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 Oct 18, 2021
Great football podcast prefer to hear from the top football commentators as well rather than some hip hop don't know 😕 Kelly best presenter 👏👏

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 Nov 5, 2019
Get podcast. all the premier league news and whispers all in 30 mins. The Monday night club is great love Rory Smith and Ian Wright

 Jun 14, 2019
Don't watch women's football, don't know why a separate pod for the WWC wasn't created, didn't want this forced on me, so skipped them. Great otherwise.


Your daily dose of football reaction, debate & analysis from the Premier League, EFL and beyond, plus interviews with the biggest names in the game.

Episode Date
Euro Leagues: Mourinho made me do it
John Bennett presents discussion on the latest football news from across Europe. He’s joined by European football journalists Guillem Balagué, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur. The panel discuss how some of the continent’s big international teams are looking with less than two months to go until the World Cup. Will Messi soon be back at Barcelona? Sport BILD’s Christian Falk joins the pod to assess Bayern Munich’s struggles. Not everything’s nice at Nice and could we soon be saying goodbye to San Siro? TOPICS: 6:10 – France, 15:55 – Spain, 22:55 – Messi, 24:30 – Netherlands, 28:10 – Belgium, 32:15 – Germany, 37:00 – Bayern Munich, 44:05 – Nice, 49:45 – San Siro.
Sep 29, 2022
72+: Watford wield the axe (again) & the non-league Haaland
Aaron Paul is joined by Wycombe defender Joe Jacobson and Leyton Orient boss Richie Wellens for a dive into the EFL and beyond. Women Of Watford FC founder Kate Lewers has her say on yet another managerial change. The panel ask what next for Rob Edwards and assess the appointment of Mark Fotheringham at Huddersfield. Hear from Paul Warne for the first time since leaving Rotherham for Derby, Steven Schumacher joins the pod after leading Plymouth to the League One summit, Mansfield CEO David Sharpe talks Saturday 1pm kick-offs and meet the Notts County striker who’s outscoring Erling Haaland in English football. TOPICS: 4:50 – Watford, 17:55 – Huddersfield, 26:30 – Plymouth, 37:45 – 1pm kick-offs, 44:55 – the non-league Haaland.
Sep 28, 2022
Steadfast Scotland secure Nations League promotion
Kelly Cates is joined by Alan Hutton, alongside Pat Nevin and Alistair Bruce-Ball in Kraków, as Scotland hold firm to earn a 0-0 draw against Ukraine and a crucial point to secure Nations League promotion. The panel react to a nervy, yet gritty performance in Poland and assess what Scotland’s promotion to the top tier will mean over the next few years. Guiding his side to success, manager Steve Clarke shares his pride after the game and offers his thoughts on the team’s progression. And ahead of the Lionesses’ upcoming friendlies against USA and Czech Republic, we hear from boss Serena Weigman on her latest squad selection with reaction from women’s football journalist and broadcaster Flo Lloyd-Hughes.
Sep 27, 2022
Bellingham stars as England held in six-goal thriller
Mark Chapman has reaction to England 3-3 Germany in the Nations League at Wembley. Hear from Gareth Southgate, Luke Shaw and Harry Kane. And catch the thoughts of ex-internationals Andros Townsend and Chris Sutton, as well as commentator Ian Dennis. Jump to 27:25 for a preview of Ukraine vs Scotland with ex-international Pat Nevin, Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball. Also hear from Scotland boss Steve Clarke and striker Che Adams. INTERVIEWS: 10:15 – Gareth Southgate, 16:00 – Luke Shaw, 25:20 – Harry Kane, 29:40 – Steve Clarke/Che Adams.
Sep 26, 2022
Southgate & Sterling up for Germany challenge
Juliette Ferrington previews England vs Germany in the Nations League – England’s final match before the World Cup. She’s joined by commentators John Murray and Ian Dennis, as well as The Mirror’s Andy Dunn. Also hear the pre-match thoughts of Gareth Southgate and Raheem Sterling, and a feature interview with Declan Rice. INTERVIEWS: 6:55 – Gareth Southgate, 12:40 – Raheem Sterling, 22:10 – Declan Rice.
Sep 25, 2022
Record crowds, derby days & Arsenal extend lead
On this episode of the Football Daily the focus is all on the Women’s Super League. Vicki Sparks is joined by former England international Anita Asante and editor of She Kicks magazine, Jen O’Neill as they reflect on a record breaking day at the Emirates, as Arsenal extend their lead at the top of the table after beating Tottenham 4-0 in front of a record WSL crowd. They hear from Arsenal boss, Jonas Eidevall and the WSL’s all-time leading scorer, Vivianne Miedema after she got two in the back of the net in the North London derby. Spurs manager Rehanne Skinner also makes a pod appearance and explains what more her team could have done to stop the Arsenal goal threat. Chelsea and Manchester City are yet to get a win so far this season – they face each other on Sunday. The panel get the thoughts from Emma Hayes and Gareth Taylor ahead of that match. And it’s a weekend of derby matches as the Merseyside derby returns – it’s the first one since 2019 as Liverpool host Everton at Anfield. Vicki, Anita and Jen get analysis from both camps and try to make some predictions. Timecodes: 1’00 – Analysis of Arsenal against Tottenham. 4’50 – Jonas Eidevall interview with George Cummins. 8’00 – Vivianne Miedema interview and Arsenal focus. 10’30 – Spurs chat and Rehanne Skinner audio. 12’00 – Chelsea v Manchester City section. 14’00 – Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes audio. 18’00 – Man City boss, Gareth Taylor reaction. 22’18 – Merseyside derby discussion with Brian Sorensen and Matt Beard audio. 27’22 – Aston Villa expectations. 28’05 – Manchester United focus.
Sep 24, 2022
Nations League relegation for England as winless run continues
Emma Saunders is joined by former England centre back Matt Upson, Everton winger, Andros Townsend and football correspondent John Murray after England lost 1-0 away to Italy in the Nations League. This result means England have gone five games without a win, for the first time since 2014, so the panel discuss what went wrong at the San Siro and how do they improve ahead of their final game before the World Cup against Germany on Monday. They also hear from England manager, Gareth Southgate and defender Harry Maguire makes a pod appearance too. Timecodes: 1’00 – John Murray sums up the game. 3’50 – Front three chat with Andros Townsend. 5’00 – Matt Upson analysis on what went wrong for England. 6’20 – Defensive focus. 7’30 – Jude Bellingham analysis. 10’30 – Eric Dier chat. 16’00 – Gareth Southgate interview with John Murray. 21’00 – Harry Maguire interview.
Sep 23, 2022
72+: The managerial merry-go-round
Aaron Paul is joined by Port Vale chair Carol Shanahan and Derby County captain Curtis Davies, on the day that Paul Warne is announced as Liam Rosenior’s successor in the Pride Park dugout. We get the inside take from Curtis and assess the qualities that Warne will bring as a head coach from a Rotherham fan. With so many managers coming and going across the EFL, Carol shares an owner’s perspective on what it takes to make that crunch decision at board level. And with all the change comes a bit of calm, as we chat to Gareth Ainsworth on the week he marks 10 years as Wycombe Wanderers boss.
Sep 23, 2022
Wales on the brink & Kane's OneLove armband
Join Emma Saunders for on-the-whistle reaction to Belgium 2-1 Wales in the Nations League and a look ahead to England’s trip to Italy. Hear from ex-Wales defenders James Collins and Neil Taylor and catch interviews with goalscorers Kieffer Moore and Kevin de Bruyne. Then, former England defender Matt Upson and our football correspondent John Murray join the pod from Milan to supply interviews with Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane. TOPICS: 0:30 – Wales reaction, 3:05 – Kevin de Bruyne interview, 13:55 – Kieffer Moore interview, 18:05 – England preview, 19:50 – Gareth Southgate interview. 29:00 – Harry Kane interview.
Sep 22, 2022
Scotland go top & Grealish defends Southgate
Join Kelly Cates for on-the-whistle reaction to Scotland’s 3-0 win at home to Ukraine, which leaves the Scots top of Nations League Group B1. Hear from Scotland boss Steve Clarke, commentator Ian Dennis, ex-Scotland internationals James McFadden and Pat Nevin, and Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth. Get the latest from the England camp as Jack Grealish speaks to the media. And Gareth Bale, James Collins and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball have their say ahead of Wales’ trip to Belgium. TOPICS: 0:09 – Scotland reaction, 10:40 – Steve Clarke clip, 15:20 – Jack Grealish & England, 20:15 – Wales preview.
Sep 21, 2022
Euro Leagues: The big Jordi Cruyff interview
Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balague, Julian Laurens and James Horncastle as they hear from the new Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff in an exclusive interview. They discuss what impact the club’s former player will have at Camp Nou, a busy summer window in Catalonia and how they can maintain their spending model. The team also focus on the racism directed towards Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr. during the Madrid derby and ask what more can be done to tackle the issue within the Spanish game? And with Graham Potter’s successor confirmed at Brighton, the panel assess what impact the former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk manager Roberto de Zerbi can have on the Premier League.
Sep 20, 2022
Super sub Son shines & Man City tame Wolves
Mark Chapman, Ian Dennis and Juliette Ferrington present interviews and reaction to Saturday’s Premier League games and a round-up of other results. Hear from Matt Upson, Micah Richards and all the top flight managers involved, including a content Conte and an increasingly under pressure Brendan Rodgers. Also catch a chat with Jack Grealish after he scored his first goal of the season. TOPICS: 0:15 – Spurs-Leicester, 3:35 – Conte, 9:10 – Rodgers, 12:45 – Wolves-Man City, 13:55 – Guardiola, 15:35 – Grealish, 17:10 – Lage, 19:45 – Newcastle-Bournemouth, 19:55 – Eddie Howe, 21:10 – Gary O’Neil, 23:45 – Other results.
Sep 17, 2022
Toney time, Ben White & cake controversy
Steve Crossman presents the Friday Football Social, looking ahead to the weekend’s Premier League matches. He’s joined by ex-Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison and Leeds midfielder Adam Forshaw to react to Ivan Toney’s England call-up. Hear from Brentford boss Thomas Frank. Catch a feature interview with Arsenal’s Ben White. West Ham coach Kevin Nolan joins the pod to talk about Jarrod Bowen, and we hear from Antonio Conte. TOPICS: 3:05 – Toney, 6:00 - Frank on Toney, 11:35 - England absentees, 17:55 - White interview, 32:35 - Conte on Son, 38:15 - Nolan on Bowen.
Sep 16, 2022
72+: Mowbray magic and Morrell's manky toes
Aaron Paul is joined by Salford City and Wales goalkeeper Tom King and West Brom’s Jed Wallace to talk all things EFL. Tony Mowbray tells Aaron why he took the Sunderland job and how big a role family now plays in his career. We’re joined by BBC Radio Leeds’ Huddersfield Town commentator Paul Ogden to discuss the sacking of Danny Schofield and whether Town hero David Wagner could make a return to the club. Portsmouth’s Joe Morrell drops by to chat about Portsmouth’s flying start to the season and we find out why he’s upset Kingy in the Wales camp. And we speak to The Athletic’s Norwich City reporter about what the investment from American baseball owner Mark Attanasio means for their future.
Sep 16, 2022
Juventus struggling & Bellingham shines
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Raphael Honigstein and Mina Rzouki to discuss what's going on at Juventus? They've only won one out of their last seven games so is the pressure on Max Allegri? Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham shone against Manchester City but where will he go next? Hear from Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Taras Stepanenko on how he feels being back in the Champions League and the panel also talk about Chelsea owner Todd Boehly's comments on multi-club models. 5’20 – Juventus’ problems 12’20 – What next for Jude Bellingham? 24’12 – Sporting Lisbon’s Marcus Edwards and his progress in Portugal 32’30 – Taras Stepanenko on being back in the Champions League 41’37 – Todd Boehly’s multi-club comments and do they work?
Sep 15, 2022
WSL Preview Show
Ben Haines is joined by former England international and Bristol City first team coach Anita Asante, Arsenal and Scotland defender Jen Beattie and She Kicks Editor Jen O’Neill to preview the start of the WSL. They hear from Steph Houghton about a new-look Manchester City side following the world record transfer of Keira Walsh to Barcelona and look ahead to what the title race might look like this season. Jen Beattie gives us the lowdown on Jonas Eidevall's training ahead of the season and they mark 10 years in charge for Emma Hayes. They also hear from newly promoted Liverpool’s Missy Bo Kearns about what it’s like to be back in the top flight with her childhood club. 03.45 Keira Walsh Discussion 08.30 Man City Discussion with Steph Houghton Audio 15.45 Man United Discussion 25.45 A look at the title race and the contenders 47.45 Liverpool’s hopes for the season.
Sep 15, 2022
Haaland wins it for City and Potter starts with a draw
Mark Chapman brings you reaction to Wednesday night’s Champions League action. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Dion Dublin give us the lowdown on a late win for Manchester City against Borussia Dortmund. We hear from Pep Guardiola on another goalscoring night for Erling Haaland. Graham Potter’s first game as Chelsea boss ended in a draw to RB Salzburg. Hear from him and Shaun Wright-Phillips on events at Stamford Bridge. Ange Postecoglou offers his thoughts after Celtic pick up a point at Shakhtar Donetsk, while Rangers suffered a home to defeat to Napoli. And John Bennett rounds up the rest of the action on matchday 2, which included another defeat for Juventus and wins for Real Madrid and PSG.
Sep 14, 2022
Liverpool leave it late after Spurs lose in Lisbon
Kelly Cates is joined by Ian Dennis and Chris Sutton to reflect on Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Ajax on matchday 2 of the Champions League. We hear from Jurgen Klopp and Antonio Conte who’s Tottenham side lost late on, 2-0 away to Sporting Lisbon in their group stage match. John Bennet drops by run through the other ties, including Bayern Munich against Barcelona. To finish, attention turns to Wednesday’s matches where Graham Potter takes charge of his first game as Chelsea manager, Manchester City face Borussia Dortmund and both Glasgow clubs return to Champions League action.
Sep 13, 2022
MNC: Football across the UK to re-start and Potter starts at Chelsea
Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton, the former Brighton and Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray and Rory Smith from The New York Times for The Monday Night Club. BBC senior football reporter Ian Dennis explains how seven Premier League matches will go ahead this weekend after football across the UK stopped following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. As Graham Potter prepares for his first match as Chelsea manager, the Newcastle United defender Dan Burn joins the pod to give us an insight into what it was like to work with him at Brighton. TOPICS: 0’33” - Ian Dennis on football’s re-start across the UK 6’04” - Reaction from the MNC to Graham Potter’s appointment as Chelsea manager 10’23” - Newcastle defender Dan Burn on what it was like to work with Graham Potter at Brighton 16’40” – Are Potter and his coaching staff the right fit for the new Chelsea era? 28’50” - How did Potter get players at Brighton to adopt his football philosophy successfully? 37’12” - Dan Burn on joining Newcastle United and what it’s like to play under manager Eddie Howe
Sep 12, 2022
Courageous Celtic, Haaland heights & Tuchel’s troubles
Kelly Cates has reaction to Tuesday night’s Champions League ties. Hear from Ange Postecoglou after Celtic lost 3-0 to Real Madrid. Catch an interview with Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea were 1-0 losers away to Dinamo Zagreb. Hear Pep Guardiola’s latest comments on Erling Haaland after he helped Manchester City to a 4-0 win at Sevilla. And get your ears around Sarina Wiegman as her 10-goal Lionesses marked their Euro 2022 homecoming in style. TOPICS: 0:30 – Celtic, 10:05 – Chelsea, 14:50 – Man City, 19:50 - Other ties, 22:20 – England, 29:50 – Rangers, 32:10 – Final thoughts on Celtic.
Sep 06, 2022
European Away Days: Pizza & stroopwafel
Juliette Ferrington presents a preview of Wednesday’s Champions League fixtures involving Liverpool and Rangers. Liverpool travel to Napoli – hear from Jürgen Klopp, our senior football reporter Ian Dennis and Dom King from the Daily Mail. Meanwhile, Rangers visit Ajax – catch an update from Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and hear from ex-Rangers striker Steven Thompson, BBC Scotland’s Alasdair Lamont and our commentator Vicki Sparks. TOPICS: 2:50 – Ajax vs Rangers, 9:50 – Giovanni van Bronckhorst clip, 10:40 – Napoli vs Liverpool, 18:35 - Jürgen Klopp clip.
Sep 06, 2022
MNC: Toothpaste Brighton, VAR & Fuchs talks Foxes
Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club with Chris Sutton, journalist Rory Smith and Everton midfielder Izzy Christiansen. The panel discuss how Graham Potter is getting the most out of Brighton and how Christian Eriksen is improving Manchester United. Ex-international rugby union referee Nigel Owens joins the pod to have his say on what needs to be done about VAR. And ex-Leicester defender Christian Fuchs swings by to talk about their struggles. TOPICS: 2:30 – Brighton, 16:45 – Man Utd, 26:30 – Nigel Owens live on VAR, 39:20 – Fuchs live on Leicester.
Sep 05, 2022
Man U end Arsenal’s run & Leicester all at sea
Kelly Somers is joined by ex-West Ham & Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards to reflect on Sunday’s Premier League action. Hear from Erik ten Hag and Mikel Arteta after Manchester United beat Arsenal 3-1 at Old Trafford. Catch the contrast of emotions between Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter after Brighton 5-2 Leicester. And get the panel’s thoughts on the weekend’s VAR controversies. TOPICS: 1:15 – Man U & Arsenal, 4:20 – ten Hag interview, 14:00 – Arteta interview, 18:50 – Brighton & Leicester, 23:20 – Rodgers interview, 30:45 – Potter interview, 31:40 – VAR inc. Mac Allister interview.
Sep 04, 2022
Merseyside & Old Firm: The big derby preview
Darren Fletcher is joined by Dion Dublin and Don Hutchison for the Friday Football Social. Catch an interview with Everton boss Frank Lampard as he looks ahead to the Merseyside derby. Hear from Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst and ex-Scotland striker James McFadden ahead of the Old Firm derby. And the panel discuss Brendan Rodgers’ comments on Wesley Fofana. TOPICS: 1:50 – Everton & Lampard interview, 13:20 - Liverpool, 22:40 - Brendan Rodgers & Leicester, 32:25 – Old Firm & van Bronckhorst interview.
Sep 02, 2022
72+: Transfer round-up and Sunderland's new era
Aaron Paul is joined by EFL legend Jobi McAnuff and former Port Vale, Swindon and Walsall defender Ben Purkiss to react to the big transfer news from deadline day. BBC Radio Wales commentator Rob Phillips tells us about Cardiff’s 17 signings and whether the addition of Callum Robinson from West Brom will answer their problems in front of goal. Radio Derby’s Ed Dawes discusses Derby County’s summer business and whether the club are going to back interim manager Liam Rosenior. And Sunderland fan Kyle from the Roker Report podcast reflects on a chaotic week after the departure of Alex Neil and the appointment of Tony Mowbray.
Sep 02, 2022
Euro Leagues: Transfer deadline special
Steve Crossman is joined by senior football reporter Ian Dennis and European football journalists Guillem Balagué, James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein. The team round-up the biggest breaking deals from across the continent, including Arthur Melo moving to Liverpool on loan and Chelsea closing in on Denis Zakaria and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. RB Leipzig technical director Christopher Vivell swings by to reveal what it’s like competing in the European market. And hear from Erik ten Hag and Brendan Rodgers after Manchester United beat Leicester 1-0. TOPICS: 4:00 – Arthur Melo to Liverpool, 7:20 – Denis Zakaria to Chelsea, 15:10 – Aubameyang to Chelsea, 23:30 – Brendan Rodgers interview, 28:20 – European spending, 33:30 – Christopher Vivell interview, 44:50 – Erik ten Hag interview, 48:00 – Best business in Europe.
Sep 01, 2022
Hat-trick Haaland and Liverpool leave it late
On Wednesday night there was not one, not two but five games in the Premier League and there were goals aplenty! Juliette Ferrington is joined by Dion Dublin who was watching Liverpool come back from a goal down to leave it very late to beat Newcastle at Anfield and James Collins watched his former side West Ham earn a draw against Tottenham. And there are cameos everywhere during this episode – Erling Haaland joins the pod after scoring his second hat-trick in a row for Manchester City after they dominated Nottingham Forest by six goals to nil. Jurgen Klopp comes on from the Anfield tunnel after his side fought back against Newcastle, and Eddie Howe reflects on his team's loss. Arsenal are still unbeaten and remain top of the Premier League table after a 2-1 win over Aston Villa. Gabriel Jesus gives his views as does a less than impressed Steven Gerrard. And after VAR played a part in the one-all draw between West Ham and Tottenham at the London Stadium, Spurs boss Antonio Conte tells the pod of his dislike of the video assistant referee. Timecodes: 3’00 – Reflections on Manchester City’s win against Nottingham Forest. 3’50 – Haaland audio and appreciation chat. 9’30 – Liverpool section. 12’01 – Eddie Howe interview. 14’20 – Newcastle focus. 16’00 – Jurgen Klopp interview with Gary Flintoff. 19’23 – Arsenal chat with Gabriel Jesus interview. 21’50 – Steven Gerrard interview and Villa section. 27’15 – West Ham v Spurs review. 29’00 – Antonio Conte on his dislike of VAR. 31’10 – Bournemouth chat.
Sep 01, 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