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Football In Europe Podcasts

English, Sports, 1 season, 75 episodes, 2 days, 3 hours, 24 minutes
The European football podcast every Monday that reviews the latest news, results and talking points from the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A and more. Hosted by Rob Daly. The show features experts, analysis and special interviews with interesting figures within the game. Get in touch with us on twitter using @FIEpodcast
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Football in Europe Update: 2017/18

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8/28/20172 minutes, 30 seconds
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S2 EP33: Our European XI of the season 2016/17 featuring Messi, Keita, Buffon and more

As the European football season comes to a close across the continent, hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott pick their teams of the season featuring Messi, Bonucci, Keita and a few controversial picks too! For a round-up of the weekend’s European cup action plus a review of the 2016/17 season, download the latest edition of Trans Europe Express on talkSPORT, featuring Rob alongside Andy Brassell and host Danny Kelly for a three-hour special (also available on iTunes).
5/29/201724 minutes, 54 seconds
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S2 EP32: Juve + Real Madrid win titles, Monaco sign off in style, Lacazette to Atletico, Chelsea’s “new” centre-back + Ancelotti’s singing

Spanish football writer for The Times Joe Cassinelli joins us to discuss Real Madrid winning La Liga on the final day, Isco, Barcelona’s short-comings, Torres scoring in his Calderon farewell and why a managerial domino effect is expected in Spain this summer. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also discuss Juve and Monaco’s deserved title successes, Cologne qualifying for Europe, Zenit’s problems and we hear Carlo Ancelotti’s singing at Bayern’s title celebrations.
5/22/20171 hour, 44 seconds
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S2 EP31: Kuyt gives Feyenoord glory, Benfica champions, Monaco edge closer and Napoli’s Tinder deal

Dirk Kuyt’s hat-trick wins Feyenoord the title. We speak to Eredivisie commentator on Sky Sports, Richard Connolly, about a dramatic final day in the Netherlands. Benfica are champions again in style, Monaco edge closer to Ligue 1 glory, Chris Parrott tells us about his tour inside the new Atletico stadium and Napoli sign up with….Tinder! BT Sport’s Adam Summerton explains the mess at Inter after Pioli’s sacking.
5/15/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 38 seconds
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S2 EP30: Dortmund defeat Hoffenheim, Monaco march on, Messi’s contract, Feyenoord wobble + Europe's Goodbye to the Calderon

Host Rob Daly is joined by BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and Bundesliga commentator Kevin Hatchard to discuss the latest from Germany as Dortmund beat Hoffenheim in a “Champions League play-off”, Cologne beat Bremen in a 4-3 thriller for Europe and RB Leipzig have major reason to celebrate. Chris Parrott is back too as he heads to Madrid this week for the last ever European game at the Calderon. We discuss Atletico/Monaco’s chances plus why Feyenoord have had a major wobble in their mission to claim the Eredivisie title, with De Kuip packed out with fans watching an expected victory on big screens.
5/8/201739 minutes, 51 seconds
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S2 EP29: PSG’s Nice Meltdown, Bayern claim the Bundesliga, Lazio conquer Rome + the expose in to Charlton’s controversial European football network

Three top guests this week joining host Rob Daly: BT Sport commentator Steve Wyeth was on the mic as Bayern beat Wolfsburg 6-0 to secure their 5th consecutive Bundesliga title. We discuss Ancelotti’s latest league triumph after a tough week, plus the collapse of Wolfsburg. French Football Weekly’s Rich Allen helps us get in to Nice’s win over PSG which may end Emery’s hopes of claiming the Ligue 1 title. Mario Balotelli goes on an epic wind-up as Monaco close in a major domestic honour We also speak to former Charlton Athletic employee Jimmy Stone, who has exposed the bizarre network of European football clubs feeding in to The Valley, and why Roland Duchatelet’s model of ownership has failed so spectacularly. His new 4-part radio documentary “Getting To Know The Network” has been nominated for multiple awards, been featured in VICE and the Daily Mail and is a truly great piece of fan journalism. You can download the podcast now on iTunes, listen on Soundcloud or follow the documentary on Twitter at @GTKTheNetwork
5/1/201749 minutes, 13 seconds
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S2 EP28: Milan’s Chinese Takeover + derby delight, Bastia fans attack Lyon players, Leipzig secure Champions League football and Tony Adams joins Granada

Three top guests this week to discuss major stories across Europe: BT Sport Commentator Adam Summerton joins us having covered Milan’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Inter, in a week when their Chinese takeover was completed Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard explains how Leipzig have qualified for the Champions League, plus we review the events at Dortmund over the past week. French Football Weekly’s Richard Allen breaks down the attack on Lyon players by Bastia fans at the weekend, leading to the game being called off. We also chat about Nice securing a top 3 spot in Ligue 1.
4/17/201743 minutes, 10 seconds
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S2 EP27: Bayern beat Dortmund, Neymar’s red, Modeste’s rap, Steaua naming chaos and Zenit’s new stadium

Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott chat about Atletico’s draw at Real Madrid, Neymar’s red card against Malaga and Bayern’s win over Dortmund. We also talk about Zenit’s new ground, Chiellini’s business degree and the rap song dedicated to Anthony Modeste. Plus, World Soccer journalist Emanuel Roşu joins us from Romania to discuss the chaotic name-ownership situation at Steaua Bucharest, who remain in a legal dispute with the country’s Ministry of Defence.
4/10/201750 minutes, 42 seconds
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S2 EP26: Blind sacked by Dutch, Buffon milestone, Ronaldo’s 70 goals, Hazard for Real Madrid + Doctor Socrates

Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the internationals: - Danny Blind is sacked by the Netherlands - France hand Mbappe his debut - Germany/Spain/England enjoy comfortable wins - Buffon reaches 1000 games - Ronaldo scores his 70th international goal Could Eden Hazard join Real Madrid? Plus, Andrew Downie joins us to talk about his new book Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend. Enter our competition to win a copy on our twitter page @FIEpodcast.
3/27/201748 minutes, 11 seconds
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S2 EP25: Marvellous Mbappe, Milan takeover chaos continues, Patrick Kluivert’s son scores for Ajax + 2-horse La Liga title race

BT Sport commentator Adam Summerton joins us to discuss Kylian Mbappe’s weekend goalscoring heroics with Monaco - plus the latest with AC Milan’s chaotic takeover, Juve’s chances against Barcelona in the Champions League and why Gabbiadini deserves his Italy recall. Rob Daly also chats to Richard Connelly, Sky Sports commentator on the Eredivisie, about Justin Kluivert getting his first league goal for Ajax, Memphis Depay, how Feyenoord are closing in on the title and why there is a surprise teenage inclusion in the latest Netherlands squad.
3/20/201732 minutes, 28 seconds
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S2 EP24: Juve v Milan controversy, PSG & L’Equipe fall-out, Alonso retiring, Navas’ nightmare + the Belgian play-offs explained

BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to discuss Leverkusen’s new coach, Alonso retiring, Leipzig falling short and how Dortmund have struggled on the road once again. ESPN FC writer Mark Rodden explains how the Belgian Pro League play-off system works plus gives us some insight in to the title race and exciting teenage-prospect Youri Tielemans. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also chat about Barcelona losing at Deportivo, the major fall out at PSG with L'Equipe after their Champions League exit plus why AC Milan were furious following a controversial late defeat at Juventus.
3/13/201758 minutes, 5 seconds
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S2 EP23: Enrique’s exit, Schmidt sacked, Milan’s curious takeover, Chinese and Russian leagues are back too

Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott talk about Luis Enrique’s announcement he’s leaving Barcelona, Roger Schmidt getting sacked at Leverkusen and the bizarre takeover at AC Milan which stalls once again. Sky Sports commentator Phil Blacker joins us to discuss the Chinese Super League’s return, the crazy earnings of goal-scoring Carlos Tevez and the Eredivisie.
3/6/201756 minutes, 46 seconds
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S2 EP22: Barça boos, Bale boost, Bielsa’s back, Bonucci Bust-up, Borussia Ban + Bossing Besiktas

Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment as Lille head coach for 2017-18, as well as Gareth Bale’s goalscoring return from injury, Dortmund’s empty Sudtribune, the fall-out from Barcelona’s demolition to PSG plus a difficult weekend for Joe Hart at Torino. Turkish football expert Eliot Rothwell joins us to talk about the interesting title race in Turkey, Igor Tudor’s new job at Galatasaray plus the return of the Russian Premier League.
2/20/201746 minutes, 8 seconds
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S2 EP21: The new Thierry Henry, Doping tests in Spain, Dortmund slip up again and Champions League returns

The Times’ Spanish football writer Joe Cassinelli joins us to talk about the issues with invalid doping tests in La Liga, plus we discuss the latest on the pitch as Gareth Bale returns from injury and Fernando Torres scores a screamer. Rob and Chris also chat about the Monaco striker labelled the new Thierry Henry, Milan’s links to Diego Simeone’s son and why Bayern are looking to run away with the Bundesliga title. We also preview the best Champions League and Europa League matches this week.
2/13/201748 minutes, 57 seconds
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S2 EP20: Hessenderby report, fantastic Falcao, Cuadrado's stunner v Inter, Stadiums in Spain + Casillas to the rescue

Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott break down the latest developments in the Ligue 1 title race as Monaco defeat Nice. We also discuss Real Madrid’s match being called off, heroics from Iker Casillas and Napoli’s seven goal showing. Rob also reports back from a weekend in Germany with a special report from the intense Hessenderby between Eintracht Frankfurt and Darmstadt.
2/6/201736 minutes, 30 seconds
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S2 EP19: Guillem Balague on La Liga, PSG v Monaco + a historic Portuguese cup final

Spanish football expert and Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague talks to Rob about the return of Revista De La Liga and chats about the unfulfilled potential of Gerard Deulofeu. Rob and Chris also discuss whether PSG will be pipped to the title in France and there’s an update from Portugal after Moreirense beat Braga to claim their first major piece of silverware.
1/30/201744 minutes, 54 seconds
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S2 EP18: Bundesliga returns, Juve's new badge, Balotelli abuse latest + "Celtic Soul"

Bayern win late at Freiburg as the Bundesliga is back from the winter break. Host Rob Daly and Archie Rhind-Tutt break down their trip to the Schwarzwald Stadion on a bitterly cold Friday night. BT Sport commentator Adam Summerton gives us his thoughts on the new Juventus badge, Inter's improved form and why Deulofeu is joining AC Milan. Sevilla break a club record, Mario Balotelli accuses Bastia fans of racial abuse plus we are joined by Eoin O'Callaghan to discuss his new documentary 'Celtic Soul' featuring Hollywood star Jay Baruchel. For more info go to
1/23/201746 minutes, 36 seconds
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S2 EP17: Madrid’s unbeaten run ends, Draxler’s dream PSG start continues + Partizan’s European ban

Rob Daly and Chris Parrott are joined by Serbian journalist Sonja Nikcevic to discuss Partizan’s UEFA ban as they review a thrilling week across Europe which saw Real Madrid’s long unbeaten run come to an end at Sevilla. The Football in Europe team also discuss free-scoring Monaco and confuse each other about FIFA’s World Cup changes!
1/16/201756 minutes, 10 seconds
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S2 EP16: Draxler’s PSG debut, van Ginkel at PSV, Juve + Madrid records plus Dortmund in Marbella

Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Julian Draxler scoring on his PSG debut, Marco van Ginkel’s PSV return from Chelsea, Messi’s free-kick heroics against Villarreal plus new impressive records for Real Madrid and Juventus. Plus, the Football in Europe team are in Marbella this week to see why Bundesliga and Eredivisie teams head to Spain for winter training camps. Tweet us using @FIEpodcast and please leave us a review on iTunes.
1/9/201727 minutes, 18 seconds
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S2 EP15: European XI of the 2016/17 season (so far)

Suarez? Aubameyang? Kroos? Bonucci? Cavani?!?! Who makes your European team of the season so far? Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott select their XIs at the midway point in the 2016/17 campaign.
1/2/201727 minutes, 19 seconds
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S2 EP14: Juve beat Roma, Madrid are World Champions, Nice’s incredible season, Ajax-PSV + Europe’s best number 9

BT Sport commentator Adam Summerton tells us about how Higuain is justifying his big fee as Juventus beat Roma, plus how Dries Mertens scored four times past Joe Hart. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also discuss PSG’s big meeting about Emery’s future, Barcelona-Espanyol, Ajax 1-1 PSV and the latest from Ukraine. Also, who is the best out-and-out striker in Europe? Tweet us @FIEpodcast Enjoy the show? Please leave us a review on iTunes.
12/19/201649 minutes, 40 seconds
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S2 EP13: Ronaldo’s Ballon D’Or, Turin derby, Atletico’s new badge and Leipzig are beaten in Germany

Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Ballon D’Or, Leipzig lose top spot in Germany, Nice come close to a win at PSG while Juventus win the Turin Derby. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the Champions League and Europa League draws plus the role of Sporting Directors, the attack at Besiktas and Atletico’s controversial new badge and stadium plans.
12/13/201635 minutes, 50 seconds
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S2 EP12: Ramos saves Madrid in El Clasico, Rome derby, Lyon match abandoned, Wolfsburg crisis + Slutsky leaving CSKA

Joesph Cassinelli from The Times joins us having seen Real Madrid get a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in El Clasico. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also discuss how Roma beat Lazio in their fierce city derby, why Wolfsburg are in real danger of being relegated and what happened in France and Belgium to see top flight games abandoned at the weekend.
12/5/201638 minutes, 44 seconds
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S2 EP11: Oliver Burke at Bundesliga leaders Leipzig, Gnabry’s sensational form + the City star scoring for fun in the Netherlands

Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to discuss about the latest stories from the Bundesliga while Sky Sports commentator Phil Blacker fills us in on the latest from the Eredivisie.
11/29/201624 minutes, 19 seconds
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BONUS: Real Madrid Special with Steven G Mandis

Steven G Mandis has written a new book called The Real Madrid Way: How Values Created the Most Successful Sports Team on the Planet. For this behind-the-scenes look at the club, Steven was given access to the finances, data and senior figures at Real Madrid. Some of his findings are truly fascinating and both Sir Alex Ferguson and Billy Beane (of Moneyball fame) felt compelled to write to Steven having finished reading the book. We discuss why Zidane’s appointment was being planned 3 years in advance, Real Madrid’s transfer policy, why Perez changes coaches so frequently and how fan values dictate the direction of the club. This is a bonus show as the next edition of the usual podcast will be out 24 hours later than normal on Tuesday 29th November. We’ll discuss El Clasico next weekend, Henrik Larsson v hooligans, Serge Gnabry’s sensational form and why Monaco are looking so strong.
11/28/201623 minutes, 8 seconds
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S2 EP10: Tancredi Palmeri on AC Milan v Inter + Istanbul/Madrid derbies, Der Klassiker, Eremenko ban and Moise Kean

Rob Daly and Chris Parrott are joined by Italian football journalist Tancredi Palmeri to discuss the Milan derby. Find out why Lothar Matthäus was unhappy with Mats Hummels and hear about the other big stories across Europe on this quick-fire podcast. It was a busy weekend on the continent with lots of huge derbies.
11/21/201638 minutes, 13 seconds
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S2 EP9: Ronaldo's new Madrid deal, Inter's job hunt, Chris meets Conte, Portugal's title race, Aubameyang scores 4 + van Persie's shocking injury

To discuss Cristiano Ronaldo’s new bumper contract, the Portuguese title-race, third-party-ownership and AVB in China, we’re joined by journalist Tom Kundert. On this quick-fire show, Rob Daly asks Chris Parrott talks about interviewing Antonio Conte and Pedro, plus we talk about Cork’s cup final success over Dundalk, Inter’s managerial options and Aubameyang’s four-goal showing after getting himself in trouble at Borussia Dortmund.
11/7/201638 minutes, 25 seconds
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S2 EP8: Balotelli scores again, Higuain v Napoli, Bale's new big contract + free beer at Bari

Dutch expert and Sky Sports commentator Richard Connelly joins us to discuss all things Eredivisie and he gives us the lowdown on Frank de Boer as a coach given his days look numbered at Inter. Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Nice's chances of winning the title, Higuain haunting Napoli with a winner for Juventus and Anthony Modeste's fine form for Cologne. Plus we have a new feature, to avoid talking about the Ballon D'Or.
10/31/201648 minutes, 49 seconds
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S2 EP7: Leipzig chasing Bayern, De Boer under pressure, Barca’s Iniesta injury, Marseille’s new boss, Costa selfies + the new champions of Finland/Ireland

ESPN FC and Eurosport journalist Mark Rodden joins us to discuss Marseille’s new ownership and manager, why Nice are the team to catch in France at the moment, Dundalk's incredible season and the crazy new format of the Belgian Pro League (spoiler: it's ridiculous) Rob Daly and Chris Parrott talk about Iniesta’s concerning injury, RB Leipzig’s remarkable debut Bundesliga season, why Frank de Boer is under immense pressure at Inter plus the Ballon D’Or and Golden Boy. Also, Chris’ disdain for selfies after Douglas Costa's weekend antics.
10/24/201651 minutes, 22 seconds
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S2 EP6: Icardi’s Inter Crisis, Dortmund/Bayern’s issues, Toulouse’s brilliant young team & the best Bundesliga team for Football Manager

Inter Milan fans want Mauro Icardi to lose the captain's armband, AC Milan are showing their quality while Napoli look to cope without Milik following his injury. To talk Serie A we're joined by BT Sport commentator Adam Summerton this week. Host Rob Daly recaps the latest news in France and Spain, while Archie Rhind-Tutt is here to discuss Bayern's lack of intensity, Dortmund's shortcomings, the brilliant form of Cologne and which Bundesliga team you should be on Football Manager. Tweet us at @fiepodcast
10/17/201642 minutes, 15 seconds
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S2 Ep5: Brassell on Valencia + Balotelli, Cologne hold Bayern, Higuain the goal machine, all hail penalty king Diego Alves + isotonic German beer

European football journalist Andy Brassell joins us to discuss Prandelli’s appointment at Valencia, Monaco’s title credentials, the returning ultras at PSG and Mario Balotelli’s latest headline grabbing moment with Nice. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also talk through Bayern dropping points at home to Cologne, Isotonic German beer, the Serie A title race, your tweets/rubens plus the must watch international games during the break
10/3/201648 minutes, 50 seconds
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S2 Ep4: Angry Ronaldo subbed, Valencia’s crisis, Hart's Roma win, AVB linked with Hamburg + PSG beaten again

The Times’ Spanish football writer Joe Cassinelli joins us to discuss Valencia’s awful start and managerial change, Zidane subbing off Ronaldo and why Barcelona can cope without injured Lionel Messi. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott go through the Bundesliga’s top stories including why Cologne fans formed a human road block to stop RB Leipzig getting to their latest match. We also discuss Totti reaching 250 goals, PSG’s second defeat of the league season plus your best moments and #rubens.
9/26/201641 minutes, 38 seconds
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S2: Ep3: Simeone’s future, Cavani’s goals, Hart speaks Italian, Derby D'Italia + a horror tackle in Germany

Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the biggest stories in European football and look ahead to a big few days across the continent with midweek fixtures in Spain, Germany and Italy.
9/20/201633 minutes, 35 seconds
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S2 Ep2: Balotelli’s brace, Barca beaten, CSKA’s new home, ADO Den Haag’s teddy gesture + who is Leverkusen's Pohjanpalo?

Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss European football’s biggest stories, including Barcelona’s home defeat to Alaves, Pohjanpalo’s incredible hat-trick for Bayer Leverkusen, Francesco Totti’s (latest) last minute winner for Roma + ADO Den Haag’s stunning cuddly-toy gesture during their away game at Feyenoord. ESPN and beINSport journalist Jonathan Johnson joins us from Paris to discuss PSG’s tricky start to the season, Mario Balotelli’s instant goalscoring impact in Ligue 1 and all things French football.
9/12/201644 minutes, 11 seconds
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S2 Ep1: European football’s biggest transfers, Schweinsteiger’s Germany retirement, Allardyce’s winning start & why Leroy Sane is a gazelle.

Your weekly European Football podcast is back! BT Sport and Evening Standard writer Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to discuss Schweinsteiger’s international retirement, the German national team, Leroy Sane to Manchester City and why Ousmane Dembele looks so good for Borussia Dortmund. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the end of the transfer window, the crazy fees being spent, England beating Slovakia plus how Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 are shaping up as we reach the first international break of the season.
9/5/201643 minutes, 38 seconds
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PODCAST #39: Barca, PSG, Juve, Bayern cup wins, our European XI of the season and awful national team songs reviewed

In our last show of 2015/16, we look at the domestic cup final wins for clubs in Spain, Germany, Italy and France at the weekend. Kevin Hatchard tells us how Bayern beat Dortmund in Berlin, plus we hear the official songs for France, Ireland and Wales ahead of the European Championships. Spoiler: They’re not the best…. We also discuss the end of the Russian Premier League season, England, Mourinho, Ibrahimovic and EURO 2016 news.
5/23/201640 minutes, 27 seconds
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PODCAST #38: Barca champs, Ibra’s goodbye, Higuain breaks record, Stuttgart’s relegation + the England squad (again).

Andy Brassell joins us to talk about Barcelona and Benfica claiming their league titles, plus we discuss Zlatan Ibrahimovic saying goodbye to PSG. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott break down how Club Brugge and Besiktas became champions in their respective countries, as well as Gonzalo Higuain’s goalscoring record, Zenit’s failings, the Europa League final and the England squad (features minimal Andy Carroll chat).
5/16/201645 minutes, 32 seconds
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PODCAST #37: Bayern/PSV champs, Atletico out of title race, Higuain's goal-chase, Ben Arfa to Barca?

We have a packed show this week with no less than FIVE guests. - Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard talks about Bayern finally clinching the title. - Ben Arfa is potentially off to Barcelona. Mark Rodden from ESPN FC tells us about that. - Richard Connolly, commentator on Sky Sports’ coverage of the Eredivisie, explains how PSV dramatically became champions on the final day. - La Liga goes to the final day; Spanish football writer Colin Millar is here. - BT Sport’s Steve Wyeth explains how Gonzalo Higuain is closing in on a Serie A record.
5/9/201652 minutes
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PODCAST #36: Bale Brilliance, NordDerby, Russian Leicester, PSG + Feyenoord win Cups, 4 y/o Ultras and "Milan's" Haka

Joseph Cassinelli, Spanish football writer for The Times, joins us to discuss Gareth Bale’s weekend heroics, Luis Suarez’ form, Diego Simeone’s ball-boy tactics and Villarreal’s prospects v Liverpool. Host Rob Daly and German football expert Archie Rhind-Tutt go to the Derby between Hamburg and Werder Bremen in our latest “matchday road trip”. Co-host Chris Parrott tells us about his recent sit-down interview with Jurgen Klopp, plus we talk about the “Russian Leicester” heading for a title, PSG and Feyenoord enjoying cup wins, a four-year old ultra in Spain and why the haka has made a rather unwelcome appearance in Serie A.
4/25/201654 minutes, 2 seconds
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PODCAST #35: La Liga wide open, Lisbon title race, Brocchi's winning start with Milan, Blanc under pressure

Three great guests this week: - BT Sport Commentator Adam Summerton talks about a winning start for AC Milan's new manager, Marchisio's EURO2016 injury and why Totti and Spalletti have reportedly fallen out at Roma again. -'s Tom Kundert discusses the Benfica/Sporting title race, the presidency at Porto and why Portugal's league tends to not be viewed as one of Europe's top five (despite statistics suggesting otherwise). - BeIN Sport and Eurosport journalist Jonathan Johnson explains why Laurent Blanc's future at PSG is in doubt after a Champions League exit plus we look at the potential sale of Marseille, Benzema's confirmed exclusion from the France squad and the League Cup final.
4/18/201653 minutes, 27 seconds
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PODCAST #34: Tuchel’s derby call, La Liga is on, Balotelli’s future, Zenit’s manager hunt + Ibra’s film plans

Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Thomas Tuchel’s decision to rest star players in Dortmund’s Ruhr Derby with Schalke, the La Liga title race being back on and Ibrahimovic’s plan for a series of films about himself. Tom Collomosse from the London Evening Standard joins to talk Spurs, Cesare Maldini’s legacy, Balotelli’s unlikely future at AC Milan and further ugly scenes at a match in Sicily. With Zenit looking at big names to replace AVB, writer Eliot Rothwell tells us who, including Manuel Pellegrini, is on the shortlist. We also discuss the Istanbul derby this week and the new home for Besiktas.
4/11/201655 minutes, 33 seconds
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PODCAST #33: Real Madrid win at Barca, Cruyff profile, Gotze’s future and Aubameyang's hip-hip career

Real Madrid TV’s Phil Kitromilides speaks to Rob as Ronaldo grabs the winner in El Clasico at the Camp Nou, on a night when Cruyff was remembered. We also discuss the effect it will have on Barcelona and why Gary Neville’s spell at Valencia had to come to an end. We also look at Bayern, Dortmund and Mario Gotze’s future with ITV Bundesliga commentator Mark Scott, plus freelance Dutch football writer Derek Brookman explains why Johan Cruyff is such an iconic figure in the Netherlands and across Europe.
4/4/201632 minutes, 32 seconds
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PODCAST #32: Our England Squads for EURO2016

In a mini-podcast for the international break, Rob and Chris select their 23-man England squads for the European championships in France. The normal show format returns next Monday, with a review of all the international action, a profile on Johan Cruyff and a look back at the 2nd Clasico of the season.
3/28/201622 minutes, 47 seconds
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PODCAST #31: Istanbul derby postponed, Racism in Slovakia, Neville’s latest defeat, riots at Marseille, PSV v Ajax + Danish love triangles

Trencin defender Jamie Lawrence joins us to discuss the recent racist abuse directed as his teammates in Slovakia. Dutch football journalist Michiel Jongsma speaks about PSV’s loss to Ajax in the Eredivisie title race. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also talk about calls from Valencia fans for Gary Neville to quit, PSG losing to Monaco, the postponed Istanbul derby over security concerns and why the captain of Danish side Randers has “crossed the line” with one of his team-mates.
3/21/201648 minutes
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PODCAST #30: PSG Win Title, Messi Pen Problems, Conte for Chelsea & Kruse’s Lost Poker Winnings

ESPN FC journalist Mark Rodden joins us to discuss PSG securing the French title with weeks to spare thanks to a 9-0 win over Troyes. Wolfsburg striker Max Kruse leaves seventy-five thousand euros in the back of a taxi after a poker tournament, plus we discuss Bayern v Juve with Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard. Hosts Rob and Chris also preview the week’s Champions League and Europa League action and we tell you about Barcelona’s penalty concerns, Gigi Buffon’s new record and the Russian club who are doing a “Leicester City”.
3/14/201641 minutes, 4 seconds
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PODCAST #29: Dortmund v Bayern, Brassell on Aduriz, Ronaldo’s latest record plus Chelsea-PSG previewed

European football journalist Andy Brassell joins host Rob Daly this week to talk about Aritz Aduriz, Ronaldo’s 350th Real Madrid goal, Benfica beating Sporting, Marseille’s woes this season and why Dortmund v Spurs is the European tie of the week. As Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich play out a 0-0 draw, BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt explains why the hosts won’t be too disappointed with the outcome, while also telling us about Thorgan Hazard’s bet with brother Eden and the rejuvenation of 37-year old goal machine Claudio Pizarro.
3/7/201634 minutes, 43 seconds
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PODCAST #28: Ronaldo Rage, Conte to Chelsea, Del Piero Dancing, Derby D’Italia and Beers in Bochum

ESPN FC reporter Dermot Corrigan joins us to discuss the Madrid derby as Cristiano Ronaldo tells journalists that some of his teammates are not at his level. Chris reports from a weekend watching German football in Cologne and Bochum while we discuss what Conte can bring to Chelsea, the upcoming Dortmund-Bayern game plus why Del Piero looks good on the dancefloor.
2/29/201644 minutes, 25 seconds
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PODCAST #27: Leverkusen-Dortmund suspended, Totti exiled, Arsenal face Barca, Aurier latest + red card chaos in Turkey

From inside the BayArena, podcast host Rob Daly and ITV commentator Mark Scott witness Leverkusen and Dortmund get suspended in bizarre circumstances. Chris Parrott explains why Francesco Totti’s Roma career is in jeopardy while ESPN FC’s French football correspondent Mark Rodden joins us to update Serge Aurier’s PSG suspension and the Benzema/Valbuena situation. We also preview Arsenal v Barcelona and discuss why Luis Suarez is leading the way in Europe at the moment.
2/22/201637 minutes, 49 seconds
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PODCAST #26: Juve beat Napoli, PSG suspend Aurier, Neville wins with Valencia plus Champions League is back!

Adam Summerton, BT Sport’s commentator for Juventus-Napoli, joins us to discuss a big result in Turin in a meeting of the top two. We also talk about Fiorentina ahead of their Europa League test with Tottenham Hotspur plus PSG’s Serge Aurier gets suspended by his club for making offensive comments about his team-mates and manager in a video posted online. Joseph Cassinelli, The Times Spanish football writer, reports back from seeing Valencia pick up a first La Liga win under Gary Nevllle and we discuss why the press are loving Barcelona’s new ‘cheeky’ penalty technique. A 28-year-old in charge at Hoffenheim, a return to form for Iker Casillas plus a preview of the week’s Champions League action on this week’s show too.
2/15/201641 minutes, 19 seconds
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PODCAST #25: Di Maria magic, G-Nev woes, China's spending power + Juve v Napoli preview

PSG win 2-1 at Marseille thanks to Angel di Maria's winner. BeIN Sport and ESPN FC journalist Jonathan Johnson joins us to discuss 'Le Classique' and Ibrahimovic's future as he stars again. Gary Neville remains without a win in La Liga and finds himself under severe pressure as Valencia manager. Chinese clubs are spending massive amounts of money on European players plus we hear the story of the Irishman who won a title as FC Barcelona manager.
2/8/201636 minutes, 32 seconds
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PODCAST #24: City confirm Guardiola, Barca-Atleti, Milan Derby, Eibar the Brave + deadline day

Manchester City reveal Pep Guardiola has agreed a 3-year deal to take over as manager. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the move plus the latest Bundesliga news. BT Sport's Adam Summerton joins us having commentated on AC Milan's 3-0 victory over Inter. We talk Barca-Atleti in a meeting of Spain's top two while Eibar The Brave author Euan McTear guests to discuss the club fighting it out in La Liga. To enter our "Eibar The Brave" book competition head to our twitter account @FIEpodcast. We also discuss the madness of the winter transfer window coming to an end as even Bayern make a last minute deal.
2/1/201642 minutes, 5 seconds
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PODCAST #23: Bundesliga returns, Napoli controversy, brilliant Ben Arfa plus De Graafschap's Andrew Driver interview

The German top flight is back underway so we're joined by BT Sport's Archie Rhind-Tutt for a look at the latest Bundesliga stories including Jerome Boateng's bad injury, plus he tells us about his trip to see Dortmund win at Gladbach on Saturday. De Graafschap midfielder Andrew Driver is a special guest this week as he tells us about life playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. Barcelona going top, Hatem Ben Arfa starring in France and the on-going trouble at Napoli is discussed by hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott, plus European football expert Andy Brassell explains why Lyon needed their brand new home.
1/25/201638 minutes, 38 seconds
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PODCAST #22: Casillas' mistake, Madrid transfer bans, Lyon's derby loss, the Eredivisie returns plus Bayern's 15 y/o goalkeeper

Andy Brassell, Michiel Jongsma and Rob Daly discuss the latest European football news: - Iker Casillas comes under criticism after costing Porto all three points at the weekend. - Gary Neville is already under pressure at Valencia. - Lyon, Marseille woes discussed. - Luciano Spaletti is denied a win on his return to Roma. - Bayern bring a 15-year-old goalkeeper in to the squad. - Plus the Dutch title race, the latest on Johan Cruyff's illness and find out why Colin Kazim Richards is in trouble in the Netherlands for threatening a journalist.
1/18/201636 minutes, 32 seconds
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PODCAST #21: Zidane wins, Roma rage, Lyon's new home, Ballon D'Or & M.I.A v P.S.G

Real Madrid begin the Zidane era with a big win, Real Betis and Porto sack their coaches while Chris Parrott reports from Belek in Turkey where many German teams are based for the winter break. BT Sport's Archie Rhind-Tutt tells us about his trip to see Roma against AC Milan with Rudi Garcia seemingly on the brink, plus we talk transfers, the Ballon D'Or, Juve's ninth win in a row plus why PSG are taking on the rapper MIA.
1/11/201625 minutes, 6 seconds
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PODCAST #20: GNev v CR7, La Liga's back, Serie A So Far, Batshuayi rumours

Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott review the season so far in Spain and Italy, with help from some of European football journalists who have appeared on the show this season. We also look at the bizarre world of the French Cup, Ibrahimovic and Neymar transfer rumours plus why Cristiano Ronaldo wants to live like a king. Recorded pre-Benitez sacking. Thanks Florentino Perez.
1/4/201638 minutes, 55 seconds
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PODCAST #19: Team of the Season (So Far) 2015/16

Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott select their XI of the 2015/16 season so far from Europe's major leagues (not including the Premier League). Tweet us your thoughts using @FIEpodcast
12/28/201521 minutes, 35 seconds
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PODCAST #18: Guardiola's leaving Bayern, Barca are World Champs, Liverpool's new Serbian signing

On our European football podcast we discuss Pep Guardiola leaving Bayern, with Carlo Ancelotti replacing him. BT Sport's Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to talk about this huge change in Munich. We also look at Barcelona winning the World Club Cup, tears for Rayo Vallecano, Juve's continued revival and Lyon's disastrous form of late. We review every league going in to the winter break while Belgrade journalist Sonja Nikcevic tells us about Liverpool's reported new signing Marko Grujic.
12/21/201537 minutes, 18 seconds
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PODCAST #17: Atletico go joint top, Unstoppable Chicharito plus UCL/UEL draws, Darren O'Dea on Anelka + Tom Collomosse talks Serie A

Arsenal are drawn with Barcelona while Chelsea will face PSG in a brutal Champions League draw. Rob and Chris will also look at the opposition lined up to face Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs in Europe this season. Former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea comes on to discuss playing for Nicolas Anelka at Mumbai City plus his thoughts on Ireland's chances after the EURO 2016 draw, while the London Evening Standard's Tom Collomosse joins us for a brilliant in-depth look at Serie A this season.
12/14/201544 minutes, 37 seconds
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PODCAST #16: Gladbach beat Bayern, Gary Neville at Valencia, Ibra's future, Champions League preview

Gary Neville watches his Valencia side draw with Barcelona, BT Sport's Archie Rhind-Tutt reports back having seen Bayern lose at Gladbach and we preview the week's Champions League action as Arsenal, Chelsea and Man United fight for their future. We have part 2 of our interview with the Guardian football journalist Jonathan Wilson while Rob heads to Schalke to see why everyone is fussing over Leroy Sane.
12/7/201541 minutes, 36 seconds
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PODCAST #15: Phil Neville’s new Valencia job, PSG’s Paris return, problems in Rome and an in-depth look at football in Eastern Europe.

Guardian journalist Jonathan Wilson discusses Eastern European football and BeIN Sport’s Jonathan Johnson joins Rob and Chris from Paris as PSG return to the French capital for the first time since the terrorist attacks. Rob and Chris also look at Florentino Pérez’s reign at Real Madrid and chat about the other big stories across the continent in the latest European football review podcast.
11/30/201544 minutes, 36 seconds
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PODCAST #14: Real Madrid 0-4 Barca, Juve Milan, Athens Chaos & Monster Trucks

Diario Sport journalist Sam Marsden joins us from Barcelona to discuss the future of Rafael Benitez and Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez after their El Clasico disaster. BT Sport's Adam Summerton looks over Serie A matters as Juventus beat AC Milan, ITV commentator Mark Scott reveals how Javier Hernandez is starring in Germany plus Rob and Chris discuss chaos at Panathinakos v Olympiacos in your latest European football review podcast. [EPISODE 14]
11/23/201535 minutes, 51 seconds
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PODCAST #13: Wembley's Marseillaise, Ireland qualify & El Clásico preview

England face France on an emotional night at Wembley following the attacks in Paris. Journalist Eoin O'Callaghan of the Irish Examiner and Yahoo Sports talks about Roy Keane winning over hearts again in Ireland. Dutch football expert Peter McVitie breaks down the Netherlands' problems plus we hear more from recent special guests Graham Hunter and Guillem Balague ahead of Real Madrid v Barcelona. We also read out your tweets on the best players under the age of 21 in Europe. [A big thanks to Pierre-Antoine Arlot for his recording of the French national anthem from Wembley too.] [EPISODE 13]
11/18/201541 minutes, 39 seconds
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PODCAST #12: Guillem Balague on Ronaldo + Moyes Sacking, Dortmund-Schalke, European Golden Boy Award

Guillem Balague joins us to discuss his new book on Cristiano Ronaldo plus David Moyes' sacking from Real Sociedad. Real Madrid lose for the first time this season, Lyon beat rivals St Etienne while we get your twitter views on the Serie A title race using @FIEpodcast. BT Sport's Archie Rhind-Tutt tells us how he managed to get a ticket to Dortmund v Schalke with minutes to spare while Rob and Chris review the European Golden Boy (worst-award-name-ever) nominees.
11/9/201539 minutes, 27 seconds
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PODCAST #11: Graham Hunter on Benítez & Barça, the Turin Derby, plus Kane, Drogba & Hazard transfer rumours

Are Chelsea set to sell Juan Cuadrado to Juventus after his winner against Torino? Bayern drop points in the Bundesliga (at last), Hoffenheim appoint a 28-year old as their next manager while Angel di Maria scores ahead of his return to Real Madrid. Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Graham Hunter joins us this week to discuss Barcelona without Messi, Benitez at the Bernabeu and Moyes' job at Sociedad while Bundesliga commentator Kevin Hatchard explains why he thinks Dortmund can mount a title challenge this season. [EPISODE 11]
11/2/201536 minutes, 1 second
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PODCAST #10: Lisbon,Istanbul derbies, free Bayern beers, Milan’s 16 year old goalkeeper [Episode 10]

Host Rob Daly is joined by Chris Parrott to discuss the latest results and news across European football. Find out why Bayern gave out free beers to fans at the weekend on Robben's return, how a 16 year old goalkeeper handled his debut for AC Milan and why Carlo Ancelotti is set for a movie career. Special guests include reporter Steve Crossman live from Lisbon to discuss a very notable Benfica v Sporting derby, while FourFourTwo and writer Eliot Rothwell tells us whether Robin van Persie is in decline and what makes Istanbul's biggest fixture so special. [EPISODE 10]
10/26/201549 minutes, 30 seconds
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INTERVIEW: Raphael Honigstein on Das Reboot

In this extended interview, Rob chats to German football journalist Raphael Honigstein about his new book Das Reboot: How German Soccer Reinvented Itself and Conquered the World. [20 MINS]
10/23/201520 minutes, 8 seconds
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PODCAST #9: Bayern win 9 from 9, Ronaldo overtakes Raul plus Raphael Honigstein on Das Reboot

Host Rob Daly is joined by Chris Parrott and ESPN FC's Mark Rodden to look at Bayern's amazing start to the season as they win again, the bizarre Ligue 1 title race, Ronaldo overtaking Raul as Real Madrid's record all-time goalscorer and Inter v Juventus. Journalist Raphael Honigstein is our special guest to discuss his new book Das Reboot on Germany's World Cup success in 2014 and the re-structuring of the national game from grassroots to national team level. We also get the BT Sport pundit's thoughts on Jurgen Klopp's prospects at Liverpool.
10/19/201547 minutes, 27 seconds
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PODCAST #8: Klopp to Liverpool, Bayern brilliance & another Ibrahimović record

Chris Parrott and Adam Summerton review a thrilling weekend of European action and they are joined by Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard to discuss what happened when Bayern met Dortmund and whether Jürgen Klopp is a good fit for Liverpool #Klopp #Liverpool
10/5/201537 minutes, 16 seconds
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PODCAST #7: Messi injury, Fiorentina top, Dortmund, Ben Arfa

Rob Daly is joined by ESPN FC and Spanish football journalist Dermot Corrigan to discuss Messi's knee injury, Villarreal and Real Madrid. Rob reports back from visits to Cologne and Borussia Dortmind plus he's joined by regular co-host Chris Parrott to chat through Hatem Ben Arfa's sensational form, Bayern and Fiorentina v Inter.
9/28/201544 minutes, 35 seconds
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PODCAST #6: Lewandowski's 5 goals, Aspas destroys Barça, Inter keep winning

Host Rob Daly reports from Munich having seen Robert Lewandowski's incredible five-goal showing against Wolfsburg at the Allianz. Barcelona's shock heavy defeat to Celta Vigo, Juve dropping more points and Inter's 100% start to the season are also main talking points with co-host Chris Parrott. #barca #lewandowski #bayern #europeanfootball #inter
9/24/201533 minutes, 53 seconds
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PODCAST #5: Brassell on O Clássico, Favre resigns, Totti's 300th goal, Valbuena drama & more Messi misses

Lionel Messi misses another penalty, Lucien Favre resigns from Borussia Monchengladbach, Marseille against Lyon is stopped due to crowd trouble as Mathieu Valbuena returns plus Andy Brassell tells us why Porto v Benfica is so special. This is your round-up all of the results and news from the major European leagues - Rob Daly is joined by regular co-host Chris Parrott for Episode 5 #messi #football #europeanfootball #favre #seriea #laliga #bundesliga #ligue1 #valbuena #oclassico #benfica #porto
9/21/201549 minutes, 39 seconds
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PODCAST #4: Ronaldo records, Milan derby, Bayern, PSG drama

Ronaldo scores five in one game, Messi is a super-sub, Inter beat Milan and Bayern get a truly dodgy penalty leading to a referee saying 'sorry' on German TV. Rob Daly and Chris Parrott are joined by BT Sport's Adam Summerton and sports journalist Sonja Nikcevic to discuss the latest news in the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A and much more.
9/14/201544 minutes, 41 seconds
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PODCAST #3: Di Maria debut, Roma, Bale & Transfer madness

Gareth Bale stars for Real Madrid, Wolfsburg hit the market with their De Bruyne money, Di Maria makes his PSG debut and Roma defeat title-rivals Juve. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott are joined by ESPN FC journalist Mark Rodden and BT Sport reporter Andy May for the latest edition of Football in Europe.
8/31/201541 minutes, 11 seconds
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PODCAST #2: Messi, Juve, De Bruyne & Marseille

Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the biggest stories in the European game right now including disappointing starts for Real Madrid and Juventus. Adam Summerton joins the show this week for a Serie A chat and there’s an in-depth look at the Eredivisie with Michiel Jongsma. #Madrid #Juventus #Messi
8/24/201540 minutes, 30 seconds
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PODCAST #1: 2015/16 Season Preview

Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Pedro and De Bruyne's future, Dortmund's winning start to the season, Barcelona's title opposition and the money spent in Serie A. Andy Brassell and Kevin Hatchard guest along with AS Trenčín defender Jamie Lawrence.
8/17/201543 minutes