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English, Sports, 2 seasons, 131 episodes, 2 days, 8 hours, 30 minutes
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Shaun Goater: Feed the Goat

Shaun Goater is the latest guest on the Official Manchester City podcast. Goater represented the Club between 1998 and 2003, scoring 103 goals in 212 appearances. Arriving at City when we were in the third tier, Goater’s goals were the driving force behind us re-establishing ourselves in the top-flight by the time of his departure. In doing so, he became a firm fan’s favourite and is now considered a Club legend. Goater is now part of Gareth Taylor‘s coaching staff, helping City chase trophies in the women’s game. In this episode with hosts Rob Pollard and Goater’s friend and former team-mate Paul Dickov, the striker recounts his early days in Bermuda and the career path that took him to Maine Road. He also discusses some of his favourite memories in a City shirt, including winning promotion and some unforgettable goals against Manchester United. A fantastic trip down memory lane! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5/12/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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Alanna Kennedy: Our Matilda waltzing through Manchester

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4/29/202435 minutes, 43 seconds
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Manuel Akanji: Tactics and Trophies

Manuel Akanji is our latest guest on the Official Man City Podcast. Our versatile defender joins journalist George Kelsey and ex-player Paul Dickov to talk through a range of topics. Recorded ahead of our FA Cup sixth round game with Newcastle United, Akanji discusses his route into football and how the sport has been an integral part of his life from a very early age. He chats about his quickfire move from Borussia Dortmund and how excited he was to join up with Pep Guardiola’s City. The 28-year-old reminisces about the Treble success of 2022/23 and how he will never tire of talking about that unbelievable achievement. The Swiss international looks back at key games en route to the UCL crown, including the semi-final home leg against Real Madrid and the showpiece final against Inter Milan. Our No.25 talks about his adaptability in being able to play numerous positions on the pitch including centre-half, right-back and the holding role in the middle of the park. He faces questions from fans, too, including his thoughts on fellow Swiss, Roger Federer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/15/202437 minutes, 51 seconds
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Jess Park: On the rise

England midfielder and in-form City youngster Jess Park is the latest guest on the Official Man City Podcast. The 22-year-old scored a derby brace last weekend as City beat Manchester United 3-1 at the Etihad and has been growing in confidence with each passing game. Blessed with the ability to unlock the tightest of defences and with an uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time. Park has been one of this season’s outstanding talents. Here, she talks about her journey so far to hosts Robert Pollard and Paul Dickov in the latest edition of our official podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4/2/202437 minutes, 42 seconds
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Campbell & Ricky Hatton: Fighting Talk

Boxers and huge City fans Ricky and Campbell Hatton are the latest guests on the Official Man City Podcast. Ricky is a former light-welterweight world champion having boxed between 1997 and 2012. During his career, he was synonymous with City, wearing sky blue shorts and entering the ring to Club anthem 'Blue Moon'. This attracted attention from other City supporters, with thousands following his fights from Manchester to all corners of the world as he came up against the best of the best including Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio. His 2008 fight with Juan Lazcano was held at the Etihad Stadium in front of 55,000 fans and fellow City mad stars Noel and Liam Gallagher carried his belts into the ring for his bout with Paulie Malignaggi. His thick Manchester accent and his humble and personable demeanour means he remains a huge hit amongst City fans - often stopping for autographs and photos on his regular visits to the Etihad Stadium. 23-year-old Campbell is Ricky's son and still in the early days of his boxing career, although he possesses all of the same enthusiasm for City. Here we get all the stories of their lives following City, representing us in a different sport and connecting with other fans everywhere they go. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/18/202458 minutes, 41 seconds
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John Stones: The best defender in the world?

After a sensational return from injury, John Stones is the latest guest on the Official Man City podcast. The England international sits down with hosts Nedum Onuoha and Rob Pollard to discuss his glittering career to date. Arriving at City in 2016 shortly after Pep Guardiola, Stones has since developed into arguably the best defender in the world. During the episode, Onuoha, a former City defender himself, marvels at how Stones steps into midfield and dictates play alongside Rodrigo. Stones' ability to come forward was a key component in last season's historic Treble success and again looks to be central to Guardiola's plans in the closing months of the 2023/24 campaign. That's not to ignore his capabilities off the ball, with the 29-year-old more than comfortable going toe-to-toe with the most fearsome forwards in the game. As one of the podcast's most requested guests, Stones is clearly a fans' favourite at the Etihad too. Throughout this 45-minute feature, we get a fascinating insight into Stones' mentality and how he drowns out the noise to focus on the next game and being the best player he can be. Our No.5 also reflects on some of the highlights in eight incredibly successful years at City. Settle in, you won't want to miss this! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
3/4/202445 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mary Fowler: World Cups and Hot Chips

Mary Fowler is the latest guest on the Official Man City Podcast! Here she sits down to talk her early years in the Netherlands, her rise through the ranks of the Australian national team, her international debut at 15, feeling the support from Papua New Guinea during the World Cup and most importantly, her love of chips. The Australian forward joins hosts Paul Dickov and George Kelsey to discuss her life on and off the pitch in Manchester. Since joining City in the summer of 2022 from French side Montpellier, Fowler has shown her promise in a number of positions across the front line and in midfield. Still just 21, the creative talent has already played 46 times for Australia including last summer's run to the World Cup quarter-final. Now she's competing for a place in Gareth Taylor's side as we compete on three fronts domestically, with trophies still up for grabs in the Barclays Women's Super League, FA Cup and Continental Cup. After the likes of Jill Roord, Bunny Shaw and Steph Houghton, Fowler is the latest member of our women's team to star on the podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2/19/202432 minutes, 9 seconds
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Erling Haaland: The Boy from Bryne

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for – an in-depth official podcast episode with star striker Erling Haaland. Haaland has been a revelation since joining the Club at the start of the 2022/23 season, a campaign like no other in City history as we won the Treble. The fab forward was a driving force in these remarkable achievements, as he smashed a host of individual records. He scored the most Premier League goals in one season with 36 and the most goals in all competitions by a player at a Premier League club with a whopping 52. He won the Premier League Golden Boot, City's first European Golden Shoe, Premier League Player of the Season, Premier League Young Player of the Season, FWA Men’s Footballer of the Year, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, the Ballon d’Or Gerd Muller Trophy as well as finishing runner-up in the main Ballon d’Or competition. Despite missing five games so far in the Premier League across 2023/24 through injury, he still sits as No.1 in the scoring charts with 14 goals, alongside Liverpool Mo Salah. In this fascinating podcast, he chats with hosts Rob Pollard and Nedum Onuoha about his initial hopes on joining City, his impressions of the dressing room atmosphere, his thoughts on the Premier League, his debut season and the personal pressure he felt on arriving at the Etihad. He also discusses our ‘unreal’ Treble, how he thinks he can improve, his belief in Pep Guardiola, his insistence on football as a team sport, the influence of his dad Alfie, his diet and his aspirations with Norway. This is an episode not to be missed! 
2/4/202431 minutes, 34 seconds
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Nick Cushing & Gareth Taylor: 10 years of trophies

For the latest edition of the Official Man City podcast, we look back on 10 years of the Manchester City women’s team. In a special episode, current manager Gareth Taylor and his predecessor Nick Cushing, now in charge of CFG club New York City FC, are our guests. They join former City goalkeeper and Girls Academy manager Karen Bardsley who co-hosts alongside George Kelsey to reflect on the past decade. In a fascinating chat, they look back at some of the iconic moments that have shaped City into becoming one of the most successful sides in English football. From the early days, to winning trophies, moving to the Joie Stadium and playing in Europe, there have been a wealth of memories created over the last 10 years. And the quartet also discuss the remarkable growth of the women’s game and its future potential. CITY+ subscribers can watch the full Vodcast here - https://www.mancity.com/citytv/city-plus
1/24/202441 minutes, 56 seconds
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20 Episode Special: A Year in Review

For the latest edition of the Official Man City podcast we reflect back on the episodes we have already compiled throughout the 2023/24 season to date In a special Year in Review podcast, we assembled all of our hosts and co-hosts, Rob Pollard, George Kelsey, Nedum Onuoha and Paul Dickov, for an in-depth round table retrospective as they reflected on the first 20 podcasts. The quartet reveal their favourite episodes from the podcasts so far, as well as looking at the moments that really resonated with them as well making them smile. There’s also an opportunity to look ahead to the future, with the four pondering on how the podcast can evolve going forward The four also reveal who they consider is the most underrated player – past or present - as well as revealing who their individual dream guests would be to have on for a future episode, and what would make their chosen subjects such compelling guests.
1/15/202447 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ruben Dias: Born to Lead

City and Portugal defender Ruben Dias is the latest guest on the Official Man City podcast. A rock at the back for City since arriving in 2020, Dias has been integral to the most successful period in the Club's history. Dias has won all three Premier League titles he has competed for as well as an FA Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the UEFA Champions League. The centre back particularly made an impact in his first campaign, winning the Club's Player of the Year trophy and the Premier League Player of the Season and FWA Footballer of the Year awards. Since then he has gone on to become one of the Club's five captains and a leader on and off the pitch whether wearing the armband or not. His role in last season's Treble could not be overstated, with Dias striking up a perfect partnership with John Stones and adapting to covering as Stones stepped into midfield. Dias has now played 156 times for City and is widely regarded as one of the best defenders in our history. In this podcast, he chats with hosts Rob Pollard and Nedum Onuoha on his route into football, competing with his brother, taking on his dad’s advice and how he became the player we know today.
1/8/202436 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bunny Shaw: From Jamaica to record breaker

1/1/202433 minutes
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Phil Foden: Ball Boy to Star Boy

Phil Foden says he can only ever see himself playing for City. The boyhood Blue, former Etihad ball-boy and Academy graduate revealed his dream of being a one-club player in the latest episode of the official Man City Podcast, ‘In Conversation With…’ Asked whether he’d ever considered playing anywhere else or even going out on loan when he was younger, Foden said: “No, honestly. I just always see myself as a City player. “I always just thought if I work hard enough and I know what my ability is about, I can push in the team and over time I started getting more minutes and now I'm probably getting the most minutes I've had this year “So yeah, I've worked really hard for it and it's thanks to the manager also for trusting me, so I have to thank the manager for that for trusting me and keeping me around.” The Academy pin-up boy, Foden is an inspiration for the youngsters coming through the ranks. And after watching three more graduates – Micah Hamilton, Oscar Bobb and Rico Lewis - star in  the 3-2 win over Red Star Belgrade – he says nothing makes him happier than seeing others follow in his footsteps. It’s an episode not to be missed! Watch the video version on City+ now!
12/18/202333 minutes, 36 seconds
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Nathan Ake: Evolve, Adapt, Excel.

Nathan Ake is the latest guest on the Official Man City Podcast. The Dutch international joined the Club in 2020 from Bournemouth and, over the following three years, has become a key figure in Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering side. His versatility, consistency and intelligence have been of immense value to a City side consistently challenging on multiple fronts, with Ake often called upon to play in a number of defensive roles. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the Dutch international though, and he discusses the important words of encouragement he received from Pep Guardiola after an injury-hit first season at the Etihad in 2020/21. The defender has more than repaid the manager’s faith during his time at the Club and played the full 90 minutes in our historic Champions League triumph over Inter in June. Unsurprisingly, the podcast also involves plenty of discussions around that momentous occasion, including the preparations for the game and the celebrations that followed! Finally, Ake also reveals which former City player comes out on top as his toughest opponent to date. It’s an episode not to be missed!
12/4/202337 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mateo Kovacic: Football's best CV?

Mateo Kovacic is the latest guest on the Official Man City Podcast. The Croatia international has already enjoyed a career most footballers can only dream of. At 29, he has represented Dinamo Zagreb, Inter, Real Madrid and Chelsea before moving to Manchester earlier this year. During that time, the midfielder has won an incredible 18 major honours including four Champions League trophies. That’s not to mention a runners-up finish at the 2018 World Cup before coming third in last year’s edition. Now he’s part of a City squad seeking to follow in the footsteps of our historic Treble winning campaign. And he’s made a strong start to life at the Etihad, playing 14 times as City have set the early pace in the Premier League and guaranteed safe passage to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Despite all of his prior experience, Kovacic admits in this podcast that he’s learning every day from working with Pep Guardiola. Sitting down with hosts Rob Pollard and Paul Dickov, he recounts tales from his spells with some of Europe’s biggest clubs and what it was that attracted him to Manchester. Then he delves deep into how life at City helps get the best out of footballers and his hopes for his time in sky blue. It’s an episode not to be missed!
11/20/202334 minutes, 53 seconds
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Jill Roord: Journey to the top

In the latest instalment of the Official Man City Podcast, Jill Roord joins hosts George Kelsey and Nedum Onuoha to discuss her start to life at the Joie Stadium, her route into the professional game, playing in high-profile matches and much more. A summer 2023 signing from Wolfsburg, the 26-year-old Netherlands international has already made a sizeable impact on Gareth Taylor’s side at the start of the new Barclays Women’s Super League season. So far this term she has made five appearances, scored three goals and registered an assist. The first of these strikes was a sublime effort in our 2-0 opening day win at West Ham when Roord produced a wonderful turn to drive into the box and coolly slot home our second of the afternoon. Throughout a career which has seen the dynamic Dutchwoman play in her homeland, German and England she has consistently performed among the elite of the women’s game. This includes starring at the 2023 World Cup and featuring in the 2023 Champions League final for Wolfsburg. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via City+.  https://www.mancity.com/city-plus Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
11/6/202334 minutes, 41 seconds
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Stefan Ortega Moreno: You play how you train

German goalkeeper Stefan Ortega Moreno is the latest guest on the Official Man City Podcast. The summer 2022 arrival from Arminia Bielefeld has proved himself to be one of the best-supporting goalkeepers in the Premier League. Pushing Ederson to play at his best, Ortega Moreno has excelled as a shot-stopper and with his feet since coming to the Etihad Stadium. Playing 14 times across all competitions in 2022/23, Ortega Moreno was a vital part of the squad that made history by winning the Treble. In this episode, he sits down with hosts Rob Pollard and Paul Dickov to discuss his route to the professional game, his fondness of living in Manchester, plus an insight into his team-mates and what makes them tick. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
10/23/202330 minutes, 33 seconds
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Kalvin Phillips: In Conversation

A summer 2022 arrival from Leeds, the combative engine room enforcer contributed to our historic Treble-winning campaign last term as we lifted the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup crowns. Before joining Pep Guardiola’s side, the likeable Yorkshireman excellently progressed through the Elland Road team’s youth ranks to achieve hero status at the club after helping them win promotion from the Championship in 2019/20. In the newest instalment of the Official Man City Podcast, Phillips sits down with Paul Dickov and Rob Pollard to guide us through his professional footballing journey so far, from kicking a ball in the streets of Leeds to getting to an international final with England, his move to the Etihad and much more. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
10/9/202330 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jack Grealish: More than a Number 10

Owner of the most famous calves in football, Jack Grealish sits down with Nedum Onuoha and Rob Pollard to tell the story of his journey from a prospect to a champion. The 28-year-old was pivotal to City's historic 2022/23 Treble, playing 50 games as we lifted the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup trophies. Before moving to the Etihad in 2021, our No.10 came through the youth ranks to become a legend at boyhood club Aston Villa. In this interview he shares his earliest memories of playing the game, how he found himself training with Villa's first team at just 14 years old, and what drove the ambition that took him to the very top. He also reveals what Pep Guardiola does to get the best out of him, and his dreams of becoming a DJ. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
9/25/202338 minutes, 15 seconds
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Rico Lewis: Taking it in his stride

Exciting City youngster Rico Lewis is the latest guest on the official Man City podcast. The Academy graduate has enjoyed a meteoric rise through the ranks and enjoyed a stellar breakthrough campaign last season at senior level, playing his full part in helping City seal a historic Treble. Having signed a new long-term contract earlier this summer, Rico sat down with Podcast hosts Nedum Onuoha and Rob Pollard to reflect on his footballing journey so far. Rico talks about his Introduction to the sport, the influence of his family, in particular his Dad, and he also speaks about his the importance of his positional versatility as well as looking back on his memorable introduction into City’s first team set up. In addition, Lewis also looks back on that momentous Treble season, being a Champions League record breaker, what it means to have signed his new contract as well as his hopes and aspirations looking towards the future. Plus we learn about a hidden talent that Nedum has - It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
9/11/202340 minutes, 43 seconds
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Gary James: Maine moments

As we celebrate 100 years since the first game was played at Maine Road, we could think of know better person to speak to about the much-loved stadium than Dr Gary James. He joins Nedum and Rob as they share their memories of the old ground, and how the experience of being a City fan is different for each generation, but also what it means to each individual. He also shares details of two upcoming books he's working on, including the official biography of Colin Bell. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
8/30/202347 minutes, 22 seconds
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Alex Williams: Mr CITC

Alex Williams MBE joins Nedum Onuoha and Rob Pollard to talk about his 45 years working with Manchester City. You may recognise him as the man who presented the Premier League Trophy to the squad at the end of last season, but his association with the club started 45 years ago. Joining as a player in 1978, he became one of the game’s first modern-day black goalkeepers but a back injury led to him retiring from football at the age of just 25. Soon after, he returned in a different role, becoming an integral force behind the Club’s official charity, City in the Community, helping to shape it into the organisation we see today. Listen as Alex reflects on his early years following the Club, through to the impact that CITC has had on young people in Manchester and beyond. And we also learn how in one fateful encounter, he managed to put off a young Nedum from ever taking penalties! It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
8/21/202349 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tour Special: Dias, Rodri and Bobb

On the eve of the start of a new season, Rob Pollard followed the squad on their pre-season tour of Asia and sat down to chat with three of them to make this tour special. Ruben Dias is first up, followed by the scorer of the goal that brought us the Champions League, and the youngest player on the tour - Oscar Bobb. Reunited with Nedum Onuoha, the pair also take the opportunity to share some memories of Istanbul. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
8/9/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nick and Paul Power: Coaching the Future

There are both laughs and tears as our guests for this episode are City legend Paul Power, who made 445 appearances for the Club between 1975 and 1986, before returning to coach the next generation of footballers, including a young Nedum Onuoha. Joining Paul is his son Nick, who followed in his father's coaching footsteps to become an integral part of City’s Academy set-up and Head of Phase Operations. Rob and Nedum sit down with Paul and Nick as they discuss what makes the difference in a young player, and the kind of support they need around them if they are going to make it into that first team dressing room. And they share their own highs and lows in relation to their own experiences, and the time Paul had to be the one to tell his teenage son that the club was releasing him. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
7/24/202350 minutes, 32 seconds
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Steph Houghton: Giving It Everything

Steph Houghton has captained England, scored goals in the Olympics and at World Cups, and also received an MBE for services to football. As she approaches ten years at Manchester City, she sits down with Nedum Onuoha and Rob Pollard as they explore what makes a great leader, how the academy system has changed since she came up, and how her mentality helped her find her way back to the game from injuries that threatened to end her career. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
7/10/202335 minutes, 10 seconds
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Laura Coombs: Stepping Up

On this episode, Nedum Onuha and Rob Pollard sit down with a player who has scored some memorable goals during her time at Manchester City, Laura Coombs, as she prepares to fly out with England for the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Her footballing career has already seen her play in the United States, as well as for Chelsea and Liverpool before she came to Manchester. She shares how she went from a testing first season in blue and white to playing some of the best football of her career, bringing her both a new contract and a welcome recall to the Lionesses. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
6/26/202328 minutes, 23 seconds
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Academy Special: Brian Barry-Murphy & Ben Wilkinson

In this episode we look ahead to the future, with the help of two of the coaches responsible for developing incredible talents at the club like Phil Foden, Cole Palmer, Rico Lewis, and James McAtee. First up is Brian Barry-Murphy, manager of the Elite Development Squad, who uses his experiences to not just bring out the best in his players, but to prepare them for whatever the future may hold for them. Then we sit down with U18 Lead Coach Ben Wilkinson, and his father Howard - the last Englishman to manage a winning team in England's top footballing division. Join Academy graduate Nedum Onuoha and Rob Pollard as they ask our guests how they take talented youngsters to the next level, and what the club has done to build an Elite Development Squad that has dominated youth football, and an academy that is one of the most revered in the country. It's all in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
6/12/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 28 seconds
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Owen Hargreaves: Swing For The Fences

On this episode, we have a guest who really has done it all. Owen Hargreaves has won the Champions League with two different clubs and scored in one of the tense penalty shootouts. He also won both the Bundesliga and the Premier League. Eligible to play for Canada, Wales, and Germany, he opted to represent the country of his Father, overcoming some negative press to become England's player of the tournament at the 2006 World Cup. Not a bad career for a guy who used to work at a McDonald's in Canada, and who could have done even more if it wasn't for injury. And while he spent most of his time in English Football on the wrong side of Manchester, he came to City for his final season as a professional in what turned out to be a pivotal time for the club. Join Nedum and Rob as they discuss his breakthrough at Bayern Munich, the extraordinary reception he was given by some journalists when named in the world cup squad, who he thinks was the greatest player during his time at the Etihad, and how he kept himself motivated after winning so much in his first season as a professional. All in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
5/30/202341 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Official Man City Podcast

The Official Man City podcast has returned with Nedum Onuoha and Rob Pollard chatting to star-studded cast of players, legends, coaches, managers, and celebrity fans, as they get under the skin of the only football team to come from Manchester. Get exclusive insights, behind-the-scenes stories, and in-depth interviews with those who know the club best. Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Plus, don't miss full video versions of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
5/16/202332 seconds
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Scott Carson: Still rolling about & loving it.

The Official Man City podcast welcomes one of the most popular members of the squad, Scott Carson. He talks about his journey to the Etihad, from the Premier League to abroad and back, and that night with Liverpool in the Champions League. He discusses how he's adapted to life as a third keeper, and how he sees his role as integral to the club's success. Join Nedum, Rob, and Scott as they get an insight into what life is like in the dressing room, his early days with England U21s alongside Nedum, and how even in the most high-pressure situations at the highest level of football, the answer can be as simple as get a goal, then get another! All in the latest episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
5/15/202329 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kyle Walker: The Official Manchester City Podcast is back!!!

The Official Man City podcast has returned, and Nedum Onuoha and Rob Pollard are kicking things off with a bang by sitting down with England and City full-back Kyle Walker. In this episode, they chat with the fastest player in the current first team, who has been integral to City's success over the last few seasons, and even acted as a super-stand-in goalkeeper.   Join Nedum, Rob, and Kyle as they delve into his career beginnings, starting at just seven years old when Sheffield United signed him, and his early days as a striker. Kyle has gone on to earn an impressive 75 caps for England, starting back with Fabio Capello. Along the way, he's worked with some incredible managers, and in this episode, he identifies the ones that made the biggest difference to him as a player. He also shares the influence that previous captains Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho have had on shaping who he is today, both on and off the field. Don't miss this exciting episode of the Official Manchester City podcast, which you can watch in full via Recast and City+.  https://watch.recast.tv/user/8e7K5 https://www.mancity.com/city-plus   Subscribe and follow the podcast now to stay up-to-date with the latest episodes and join the community. You can also follow Manchester City on social media via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and Snapchat for more exclusive content. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ManCity IG: https://www.instagram.com/mancity/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/mancity/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@mancity Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/mancityofficial Produced by Manchester City and Voiceworks: Sport, this is the unbeatable Official Manchester City Podcast.
5/2/202329 minutes, 37 seconds
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Cancelo dazzles as our lead is extended | City 2-0 Brentford

It’s now two wins from two for City since returning from the mid-season break – the latest a 2-0 win over Brentford at the Etihad thanks to goals from Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne. The win means City are now 12 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, but second-placed Liverpool do have two games in hand, the first of which sees them host Leicester on Thursday. Joao Cancelo was once again in inspired form. He signed a new deal with City last week and this performance underlined why that was such a good move by the club – he was exceptional. After the game we heard from Pep Guardiola and Raheem Sterling – and joining us in the Matchday Live studio were Trevor Sinclair and Darius Vassell.   Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202217 minutes, 19 seconds
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Southampton 0-1 Man City | Sterling, Guardiola, Goater & David James React | We're Not Really Here Analysis

Raheem Sterling scored the only goal of the game as Manchester City edged Southampton in an entertaining contest to return to winning ways in the Premier League. Hear from the goalscorer, Pep Guardiola and We're Not Really Here guests Shaun Goater and David James as they dissect the victory. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/23/202012 minutes, 34 seconds
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Man City 2-0 Fulham | Guardiola's 700th Game & Stones Reacts! | We're Not Really Here Post-Match Show

Pep Guardiola capped his 700th game as a manager with a 2-0 win over Fulham thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne. Our We're Not Really Here show broke down the performance with Cel Spellman, Shaun Goater, Shawn Wright-Phillips and Michael Brown giving their analysis whilst Pep and John Stones giving his reaction. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/202011 minutes, 40 seconds
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Pep Guardiola Contract Special | The Official Man City Podcast

Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain talk to Man City's Rob Pollard about the manager's contract extension. The contract, which now runs to the summer of 2023, sees Guardiola commitment to City extended to seven years from his arrival in 2016. Since joining Manchester City, Pep has had a transformational effect on the Club’s playing style and has guided the team to eight major trophies, setting a series of significant records along the way. In total, the team has won 181 of the 245 matches under his in charge – a win rate of 73.87 percent – winning a piece of silverware every 31 games he has overseen. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/202031 minutes, 58 seconds
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Man City 1-1 Liverpool | Jesus, Guardiola & Rodri React | We're Not Really Here Post-Match Show

Hear from Gabriel Jesus, Pep Guardiola and Rodri as Cel Spellman, Shaun Goater, Richard Dunne and Steven McInerney give their thoughts on Manchester City's draw against Liverpool in the Premier League. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202014 minutes, 13 seconds
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Brian Marwood | The Official Man City Podcast

Brian Marwood joins Rob to discuss his career in football. They start by talking about the 1988-89 season when Brian was part of Arsenal’s title-winning side that won the old First Division on the last day of the season, beating Liverpool 2-0 at Anfield. It remains one of the most dramatic climaxes to a league season ever. After briefly covering his time in marketing at Nike and as a commentator at Sky Sports, they discuss his role in transforming City post-takeover. Brian was key in signing the likes of Yaya Toure, David Silva and Carlos Tevez, players that turned City into one of English football’s best sides. And now, with his focus on the City Football Group, Brian continues to help push City to the forefront of the game. This one is not to be missed! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/202046 minutes, 37 seconds
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Brian Horton | The Official Man City Podcast

In this episode of the Man City podcast, Rob is in conversation with Brian Horton, City manager between 1993-95. With Peter Reid sacked after just four games of the 1993-94 season, chairman Peter Swales approached Oxford and asked for permission to speak to Brian. He was installed as manager days later, becoming the last managerial appointment of the Swales era. But it was a turbulent period in the Club’s history, with City in a state of civil war as the Swales Out campaign gathered momentum. City’s chairman of 20 years was ousted in February 1994, just six months after Horton came in, replaced by former player Francis Lee. Horton kept City in his first season, with the arrivals of Paul Walsh, Uwe Rosler and Peter Beagrie vital, and the following campaign started superbly, with City managing big wins over Everton, West Ham and, most famously, a brilliant Spurs side, playing a vibrant, attacking brand of football. But that early promise subsided, giving way for a poor second half of the season, and Horton was sacked by Lee as the campaign came to an end. Here, Rob and Brian discuss his time at City, his pursuit of Luis Figo and the bitter nature of his sacking in the summer of 1995. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202041 minutes, 25 seconds
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Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak | The Official Man City Podcast

Chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak says the lessons learnt from a ‘challenging and unique’ 2019/20 campaign will only make City hungrier for more success going forward. In a wide-ranging season review with Editor-In-Chief Chris Bailey, the chairman reflected on a season unprecedented in terms of the many obstacles it presented. Khaldoon also spoke of his immense pride at Manchester City’s continuing role in aiding efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/202031 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dennis Tueart | The Official Man City Podcast

Rob sits down with Dennis Tueart this week at the City Football Academy to discuss his rich and varied career. Tueart has had three stints at City – two as a player and one as a director – giving him a unique perspective of the Club. He joined from Sunderland in 1974 and went on to win the 1976 League Cup, scoring in the final with a brilliant overhead kick that has gone down as one of the all-time great City goals. He left City in 1978 and joined the New York Cosmos, replacing Pele in a star-studded lineup, before returning to City in 1979. During his time as a director, City enjoyed back-to-back promotions under Joe Royle and after a year spent back in the old First Division, established themselves in the Premier League under the guidance of Kevin Keegan. Tueart, as ever, is frank and open as he discusses his life and times. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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Paul & Joanne Lake | The Official Man City Podcast

Rob sits down with Paul and Joanne Lake to discuss Paul’s career in the game, his injuries and the treatment he received from the Club’s staff during his lowest moments. The pair talk openly about Paul’s struggles with mental health, as well as the process of writing the bestselling book, “I’m Not Really Here,” which neither expected to be so successful. Paul’s story is unique. He was the captain of City in 1990 and there was talk of him leading England, too. Unfortunately, City’s underinvestment in his rehabilitation process meant he had to retire aged just 27, his potential left totally unfulfilled. Now, for the first time, both Paul and Jo discuss his ‘Life of Two Halves’ in gripping detail. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202052 minutes, 59 seconds
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Francis Lee | The Official Man City Podcast

In this episode, Rob sits down with one of City’s greatest-ever players: Francis Lee. Lee signed for City in 1967, described by Joe Mercer at the time as “the final piece of the jigsaw”. By the end of his first season, City were crowned champions, with Lee scoring 17 league goals. He left in 1974 having added an FA Cup, a League Cup and a European Cup Winners’ Cup to his list of City successes. In total, he scored 148 goals in 330 matches. He retuned to City in 1994, taking over from the much-maligned Peter Swales as chairman of the club. It was turbulent period, though, and having assumed control with City in the Premier League, he left with relegation to third tier almost certain. Here, at his home in Portugal, he opens up about the effect that time had on him and his family in his first in-depth interview since his time as chairman. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202051 minutes, 49 seconds
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Joe Royle & Andy Morrison | The Official Man City Podcast

Joe Royle & Andy Morrison both left their marks on Manchester City's history. They sat down with Man City's Head of Written Content, Rob Pollard to discuss back to back promotions from the clubs lowest point in League One to the Premier League. Andy Morrison opens up about his struggles off the pitch and Joe Royle describes the impact of Andy on the entire football club. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202050 minutes, 35 seconds
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Man City's Official Podcast Trailer

The official Man City podcast is finally here! Subscribe wherever you're listening! Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/23/20201 minute, 54 seconds