenty. They start off in Mönchengladbach, where Bayern lost 3-2 to Marco Rose’s side (08:21), before moving on to Dortmund’s impressive performance in Leipzig (16:17), Schalke ending its winless streak thanks to Matthew Hoppe's hat trick (25:07,) and the rest of the Bundesliga action. It’s off to Spain next, which saw a number of games postponed due to a winter storm (34:40), but Sevilla managed to get past Real Sociedad after a wild opening 15 minutes (37:18) and Barcelona continued to have fun (39:19). Finally, there’s talk about Chelsea’s big win over Reading in the WSL (46:21) and a Serie A roundup. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Some Football Took Place This Week | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin by briefly reflecting on recent political news before moving onto football. They discuss the concept of managerial development (08:12), the Carabao Cup semifinals (13:07), and Barcelona Femení playing at Camp Nou for the first time in half a century (21:54). There’s chat about Cornella’s win over Atleti, Barcelona having fun against Athletic Club (24:42), Milan v. Juventus (33:07) and more questions on DOOM-like footballers (37:34), why football is continuing, biscuits, and joyful moments (41:22). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Premier League Title Race, Arsenal's Improvement, and Flowers for Eze | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga to discuss Southampton’s win over Liverpool and there being a genuine Premier League title race (01:15). They then move on to Mauricio Pochettino being named head coach of PSG (13:54) and give flowers to Eberechi Eze following his brilliant goal over the weekend and his impact at Crystal Palace (22:30). They also chat about Arsenal’s improvement over the festive period, with some love for Kieran Tierney and Emile Smith Rowe (35:41) before taking a look at some of the Premier League’s best players for December (44:51). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
Rhymes Like False Nines | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan step into 2021 and look back at very good weekends for Arsenal (04:42), Manchester City (10:56), and Manchester United (20:50), who beat West Brom, Chelsea, and Aston Villa, respectively. They then round up the rest of the Premier League (28:31), plus an Old Firm Derby win for Rangers that extended their lead over rivals Celtic as well as the Superclásico (31:41). Next, it’s off to Europe, with the Bundesliga (37:12), La Liga (45:49), and Serie A (48:46), before playing out on an old favorite, in memory of MF DOOM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
The Stadios 2020 | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back with their final episode of the year: the 2020 Stadios. It’s the second edition of these awards and the first edition on The Ringer, and they will announce the nominees and winners for the Big Mood (04:55), Prop Joe (11:11), Goal of the Year (15:23), Angry Goal of the Year (20:56), Ballon d’Rip (26:38), Best-Dressed Coach (31:01), Team of the Year (37:10), Player of the Year (40:45), Coach of the Year (43:28), and Catfish of the Year (49:32) awards. Normal service resumes on January 4, happy new year everyone! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
End-of-Year Hangout | Wrighty's House
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In the final 'Wrighty’s House' of the year, Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye, Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn (Carl Anka couldn’t be there but was there in spirit) for an unscripted chat over a drink or two. They begin with tales of Christmas, parenting and dinner pressure (01.14), plus the first time Musa and Ryan met Ian (12.15). There’s chat about the science and artistry of being an elite athlete (19.14), sporting intelligence (27.50), and Jeanette tells a story about competing in an Olympic final (35.33) and the pressure of performing on the biggest stage. Ian shares his experience of playing against Italy in 1997 (39.13), and they discuss some of their favorite moments of the year (47.14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
What if ... All Clubs Had the Same Budget, the Euros Had Gone Ahead, and More | Stadio Podcast
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It’s the final What-if of 2020! Musa and Ryan discuss what would happen if all clubs had the same budget (7:20), the Euros had taken place this year (28:27), Gareth Bale had not left for Real Madrid (33:43) and Paul Pogba remained at Manchester United (45:47). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Christmas Presents for Managers, the Barclays WSL, and Premier League Team of the Season So Far | Wrighty's House
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On this festive episode of 'Wrighty’s House,' Ian is joined by Jeanette Kwakye and The Athletic’s Carl Anka to discuss their Christmas plans (01.17) and what non-football gift they would give to Premier League managers (07.09). Then they discuss Christmas rituals as a footballer, athlete, and journalist. There’s some Arsenal chat (15.20), plus who would make their Premier League team of the season so far (30.13). Then they look back at the final round of the Barclays Women’s Super League before Christmas (53.28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 23, 2020
What a Difference a Week Makes | Stadio Podcast
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It’s the final reaction podcast of the year (with next week’s What If episode and the Stadios still to go), and Musa and Ryan look back at Manchester United’s 6-2 win over Leeds United, which featured two sublime Scott McTominay goals (06:36). There’s also chat about Leicester’s win over Spurs and Everton’s win over Arsenal (18:39), plus Liverpool firing seven past Crystal Palace and a roundup of the rest of the Premier League (24:13). It was the final round of fixtures in the Women’s Super League and Frauen Bundesliga (30:52), which saw Bayern finish top. It was the same story in the Bundesliga (33:53), after’s Bayern’s last-minute winner at Leverkusen, plus big wins for Wolfsburg and Union, as well as some discussion about the Marcus Thuram spitting incident and its fallout (42:02). Finally, there’s a roundup of Serie A and La Liga (48:29). If you are celebrating, or even if you’re not, from Musa and Ryan, we hope you have as good a holiday period as you can despite the difficult circumstances. Much love. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Merry Merseyside, Midweek Matches, and Mailbag | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back and first up sort through some admin and answer questions, including about the Ringer FC Christmas schedule. Then it’s on to the midweek showpiece that was Liverpool versus Spurs (09:47), as well as Arsenal’s point against Southampton and the mental aspects of playing through a pandemic (28:58). There’s chat about laughs and mustaches (35:08), plus a roundup of the rest of the Premier League (41:38), Bundesliga (46:03), Women’s Champions league, La Liga, and Serie A and which football moments should be made into movies (49:03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
Playing Through Managerial Change, Thoughts on Arsenal, and the Ballon d'Or Dream Team | Wrighty's House
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In this episode, Ian is joined by Stadio’s Ryan Hunn to chat about France’s Ballon d’Or dream team—which selections they agree with and who they feel missed out (01:15). Next, in the wake of Lucien Favre’s sacking from Dortmund, Ian gives insight into what it’s like for a player during a managerial change at a club (17:34), and flowers are given to Scott Parker and Ademola Lookman for a great turnaround in performances at Fulham (32:53). There are also flowers for Ralph Hasenhüttl, whose Southampton side visits Arsenal (37:24). Lastly, Ian gives his thoughts on the current situation at Arsenal (42:01). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
Bonus: Champions League and Europa League Draws | Stadio Podcast
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In this bonus episode, Musa and Ryan discuss the draw for the Champions League round of 16, which was made Monday afternoon (02:13), including some of their favorite ties and who they think will prevail to the quarterfinals. They then reflect on the Europa League round of 32 draw, which has thrown up some interesting and potentially tricky ties for a number of the tournament’s front-runners (19:50). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
It's Getting Existential | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with the sad news that broke during recording that former France, Lyon, and Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier has passed away (06:43). They then discuss Borussia Dortmund firing Lucien Favre following Dortmund’s 5-1 home defeat to newly promoted Stuttgart, the context of Favre’s arrival, and where the team may go next (08:58). There’s also chat about the game itself as well as the rest of the Bundesliga (24:51). They discuss La Liga and the Madrid Derby (31:08) and the relatively calm Premier League (39:50). Finally there are roundups of big weekends in Ligue 1 (49:10), the WSL, and Frauen Bundesliga (55:13) and Columbus Crew’s MLS Cup win (61:02). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Paolo Rossi, Champions League, and the Parc des Princes Fallout | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin with some news about this year's Stadios and what categories will be awarded. They then move on to a brief reflection on the sad news that Paolo Rossi has passed away at age 64 (07:05), before looking back at the final round of Champions League group games, including Barcelona’s home defeat to Juventus, as well as Bayern and Atleti progressing (10:29). There’s chat about Manchester United’s exit, despite needing just one point from their final two games (16:41), and the fallout from the incident at the Parc des Princes, where PSG and Başakşehir left the field on Tuesday night due to allegations of racist language from the fourth official (24:55). They then round up the rest of the games, including Gladbach’s progression (35:37), and end with a brief roundup of the Women’s Champions League return (44:09). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
Pogba, Trent Alexander-Arnold on Fans, Flowers for Son, and Why Taking a Knee Is Still Important | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Stadio's Ryan Hunn and The Athletic's Carl Anka to discuss Paul Pogba's current situation and agents' role in football following Mino Raiola’s interview about the French World Cup winner wanting to leave Manchester United (1:06). They also talk super subs, give flowers to Jermain Defoe (15:05) and Son Heung-min, and commend Spurs’ continued improvement (24:54). They also discuss Trent Alexander-Arnold's recent comments about playing at Anfield and the importance of fans (40:54), reflect on Millwall fans booing players taking a knee and why the gesture remains important (56:12), and wrap up with some chat from the Barclays WSL (59:48). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Plain Sailing for Spurs, and Bayern and Leipzig Draw | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on the North London Derby, which saw Spurs cruise to a 2-0 win over Arsenal, whose problems continue (03:55), before wrapping up the rest of the Premier League (23:28). They then move on to the game of the weekend between Bayern and RB Leipzig, which ended in a 3-3 draw (34:41), and wrap up the rest of the Bundesliga, including a Gio Reyna angry goal, La Liga (50:19), Serie A (57:45), and the WSL (60:12), which saw a Sam Kerr hat trick and Alex Morgan’s first goal for Spurs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Trailblazing Frappart, Perfect Giroud, and the Rest of the Champions League | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on the midweek round of Champions League fixtures via the mailbag. Before they do, they big-up Stephanie Frappart, who became the first woman to referee a men’s Champions League fixture, after she took charge for Juventus vs. Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday (04:55). They then discuss a wonderful assist in the Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Red Bull Salzburg game, as well as the other game in the group, which saw Atlético Madrid draw with Bayern (07:10). There were plenty of questions about Olivier Giroud, who scored four (including a perfect hat trick) in Chelsea’s 4-0 win in Sevilla (12:45), as well as how far Frank Lampard’s side can go in the competition. There’s also chat about Manchester United and PSG (20:33), a wild Group B (32:36), Irfan Kahveci’s hat trick, Dortmund vs. Lazio, and much more (41:38). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Christmas for Footballers, Gary Lineker's Greatness, and the Upcoming North London Derby | Wrighty's House
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This week on Wrighty’s House, Ian is joined by Stadio’s Musa Okwonga. With the hectic December schedule about to get underway, they discuss the pros and cons of being a professional footballer in England over the festive period (01.07). Next, they look ahead to this week’s North London Derby, which Spurs heads into in good form and Arsenal very much does not (23.46); give flowers to Gary Lineker, who's still underrated for his movement and finishing (41.37); and share a story about a potential transfer that could’ve taken Wrighty to France (56.03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
A Tense Weekend | Stadio Podcast
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After a weekend full of tense matches, moments, and situations all around Europe, Musa and Ryan do their best to summarize it all. They begin with Chelsea and Spurs drawing at Stamford Bridge (06:13), before touching on Leeds' win at Goodison Park over Everton, as well as Carlo Ancelotti's calming post-match manner (13:52). There was a game of two halves at St. Mary's as Manchester United came from two goals behind to beat Southampton (16:24), more disappointment for Arsenal, and the subject of concussion protocols in football (21:20). There's some five-subs chat after Brighton vs. Liverpool and a roundup of the rest of the Premier League (28:16), before a discussion of the sad passing of Papa Bouba Diop (34:18). Finally, there's a quick trip around the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga, and Serie A (44:56). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Diego | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are joined by Ian Wright to discuss Diego Armando Maradona, who passed away at the age of 60. They discuss his career, some of their favorite goals, and much more about one of football's greatest icons. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Liverpool's Mentality, Exciting Leeds, and Flowers for Lampard and Welbeck | Wrighty's House
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On this latest episode, Ian welcomes Jeanette Kwakye and Musa Okwonga back to the house to talk Liverpool’s relentless winning mentality, including praise for how Diogo Jota has slotted into the front three (1:21). There’s chat about another impressive Leeds performance despite not beating Arsenal (10:22), as well as the contrasting reactions of Nicolas Pépé (14:43) and Kieran Tierney (21:28). Flowers this week go to Frank Lampard as a player and how he needs time as a manager (27:25) and also to Danny Welbeck (35:36) after his superb goal this weekend for Brighton. There’s a tale about Jeanette and Dagenham & Redbridge (40:38), before finishing with a couple of stories about Brian Clough (45:21) and Glenn Hoddle (47:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
PSG End Lyon's Run, Spurs Top, and Simeone Finally Does It | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to chat about a weekend of statement victories, beginning with PSG, who put an end to Lyon’s 80-game unbeaten run in Division 1 Féminine (05:24), before staying in France to discuss Monaco, who came from 2-0 down to beat PSG 3-2 in Ligue 1 (12:53). They then head to the Premier League, which saw Spurs go top following another 2-0 win over Manchester City (19:27), and discuss wins for Brighton, Manchester United, and West Ham and the case for five subs (27:14). There’s also chat about Liverpool cruising to an impressive win over Leicester, as well as Everton returning to winning ways (34:53). Next up, it’s La Liga, as Real Sociedad stay top (39:23), Real Madrid drop points, and Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid get their first La Liga win over Barcelona (42:36). There’s also a roundup of the Bundesliga (49:14), Serie A (54:46), and a wild game in the MLS playoffs (58:14). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Oh Nein Germany, Spanish Superb, and a Mailbag | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on the fallout of Spain’s 6-0 win over Germany, what led Germany to this point and where they go next (6:58), praise Ferran Torres, Fabián Ruiz, and Alvaro Morata (22:47), give some love for Marcus Thuram, and quickly mention some other key international fixtures. They then open up the mailbag to answer questions on Liverpool’s center backs (31:10), Jogi Löw (33:38), Firmino’s law of players being so underrated that they’re no longer underrated (36:16), players who were better at a different club than the club they’re most famous for (41:24), football and the environment, (48:00) and ideal celebrity club owners (51:07). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
Marcus Rashford, England, Scotland, and Premier League Preview | Wrighty's House
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On this episode, Ian is joined by Stadio’s Ryan Hunn to discuss Marcus Rashford's ongoing great work (01:30) and then reflects on an incident where he himself was racially abused by Barnsley in 1995 (06:40). They briefly chat about last weekend’s Manchester Derby in the Barclays Women’s Super League (11:44) before moving onto England’s progress following the defeat to Belgium (16:10) and revisiting the famous defeat to Iceland four years ago, on the eve of facing them again this week (21:36). There’s a lot of love for Scotland, who qualified for their first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup (28:11). Plus looking ahead to three big Premier League fixtures: Liverpool host Leicester (32:22), Manchester City travel to face Spurs (38:16), and Arsenal visit Leeds (48:19). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
Statement Draws in the WSL and a Statement Win for Bayern | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back at a massive weekend of women’s football, beginning with the Manchester Derby in the FAWSL, where the points were split thanks to two angry goals (5:10), and Arsenal drew against Chelsea. In Germany, there was a seismic win for Bayern over Wolfsburg (22:37), plus a 14-0 win for PSG in France that included seven for Nadia Nadim (29:45). They then answer a few questions, including the first players they loved, players they wish they saw live, and current favorites (31:35), plus questions about Gregg Clarke and the Daily Mail’s treatment of Marcus Rashford (40:11). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
The Disrespected XI (Part 2) | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan deliver a sequel to their recent "Disrespected XI" episode and go through submissions from listeners about club-specific teams featuring some of the most disrespected players. They begin with a single player from Newcastle (02:57), before moving on to a couple from Liverpool (05:20), Arsenal (13:03), AC Milan (21:35), Manchester United (28:51), and Chelsea (40:40). They then wrap on Real Madrid (47:28) and Barcelona (52:06), submissions that also include past managers and even directors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Aston Villa Hammer Arsenal, and a Lot of Love for Hasenhüttl, Stoney, Kane, and Fofana | Wrighty's House
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Ian is joined by Stadio’s Ryan Hunn and The Athletic’s Carl Anka to heap praise on an Aston Villa side who beat Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates. They applaud Jack Grealish, Ross Barkley, other Villa players, and manager Dean Smith and then break down some of Arsenal’s creative issues (01:17). After Southampton briefly went top of the table for the first time since 1998, they chat about the wonder that is Ralph Hasenhüttl and the incredible job he’s done (24:02). There’s praise for another coach at the top of her game: Manchester United’s Casey Stoney, whose team had an impressive win over Arsenal in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (40:29). They also discuss the managerial potential of Vivianne Miedema (45:59). Finally, there are some flowers sent to Harry Kane, who reached 150 Premier League goals and Wesley Fofana, who continues to put in brilliant performances for Leicester (50:27) and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
Der Klassiker, Messi Master Class, and Angry Goals Galore | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to talk about Bayern’s 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund in Der Klassiker (03:23) as well as some other talking points from the Bundesliga, including wins for RB Leipizig and Bayer Leverkusen and a wonder goal from Valentino Lazaro (13:01). They then head to La Liga on the day Celta Vigo parted company with Óscar García following a poor run of form (18:43), Valencia’s hat trick of penalties against Real Madrid (21:14), Real Sociedad clear at the top after beating a COVID-19-ravaged Granada (25:34), a Lionel Messi 45-minute master class, and more magic from João Félix (28:13). There’s some Premier League chat, including Manchester City vs. Liverpool (35:13), Manchester United bouncing back against Everton (39:08), and a roundup of the rest of the games, which saw Leicester finish the weekend top of the table (42:35), before a quick roundup of the Women’s Super League and Serie A (52:31). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Champions League: Manchester United Confuse Again, Glorious Gladbach and More
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Musa and Ryan open up the mailbag and look back at the latest round of Champions League games, starting with Basaksehir’s victory over Manchester United, which displayed some experimental defending (4:43). They move on to RB Leipzig beating PSG and wins for Barcelona and Juventus before touching on even more goals for Erling Haaland (18:14). It was a bad result for Atalanta, but a great one for Liverpool, thanks to a Diogo Jota hat trick (26:21), plus a statement victory for Gladbach and Marco Rose (34:11). There’s chat about Real Madrid vs. Inter (41:33) and the rest of the games (43:54). They give more props to Vivianne Miedema, who scored four mid-week, and look ahead to the ‘Stadio’ Christmas party (50:23). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Birthday Golden Boot, Flowers for Gullit, and Elneny | Wrighty’s House
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It’s Wrighty’s birthday this week, so Ian welcomes Jeanette Kwakye and Musa Okwonga to the house to talk about being reunited with his memorabilia as a birthday surprise and aging gracefully (1:29). They then discuss the passing of Ian’s favorite Bond, Sean Connery (7:15), and who in football had that same type of aura as well as the importance of sporting confidence. Ian chats about what it’s like being a father to two professional footballers, Shaun and Bradley (15:37), there’s a lot of love for Ruud Gullit (22:38), discussion about Manchester United vs. Arsenal (29:50) and Leicester vs. Leeds (38:07), and a tale about ruthless finishing during England training (41:35). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
Ralph's Saints, Stadio Derby, and the Women's FA Cup Final | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan heap praise on Ralph Hasenhüttl’s coaching and his Southampton side that put four past Aston Villa at Villa Park (04:22), and they discuss how this Saturday was very much the non-statement victory Saturday in the Premier League (15:37). There’s a big section on the Stadio Derby, which saw Arsenal beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in the league for the first time in 14 years (19:57); Gareth Bale's first goal for Spurs (35:07); and Manchester City retaining the Women’s FA Cup (39:01). They then dart to La Liga, which included one of the weirdest penalties ever awarded for Celta in their home defeat to table-topping Real Sociedad, João Felix's continued embrace of the dark side, Eden Hazard's first score since returning, and Barça's struggles, again (43:55). Finally, they take a quick trip to the Bundesliga and Serie A, where there were big wins for Gladbach, Sassuolo, and Milan (51:44). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Bartomeu Is Gone but the Champions League Is On | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss Josep Maria Bartomeu’s departure as Barcelona president, where the club go next, and his time at Camp Nou (04:00), before focussing on Barça’s 2-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League (13:24). They then address more Julian Nagelsmann sartorial confusion (21:10) and his Leipzig’s 5-0 defeat to Manchester United, which included a Marcus Rashford hat trick (24:57). There’s a roundup of some of the rest of the Champions League fixtures, including another impressive Joshua Kimmich performance for Bayern (36:45), Gladbach’s draw with Real Madrid (39:57), and more, before Musa and Ryan discuss the concept of the angry goal (45:22) and which clubs from outside Europe’s top five leagues they’d like to see make the final (48:17). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Welcome to ‘Wrighty’s House’ | Wrighty’s House
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Welcome to ‘Wrighty’s House,’ the brand-new podcast from Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and England legend Ian Wright. In this introductory episode, Ian is joined by each contributor who will regularly pop in. First up, he chats with ‘Stadio’ cohost Ryan Hunn about what the podcast will be, before Olympian and broadcaster Jeanette Kwakye chats to Wrighty about lining up in an Olympic final and the dynamics of picking the clubs to support within a family (10:45). The Athletic’s Carl Anka joins to talk about Didier Drogba, Andy Cole, Edinson Cavani, and player WhatsApp groups (22:26), before Ryan returns again with Musa Okwonga to chat George Weah, a wonderful Dennis Bergkamp training story, and much more (34:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
El Clásico, and the Premier League Restores Its Chill, a Bit | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on the first El Clásico of the season, as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 at Camp Nou (3:51) and round up the rest of La Liga on a weekend which saw Real Sociedad go top (19:59). Meanwhile, in England, the Premier League calmed a little, but Aston Villa (24:22) and Everton (28:35) both succumbed to their first league defeats of the season, while Leicester outsmarted Arsenal (35:10), plus plenty of other games. They then head to the Bundesliga (41:21), discuss yet more sartorial curveballs from Julian Nagelsmann (45:20), and take a trip to Serie A (48:13) and Ligue 1 (52:43). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
A Big Ol' Dose of Champions League | Stadio Podcast
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The Champions League is back and so too are Musa and Ryan, who begin with discussing Shakhtar Donetsk’s incredible 3-2 win against Real Madrid, despite being without 13 first-team players who tested positive for COVID-19 (03:57). They touch on Inter and Gladbach’s 2-2 draw (15:27), before once again reiterating to always watch Atalanta (17:57). There’s chat about turbo Bayern and turbo Leon Goretzka (21:18), Manchester United’s win in Paris (25:26), RB Leipzig’s goal machine (31:51), and Manchester City, plus another Gio Reyna assist to Erling Haaland, and a roundup of the rest of the Champions League action (34:02). They then answer a question on how they feel about the tournament’s return (41:32) and look forward to this weekend’s El Clásico. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
The Premier League Has No Chill, Record-Breaking Miedema, and Wide-Open La Liga and Serie A | Stadio Podcast
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The Premier League continues to dominate and it’s where Musa and Ryan begin this week, recapping the games they live-tweeted via The Ringer’s Twitter account, after Manchester City beat Arsenal (02:37) and Manchester United beat Newcastle (12:18). There’s chat about the synergy between Everton’s men and women’s teams (15:51) and the Merseyside derby, which saw one red card and a potentially season-ending injury for Virgil van Dijk (15:51), plus normalizing Aston Villa’s winning ways (25:31). They then recap the two wild 3-3 draws between Chelsea and Southampton (26:47) and Spurs and West Ham (33:18), before rounding up the Women’s Super League, including Vivianne Miedema breaking the all-time league goal scoring record (37:07). Then, there’s a trip 'round the Bundesliga (41:13), La Liga (45:51), Serie A (51:55), and Rangers’ victory in the Old Firm Derby (55:43) before some reactions to the Disrespected XI podcast (58:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
The Disrespected XI | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan record their first conceptual episode since joining The Ringer: the Disrespected XI. They begin with a quick update on Project Big Picture, plus a background of the conceptual episodes that were a regular feature during last season’s shutdown (02:00). In this episode, they discuss their choices for some of the most disrespected players from the men’s game (07:34), starting with the goalkeepers (09:28). They then decide on a formation, plus their picks for the back four (18:31), midfielders (36:37), strikers (52:19), and who would lead the team as manager (60:29). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Bonus: Project Big Picture | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan record a short bonus episode reflecting on the leak of details regarding the proposed Project Big Picture. They discuss some key points involved in the plan, which would send much-needed funding to lower tiers of English football in exchange for placing greater powers in the hands of nine Premier League clubs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
WSL Heats Up. What-If: Bielsa to Barça in 2013, Ronaldinho Born in 1998, Löw Stepped Down in 2018, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back, following a weekend in which Musa received an unexpected birthday gift: Arsène Wenger declaring his preference for a roll neck jumper (00:42). They then look back at a pivotal weekend in the Frauen-Bundesliga and FA WSL, with wins for Arsenal, Everton, and Chelsea, while Wolfsburg dropped points to fall behind Bayern (07:33). They then get into a new bunch of what-ifs, including if Real Madrid had beaten Juventus in 2015 to progress to the Champions League final (16:37), Ronaldinho had been born in 1998 (24:12), Barcelona had hired Marcelo Bielsa in 2013 (31:41), and Jogi Löw had stepped down as Germany coach after the 2018 World Cup (43:10). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Mailbag: Partey, Cavani, Dream Managerial Careers, and 100th ‘Stadio’ Episode | Stadio Podcast
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While just the 35th show since joining The Ringer, it’s the 100th ‘Stadio’ episode, and Musa and Ryan take questions on transfers and more. They begin by discussing Thomas Partey’s move to Arsenal (4:36), Arsenal’s financial situation in the wake of the Gunnersaurus and Mesut Özil sagas (8:32), Mario Götze to PSV (12:16), and Chelsea’s strong window (14:31). They then look at the loan moves of Ryan Sessegnon, Mattéo Guendouzi, and Michaël Cuisance (17:46), plus Hatem Ben Arfa heading to Bordeaux and how a top talent’s stock can fall (22:59). They also look at Edinson Cavani to Manchester United (29:40), and answer some fun ‘Stadio’ questions, including their ideal managerial careers and much more (35:11). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
A Whole Lotta Premier League Love | Stadio Podcast
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Another week, another round of chaotic Premier League fixtures. Musa and Ryan do their best to work their way through, beginning at Villa Park, where Aston Villa put on a master class of efficiency, beating Liverpool 7-2 (3:56). They heap more praise on Everton, who go into the international break top of the table after a 4-2 win over Brighton (15:56), before heading to Old Trafford to reflect on Spurs’ demolition of Manchester United (22:31) and where this leaves Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (29:56). They admire the spectacle that was Leeds vs. Manchester City (46:39), round up of the rest of the Premier League (52:00), as well as share some love for Gio Reyna, who ran the show for Dortmund during their 4-0 win against Freiburg, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Carabao Cup, German Super Cup, Inter, Atalanta, and San Diego Loyal | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on the midweek Carabao Cup action, which included wins for Manchester United and Spurs (3:54). Everton continue to impress, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring another hat trick and Everton Women progressing to the FA Cup Final (15:24). Next, they discuss Landon Donovan’s San Diego Loyal walking off the pitch against Phoenix Rising, after an opponent allegedly directed a homophobic slur at Collin Martin, just a week after another Loyal player was the target of a racial slur (23:47). There’s chat about Bayern’s win against Dortmund in the German Super Cup and more praise for Joshua Kimmich and Bibiana Steinhaus, who announced she is stepping back from refereeing in Germany (28:36). There’s a quick round-up of the midweek La Liga action (40:03) and finally, a lot of love for Inter and, of course, Atalanta, off the backs of big wins for both sides in Serie A (44:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Did All of That Really Happen? | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back to try to make sense of a wildly chaotic weekend of soccer. They begin in the Premier League, where Leicester beat Manchester City 5-2 at the Etihad, thanks to a Jamie Vardy hat trick (4:40), where Sheffield United and Wolves are struggling at the start of the season following defeats to Leeds and West Ham (16:11), and where Brighton and Spurs were the victims of last-minute VAR calls (17:58) and Chelsea came from 3-0 down to salvage a draw at West Brom (21:25). The guys give a roundup of the Women’s FA Cup results and then move on to the Bundesliga, where the chaos continued as none of last season’s top five won, with Dortmund losing at Augsburg (25:38) and Bayern losing at Hoffenheim (30:25). Also, Lionel Messi was back in a Barcelona shirt, scoring in a stress-free 4-0 win at home to Villarreal (38:58), Luis Suarez scored two of Atleti's six in his debut (42:58), and the guys take a quick look at Serie A. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Mailbag: Dortmund's Golden Boys, Mbappé, Last Dance and All or Nothing, and More | Stadio Podcast
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After a heavy week, Musa and Ryan feel that some fun is in order and open the mailbag! They answer questions on the possibility of Kylian Mbappé potentially joining Liverpool and where he would fit (06:33) and which clubs would be their picks for a Last Dance and All or Nothing series, as well as who would direct them (11:49). They also discuss the importance of squad numbers (21:31), the potential of Dortmund’s golden generation and where they rank among the great BVB sides (23:37), and whether Callum Hudson-Odoi should leave Chelsea and where he should go (31:23). Finally, after trying to convert every player into one, Musa breaks down what makes a no. 8 (36:10) and which NWSL export will have the biggest impact in the FAWSL (41:39), and they recall their favorite 'Football Manager' game saves (43:52). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Bonus: The Crisis Facing England's Lower-League Clubs | Stadio Podcast
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In this bonus episode, Musa and Ryan focus on the news of Macclesfield Town receiving a winding up order, following unpaid debts of over $600,000. They use the Macclesfield Town case to take a zoomed-out look at the crisis facing England's lower-league clubs, many of which are on the brink of collapse. They also examine how football clubs are the latest example of certain institutions being ignored by parts of England, discuss poor ownership scrutiny, and look at the parallels with wider social and cultural issues, including how COVID-19 measures are hitting smaller clubs the most. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Director's Cut: Premier League Got Goals, the Bundesliga Is Back, and Pirlo's Midfield | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan are back with the longest 'Stadio' episode ever! They begin by looking back at Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, including Thiago’s impressive debut, Sadio Mané’s man-of-the-match performance, and Fabinho (03:24). They move on to a weird game of two halves at St. Mary’s, which saw Spurs beat Southampton 5-2 (17:41), Manchester United’s 3-1 defeat at home to a brilliant Crystal Palace (26:40), Arsenal grinding out a win against West Ham (35:30), and Everton beginning to blossom (40:49). They then head to the Bundesliga opening weekend, where Bayern demolished Schalke 8-0 (46:51) and Dortmund were victorious in the Borussen Derby, with the young guns doing the damage for BVB (56:02). Then it’s off to Serie A for a first look at Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus, which featured a brilliant Weston McKennie performance in midfield (61:46), and they end up in La Liga (65:59). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Mailbag: Bale, Thiago, Iconic Boots, and More | Stadio Podcast
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It’s a full mailbag episode in which Musa and Ryan answer listeners' questions, but before they do, there’s news of Musa’s new book with Ian Wright (03:00). They then talk about Gareth Bale’s return to Spurs from Real Madrid (05:31) and Neymar signing with Puma and where the King ranks on their list of iconic boots (09:57), offer one hot take each for the season ahead (13:40) and who they think is in the running for this season’s Premier League Golden Boot (15:50). There were many questions about Ronald Koeman’s choice of footwear for Barcelona’s midweek friendly against Girona (18:08). The news of Thiago’s move to Liverpool broke during the recording, so they discuss the move and how excited Liverpool fans should be about landing the former Barcelona and Bayern midfielder (19:44). They speculate about a possible landing spot for Ralf Rangnick (24:24), address the comments of the French Football Federation president about racism in football (27:11), share what they’re looking forward to this season (30:05), and much more (33:32). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Premier League Is Back! Plus: Le Feisty Classique and More Angry Goals | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan go through the opening round of Premier League fixtures, including Liverpool’s wild 4-3 win over Leeds at Anfield, where Marcelo Bielsa went head-to-head with Jürgen Klopp (02.56). They also chat about Arsenal’s win over Fulham (13.12), including some early sartorial talk thanks to Scott Parker (21.11); two great goals for Dijon and Huesca (24.49); a new-look Everton defeating Spurs (26.18); Chelsea opening the season with three points at Brighton (29.26); and a first glimpse at Kai Havertz and Timo Werner in the Premier League. They close by discussing three English-born players netting for Dortmund in the German Cup (37.51), Marseille's victory in a fiery Le Classique (41.03), and goals galore in the WSL (50.03). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
Big Kit Talk, Ronaldo's Century, and a Little 'All or Nothing' | Stadio Podcast
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It’s a lighthearted show ahead of the return of the men’s domestic seasons, as Musa and Ryan touch on the Nations League between France and Croatia, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland (4:01) plus Cristiano Ronaldo’s 100th and 101st international goals (11:51). They then dive into talk on the new season’s kits (17:07), plus how the death of the two-year kit cycle has made it hard for fans to form relationships with shirts, resulting in modern kits not being remembered as fondly as those of old (25:38). There’s more big FA WSL signings (33:36), a lot of catfish talk (36:10), and a brief chat about the takeaway from the first six episodes of Spurs’ 'All or Nothing' documentary series (42:28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 10, 2020
Messi Stays, Kai, Donny, Ansu Fati, and Miedema’s Angry Goal | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on Lionel Messi staying at Barcelona, the interview with Goal, and what it may mean for the season ahead (6:27). They then discuss Kai Havertz joining Chelsea (34:27) and Donny van de Beek joining Manchester United (41:50) and how they will fit in at their respective new clubs. There’s also a lot of praise for Ansu Fati’s Nations League performances (44:20) and questions about whether the tournament should be taking place at all during a pandemic (48:28) Finally, they finish with a quick round-up of the opening FAWSL weekend, including Vivianne Miedema’s angry goal (52:42). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
What-ifs: Arsenal Had Hired Cruyff, Abramovich Bought Portsmouth, Ibrahimovic Never Joined Barca, and Bayern Signed Neymar | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan take another stroll through alternate soccer universes, beginning with what if Roman Abramovich had decided to buy Portsmouth, instead of Chelsea (03:30) in 2003. They then discuss what would have happened had Arsenal hired Johan Cruyff, not Arsène Wenger in 1996 (18:30), the Barcelona board hadn’t sanctioned a deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in 2009 (34:26), and Neymar had joined Pep Guardiola’s Bayern instead of Barcelona in 2014 (46:20). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2020
Lyon’s Dominance Continues, Community Shields, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan begin by reflecting on the death of Chadwick Boseman (00:25), and then partake in some much-needed cheering up thanks to a couple of brilliant listener emails. They then look back at the Women’s Champions League final, which saw Lyon win a fifth straight championship by beating Wolfsburg 3-1 to maintain an unbeaten run that is well into its third year (07:57). The domestic season began in England this weekend, with Chelsea beating Manchester City in the Women’s Community Shield (21:12), and Arsenal beating Liverpool in the men’s. There’s praise for Mikel Arteta, who notched his third Wembley win and his second trophy as Arsenal manager (24:55), plus talk of why this defeat may not be the worst thing in the world for Jürgen Klopp ahead of a season defending the Premier League title. They wrap up by talking about Marco Rose topping a sexy survey in Germany (45:49), and answering questions on which clubs they would invest in (48:33) and La Liga’s weighing in on the Lionel Messi situation (54:16). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Messi Puts Barça on Notice, Lyon and Wolfsburg Through to the WCL Final | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on the news that Lionel Messi has notified Barcelona of his wish to leave the club and the circumstances that led to this point, including the conflicting philosophies surrounding the club (04:02). They also speculate about where Messi might land, or whether he will leave at all. They then look back at this week’s Women’s Champions League semifinals, which saw Wolfsburg and Lyon remain undefeated and progress to Sunday’s final (26:46). Then they open the mailbag to answer questions on statement signings made by clubs promoted into the Premier League (37:01) and which current coach would improve the side they manage if they were in it as a player at the peak of their career (41:06), and they finish by mapping out their dream careers had they been professional footballers (45:06). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 27, 2020
Bayern Get Their Treble | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss Sunday’s Champions League final, which saw Bayern defeat PSG 1-0 to clinch their sixth European Cup and the second treble in their history (04:54). The guys heap praise on a number of Bayern players, including Thiago, and discuss the attributes that make him such a wonderful midfielder (11:18). There’s also discussion about the amazing job that Bayern coach Hansi Flick has done since taking over in 2019, when they were fourth in the Bundesliga and a long way off from looking like the side they are now (27:17). The pair discuss the Women’s Champions League, which also returned last weekend and saw Wolfsburg, Barcelona, Lyon, and PSG progress (32:21), and then finish up by looking back at Friday’s brilliant Europa League final in which Sevilla clinched the trophy for the sixth time (44:02). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
PSG and Bayern Head to the Final, Women’s Champions League Returns, and the Europa League Final | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan let the mailbag direct their recap of the Champions League semifinals, which saw PSG and Bayern move on. After the inevitable reference to Julian Nagelsmann’s suit, they talk about Thomas Tuchel’s strengths and what he has brought to PSG (04:39), and heap praise on Angel Di Maria (07:47) and Marquinhos. They move on to discuss Lyon’s impressive run coming to an end, the strength of their academy, and the wonders of Houssem Aouar (12:55). Next, they talk about Joshua Kimmich, Bayern, and a brief recap of key moments from the game itself (24:30). Then they discuss mustaches in football (32:01), how Bayern’s high line will cope with Mbappe, Neymar, and Di Maria (36:26), and Inter’s dominant win over Shakhtar Donetsk whilst looking forward to the Europa League final against Sevilla (39:50) and the Women’s Champions League quarterfinals, which begin on Friday (42:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 20, 2020
Bayern's Demolition of Barça, Champions League, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan look back at Bayern’s 8-2 destruction of Barcelona, focusing on the game itself (00:23) and then moving on to how mismanagement at the board level has led to the current situation at Camp Nou (13:25). The guys also discuss what they're like on the pitch (24:14) before moving on to Rose Lavelle’s move to Manchester City and her NWSL rights being acquired by OL Reign (30:17). Then they wrap up the rest of the Champions League games, including more disappointment for Pep Guardiola with Manchester City exiting at the hands of Lyon (32:00) and RB Leipzig eliminating Atletico Madrid and what that might mean for Diego Simeone’s future (40:35). And then they wrap up with their reaction to Manchester United’s loss to Sevilla in the Europa League semifinal (47:57). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
PSG End Atalanta’s Dream | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss the first Champions League quarterfinal, in which PSG came from a goal behind to score two goals in stoppage time and eliminate Atalanta (04:49). They then run through the four quarterfinal matches of the Europa League (22:00), which will now see Inter meet Shakhtar and Sevilla face Manchester United in the semifinals. There’s also chat about the MLS Is Back final (37:58), as the Portland Timbers beat Orlando City to secure a second piece of MLS silverware. Finally, there’s news about Musa’s new book. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 13, 2020
The Return of the Champions League and Pirlo to Juventus | Stadio Podcast
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The Champions League is back! Musa and Ryan round up the round of 16 second legs that were played over the weekend ahead of its move to Lisbon for the remainder of the tournament. They begin with Manchester City’s drama-free win over Real Madrid (03:56), and Musa is accused of jinxing Raphaël Varane. Lyon went through thanks to the away goal rule (11:42), and there's discussion about Maurizio Sarri's replacement, Andrea Pirlo (17:50). There’s also talk of Bayern cruising through against Chelsea as well as Barcelona progressing despite failing to impress, before the guys look ahead to this week’s quarterfinals (34:46). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
What-ifs: Bale Signs for Birmingham, Celtic Beat Porto in 2003, and More. Plus, Layoffs at Arsenal. | Stadio Podcast
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It’s another what-if episode, in which Musa and Ryan take a trip through an alternate football reality. Before they do, they reflect on the news that Arsenal are to lay off 55 staff members, including roles in recruitment and scouting (04:34). Then it’s on to the what-ifs, beginning with if Gareth Bale had been sold to Birmingham City in 2009 (19:35), if Antonio Conte had signed Romelu Lukaku for Chelsea in 2018 (35:38), if the current football and social media climate had existed when Alex Ferguson was under pressure during his early days as Manchester United manager (43:07), and if Celtic had beaten Chelsea in the 2003 UEFA Cup Final (47:53). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 06, 2020
Arsenal Win Another FA Cup, and Newcastle and the Issues of Club Ownership | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan break down Arsenal’s FA Cup Final win over Chelsea at Wembley, thanks to two goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (03:40). They discuss Christian Pulisic, who scored before suffering a hamstring injury, and Mikel Arteta’s securing the first trophy of his young managerial career. They also reflect on Eddie Howe leaving Bournemouth and predict where he may go next (24:55), before moving on to the failed Newcastle takeover bid and what it means for the wider context of ownership of European clubs (28:55). There’s also a quick chat about Inter, Atalanta, and looking ahead to the Champions League’s return (40.28). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
FA Cup Final Special With Ian Wright | Stadio Podcast
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Ahead of the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Arsenal, Musa and Ryan are joined by two-time FA Cup winner and Arsenal, Crystal Palace, and England legend Ian Wright. He talks about how it feels to play and score in multiple FA Cup finals, how his first experience with Crystal Palace differed from his second and third with Arsenal, what makes Wembley unique, pre-match nerves, the differences between the three managers he went to the final with, and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 30, 2020
Premier League Final Day, Juventus’s Ninth in a Row, and Houston Dash’s First | Stadio Podcast
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The Premier League season wrapped up this weekend, almost a full year after it began. Musa and Ryan do an extended round-up of the key last matchday fixtures, including Watford’s relegation after defeat to Arsenal (06:40) and Bournemouth’s joining them despite beating Everton at Goodison Park (13:15). Aston Villa’s draw away at West Ham was enough to keep them up, and there’s talk about Jack Grealish’s potential future (16:59). Manchester United beat Leicester to secure Champions League football next season, and there is analysis on the jobs that Brendan Rodgers and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer have done at their respective clubs (19:30), as well as the job Frank Lampard has done at Chelsea, who will also be in Europe’s premier competition next season (31:51). There’s also chat about Manchester City, Liverpool, Jordan Henderson’s Football Writers’ Player of the Year award (39:10), Houston Dash’s first trophy in the NWSL Challenge Cup (49:40), and Juventus securing a ninth straight Scudetto (57:32), plus much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Managers As Actors, Ballon d'Or Candidates Had It Gone Ahead, Rangnick to Milan Is Off, Chelsea's Options, and More | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan take questions on who would be in contention for the Ballon d’Or had the 2020 edition gone ahead (05:06), whether Chelsea’s new signings can disrupt the Premier League top two next season (09:46), Leganés’s heartbreaking relegation (16:04), underrated players (21:26), Jose Mourinho’s ever-reducing cycle, which leads to a discussion about pairing managers and actors (21:26), plus Ralf Rangnick’s proposed move to AC Milan being off (34:26). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2020
FA Cup, NWSL’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ La Liga, Bielsa, and Schürrle | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan reflect on the FA Cup semifinals, which saw Chelsea and Arsenal progress to the final and highlighted potential problems within the two Manchester clubs (05:50). In the US, the NWSL was full of shocks as the top four seeds all exited the competition and Britt Eckerstrom stole the show (22:35), plus Ryan shares his love of the numerous novelty Twitter accounts that have sprung up around the tournament. The MLS was also wild, with goals, sendoffs, and plenty of VAR drama, much like La Liga’s final day, which saw Leganés relegated, two legends leave, and Villarreal and Granada seal their first ever European spot (32:00). Finally, they touch on Bielsa’s Leeds United getting promoted to the Premier League, Nigel Pearson’s sacking with two games left, and World Cup winner Andre Schürrle retiring at the age of 29 (42:25). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Mailbag: Arsenal, Liverpool, USWNT Players in Europe, and Stealing Rules From Other Sports | Stadio Podcast
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It’s a mailbag episode this time around, as Musa and Ryan let the questions guide them. They begin with Arsenal’s win over Liverpool (06:40) despite registering just three attempts on goal and a record-low possession total at home. They also discuss how the schedule is starting to take its toll on players, heap praise on the absent Jordan Henderson (12:32), and choose what players they would take from ’90s Arsenal and Manchester United teams onto today’s (14:23). Next, they host the first-ever ‘Stadio’ competition, in which they’ll be giving away a copy of Issue 2 of the brilliant Caricom Magazine, which contains an essay by Musa (20:11). Finally, they round up the latest from Portugal, Italy, and the U.S. (21:30) before moving on to discuss the Women’s Champions League (26:45), the USWNT players they’d like to see on European clubs (29:11), the rules they’d take from other sports into soccer, (32:24) and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2020
Financial Fair Play in Trouble, North London Derby, and Soccer for All | Stadio Podcast
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Musa and Ryan discuss how the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling to overturn UEFA’s punishment of Manchester City for alleged breaching of Financial Fair Play regulations will affect European soccer. They also touch on the damage to UEFA’s authority and how it played a part in creating a handful of powerful European superclubs (03:43). Next, they reflect on the North London Derby, in which Spurs beat Arsenal to land yet another victory for Jose Mourinho over the Gunners (16:47), before praising Chris Wilder as he continues to do a brilliant job at Sheffield United (32:00), and hitting a couple other Premier League talking points. Finally, following a letter by an anonymous Premier League player revealing they are gay but not able to go public, they discuss why men’s soccer has still so much to do to prove that the game really is for all (36:18), plus much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
MLS’s Weird Return, Rangnick to Milan, Managerial Sartorial Choices, and More in the Mailbag | Stadio Podcast
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The MLS Is Back Tournament kicked off last Wednesday, so Musa and Ryan discuss the conditions surrounding its questionable return as well as Orlando’s beating Inter Miami in the opener and how the circumstances differ from the NWSL Challenge Cup (03.48). They take a question on how the NWSL compares to leagues in Europe, and explore whether the next NWSL CBA may allow USWNT players to play in Europe (10:40). They recap the wild Milan vs. Juventus game, Ralf Rangnick taking over for Stefano Pioli next season (15:11), whether Kai Havertz would fit at Chelsea as a rumored move to London gains steam (23:05), how the lack of a crowd affects field-player traits (30:05), and what footballing minutiae they love, including player and managerial sartorial choices (34:37). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2020
German Doubles, Saints and Red Devils | Stadio Podcast
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It was German Cup final weekend in Germany, so Musa and Ryan begin by discussing Wolfsburg and Bayern securing domestic doubles (02.00) and touch on the developments in German women's football for next season. They then move to the Premier League, with a big Southampton win over Manchester City yet again confirming the great job that Ralph Hasenhüttl is doing on England's south coast (15.27) and the differing trajectories for Liverpool and Spurs (19.00). After the break they touch on Manchester United looking extremely good and Mason Greenwood's potential (27.48), then reflect upon victories for Chelsea and Arsenal. There's Barcelona's win over Villarreal (33.49), Inter's slip-up at home to Bologna and the rest of Serie A (38.01), Ashley Sanchez with the highlight of the weekend's NWSL action and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
What If? Coutinho Doesn’t Leave Liverpool, Leverkusen Win the Treble in 2002, Terry Doesn’t Slip in 2008, and Women’s Football Isn’t Banned for 50 Years | Stadio Podcast
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In this bonus episode, Musa and Ryan take a trip through multiple alternate footballing universes with their first “what if?” episode since joining Ringer FC. They speculate what happens to Liverpool if Coutinho doesn’t leave for Barcelona in 2017 (03:10), the FA doesn’t ban women’s football in the 1920s (10:55), John Terry doesn’t slip in the Champions League final penalty shootout of 2008 (17:57), Bayer Leverkusen win the treble in 2002 (29:26), and a certain group of players declare for Brazil over other nations (42:39). Plus, there’s a cameo that may please ‘Star Wars’ fans (21:44) and some more wholesome Jupp Heynckes chat (48:45). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 03, 2020
Trouble at Barça | Stadio Podcast
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Barcelona dropped more points against Atlético Madrid midweek, so Musa and Ryan discuss the troubles facing the defending La Liga champions (04:50), including the mismanagement at board level of a squad that has a player of Messi's caliber and how his brilliance is being wasted, before heading around the rest of La Liga (27:10). They move on to Serie A, following big wins for Juventus and Inter (29:58) and a much-needed win for Sampdoria. There's a roundup the NWSL Challenge Cup, including the impressive North Carolina Courage win over Washington Spirit (34:28), and then the Premier League, which saw West Ham upset Chelsea, Manchester United impress again, and Newcastle continue to play well (44:30). We'll publish a bonus episode on Friday, when Musa and Ryan go through some footballing what-ifs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2020
Bundesliga Wraps, NWSL Begins, and La Liga Heats Up | Stadio Podcast
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What a hectic weekend of soccer! Musa and Ryan begin by talking about the dramatic final days of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, including Werder Bremen’s 6-1 win over Köln to book a place in the relegation playoff, Gladbach securing Champions League football, Dortmund losing 4-0 at home to Hoffenheim, and the continuation of Schalke’s terrible run (1:20). Things also heated up in La Liga over the weekend (17:25), thanks in no small part to wonderful assists from Santi Cazorla and Karim Benzema, plus a late equalizer for Celta de Vigo against Barcelona. They also have tons of praise for Rose Lavelle after the Washington Spirit’s 2-1 win over Chicago (31:30) and take a quick trip to the Premier League and FA Cup (36.40). Plus, news of the first ‘What-If’ episode, coming this Thursday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
The Wait Is Over for Liverpool | Stadio Podcast
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Following Chelsea’s victory over Manchester City, Musa and Ryan record a bonus episode to discuss Liverpool’s first league title in 30 years (0:30), including heaps of praise for the job Jürgen Klopp has done at Anfield. They also touch on the game that won them the title, Chelsea’s position in the race for the Champions League spots, and Manchester City giving up the Premier League crown (20:02). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 26, 2020
Atalanta Goals, Liverpool Almost There, and Soccer Returns to the U.S. | Stadio Podcast
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There were so many goals in the midweek European fixtures, but Musa and Ryan begin with the NWSL Challenge Cup, which will be the first major league to return in the U.S. this Saturday (02.58), and the complications caused by Orlando Pride pulling out due to positive coronarvirus tests throughout the squad. The first wave of goals comes from Liga NOS, as Benfica are doing their best to not win the league (04.30), before moving on to Serie A with Atalanta v Lazio, and Inter v Sassuolo (05.43). Liverpool got four against Crystal Palace, which sees them one game away from clinching their first league title in 30 years (13.27) and Manchester United gave another impressive performance, recording their first EPL hat-trick since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement. There’s La Liga (19.06), after Barcelona continues to struggle, Sergio Ramos’s beard and Atletico Madrid returning to form, before opening up the mailbag to answer questions on whether it’s better to win the league after watching or playing (24.20), Barcelona’s problems upstairs (25.20), who will win the Women’s Champions League (30.40), and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2020
Paul Pogba, Premier League, and Serie A All Return, Plus the Bundesliga | Stadio Podcast
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In the inaugural ‘Stadio’ podcast for 'Ringer FC', Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn introduce the show and get into the first full weekend of Premier League matches in over 100 days (01:50). They open with Spurs vs. Manchester United, featuring a brilliant Paul Pogba (06:00), and discuss how the United midfield might look going forward. Next, they move on to the Merseyside Derby (13:10), Brighton’s victory over Arsenal, including a bad injury to Bernd Leno (17:37), and Chelsea’s future following the announcement of the signing of Timo Werner (25:23). After the break, they round up the weekend’s Bundesliga action (30:00) and Ryan shares his experience of attending the Hertha vs. Leverkusen game behind closed doors (35:34). Plus, problems for Barcelona in La Liga (41:13), a great win for Celta, and the return of Serie A (46:57), before playing out on Patrick Cowley. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2020
An Introduction to 'Stadio'
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Welcome to 'Stadio'! Hosted by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn, two guys from England and based in Berlin, Germany, 'Stadio' gets into detail about what happens on the field and takes a zoomed-out look at what goes on off of it. In this trailer, which features clips from past episodes, you’ll hear chat about how Real Madrid is the most unstable stable club (3:36), discussion of Moussa Marega’s being the target of racist taunts while playing for Porto in February (4:44), some thirsting over Borussia Mönchengladbach coach Marco Rose (6:53), a clip from our conceptual episode about “nemeses,” or players who take pleasure in scoring against certain clubs (8.01), praise for the innovation of the NWSL Challenge Cup (9:20), the tragedy of Zidane’s last dance (11:26), and finally, Musa imagining his ideal global fictional All-Star Game, which ends up with him and Clarence Seedorf in a gold buggy (12:51). See you on the ‘Ringer FC’ starting June 22! Twitter: @okwonga @ryanhunn @stadio Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Is Pep Guardiola on His Way Out? | Ringer FC
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Donnie is joined by Micah Peters and Conor Nevins to discuss the end of the Champions League group stage and who made it the final 16 (1:00). Then they discuss Manchester City’s recent struggles and whether or not Pep is long for the job (16:00). Finally, they go over the managerial comings and goings in the Premier League and shout-out Stanford keeper and instant legend Katie Meyer (33:45). Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Micah Peters and Conor Nevins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 12, 2019
The José Mourinho Show | Ringer FC
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Donnie is joined by Chris Ryan and Conor Nevins to recap the day’s Champions League action (1:20) and then dissect the hiring of José Mourinho to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham (5:20). Then they discuss who else is on the managerial hot seat in the Premier League (32:40) and review the Copa Libertadores final (41:40). Host: Donnie Kwak Guest: Chris Ryan and Conor Nevins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2019
Pep Guardiola Memes and Premier League Teens | Ringer FC
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Donnie is joined by Conor Nevins and Micah Peters to discuss Liverpool’s big win over Manchester City (1:15) and whether they will ever lose again. Then they play a couple of Premier League trivia games and preview the international break and PL Matchday 13 (25:20). Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Conor Nevins and Micah Peters Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2019
Liverpool-Arsenal Reactions and Sergiño Dest | Ringer FC
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Donnie is joined by Conor Nevins and Micah Peters to discuss Liverpool’s wild win on penalties over Arsenal in the League Cup (1:00) before delving into the Granit Xhaka controversy at the Emirates (13:20). Then Shaker Samman joins to talk about the USMNT’s shiny new fullback (28:45) and the fall of LAFC to Seattle (44:20). Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Conor Nevins, Micah Peters, and Shaker Samman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 31, 2019
Own Goal Pt. 2 and MLS Cup Preview | Ringer FC
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Donnie is joined by Conor Nevins and Andrew Helms to break down the USMNT’s 2-0 loss to Canada (0:45). Then they discuss the new MLS Cup playoff format and the first-round matchups (14:30). Finally Micah Peters previews Sunday’s Manchester United–Liverpool match and the rest of the Premier League weekend (40:00). Host: Donnie Kwak Guest: Conor Nevins, Micah Peters, and Andrew Helms Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2019
Spurs Spanked! Plus: #OleOut or #EmeryOut? | Ringer FC
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Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Conor Nevins discuss Bayern Munich’s rout of Tottenham and the rest of Tuesday’s Champions League matches (0:15), the Manchester United–Arsenal snoozefest (15:00), and the new Diego Maradona documentary premiering on HBO (36:30). Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Micah Peters, Conor Nevins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2019
Everybody Loves Chelsea Now | Ringer FC
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Donnie, Micah Peters, and Conor Nevins discuss the return of the Champions League (1:00), the Manchester City defensive mini-crisis (10:54), the Chelsea youth movement (22:25), the perils of playing it out from the back (34:01), and our “double-click” players of the week (42:02). Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Micah Peters and Conor Nevins Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 19, 2019
The Great Liverpool Striker Controversy of 2019 | Ringer FC
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Donnie, Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, and Shaker Samman discuss the European transfer deadline (3:00), the North London derby, Sadio Mané being mad at Mo Salah (9:20), the Champions League draw, the unsolvable racism problem in football (27:00), and the Premier League team most likely to break into the top six (34:35). Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Chris Ryan, Micah Peters, Shaker Samman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 03, 2019
Why Is the Premier League So Good Now? | Ringer FC
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Two matches into the PL's new season, Donnie Kwak, Micah Peters, and Miles Surrey discuss Paul Pogba pens, the endless VAR debate, Pukki the GOAT, the league's youth movement, and the all-new You Hate to See That segment. Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Micah Peters and Miles Surrey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 21, 2019
Introducing the Premier League Points Pool | Ringer FC
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To preview the new season, we had five Ringer staffers draft four Premier League teams, each with the goal of having the most total cumulative points at season’s end. Will Shaker Samman, Conor Nevins, Micah Peters, Miles Surrey, or your host lift the PPP trophy in May? Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Shaker Samman, Conor Nevins, Micah Peters, Miles Surrey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 08, 2019
What’s Next for the USWNT and Women’s Soccer? | Ringer FC
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Andrew Helms and Caitlin Murray join to discuss the USWNT’s second straight World Cup title and how the team will look in the future (00:52). Then we discuss the USMNT’s Gold Cup loss to Mexico and Brazil’s Copa America triumph (18:25). Finally, Andrew and Ringer copy editor Julie Kliegman go over their favorite moments from the tournament in France (27:38). Hosts: Donnie Kwak Guests: Andrew Helms, Caitlin Murray, Julie Kliegman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2019
The USWNT Beat France Emergency Pod | Ringer FC
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Shaker Samman and Julie Kliegman join to discuss the USA’s 2-1 quarterfinal victory over hosts France at the World Cup, including Megan Rapinoe’s MVP performance, the second-half controversies, and what to expect against England in the semis. Host: Donnie Kwak Guests: Shaker Samman, Julie Kliegman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2019
World Cup: Can Anyone Beat the USWNT? | Ringer FC
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Andrew Helms joins to review the group stages of the World Cup in France , the VAR controversies, and what to expect from the knockout round (2:20). Then ‘The National Team’ author Caitlin Murray calls in from France to talk about the mood in the U.S. camp and the USWNT’s ongoing fight for equal pay (31:25). Hosts: Donnie Kwak Guests: Andrew Helms, Caitlin Murray Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2019
Liverpool Triumph! CL Final Emergency Pod | Ringer FC
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