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MNC: Play-offs, a dash of Dyche & a lump of cheese
Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith in this bumper MNC episode. They start with the Premier League and debate what's next for Everton after they survive the drop. Focus then turns to relegation and what went wrong at Leeds and Leicester. It was a dramatic weekend in the EFL play-offs. Luton gained promotion to the Premier League - club legend and current chief recruitment officer Mick Harford joins the pod, as does Carlisle boss, Paul Simpson whose side will play in League One next season after beating Stockport County. And the guys go live to the Sheffield Wednesday team bus after their 123rd minute win over Barnsley – they are now heading to the Championship. Players, Barry Bannan and Liam Palmer give Chappers, Rory, Micah and Chris a sneak peek into how the celebrations are going! And Chris lets us in on what he had for his tea. **Spoiler alert** cheese might get a mention... Timecodes: 1'00 - Premier League season overview. 4'24 - Everton section. 18'05 - Relegation focus. 38'11 - Mick Harford. 44'00 - Paul Simpson. 55'00 - Liam Palmer and Barry Bannan chat.
May 29, 2023
Everton survive relegation drama
Mark Chapman presents reaction to how it all finished on the final day of the 22/23 Premier League season. Hear from Abdoulaye Doucouré, who was the hero for Everton as they narrowly escaped final day heartbreak. The fairy tale was over for Leicester as they became the second team relegated after winning the Premier League. There was disappointment all round at Elland Road as Sam Allardyce failed to keep Leeds up, while Tottenham’s 4-1 victory wasn’t enough for Europa Conference League qualification. It was Aston Villa who secured European qualification, while Brentford also missed out despite completing the league double over champions Manchester City.
May 28, 2023
72+: Luton Town are Premier League
Aaron Paul has reaction to Luton Town’s win in the Championship play-off final. He’s joined by ex-Hull boss Phil Brown and former Luton striker Sam Parkin. Also hear from Luton manager Rob Edwards, head of recruitment Mick Harford and Coventry City boss Mark Robins. And catch the thoughts of EFL legend Jobi McAnuff and Luton commentator Simon Pitts.
May 27, 2023
Toffees’ sticky situation & Izzy’s farewell
Steve Crossman previews the Premier League’s final day with Everton, Leicester and Leeds all fighting for survival. He’s joined by Everton fan and England rugby legend Matt Dawson, along with Stephen Warnock, Karen Bardsley and Nedum Onuoha. Also hear a feature interview with Everton midfielder Izzy Christiansen on her retirement from football. TOPICS: 0:40 – PL relegation, 25:25 – Izzy Christiansen interview.
May 27, 2023
The fight to survive & what next for Kane?
Darren Fletcher is joined by Michael Brown, Mark Schwarzer & Don Hutchison. Who is getting relegated from the Premier League and what will Harry Kane do at the end of the season? The team also look ahead to the final weekend of action in the Women's Super League with Lucy Ward as Chelsea look to take the title and Reading face relegation TOPICS 01:14 - Relegation chat 19:45 - WSL & Lucy Ward 27:30 - Spurs managers 30:40 - Harry Kane
May 26, 2023
72+: Wembley awaits...
Aaron Paul looks ahead to the EFL play-off finals. He’s joined by two Wembley winners in Stevenage boss Steve Evans and Wycombe defender Joe Jacobson. They speak to Coventry keeper Ben Wilson and Carlisle boss Paul Simpson, and also hear from Luton’s Mick Harford. Plus the panel reflect on managerial movement in League One with Peterborough signing up Darren Ferguson and Blackpool re-appointing Neil Critchley. TOPICS: 5:20 – Luton-Coventry, 26:10 – Sheff Wed-Barnsley, 32:15 – managerial movement, 35:30 – Stockport-Carlisle.
May 26, 2023
Euro Leagues: La Liga racism, Bundesliga battle & Slot's no to Spurs
Steve Crossman presents the Euro Leagues with Julien Laurens, Mina Rzouki and Jose Fonte. The main focus of the podcast is the racist abuse that Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior suffered on Sunday night in Valencia, with Guillem Balague joining to give his take on the subsequent fallout in Spanish football. There is also a look at the Bundesliga title race between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich, while Dutch journalist Elko Born joins to talk about the Eredivisie, with title-winning Feyenoord boss Arne Slot appearing to have rejected the chance to join Spurs. The show also discusses Juventus being docked points in Serie A following a hearing into transfer dealings, before Ian Dennis and Michael Brown react to Manchester United beating Chelsea 4-1 in the Premier League. TOPICS: 02:38 - Guillem Balague on racism in La Liga 19:07 - Bundesliga 30:45 - Elko Born on the Eredivisie 35:47 - Juventus 39:40 - Jose Fonte still going strong at 39 41:48 - Manchester United 4-1 Chelsea
May 26, 2023
How to solve a problem like Chelsea: Mauricio's mission ahead
Mark Chapman is joined by Stephen Warnock, Robert Huth and Pat Nevin. They focus on the challenge facing Mauricio Pochettino, who will look to rebuild Chelsea next season after a terrible year which has come in spite of world record transfer spending. Euro Leagues regular Guillem Balague and Nizaar Kinsella from London's Evening Standard also join to give their take on the task ahead for the Argentinian manager. The podcast then moves onto Brighton's draw with Manchester City in the Premier League, including reaction from both managers. TOPICS: 00:58 - Chelsea 29:28 - Brighton 1-1 Manchester City
May 24, 2023
WSL title set for final day decider
Kelly Cates is joined by former England, Chelsea and Villa defender Anita Asante, ex-Brighton, Everton and England defender Fern Whelan and women's football reporter for The Telegraph Tom Garry. Together they’ll discuss the exciting climax to the season, including the battle for the title, the fight for survival and a transitional year for Manchester City. Plus, with the World Cup fast approaching, what are England’s chances in the tournament without Euro 2022 Golden Boot winner Beth Mead, striker Fran Kirby and captain Leah Williamson? TOPICS 1'40 Will it be Chelsea or Manchester United? 18'00 Fans have their say 26'00 Relegation scrap 32'30 Manchester City 37'00 England
May 23, 2023
MNC: Premier League winner Nathan Aké, and Newcastle secure Champions League
Mark Chapman, Rory Smith, Chris Sutton and Micah Richards are joined by Manchester City defender Nathan Aké after his side won the Premier League. They talk celebrations, the prospect of winning a treble and the moment Aké felt Manchester City would win the title. Neil Lennon and John Bennett join the pod from St James’ Park after it was confirmed that Newcastle will play in the Champions League next season. Hear from Eddie Howe after his side drew with Leicester City. The panel talk La Liga and the racial abuse suffered by Vinicius Jr. as Real Madrid played Valencia. Plus, Nottingham Forest are a talking point after they secured Premier League safety over the weekend. TOPICS: 2.30 - Nathan Aké 16.00 - How does anyone stop Manchester City? 25.03 - Newcastle and Eddie Howe 28.09 - Leicester City 30.41 - Nottingham Forest 38.56 - Vinicius Jr
May 22, 2023
Genius Guardiola and Brighton bag European football
Ben Haines is joined by Luke Edwards, Nigel Reo-Coker and Rehanne Skinner after Manchester City lift the Premier League trophy at the Etihad. They discuss the success of Pep Guardiola and whether Manchester City can go on and win the treble. We hear from Roberto de Zerbi after Brighton secured European football next season, and discuss the battle at the bottom of the table after Leeds United failed to get out of the relegation zone. Plus, the panel discuss the success of Emma Hayes at Chelsea as the WSL title battle rolls on to the last weekend of the season. TOPICS: 3.10 - Manchester City 23.08 - Brighton and De Zerbi 30.47 - Leeds United 39.00 - Newcastle v Leicester City 42.04 - WSL
May 21, 2023
Man City win the Premier League, Nottingham Forest avoid the drop
Steve Crossman presents reaction as Manchester City win the Premier League title following Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest. Former Man City defender Nedum Onuoha joins commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball and ex-Scotland international Pat Nevin to reflect on another trophy for Pep Guardiola's side. We also hear from Steve Cooper after his team confirmed their place in the Premier League next season with that victory over Arsenal. There's also reaction from the rest of the day's matches with Everton earning a crucial point at Wolves. And Roberto Firmino said goodbye to Anfield in spectacular fashion with a late equaliser against Aston Villa. TIMECODES 01:00 - Nottingham Forest beat Arsenal; Man City win the Premier League; 08:20 - Interviews with Steve Cooper and Mikel Arteta; 13:00 - Wolves 1-1 Everton; 22:00 - Tottenham 1-3 Brentford; 23:30 - Roberto Firmino says goodbye to Anfield.
May 20, 2023
Treble time for Man City? Plus delight and anger for West Ham
Darren Fletcher is joined by Glenn Murray, Kevin Campbell and Shay Given. Is the Treble on? The team discuss whether anyone can now stop Man City. West Ham coach Kevin Nolan joins the pod and not only gives some great insight into the total joy of their win over AZ Alkmaar but is also very strong on the crowd trouble at the end of the match. Luton boss Rob Edwards drops in to discuss the Championship play-off final and what promotion would mean for the Hatters and the team end by discussing the growing gap between the Premier League and the Championship. TOPICS 0 mins – just what is the capital of Turkey? 2.40 mins – the brilliance of Manchester City. 6.40 mins – the evolution of John Stones. 9.53 mins – if Man City win the Treble, would they be seen as better than Man Utd in 1999? 14.54 mins – the improvement made by Kyle Walker. 20.54 mins – West Ham coach Kevin Nolan joins the pod. 24.30 mins – Nolan on the small arena where the Europa Conference League final be played – calling it a ‘disgrace’. 25.19 mins – Nolan on the trouble at the end of the match – calling it ‘disgusting’. 29.36 mins – Luton Town boss Rob Edwards on reaching the play-off final and what promotion would mean. 38 mins – the team discuss the widening gap between the Premier League and the Premier League – and discuss this weekend’s key matches.
May 19, 2023
72+: Sheff Wed stun Posh & Luton go Pottsy
Aaron Paul is joined by former Sheffield Wednesday striker Clinton Morrison, former Port Vale manager Darrell Clarke & ex-Hull boss Phil Brown. Hear from Sheffield Wednesday boss Darren Moore after their stunning comeback against Peterborough United in the League One play-offs. Luton’s Dan Potts joins the pod after they set up a Championship play-off final against Coventry City. And Darrell reflects on his time at Port Vale. TOPICS: 1:15 – Sheff Wed-Posh, 21:00 – Luton’s Dan Potts, 31:20 – Sunderland, 33:00 – Coventry-Middlesbrough, 39:10 – Port Vale, 45:10 – League Two play-offs.
May 19, 2023
Wonderful West Ham, nerve-free Newcastle & stunning Sheffield Wednesday
Steve Crossman is joined by Ali Bruce-Ball, Neil Lennon and Rob Green to discuss West Ham reaching their first European final since 1976. David Moyes' side won 1-0 on the night at AZ Alkmaar and 3-1 on aggregate in their Europa Conference League semi-final. West Ham fan Jess Baker-Smith also comes on to give her post-match reaction from the Netherlands, before the podcast moves on to Newcastle's thumping 4-1 Premier League victory over Brighton, with The Telegraph's Luke Edwards giving his take. Betty Glover gives us the story of a breathtaking game in which Sheffield Wednesday made history on the way to beating Peterborough United on penalties to make it through to the League One play-off final. TOPICS: 00:41 - West Ham 16:10 - Newcastle 22:00 - Sheffield Wednesday
May 19, 2023
Pep's greatest, Inter's improvement, and Barcelona back on top
The Champions League final is set and the Euro Leagues crew assemble to discuss whether this Manchester City are Pep Guardiola's greatest ever side, why are Inter being so disrespected, and what really goes on between big name TV pundits pitch-side in the knockout stages of this competition. Also on the angry is Guillem that Barcelona clinched La Liga at the home of his beloved Espanyol? And where does armed thief-chaser Leonardo Bonucci rank in the pantheon of great Italian defenders? TIMECODES 01:34 - Patrice Evra antics and the “Maradona of water polo” 08:02 – Manchester City dethrone Real Madrid 21:53 – Why are Inter being so disrespected? 30:31 – Francesco Acerbi’s backstory – beating alcoholism and cancer to reach the UCL final 34:17 – Barcelona win La Liga 41:35 – Leo Bonucci announces his retirement
May 18, 2023
Merciless Man City batter Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final
Mark Chapman is joined by John Murray, Chris Sutton, Shay Given and Guillem Balague as Man City reach the Champions League final having beaten Real Madrid 5-1 on aggregate. Hear the thoughts of Pep Guardiola on a performance that will go down as one of the greatest in Man City's history. Also, Emma Hayes gives her reaction to Chelsea's 4-0 win away at West Ham which puts them on top on the Women's Super League with two games to play.
May 17, 2023
Inter Milan in the final, but will City or Real join?
Kelly Cates is joined by commentator Ian Dennis, former England defender Matt Upson, Everton and former AC Milan goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and Italian football journalist Mina Rzouki. They react to Inter Milan reaching the Champions League final after beating AC Milan 1-0 to seal a 3-0 aggregate semi-final victory. They also look ahead to Manchester City's second leg against Real Madrid in the other semi-final.
May 17, 2023
MNC: Have the Gunners blown it?
Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club with Rory Smith, Chris Sutton and Charlie Adam. They discuss Arsenal faltering in the title race, Manchester City’s dominance, and Brighton goalkeeper Jason Steele joins the programme. The team talk social media following online abuse directed at Leeds striker Patrick Bamford. There is also reaction to Liverpool's three-nil victory over Leicester, putting Klopp's side one point outside the top four, and pushing Leicester further towards relegation. TOPICS: 2:40 - Arsenal & title race 13:30 - Man City Real Madrid 16:42 - Leeds & Patrick Bamford 23:12 - Jason Steele 33:00 - Southampton 38:52 - Leicester Liverpool reaction
May 15, 2023
City have one hand on the league as Emma Hayes has both hands on the FA Cup
Kelly Somers is joined by Natasha Dowie, Luke Edwards, and Neil Taylor for reaction to Man City tightening their grip on the Premier League and Emma Hayes’ Chelsea winning their third FA Cup in a row. Arsenal drop points at home to Brighton as the Seagulls continue to fight for Europe and Brentford confirm a top-half finish after beating West Ham. Plus, thoughts on Mauricio Pochettino’s reported agreement to take over at Chelsea in the summer. Hear from Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta, Roberto De Zerbi and more.
May 14, 2023
Sports Report: Saints sink & Man Utd tame Wolves
Mark Chapman and 5 Live Sport’s team of reporters take you through the biggest stories from Saturday’s Premier League action as Southampton are relegated and Manchester United strengthen their hold on a top-four place. Shaun Wright-Phillips also joins the pod to give his thoughts on the 3 o’clock results – PLUS you’ll hear reaction from the likes of James Ward-Prowse, Rubén Sellés and Erik ten Hag.
May 13, 2023
The relegation run-in, Forest's family feel and Wembley awaits
Darren Fletcher, Nigel Reo-Coker and Paul Robinson are joined by Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dean Henderson to discuss the Premier League relegation battle. Henderson talks about his side's chances of staying up and how Forest's team spirit can help get them the points they need to survive. The panel also talk Everton, Leicester City and Leeds United. We also hear from former England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain ahead of the Women's FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday. TOPICS: 3 - Leeds United 16.20 - Dean Henderson and Nottingham Forest 23.50 - Everton 28.40 - Leicester City 36.50 - Siobhan Chamberlain and Women's FA Cup Final
May 12, 2023
72+: The EFL play-offs preview
Aaron Paul is joined by West Brom winger Jed Wallace and Northampton promotion-winner Tom King to preview the EFL play-offs. Hear from Coventry’s Mark Robins and Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson. And get the panel’s reaction to Watford appointing Valérien Ismaël and a final-day twist in the League One survival fight. TOPICS: 5:45 - Coventry-Boro, 16:00 - Sunderland-Luton, 24:55 – Watford, 27:50 - Peterborough-Sheff Wed, 34:40 - Barnsley-Bolton, 38:05 - League One relegation, 40:50 - League Two play-offs.
May 12, 2023
West Ham head to Alkmaar with slender lead
Reaction from the London Stadium with Eleanor Oldroyd, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Glenn Murray & James Collins as West Ham take a 2-1 lead away to Alkmaar in the Europa Conference League. Hear from David Moyes as he gives his post-match thoughts and analysis from Sam Delaney from the You Irons podcast.
May 11, 2023
Hey my brother! De Bruyne, Camavinga and Dzeko – plus brilliant Busquets
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle. They discuss the week’s two Champions League semi-final matches – from mixing with the stars (and calling them brother), to the remarkable journey of Eduardo Camavinga, the evergreen Edin Dzeko and the majesty of San Siro. They also wonder whether Jose Mourinho could become the next boss of PSG and ask if Sergio Busquets has been given the credit he deserves. TIMECODES 0 min – what everyone has been up to this week – including trips to Madrid and Milan. 7 mins – whether the 1-1 score between Real Madrid and Man City was fair. 9 mins – is Vinicius Junior becoming the best player in the world? 14 mins – the view on the continent of Kevin de Bruyne. 20 mins – the remarkable story of Eduardo Camavinga. 25 mins – the incredible atmosphere at San Siro. 27 mins – why Edin Dzeko is still delivering at 37. 33 mins – whether Jose Mourinho will end up at PSG. 36 mins – what made Sergio Busquets so special at Barcelona.
May 11, 2023
Inter stun Milan rivals in San Siro semi
Steve Crossman is joined by Ian Dennis, Pat Nevin, Asmir Begovic, Mina Rzouki and Statman Dave to reflect on Inter Milan's 2-0 victory over AC Milan in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. Then, Nigel Reo-Coker discusses his former club West Ham's tie against AZ Alkmaar in Thursday's Europa Conference League semi-final. Finally, ex-England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain and The Telegraph's Women's Football Reporter Tom Garry come on to talk about the WSL after thumping wins for both Chelsea and Arsenal. TOPICS: 01:06 - AC Milan 0-2 Inter Milan 19:59 - West Ham v AZ Alkmaar 24:42 - Women's Super League
May 11, 2023
Man City share spoils in Madrid
Kelly Cates is joined by football correspondent John Murray, former England and Marseille midfielder Chris Waddle and former Celtic manager and Manchester City player Neil Lennon, who react to Manchester City's one-all draw in their Champions League semi-final first leg. The team are joined by Spanish football journalist Semra Hunter to dissect the match and look ahead to the second leg. The Athletic’s Serie A writer and 5 Live Euro Leagues regular James Horncastle joins the team to preview AC Milan against Inter Milan in their semi-final. Also hear Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's reaction to the draw as the focus turns to next week when City welcome Real Madrid to the Etihad. TOPICS: 06:03 Pep Guardiola 09:10 Haaland chat 12:10 Semra Hunter 20:50 Second leg 24:10 AC Milan V Inter Milan James Horncastle
May 09, 2023
MNC: Everton delight, Leicester fright & Forest's night
Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club with Rory Smith, Sebastien Bassong and Dion Dublin. They discuss the latest twists and turns in the battle to stay in the Premier League. They also shine a spotlight on Manchester United's David de Gea as the race to finish in the top four intensifies. Finally, there is a look ahead to Manchester City's Champions League semi-final tie against Real Madrid. TOPICS: 3:30 - Everton 13:33 - Leicester City 21:07 - Nottingham Forest and Southampton 22:18 - Leeds United 26:10 - Manchester United and David de Gea 30:58 - Manchester City
May 09, 2023
Arsenal aren’t out yet & the race for the top four tightens
Kelly Somers is joined by Ledley King, Nigel Reo-Coker and Adam Crafton for reaction to Sunday's football action. Get thoughts from Mikel Arteta and Eddie Howe as Arsenal win away at Newcastle. Hear from David Moyes and Erik ten Hag as David De Gea gifts West Ham a huge three points in their fight for survival. There's reaction to Celtic winning their second successive SPL title under Ange Postecoglou with Tino from The Celtic Exchange podcast. Plus, a round up of the final day of League One as Plymouth get promoted as champions and the WSL as Chelsea keep the title in their hands.
May 07, 2023
Sports Report: Man City four clear & Chelsea win
Mark Chapman and 5 Live Sport’s team of reporters take you through the biggest stories from Saturday’s Premier League action as Manchester City beat big Sam’s Leeds and Chelsea get their first win since Lampard’s return. Alan Shearer also joins the pod to give his thoughts on the 3 o’clock results – PLUS you’ll hear reaction from the likes of Pep Guardiola, Sam Allardyce and Frank Lampard.
May 06, 2023
Allardyce prepares for Leeds debut and Warnock works his magic
Darren Fletcher is joined by Dion Dublin, Kevin Nolan and David James to look ahead to the weekend's Premier League action, including Sam Allardyce's first game as Leeds manager, away to Manchester City. Kevin tells us what Leeds' players can expect from their new boss in the coming weeks. There's also a look ahead to Nottingham Forest's crucial relegation clash with Southampton and the panel ask if failing to win a trophy would leave Arsenal disappointed this season. We also hear from Neil Warnock after his Huddersfield side avoided relegation from the Championship with a game to spare. 03:00 - Sam Allardyce's first game as Leeds manager; 16:20 - Nottingham Forest v Southampton preview; 24:30 - Neil Warnock keeps Huddersfield in the Championship; 37:20 - How will Arsenal's season be perceived?
May 05, 2023
Euro Leagues: Messi's next move & Napoli crowned champions
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Raphael Honigstein & Kristof Terreur discuss Lionel Messi's next move after PSG. Is he still good enough to play in Europe? As Euro Leagues was being recorded, Napoli were crowned Serie A champions for the first time in 33 years and who better to reflect on their victory than James Horncastle? And what did Europe think of Sam Allardyce's comments about being better than Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp? 2’45 – Kristof on Belgium’s snooker mania 4’56 – What is happening with Lionel Messi? 20’38 – Reaction to Napoli winning Serie A 31’00 – What did Europe make of Sam Allardyce’s comments? 32’30 – Roberto De Zerbi to Spurs? 34’10 – Jude Bellingham to Real Madrid?
May 04, 2023
Historic Haaland puts Man City back on top
Mark Chapman is joined by Charlie Adam, Kevin Campbell and Statman Dave for reaction to Erling Haaland making history as he scores his 35th goal of the season, putting Man City back on top of the table after beating West Ham at the Etihad. We get the thoughts of Lee Blakeman and Paul Robinson at Anfield after a Mohamed Salah penalty sees off Fulham, and hear from Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, David Moyes and Sam Allardyce after his first day in charge of Leeds. Plus, Guillem Balague gives the latest on Lionel Messi’s exit from PSG & Real Madrid’s pursuit of Jude Bellingham.
May 03, 2023
Arsenal back on top
Kelly Cates is joined by former Premier League goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and football correspondent John Murray to react to Arsenal going back to the top of the Premier League. Their 3-1 win over Chelsea is their first win in five games, so do Arsenal fans still think they can win the league? Hear from Chelsea fan Chris about what has gone wrong at his club this season, and the panel discuss whether Sam Allardyce is the right appointment for Leeds. 3’20 - Host of the ‘Chronicles of a Gooner podcast’ Harry Symeou joins the pod 14’25 – Chelsea fan Chris Barbour on their season 23’45 – How will Manchester City get on against West Ham? 27’54 – Is Sam Allardyce the right appointment for Leeds? 35’50 – Jurgen Klopp’s outburst
May 02, 2023
72+: Taylor’s triumph, Woolfy’s win & the final fixtures
Aaron Paul looks ahead to the final round of EFL fixtures with many a promotion and relegation still to be decided. He’s joined by ex-Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley and Bolton striker Cameron Jerome. Catch interviews with manager Matt Taylor after Rotherham secured Championship survival, and defender Luke Woolfenden after Ipswich won League One promotion. Also hear from Millwall’s Gary Rowett and Derby’s Paul Warne. TOPICS: 2:05 – Champ play-offs, 7:35 – Rotherham, 14:45 – Champ survival, 21:40 – Ipswich, 28:00 – League One promotion, 35:15 – L1 play-offs, 39:20 – L1 survival, 41:20 – League Two promotion.
May 02, 2023
MNC: Klopp’s antics & Richarlison’s tattoos
Steve Crossman presents the Monday Night Club with Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith. They react to Liverpool’s 4-3 win over Tottenham and have their say on the Premier League survival battle. Also hear from Michael Brown, Dean Smith and Sean Dyche after Leicester 2-2 Everton. TOPICS: 4:00 – Liverpool-Tottenham, 12:40 – Richarlison, 19:05 – Bournemouth, 26:10 – Leeds, 36:25 – Everton, 40:10 – Leicester-Everton.
May 01, 2023
Wolfsburg break Arsenal hearts
Vicki Sparks is joined by Gilly Flaherty and Rachel Corsie from inside the Emirates following Arsenal Women’s loss against Wolfsburg which saw them miss out on the Champions League Final. They reflect on a performance which saw Wolfsburg win the tie deep into extra time and discuss what this means for English teams in Europe moving forward.
May 01, 2023
Manchester City go top, Liverpool & Spurs in seven goal thriller
Ben Haines is joined by former Spurs defender Stephen Kelly, Scotland and Aston Villa defender Rachel Corsie and football reporter for The Times Charlotte Duncker. The team dissect Sunday's Premier League matches including Manchester City going top of the league for the first time since mid-February and Liverpool's last gasp win against Spurs after letting their three-goal lead slip. Hear from Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp who pulled a muscle celebrating Jota's winner, as well as Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who is not getting carried away. The Panel also chat Europe, relegation and who has done enough to stay up. TOPICS: 3:36 - Pep Guardiola 11:24 - Liverpool/Spurs 13:10 - Jurgen Klopp 19:13 - Ryan Mason 27:07 - Manchester United 34:50 - Eddie Howe 36:36 - Gary O’Neil 37:30 - Relegation chat 38:10 - Leeds
Apr 30, 2023
All about John Motson
Steve Crossman discusses the career of legendary commentator John Motson, who’s died aged 77. Steve is joined by football correspondent John Murray and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball. Also catch an interview with former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson, who often co-commentated with John Motson. And hear from the man himself.
Feb 23, 2023
Remembering Gianluca Vialli
Darren Fletcher presents a special edition of the Football Daily reflecting on the life of former Chelsea striker and manager Gianluca Vialli. Darren and former Premier League striker Glenn Murray are joined by ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, who was there when Vialli was manager at Stamford Bridge. Hear from Vialli speaking to Nihal Arthanayake in 2020. And catch the thoughts of Italian football expert James Horncastle, who worked with Vialli on TV.
Jan 06, 2023
75 years of Sports Report
75 years ago, we heard Sports Report for the first time. On this podcast, Mark Chapman and Pat Murphy speak to fans, broadcasters and those who’ve been on the other side of the microphone. Jockey AP McCoy, author Lee Child and manager Tony Pulis are among those to explain why Sports Report is so special. **This is pre-recorded, so please do not message in** TOPICS: 7:00 – Author Lee Child, 12:40 - What is it like actually working as a reporter on the show? 18:50 – Manager Tony Pulis, 26:15 – Stories from our presenters, 33:20 – Jockey AP McCoy, 42:30 - The most difficult day in the history of the programme, the day of Hillsborough, 50:20 – The wrong theme tune!
Jan 03, 2023
Remembering Pelé
This is a special episode celebrating the life on and off the pitch of arguably the greatest player ever, Pelé. Aaron Paul is joined by those who played against him, idolized him and interviewed him as they reflect on an incredible career of a true footballing legend. Former England midfielder, Alan Mullery – who played against Pelé in the 1970 World Cup tells Aaron his memories of playing with the great man, not once, not twice, but three times. South American football expert Tim Vickery gives his thoughts from Brazil as the country reacts to the news and we hear from Wales football legend Cliff Jones who faced Pelé in his first World Cup in 1958. Gary Lineker gives his tribute, as does legendary commentator Barry Davies and chief football writer at the Times, Henry Winter - who have both watched Pelé and interviewed him during their careers. Not only that, we hear from the man himself and if he thinks he’s the greatest player of all time… Timecodes: 3’00 – Tim Vickery from Brazil. 8’22 – Cliff Jones on playing against Pelé in the 1958 World Cup. 10’00 – Pelé interview. 13’00 – Clive Toye, general manager of the New York Cosmos. 18’00 – Gary Lineker tribute. 21’00 – Barry Davies reflections. 28’00 – Alan Mullery on playing against Pelé and being his friend. 35’00 – Henry Winter on interviewing Pelé.
Dec 30, 2022
All About Sarina Wiegman
As 2022 draws to a close, Steve Crossman visits the Euros winning Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman at Wembley Stadium, the site of England’s historic victory, to reflect on her team’s undefeated year. She discusses how her life has changed since the summer, how her teaching has influenced her coaching and shares the lessons she’s learnt from her players. Highlight timecodes: 1:00 – Memories from the Euros final at Wembley. 2:30 – How life has changed since becoming European Champions. 6:00 – How the players are using the spotlight for good. 7:30 – Sarina as a teacher. 13:50 – What Sarina has learnt from her players. 16:30 – Reaction to players quotes. 20:00 – Transition of squad. 24:00 – Sarina’s early life. 26:30 – Pressure.
Dec 19, 2022
All About Lewandowski
Guillem Balagué travelled to Warsaw just before the Poland team left for Qatar to sit down with Barcelona and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski. In this wide-ranging and in-depth interview, Lewandowski discusses everything from getting into TikTok to his hopes at the World Cup. The striker discusses the influence of his father and the impact of his death when Robert was aged 16, as well as what he learnt from Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. Time codes 1.30 – How Robert got into TikTok. 4 – The nickname Bobic and his development as a youngster. 6.21 – Robert discusses when he felt ready physically. 7.46 – Why his dad decided to call him Robert. 10.01 – The death of his dad when he was 16. 13.40 – Getting over being released by Legia Warsaw. 18.42 – The advice given to him by Jurgen Klopp. 20.21 – The influence of Pep Guardiola. 22.25 – His on-field leadership skills. 25.07 – His leadership skills for the national team. 26.12 – The different preparation for the Qatar World Cup. 29 – What happened in 2018. 29.55 – His ambitions to score at the World Cup. 30.40 – Competing against Lionel Messi in his final group game. 33 – His desire to play in La Liga. 34.21 – Why Qatar may not be his last World Cup.
Nov 19, 2022
All About Joshua Kimmich
Joshua Kimmich is a key player for both Germany and Bayern Munich. The 27-year-old opens up in a lengthy interview with Guillem Balague recorded at Bayern Munich’s training ground shortly before the Bundesliga season paused for the World Cup. He discusses everything from playing football in the street as a youngster to the influence of Pep Guardiola. He talks about lengthy car journeys with his dad to training with Stuttgart, the evolution of his game, his hopes for the World Cup – and spills the beans on several of his Germany team-mates. Timecodes 1.40 – Taking his family to the World Cup. 4.05 – His upbringing, playing football in the street and having fun with his friends. 8 – Joining Stuttgart at the age of 12 and the journeys there with his dad. Whether his dad thought he could make it. 11.50 – When he realised he was good and had talent. 16.50 – How and when the move to Bayern Munich happened. 18.21 – The influence of Pep Guardiola. 25 – Kimmich discusses his favourite positions on the pitch. 28.40 – Developing as a leader. 30 – Why a strong Bayern is good for the German team. 31 - Learning lessons from 2018. 34 – His favourites for the Wold Cup. 36 – Kimmich discusses several of his team-mates – Manuel Neuer, Thomas Mueller, Jamal Musiala and Kai Havertz.
Nov 18, 2022
The Big Wales Preview Show
Steve Crossman is joined by BBC Wales’ football correspondent Rob Phillips, former Wales striker Sam Vokes and former Wales captain Ashley Williams to look ahead to Wales’ first appearance at a World Cup in 64 years. They hear from Gareth Bale as he prepares to head to the tournament, former Wales international and member of the 1958 World Cup squad Cliff Jones reflects on Wales’ last appearance in the competition and Wales legend Ian Rush gives his thoughts on Wales finally qualifying for the tournament again. 5 Live presenter and Wales fan Elis James drops by too and a number of famous Welsh celebrities offer messages of good luck to the team.
Nov 15, 2022
All About Schweinsteiger Part 2
Darren Fletcher is joined by Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nedum Onuoha to chat Eric Ten Hag's Manchester United, Manchester City, and Pep Guardiola's coaching style. Bastian also reflects on his playing career, including Germany's World Cup victory in 2014, and chats about his new book, 'One of You'. 0'52 - Bastian Schweinsteiger's book, 'One of You' 5'34 - Manchester United and Eric Ten Hag 15'15 - Cristiano Ronaldo 16'25 - Coaching ambitions and Casemiro 21'25 - Manchester City v Brentford 25'28 - Pep Guardiola's philosophy 32'50 - England ahead of Qatar 35'55 - Germany's 2014 World Cup victory 39'28 - Germany ahead of Qatar
Nov 13, 2022
Napoli’s league to lose, France’s sacking season and the big Dutch keeper dilemma
Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balague, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens. With the top European leagues set to stop for the World Cup, the team ask which of them are effectively already over. Julien discusses why the sackings continue in France, Guillem explains why the Basques are consistently able to punch above their weight and they also ask what was behind Gerard Pique’s red card? Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan also drops in to shed some light on why there is something of a keeper crisis with their national team. TIMECODES 1 min – The team discuss where they are staying in Qatar – and whether they will use the gym. 7 mins – James explains whether he thinks Napoli will go on to win Serie A. 11 mins – How the title race is looking in La Liga – and why Gerard Pique saw red. 19 mins – PSG on top - again – in France but why are so many managers are losing their job? 25 mins – Why the Basque region produces so many footballers. 29 mins – Marcel explains how the Dutch are looking heading into the World Cup. 40 mins – Bayern Munich and Germany’s Joshua Kimmich on a winning mentality.
Nov 10, 2022
Euro Leagues – adios Pique, truffle hogs and opera not pop
Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balagué, Kristof Terreur and Mina Rzouki. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has announced his retirement – but how good was he and how will he be remembered? The Champions League group stage has now finished and the team discuss whether it will be silverware for Napoli, the balance at PSG and the miserable campaign for Atlético Madrid. Plus – more top players are set to miss out on the World Cup, is this becoming a bit of an issue? TIMECODES….. 1 min: Guillem’s crazy birthday and Kristof’s holiday. 3 mins: Gerard Pique’s decision to retire. 12 mins: Napoli looking good and deserve great credit. 24 mins: Whether the balance is right at PSG. 33 mins: The deep problems at Atlético Madrid. 40 mins: More players missing the World Cup.
Nov 03, 2022
When Shearer met Haaland
The Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer Alan Shearer meets Erling Haaland on the eve of his debut season at Manchester City. Haaland talks about the relationship with his father, and wanting to be a better player than him from a really young age. He says he has the ability to improve ‘everything’ in his game, highlights the importance of meditation, outlines how he’ll develop on-pitch chemistry with his new team-mates, and insists he’ll welcome the physicality and ‘pain’ of the Premier League. HIGHLIGHTS 01:30 – Relationship with and influence of his father on his career 05:00 – Emotions connected to goalscoring, and how to get over missing chances 11:00 – His mental approach to the game and importance of meditation 13:45 – On whether he has to adjust his game to fit in at Manchester City
Aug 06, 2022
All About Pep
Steve Crossman speaks to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola about playing golf and spending time with family during the summer break, why emotions are more important to him than stats in football and how Erling Haaland is settling in. They also discuss why Pep has embraced the city of Manchester so much, what he plans to do when he retires and why the club’s fanbase around the world is so important to him. Steve’s also joined by former City midfielder Michael Brown to reflect on Guardiola’s words, what the signing of Haaland says about the club’s status and whether he thinks Pep’s more relaxed than what we see on the touchline.
Aug 03, 2022
Alex Scott: The Future of Women's Football
Former England international Alex Scott looks at the explosion in popularity of women’s football and asks what the future holds for the game she loves. Women’s football is the fastest growing female sport in the world. With wages on the rise and multi-million pound broadcasting deals being agreed, this summer’s European Championships in England are set to be a watershed moment for the game. Traveling to Barcelona, Alex witnesses a seminal moment in the sport’s history as a world-record 91,000 people pack the Nou Camp for the women’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Keen to know if that growth is sustainable, Alex seeks the views of some of the sport’s biggest names such as Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes and England Lionesses captain Leah Williamson. Alex hears how Reading’s WSL player, Emma Mitchell, is juggling being a new mum and a top-flight footballer, with maternity rights only recently being introduced for players. Meeting other Women’s Super League players, Alex learns about the challenges they still face, exploring the lack of diversity in the women’s game and the ongoing issues with social media abuse. This is a pivotal time for women’s football and in order to find out if the game she loves is in safe hands, Alex flies to Switzerland to speak to Uefa and travels around the UK, meeting experts across the industry, including agents, investors, international stars and former players, to hear how far the game has come – and look at its incredible potential for the future.
Jun 25, 2022
All About Mike Dean
This is a special Football Daily pod where Mark Chapman sits down to chat to Premier League referee Mike Dean on his extraordinary career, after announcing that he will retire at the end of the season after over 20 years at the very top of the game. He tells Mark how he started in the lower leagues and rose to the very top – and lets us in on a few secrets along the way… like who were his favourite players - to the manager he feared the most and lifts the lid on what really goes on in the referees dressing rooms. Not only that we hear his views on how the game has changed throughout his time on the pitch and of course VAR gets a mention too!
Apr 02, 2022
Bale's brilliance keeps World Cup dream alive
Kelly Cates, commentator Conor McNamara and former Wales internationals Sam Ricketts and Sam Vokes reflect on Wales’ victory over Austria in their play-off semi-final, which leaves them just one game away from qualifying for their first World Cup since 1958. Wales manager, Rob Page, gives his reaction to his team’s emotionally charged win. Mina Rzouki reacts to Italy’s shock exit from the World Cup Qualifiers, and we also have reaction from Scotland’s draw in their international friendly against Poland.
Mar 25, 2022
All About Bastian Schweinsteiger
Steve Crossman & former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha catch-up with World Cup winner & Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger. The 8-time Bundesliga title winner talks international highs & lows, his time playing in a legendary Bayern team & turning down a career as a professional skier
Nov 14, 2021
Make or break Manchester derby & Howe can Eddie save Newcastle?
Darren Fletcher is joined by former Man City and Spurs midfielder Michael Brown and ex-Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison to look ahead to the Manchester Derby, Antonio Conte’s Premier League return and the latest in Newcastle’s manager search. Could Saturday’s match at Old Trafford determine the fate of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? The Manchester United manager has a great record in this fixture, winning three and drawing one of the last four, and this time around he has Cristiano Ronaldo. Will a Man United back four better suit Pep Guardiola’s Man City? As Antonio Conte prepares for his first Premier League game in charge of Tottenham, Clinton and Michael ask if the current squad are prepared for their fresh start and whether they will buy into the new regime. Plus, will Harry Kane be a part of Conte’s long-term plans? With Eddie Howe looking like the favourite to replace Steve Bruce at St James’s Park, is he the best manager to take on Newcastle’s relegation battle? Plus we’ve reaction from St Mary’s after Southampton beat Aston Villa one-nil. You can hear from both Ralph Hasenhüttl and Dean Smith.
Nov 05, 2021
Euro Leagues: Barcelona sack Koeman
As Barcelona sack Ronald Koeman, Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Rafa Honigstein, Mina Rzouki and Julien Laurens to discuss what we can expect next for both the club and their former manager. What was the decisive moment that lead to his dismissal and how would the Spanish side look with Xavi at the helm? Plus, we hear from former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj on why it didn’t work out for him under Jose Mourinho and Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken tells us why he is loving life right now. TOPICS: 3’30 Ronaldo Koeman sacked by Barcelona 19’10 Real Sociedad 26’00 Adnan Januzaj interview 37’00 Mark Flekken interview
Oct 28, 2021
All About Conor Coady
Steve Crossman & former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha catch-up Wolverhampton Wanderers’ captain & England defender Conor Coady. The guys talk all things Wolves, England, the art of being a Captain AND car parks. Former Wolves striker Nathan Blake also join the guys to talk expectations this season & mental health.
Aug 04, 2021
Epilepsy in Football
To mark the International Awareness Day for Epilepsy, Steve Crossman is joined by former England and Cardiff forward Jay Bothroyd as well as Port Vale Defender Leon Legge to talk about how the neurological disorder has affected their lives. All three share personal experiences before chatting about stigmas, mental health and how sport deals with medical conditions. This podcast contains references to some scenarios you may find distressing. For more information on epilepsy, visit the NHS website.
Aug 02, 2021
All About Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before. The Manchester City boss selects several of his favourite songs that reference key moments in his life, as he takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings to the very top of the football world. Speaking to Guillem Balague back in 2018 he talks at length about his upbringing, family life, Barcelona, New York, politics and his special relationship with the people of Manchester. Guardiola also opens up about the night his wife and two daughters were caught up in the Manchester Arena Attack.
Jul 21, 2021
All About Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk opens up on his love of Disneyland and Game of Thrones, honing his skills on Cruyff courts and how he switches off from football in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with Guillem Balague
Jul 14, 2021
All About Van Basten
Steve Crossman is joined by triple Ballon d'Or winner Marco van Basten for a Euro Leagues special. He won six league titles, two European Cups and the Euros but Marco van Basten wishes he had retired earlier. He discusses meeting his idol Johan Cruyff as a teenager and scoring his most famous goal in the Euro 88 final. But he missed two seasons trying to fight back from his ankle injury and now cannot even kick a ball.
Jun 04, 2021
Euro Leagues: End of the ESL? What happens now?
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Rafa Honigstein and Kristof Terreur are joined by Bayer Leverkusen’s Uefa committee member Fernando Carro to discuss a turbulent week. From the seismic shock caused across Europe by the news of the proposed European Super League to the possible fall-out and consequences of its collapse - the team unpick a week like any other. TOPICS 3.20 – What has happened this week 5.18 - Impact of Florentino Perez’s latest interview 09.30 - Interview with Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro, who is also on Uefa’s Club Competitions Committee. He talks about how ‘disgusting’ certain aspects of behaviour was from ESL clubs 16 - Carro very strong on need to discuss problems in football in the open 17.30 – Carro good on how Germans are good at finding compromises – and how important this is right now 23.35 – The team discusses what happens next 27 – Rafa Honigstein on how Perez has been exposed as “the emperor with no clothes” 34 – Why fans around Europe have reacted differently to the ESL plans 37.57 – The team discusses whether this week will be remembered in 10 years
Apr 22, 2021
All About Jen Beattie
BBC Sport's Eilidh Barbour has been speaking to the Scotland and Arsenal defender Jen Beattie. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and is still receiving treatment, but has since played for her club and country. If you, or someone you know, have been affected by issues raised in this podcast, support and information is available at
Dec 15, 2020
Remembering Diego Maradona
In this special episode of the Football Daily podcast Mark Chapman is joined by correspondent John Murray and South American football expert Tim Vickery to pay tribute to football legend Diego Maradona, who has died at the age of 60. Maradona - arguably the greatest player football has ever seen - had a spectacular career: he captained Argentina to victory at the 1986 World Cup, and scoring both the infamous 'Hand of God' goal and the much-lauded solo second against England in their quarter-final. He spent much of his club career at Napoli, winning two Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup with the Italian side. He had previously played for Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Argentinos Juniors. We hear from Gary Lineker, Pep Guardiola, Ossie Ardiles, and Paul Elliott - all paying tribute to the Argentine superstar.
Nov 26, 2020
All about: Nicklas Bendtner
Former Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner talks candidly to Steve Crossman about Arsenal, addiction, smoking with Pirlo, and finally embracing the 'Lord Bendtner' nickname.
Nov 13, 2020
Dier's VAR frustration, Fulham need unity and why Brewster joined Sheff Utd
Steve Crossman and Stephen Warnock look ahead to Sunday's Premier League matches. We hear from Fulham boss Scott Parker on the club's tough reintroduction to the Premier League and Stephen explains why he feels Tony Khan's social media comments after the Villa game were unhelpful. Tottenham's Eric Dier expresses his frustration with the use of VAR ahead of his side's trip to Manchester United, while Stephen reveals who has been a key figure in Aston Villa's good start as they prepare to face Liverpool. Ahead of their game at Arsenal, Steve speaks to Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and new signing Rhian Brewster, who talks about his decision to go to Bramall Lane, training with Steve McManaman and why his dad loves John Barnes.
Oct 03, 2020
Harry Maguire
Harry Maguire speaks exclusively to the BBC's Dan Roan.
Aug 28, 2020
Euro Leagues: Greatest Champions League XIs
Steve Crossman and guests select their Greatest Champions League XIs
Aug 21, 2020
Lower League Lockdown Life
Steve Crossman, Mark Clemmit and Derby County’s Curtis Davies explore how lockdown has affected the lives and careers of players in football’s lower divisions.
Aug 13, 2020
Monday Night Club: That's all folks!
Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith in the Monday Night Club's end of season review. The team react as Aston Villa escape relegation, condemning Watford and Bournemouth to the Championship. Who had the better season - Frank Lampard's Chelsea or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United? And Chris tells all about his lawnmower woes.
Jul 27, 2020
The 10 Games that shaped Klopp’s Liverpool
From a 2 - 2 draw against West Brom back in December 2015, to producing one of the greatest Champions League comebacks of all time against Barcelona in May 2019. Kelly Cates is joined by our football correspondent John Murray, former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock and John Gibbons from The Anfield Wrap to reflect on the 10 defining games that turned Klopp's Liverpool from also-rans to Premier League champions.
Jun 26, 2020
Liverpool are crowned Premier League champions
After 30 years of waiting for a 19th title, Liverpool are Premier League champions following Manchester City's defeat at Chelsea. Steve Crossman is joined by football correspondent John Murray and former England and Chelsea winger Karen Carney who saw that dramatic win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that confirmed the title for Liverpool. We hear reaction from former Liverpool and England defender Stephen Warnock as well as Ronny Rosenthal who was part of Liverpool’s last title winning team 30 years ago. Plus Gabby Logan from Match of the Day speaks to Liverpool's Andy Robertson and James Milner, who were mid celebration after hearing they're officially Premier League champions!
Jun 26, 2020
MNC: #BlackLivesMatter, Billy Sharp and the Prem is almost back
Kelly Cates, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are back on the Monday Night Club. The team talk about #BlackLivesMatter appearing on team shirts when the Premier League returns and the impact that it could have on tackling racism in football. Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp talks about the Blades' incredible season as he draws close to a century of goals for his boyhood club. Who will go down? And who will qualify for Europe? The panel discuss the possibilities as the PL's return draws near.
Jun 15, 2020
Euro Leagues: Frenkie de Jong, Aitor Karanka and Bixente Lizarazu
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens are back with the Euro Leagues show. Frenkie de Jong discusses his rise from a small Dutch village to FC Barcelona and former teammates Aitor Karanka and Bixente Lizarazu are re-united. Former Middlesbrough manager Karanka discusses the return of La Liga and Bayern legend Lizarazu recalls France's success at Euro 2000.
Jun 07, 2020
MNC: Stephen Warnock on Benitez and Istanbul
Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Micah Richards and Rory Smith on the Monday Night Club. Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock criticises Rafa Benitez' man management skills and reflects on the 2005 Champions League final. And the team react to the cancellation of the Women's Super League.
May 25, 2020
Euro Leagues: Roberto Martínez, Jesse Marsch and Bernardo
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur are back with the Euro Leagues. Roberto Martínez explains why his Belgium players are coaches of the future and Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch remembers THAT half-time team-talk at Anfield. And Brighton defender Bernardo discusses his love of radio, Project Restart and his upbringing in Brazil.
May 24, 2020
MNC: Celtic, Christie and Cantona
Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are back on the Monday Night Club. Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie discusses his club's ninth Premiership title in a row and Dion Dublin remembers the magic of Eric Cantona at Manchester United.
May 18, 2020
Euro Leagues: Return of the Bundesliga and Quique Sánchez Flores
The Bundesliga is back and so are Steve Crossman and the Euro Leagues team. Fortuna Düsseldorf sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel takes us behind the scenes at his club and Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us from Köln-Mainz. Meanwhile, former Watford and Atlético Madrid boss Quique Sánchez Flores discusses winning the Europa League, his godfather Alfredo Di Stéfano and the Pozzo family.
May 17, 2020
Euro Leagues: Chris Waddle on his Marseille career
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur on this week's Euro Leagues show. The team bring us the latest on the return of the Bundesliga and leagues across Europe. Plus Chris Waddle reminisces about his Marseille career and the time he aimed for France and ended up on an island in the Indian Ocean... And Nayim remembers THAT goal against Arsenal in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final.
May 10, 2020
Friday Football Social: Jermain Defoe and Glenn Hoddle
Jermain Defoe talks about a lack of respect for his England career and Glenn Hoddle relives the Champions League final on the Friday Football Social with Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas. John Murray gives an update on the Bundesliga and potential return for the Premier League. Plus we hear about Fletch's BBQ and JJ's slip and slide...
May 08, 2020
Euro Leagues: José Enrique and Rabbi Matondo
José Enrique compares Jon Flanagan to Roberto Carlos and we hear from FC Schalke and Wales winger Rabbi Matondo in this week's Euro Leagues podcast. Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens join Steve Crossman to discuss Ligue 1 being cancelled and how football may restart in Spain, Italy and Germany.
May 03, 2020
Keith Gillespie and Robbie Savage's hairdryer
What links Robbie Savage's hairdryer to Keith Gillespie? Can Mark Chapman and Chris Sutton reverse their poor form to overcome Savage and Vicki Sparks in Alistair Bruce-Ball's "You're Better Than That" quiz? And how could we see a return for football?
Apr 29, 2020
Euro Leagues: Steffen Freund and what next for Dutch football?
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur for this week's Euro Leagues podcast. Former German international Steffen Freund reflects on their Euro 1996 victory, a sore subject for Steve. With the news that the Dutch football season will be voided, we're also joined by SC Cambuur manager Henk de Jong whose team were at the top of the Eerste Divisie and could now miss out on promotion to the Eredivisie and Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan.
Apr 26, 2020
All about James Milner
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas catch up with one of the Premier League's longest-serving players James Milner. They chat all about his life in football as well as those infamous social media videos.
Apr 24, 2020
Can the Premier League cope with the coronavirus crisis?
Kelly Cates is joined by Ian Dennis and Clinton Morrison to discuss their favourite sporting films and whether the Premier League can survive the coronavirus crisis. We hear from National League chairman Brian Barwick and football finance expert Nick Harris to discuss how teams will cope.
Apr 07, 2020
Sean Dyche, Lucy Bronze and Phil Neville's own language
What would make Sean Dyche rather get a "big spoon" and "ram it" in his eye socket? And how does Lucy Bronze think women's football has changed over the last few years? Mark Chapman is joined by Dion Dublin, Karen Carney and Clinton Morrison to discuss life without football, Phil Neville's own language, their favourite grounds and what riled them up on the football pitch. Sean Dyche also uses the word 'peng'.
Mar 28, 2020
EFL Special: How will clubs be affected by coronavirus?
Mark Chapman is joined by Michael Brown, George Elek and Kieran Maguire to look at how EFL clubs will be affected by coronavirus. On this special episode, we hear from EFL chairman Rick Parry, Portsmouth striker John Marquis, Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace and Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth.
Mar 21, 2020
Coronavirus: It's Statman again - what happens next for football?
Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Dennis, Darren Fletcher, Chris Waddle to discuss the effect of the coronavirus on football and Statman Dave models the outcome of the season.
Mar 14, 2020
All About Kieran Trippier (in Madrid)
Steve Crossman chats to Atlético Madrid and England right back Kieran Trippier. They discuss his move from the Premier League to La Liga and how he has adapted to the Spanish climate. Also they talk about his relationship with his manager Diego Simeone and how he still talks to Sean Dyche on a weekly basis.
Jan 27, 2020
All about Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool's 21-year-old right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold opens up in an exclusive interview with Guillem Balague. The Liverpudlian talks about playing head tennis on holiday, reveals the thinking behind THAT corner against Barcelona, discusses staying moves ahead on the chess board and on the pitch - and explains why he would loving nothing more than wearing the captain's armband at Anfield.
Oct 31, 2019
Back from the brink
Former Bolton Manager Owen Coyle joins the Football Daily on the day Bolton Wanderers future was secured, 24 hours after Bury were expelled from the Football League. The Guardian's football finance expert David Conn and Tranmere owner Mark Palios - formerly an insolvency practitioner as well as Bury and Bolton player - join Mark Chapman, and Michael Brown describes how he had to tell his son, who played for Bury's academy, that he no longer had a club.
Aug 28, 2019
Bury FC expelled from the Football League
Kelly Cates is joined by Steve Crossman and BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Minay to react to the news that Bury Football Club has been expelled from the Football League. A takeover deal to buy Bury FC collapsed earlier on Tuesday and the club couldn’t prove to the EFL that it had the funds to continue or find a new buyer before the deadline of 5pm. The news broke at 11pm that the club had been expelled from the Football League and we were there to get the reaction from emotional fans who were still at Gigg Lane in the hope their club could be saved. We also discuss the news that Bolton Wanderers has been given an extension of 14 days, but as Mike explains, they could be the second club to be expelled from the Football League, sooner rather than later.
Aug 28, 2019
The day that Bury survived?
On a day full of ups and downs Steve Crossman heads to Bury to work out how much the town loves their club. Plus Nicky Adams tells us why he feels 'cheated' by chairman Steve Dale
Aug 23, 2019
All about Bernardo Silva - exclusive interview
Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva takes Steve Crossman on a journey from his early life in Lisbon to Premier League stardom. The 25-year-old discusses his first experience of the Manchester rain, singing in the shower, the incredible demands of playing for Pep Guardiola and the club’s quest to win the Champions League.
Aug 15, 2019
All about Crystal Palace with Milivojević and Townsend
Emma Saunders goes behind the scenes at Crystal Palace – and catches up with former player Clinton Morrison to chat about Wilfried Zaha's future at the club and the team's summer so far. They hear from captain Luka Milivojevic and winger Andros Townsend.
Aug 07, 2019
All about Arsenal with Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Bellerin and Pepe
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Hector Bellerin and Nicholas Pepe join Nick Bright and David Ornstein to talk the new season, saving the world and who should be kicked out of the players' WhatsApp group.
Aug 07, 2019
All about Newcastle with Bruce, Dubravka and Lascelles
Steve Crossman and former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan spend the day with Newcastle United to look ahead to the new season. Hear from Steve Bruce on how he couldn’t turn down the chance to manage his boyhood club, Martin Dubravka talks getting to grips with the Geordie accent and Jamaal Lascelles (sort of) gives his prediction for the season. Plus Matt Ritchie discusses competition with the club’s new signings, and Sean Longstaff reflects on the injury that he thought might end his career. You can hear how Newcastle get on in their first match of the season against Arsenal on 5 Live Premier League Sunday – kick off is at 2pm.
Aug 07, 2019
All about Sheffield United with Wilder, Jagielka, McBurnie and more
Steve Crossman and former Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown go behind the scenes as the Blades prepare for their first season back in the top flight since 2007. Hear from manager Chris Wilder and returning defender Phil Jagielka, who says he has unfinished business following the club's relegation 12 years ago. Record signing Oli McBurnie explains why he gets compared to Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones. We also hear from Chris "BashamBauer" Basham and Billy Sharp on how much playing in the top flight means to the club and the city.
Aug 06, 2019
All about Spurs with Son and Winks
Nick Bright and Ben Haines go to Tottenham’s training ground for pre-season chats with Harry Winks and “uncle” Son Heung-Min. They talk K-pop, have issues with wasps and spend far too much time trying out handshakes, something that is surprisingly visual for a podcast.
Aug 06, 2019
All about Liverpool with Klopp and Robertson
Jurgen Klopp and Andy Robertson speak to Juliette Ferrington and reveal what Liverpool have been learning from a surfer, and how Klopp learnt English by watching Friends. This episode also features John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap and stories about Andy Robertson trying to get jobs in supermarkets.
Aug 06, 2019
All about West Ham with Rice, Fabianski and more
In the third of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at West Ham United. We find out what really happened to Declan Rice in the hilarious viral video that did the rounds in the off-season, and why he asked Manuel Pellegrini to go out on loan to the Championship at the start of last season. Also, we explain to Lukasz Fabianski why he is so sought-after in Fantasy Football, Carlton Cole's thoughts on new record signing Sebastian Haller and why nobody enjoys sleep more than defender Issa Diop.
Aug 04, 2019
All about Leicester with Schmeichel, Rodgers and Fuchs
Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Leicester City in the second of our series of Premier League specials. Hear from manager Brendan Rodgers on trying to break into the top 6, what superhero character Leicester player of the season Ricardo Pereira would come to training as, Christian Fuchs' big esports plan and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel speaks from the heart about late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Aug 03, 2019
All about Villa with Grealish, Smith, Mings and more
In the first of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Aston Villa ahead of the new season. Learn how Jack Grealish's Mum was more worried than he was when he was attacked by a Birmingham fan, why Tyrone Mings knew he'd 'made it' when he upgraded his Citroën Saxo to a Vauxhall Corsa, why manager Dean Smith 'had to' sign over 10 players this summer and how we've all been pronouncing Conor Hourihane's name incorrectly. If that isn't enough we also catch up with club captain James Chester and new signings Jota and Matt Targett. Joining Steve throughout the pod is Villa legend Dion Dublin.
Aug 01, 2019
Man United make moves, World Cup QFs and have FIFA failed?
It’s a football sandwich in this edition, Steve Crossman with the latest transfer news and Caroline Barker from the Women’s World Cup. Steve is joined by BBC Sports News correspondent David Ornstein to look at a possible second summer signing for Manchester United as they agree a price for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The pair then discusses any other possible comings and goings in the Premier League. Who should we be watching out for? Then we are live in France with Caroline Barker, Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis to preview the Women’s World Cup quarter finals. Can England overcome Norway? Hear from England boss Phil Neville, who has labelled Norway as the ‘surprise’ package of the tournament. Plus commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball pops up with special interview with Pierluigi Collina as we talk VAR.
Jun 26, 2019
The ultimate guide to the Women's World Cup
Emma Saunders is joined by former England forward Rachel Yankey, former England goalkeeper Rachel Finnis-Brown and BBC World Cup commentator Vicki Sparks to bring you a guide on the teams and players to look out for in the Women's World Cup 2019. As England and Scotland prepare to face each other in their opening Group D game on Sunday 9th June, the panel discuss how far both home nations can go into the tournament. They also give in-depth analysis on the France, USA, Netherlands and Germany squads, who are all contenders to win the World Cup.
Jun 03, 2019
Hazard’s off as Chelsea win Europa League
Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League and in the process stop Arsenal qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Lee Dixon, Andy Townsend, Pat Nevin and Alan Pardew pore over what this means for the future of this Chelsea squad with Eden Hazard admitting after that he's off. But what does the future hold for manager Maurizio Sarri? And with three consecutive seasons of failing to qualify for the Champions League, is this the new normal for Arsenal fans?
May 29, 2019
Meet England's World Cup squad
Emma Saunders presents a special show as we meet The Lionesses ahead of the Women's World Cup, which gets underway next month. Former England players Rachel Brown-Finnis and Rachel Yankey and commentator Vicki Sparks join the panel - as we get to know the likes of Steph Houghton, Nikita Parris and Jill Scott as they prepare to jet off for France ahead of the tournament which starts on 7 June. And we get the gossip on what happened when the team went camping with the SAS and who sang Take That songs around the camp fire.
May 23, 2019
All about Raheem: Is Sterling the most influential sportsperson in Britain?
Mark Chapman is joined by NY Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith, journalist and broadcaster Musa Okwonga, England youtube channel host Craig Mitch and Clive Ellington who discovered Sterling as an eight-year-old. They consider if the England and Manchester City forward is one of the most influential sports stars of this generation.
May 15, 2019
The key matches of Rafa Benitez’s career
From Valencia to Istanbul and Inter to Tyneside - Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez tells Guillem Balague about the key matches from his managerial career
Apr 25, 2019
Who does Fergie fancy for the title?
Thanks to Chinese whispers we know who Sir Alex Ferguson is tipping for Premier League title. Would Liverpool getting 97 points and still coming second to Manchester City be a "disaster" for the club? And which team of the two will contain the winner of the Golden Boot? Jonathan Overend, Michael Brown, Jon Walters and David Thompson look at the bottom of the league as well - and ask if Cardiff's strong sense of identity will be what saves them this season.
Apr 14, 2019
Chris Smalling: Maidstone, Man United and Messi
Chris Smalling talks about growing up in a one-parent family and how even though they couldn’t afford his bus fare to go to football training sessions, he still managed to make it from non-league Maidstone to Manchester United. He tells Guillem Balague about the importance of tackling racism in football and the crucial role Raheem Sterling has had. Smalling talks about that elbow on Lionel Messi in Manchester United’s Champions League Quarter Final first leg and whether they can turnaround a 1-0 deficit against Barcelona. And he reveals who has the worst taste in music in United’s changing room. It’s Chris Smalling as you’ve never heard him before.
Apr 12, 2019
Mandela to Mourinho – Juan Mata exclusive interview
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata discusses the freedom his football career has given him, his struggles with his guitar and his heroes in an in-depth exclusive interview.
Mar 26, 2019
Inside Leeds: How Bielsa Works
A special podcast examining the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United. Guillem Balague spent four days behind the scenes at Elland Road speaking to his players, staff, fans and the man himself. We find out how he’s transformed the training ground, why his players are so impressed and observe one of his training sessions. Plus, you’ll hear some bizarre tales about plug sockets and a fireplace.
Feb 28, 2019
Virgil van Dijk - Denzel, Disneyland and becoming a legend
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk opens up on his love of Disneyland and Game of Thrones, honing his skills on Cruyff courts and how he switches off from football in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview.
Feb 21, 2019
Zlatan is Football Daily
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Steve Crossman about Paul Pogba, Man Utd, fatherhood, dodgy showers and life on Planet Zlatan in a wide-ranging interview.
Nov 22, 2018
Pep Music: The songs that made Guardiola
Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before. The Manchester City boss selects several of his favourite songs that reference key moments in his life, as he takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings to the very top of the football world. Speaking to Guillem Balague he talks at length about his upbringing, family life, Barcelona, New York, politics and his special relationship with the people of Manchester. Guardiola also opens up about the night his wife and two daughters were caught up in the Manchester Arena Attack.
Oct 25, 2018