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English, Sports, 1 season, 235 episodes, 2 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes
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Want an informed, insightful, snackable listen that will allow you to stay on top of the biggest footballing stories around every morning? Then you've come to the right place. Join The Athletic's esteemed news room of national and regional experts as they bring you all the pressing talking points every weekday. Follow the feed so you don't miss an episode.
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Premier League title will be decided on Sunday

The title race comes down to the final day. Sam Lee talks about the nerves of Man City. Art de Roche has one eye on Arsenal’s bigger picture. It’s farewell to Klopp at Anfield. James Pearce on Klopp’s legacy. And the WSL title will be decided on Saturday. Charlotte Harpur sets the scene. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/17/202410 minutes
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Premier League to vote on scrapping VAR

Premier League clubs to vote on scrapping VAR. David Ornstein has the seismic details. Man United win as Ten Hag makes a promise. Carl Anka was at Old Trafford. Liam Twomey reacts to Reece James’ eventful day for his Chelsea return. Chelsea take a big step towards a remarkable WSL title win. Jessy Parker Humphreys sets the scene for the final day of the season. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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Man City are one win away from history

Man City on the brink of their fourth in a row. Sam Lee was at the tense 2-0 win against Spurs. Fernandes set to stay at Old Trafford. David Ornstein has the details on the United captain. George Caulkin on the importance of Newcastle finishing in a European spot. Can Chelsea finish on a high? Liam Twomey sets the scene for the remaining two games of the season. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/15/202410 minutes, 27 seconds
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All eyes on Spurs v City as Villa complete Liverpool comeback

Adam Leventhal looks back on a dramatic night at Villa Park where two late goals from Jhon Duran kept Unai Emery's side in control of their Champions League destiny. Attention now turns to Tottenham v Man City. If City win, they go ahead of Arsenal heading into the final weekend. If Spurs get the three points, they're still in with a shout of overtaking Villa and clinching fourth spot - but doing so might just hand the Premier League title to their biggest rivals. We explore the moral quandary. Presenter: Adam Leventhal With: Jacob Tanswell and James Pearce Producers: Michael Zimmerman and Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/14/20249 minutes, 28 seconds
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Arsenal beat Man United to take the title race to the wire

Iain Macintosh is here to kickstart your week, with news of Arsenal's victory at Old Trafford which will take the Premier League title race down to the wire. Plus, all the results from around Europe - including defeats for Dortmund and PSG - and Jessy Parker Humphreys tells us about the significance of Man United's first ever women's FA Cup win. Presenter: Iain Macintosh With: Seb Stafford Bloor and Jessy Parker Humphreys Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/13/202411 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bayer Leverkusen make history

Bayer Leverkusen somehow keep their historic unbeaten run going. Seb Stafford-Bloor on why Leverkusen are the comeback kings. It’s a Greek tragedy for Aston Villa. Jacob Tanswell reacts to Villa’s exit from the Europa Conference League. And can Arsenal take the title race to the final weekend? James McNicholas has the Gunners perspective, Carl Anka with the Manchester United one. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/10/202411 minutes, 22 seconds
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Real Madrid shock Bayern late, advance to Champions League Final

Real Madrid summon Champions League magic again. Dermot Corrigan was at the Santiago Bernabeu for a memorable night. Bayern Munich collapse late. Seb Stafford-Bloor reacts to Bayern’s blown lead. James Horncastle speculates whether Roma can replicate a European comeback.  And can Villa turn it around in Europe? Jacob Tanswell sets the scene. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/9/202411 minutes, 18 seconds
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Borussia Dortmund reach the Champions League Final

Dortmund make the Champions League Final. Seb Stafford-Bloor reacts to the achievement and contemplates if Bayern Munich can make it an all-German final.  No dream end for Mbappe at PSG. Peter Rutzler was at the Parc des Princes for Mbappe’s last likely Champions League game for PSG. Will it Real Madrid or Bayern Munich joining Dortmund? Guillermo Rai sets the scene. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/8/20249 minutes, 38 seconds
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New Humiliation For Man Utd

An incredible night for Crystal Palace. Rather less for Manchester United… Carl Anka was at Selhurst Park for United’s embarrassing 4-0 loss to Palace. Julien Lopetegui agrees terms with West Ham. David Ornstein has the latest. And Everton aren’t out of trouble yet… Host: Iain Macintosh Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/20247 minutes, 40 seconds
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EPL title race goes down to the wire

Can Chelsea qualify for Europe? Liam Twomey on what has changed with Chelsea as they make a push for the Europa Conference League. Arsenal and Manchester City continue to push for the title as Tottenham continue to crumble. Jack Pitt-Brooke reacts to Spurs' 4-2 defeat to Liverpool. Real Madrid are crowned, but not satisfied. Guillermo Rai explains why the La Liga champions are not celebrating too much. And more twists and turns in the WSL title race. Jessy Parker Humphreys on what’s on the line as the season winds down. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/6/202414 minutes, 45 seconds
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Chelsea chase Europe as Champions League fades for Spurs

Spurs’ Champions League hopes fade. Liam Twomey and Charlie Eccleshare were at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s 2-0 win. Villa lose a thriller in Europe. Jacob Tanswell tells us what went wrong for Unai Emery’s side. And can Liverpool lift the gloom ahead of Klopp’s farewell? Tom Williams explains. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/3/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mbappe, PSG struggle against Dortmund

Dortmund have the edge against PSG. Seb Stafford-Bloor talks about the many chances created by Dortmund. Peter Rutzler was in Germany to watch PSG hit the post multiple times. Can Roma be the team to stop Bayer Leverkusen? James Horncastle is in Italy for the Europa League semifinal. And Emma Hayes’ farewell trophy charge takes another hit. Jessy Parker Humphreys reacts to Chelsea’s wild 4-3 loss to Liverpool. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/2/202411 minutes, 51 seconds
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Vinicius Jnr stars for Real at Bayern

Vinicius Junior stars for Real at Bayern. Dermot Corrigan and Mark Carey react to an enthralling first leg in Munich. Can Dortmund stop Mbappe tonight? Seb Stafford Bloor works out how they might. As Peter Rutzler wonders if PSG might feel any added pressure now it's the Champions League semi finals. Plus Ipswich need a point to reach the Premier League, Manchester United make more boardroom changes, and Howard Webb says Forest should have had a penalty. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/202413 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ornstein: Liverpool expect Salah to stay

Salah is staying at Liverpool. David Ornstein has the exclusive. Join 'The Insiders' here Familiar foes kick-off the Champions League semi-finals. Mark Carey gears us up for Bayern Munich v Real Madrid. Premier League clubs say yes to a squad cost cap. Matt Slater explains the potential change in the way clubs fund their squads. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/30/202414 minutes, 26 seconds
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Title race intensifies as City & Arsenal (just...) win again

Arsenal hang on to beat North London rivals Spurs. We hear reaction from Adrian Clarke and Charlie Eccleshare. Manchester City are victorious too. Sam Lee was at the City Ground. And who will Barcelona meet in the Women's Champions League Final? Jessy Parker Humphreys on the thrilling semifinals. Host: Iain Macintosh Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/29/202414 minutes, 47 seconds
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Man City batter Brighton as Premier League title race narrows

City win as the Premier League’s top two edge clear. Tim Spiers watched the three title contenders this week and gives his verdict. Will the feel-good factor continue for Villa? Jacob Tanswell on Aston Villa’s chase for a top-four finish. Plus, David Ornstein has the latest on Manchester United’s pursuit of Dan Ashworth. And it’s Champions League crunch time for Emma Hayes. Sophie Penney previews the second legs of the Women’s Champions League semifinals. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/26/202414 minutes, 43 seconds
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Are Liverpool out of the title race?

Liverpool lose the derby and their title hopes? Paddy Boyland was on hand to watch Everton win their first home Merseyside derby since 2010. As James Pearce explains what went wrong for Liverpool - and where they're at with their manager search. Plus, which manager has decided to stay? Pol Ballus has the details. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/25/202414 minutes, 47 seconds
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Chelsea humiliated by Arsenal

Arsenal smash five past Chelsea and go three clear at the top of the Premier League. Art de Roche and Liam Twomey watched the demolition unfold at the Emirates. Liverpool look to Feyenoord's head coach Arne Slot as Jurgen Klopp's successor. James Pearce has the story. While Aston Villa look to create a dynasty as Unai Emery signs on for more. David Ornstein broke the news. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/24/202412 minutes, 1 second
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Ambitious West Ham speak to Amorim

West Ham speak to Sporting Lisbon manager Ruben Amorim. David Ornstein broke the story. Inter seal their 20th Scudetto, beating city rivals Milan in the process. James Horncastle is in Milan for to watch history take place. The FA investigate that Nottingham Forest social media post. Nnamdi Onyeagwara brings us up to date on the many statements. Can Chelsea trip up title hopefuls Arsenal? Amy Lawrence and Liam Twomey preview tonight's London derby. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202414 minutes, 34 seconds
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Man United Survive Wembley Scare

Manchester United are on to the FA Cup final after surviving a scare. Mark Critchley was at Wembley. Plenty of drama between Everton and Nottingham Forest. Paddy Boyland reacts to 3 huge points for the Toffees. Meanwhile Tim Spiers makes sense of Forest’s public statement. And, late goals in El Clasico. Dermot Corrigan explains the different directions of Real Madrid and Barcelona. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/202416 minutes, 19 seconds
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Klopp's European journey at Liverpool is over

Liverpool win in Italy but bow out of Europe. Andy Jones was in Bergamo for the end of Klopp’s European journey with Liverpool. Can Chelsea shock City in the Cup? Adrian Clarke, Charlie Eccleshare and Duncan Alexander think Chelsea have the right pieces. And tired Real Madrid prepare for El Clasico. Guillermo Rai on how Real Madrid will approach playing Barcelona. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/19/202412 minutes, 53 seconds
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Real Madrid end Man City's double-treble dreams

The double-treble dream is over for City, as Real Madrid win on penalties. Guillermo Rai and Sam Lee analyse the modern Clasico at the Etihad. Arsenal bow out to Bayern. Raphael Honigstein and James McNicholas were at the Allianz to watch a tight match end in the Germans' favour. Can Liverpool regain some much needed momentum? Simon Hughes looks at how the Reds might go about turning things around in Bergamo against Atalanta. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/18/202415 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mbappe dumps Barcelona out of Europe

Paris knock Barcelona out of the Champions League. Peter Rutzler and Pol Ballus were at the Estadi Olímpic for all the drama. Dortmund outperform Atletico to progress. Seb Stafford-Bloor on Dortmund’s thrilling comeback. Plus, why Arsenal have a left back problem. James McNicholas tells us the best way to approach defending Leroy Sane tonight. And have Real Madrid learned from their heavy defeat to City last season? Alvaro Romeo answered that question.  Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202415 minutes, 43 seconds
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Palmer stars as Chelsea hit Everton for six

Palmer hits four and Chelsea smash six. Simon Johnson was on hand to watch the latest star showing by the Chelsea forward - even if there were some penalty antics again from the Blues' players. Everton officially appeal that second points deduction. Jacob Whitehead brings us up to date on the latest surrounding the Toffees' precarious situation. Could Xavi stay on at Barca? Dermot Corrigan has the answer ahead of their Champions League tie with PSG. Can Dortmund turn it around against Atleti? Seb Stafford Bloor predicts it'll be hard for the German side to make it to the semi-finals. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/16/202414 minutes, 59 seconds
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Arsenal and Liverpool lose, handing Manchester City a title boost

Arsenal are haunted by Villa and Emery again. James McNicholas was at the Emirates for Arsenal’s 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa. Jurgen Klopp's victorious send off took a big hit. James Pearce reacts to a devastating 1-0 loss for Liverpool. And, celebrations in Leverkusen. Seb Stafford-Bloor was amongst the sea of fans and celebrations as Bayer Leverkusen win their first ever Bundesliga title. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/15/202415 minutes, 32 seconds
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Liverpool stunned at Anfield by Atalanta

Liverpool stunned by Atalanta. James Pearce was at Anfield and reacts to how this loss can impact Liverpool’s season. Villa warm up for Arsenal trip with another European win. Jacob Tanswell was on hand for Aston Villa’s Europa Conference League win. And what changes are coming to the Premier League next year? Matt Slater has all the details. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/12/202412 minutes, 6 seconds
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Barcelona edge five-goal thriller in Paris

Advantage La Liga as Barca beat Paris. Lara Cervello Herrero and Peter Rutzler were at the Parc des Princes for Barcelona’s 3-2 win over PSG. Atletico hang on to defeat Dortmund. Dermot Corrigan thinks the advantage will stay with Atleti in the second leg. Seb Stafford-Bloor on Dortmund’s frustrating performance. Plus a surprise as Lionesses star retires. Michael Cox on why he thinks Rachel Daly has retired from the national team. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/11/202415 minutes, 46 seconds
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Chaos and controversy in Champions League quarter-finals

It’s goals galore in Europe as Arsenal and City play out entertaining draws. Sam Lee was at the Santiago Bernabeu for a chaotic thriller. Art de Roche was at the Emirates for a night full of controversial referee decisions. Can PSG make the Champions League final? James Horncastle and Peter Rutzler think there’s a good possibility. And, Dermot Corrigan gets us ready for Atletico Madrid vs. Borussia Dortmund. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/10/202415 minutes, 13 seconds
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Everton hit out at more points deductions

Everton react to another points deduction. Paddy Boyland reacts to the news. The Champions League quarter-finals are here! Can Arsenal best Bayern? Adrian Clarke and Rafa Honigstein both agree that the tie is in the Gunners' favour Can Madrid stop City? Michael Cox tells us what to expect from this tie. The Lionesses look to get back to winning ways. Charlotte Harpur previews England's trip to Ireland for the Euro 2025 qualifiers. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/9/202411 minutes, 4 seconds
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Liverpool frustrated by Man United

Liverpool slip up in the title race. James Pearce talks about how costly the draw against Manchester United could be. While Manchester United gladly take a point off their rivals. Carl Anka was at Old Trafford. Plus, plenty of action across Europe: Dermot Corrigan was in Seville for Athletic Club’s Copa del Rey final win, and James Horncastle talks about Roma’s Derby della Capitale win against Lazio. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/8/202414 minutes, 30 seconds
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Palmer's hat-trick ignites Chelsea's chaotic comeback

Chelsea win a thriller at the Bridge. Liam Twomey reacts to an incredible comeback for the Blues. The Manchester United rollercoaster continues. Carl Anka was in attendance for United’s disappointing finish. And Liverpool return to the top of the table. James Pearce recaps a nervy night, eased by Alexis Mac Allister. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/5/202416 minutes, 7 seconds
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Three-scoring Foden fires up City

Foden fires up City. Sam Lee was at the Etihad for the Phil Foden Show. Are Spurs for sale? Charlie Eccleshare dives into Tottenham's accounts. Is Chelsea against Man United still a big game? Oli Kay mulls on the state of both these big clubs. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/4/202414 minutes, 15 seconds
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Will Haaland’s form cost Man City?

Will Haaland’s form cost Man City? Nick Miller has been mulling over the Norwegian's form. Can Arsenal afford to rotate? Amy Lawrence debates whether Arteta will switch things up against Luton. Who were the big winners in Tuesday's Premier League action? Charlie Eccleshare and Paddy Boyland reflect on differing nights for Spurs and Everton. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/3/202412 minutes, 17 seconds
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Man United approach ex-Man City man as club rebuild continues

Southampton dig in as Man United make Wilcox approach. Dan Sheldon has the story on United's latest target. Why have Newcastle had so many injuries? Chris Waugh has been assessing the situation. The battle to rejoin the Premier League is heating up. Leicester, Ipswich, and Leeds continue to push each other. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/2/202413 minutes, 4 seconds
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Liverpool top Premier League after comeback win

Arsenal and Man City play to a goalless draw. James McNicholas and Sam Lee were at the Etihad. Liverpool move into first. James Pearce was at Anfield for the entertaining comeback. Dortmund beat Bayern. Seb Stafford-Bloor reacts to Bayern's loss. And, Arsenal are Conti Cup champions. Jessy Parker Humphreys on the late winner and dust up between the managers. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/1/202416 minutes, 13 seconds
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Arsenal and Manchester City prepare for a title clash

Can this Arsenal side challenge City? Charlie Eccleshare on the huge test for the Gunners. Which player could decide the outcome on Sunday? Jon Mackenzie thinks one player in particular will have a big impact. And Der Klassiker - but not as we know it. Seb Stafford-Bloor tells us what’s at stake between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/202411 minutes, 34 seconds
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How can Arsenal beat Manchester City?

We’re gearing up for the return of the Premier League. James McNicholas on Arsenal’s chance against Manchester City. Former England captain Steph Houghton retires. Jessy Parker Humphreys reflects on Houghton’s legacy. And who is the “nobody” who tried to buy Manchester United and Inter Milan? Adam Crafton has the fascinating story. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/28/202412 minutes, 45 seconds
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Bellingham salvages draw with Belgium

The line up for Euro 2024 is complete. Jordan Campbell was in Poland for Ukraine’s emotional qualification. Bellingham salvages a draw with Belgium. Jay Harris thinks Ivan Toney has solidified his role as Harry Kane’s back-up. Mark Carey thinks Kobbie Mainoo may start for England at Euro 2024. And watch out for Spain’s young guns. Pol Ballus was at the Santiago Bernabeu where Lamine Yamal shined. Plus, Charlotte Harpur gets you ready for the UWCL quarterfinals second legs. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/202413 minutes, 59 seconds
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Leicester are in trouble, but how much?

Who will be snapping up those last places in the European Championships? Tom Williams makes the case for Wales How much trouble are Leicester City in? Matt Slater explains all How did Amanda Stavely’s day in court go? Tom Burrows was in court to watch Host: Iain Macintosh Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/26/202410 minutes, 11 seconds
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England struggle without Kane against Brazil

How are England coping without Kane? Jack Pitt-Brooke was at Wembley and witnessed first-hand the issues for England. Are Germany back to their best? Seb Stafford-Bloor on the German’s improvement under Nagelsmann.  And, fireworks in the WSL. Jessy Parker Humphreys catches you up on the title race. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/25/20249 minutes, 58 seconds
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When will Xabi Alonso make a decision?

What does the future hold for Gareth Southgate? Jack Pitt-Brooke tells us the timeline of a decision. Why have Bayern gone public about chasing Alonso? Raphael Honigstein has the latest info. And who’s going to qualify for the Euros? Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/22/202411 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why Liverpool's new sporting director needs to hit the ground running

Will Harry Kane be fit enough to start for England? Jack Pitt-Brooke has the latest on Kane’s injury. Why Liverpool's new sporting director needs to hit the ground running? James Peace on Richard Hughes’ first orders of business in charge. And is it okay to not play for your country? Amy Lawrence thinks it’s important for players to have appropriate rest. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/202411 minutes, 57 seconds
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Man United's Mainoo makes England squad

Man U’s Mainoo makes England’s senior squad. Carl Anka profiles the "preposterous" player. The Premier League heads Down Under. Jacob Whitehead looks at why teams are heading to Australia. Why you should care about English football’s latest development. Matt Slater runs through what an independence regulator actually means for football. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/20/202414 minutes, 12 seconds
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Forest deducted four points

Nottingham Forest deducted four points for spending breach. Phil Buckingham has the details of the case and Paul Taylor brings Forest's furious reaction. Why isn’t Ben White in the England squad? James McNicholas tells us more about the Arsenal right back. Chelsea look to Champions League quest. Jessy Parker Humphreys previews the Blues game against Ajax. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Michael Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/19/202413 minutes, 55 seconds
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Old Trafford Epic: What Now For Liverpool?

Manchester United are on their way to Wembley. Dan Sheldon and James Pearce were at Old Trafford for the late comeback. As are Chelsea…but only just… Liam Twomey highlights more drama between the fans, Raheem Sterling and Pochettino. And how’s Barcelona’s recovery looking? Dermot Corrigan was in Madrid to watch Barca’s 3-0 win against Atletico. Host: Iain Macintosh Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/18/20249 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dominant Liverpool prepare for Man United in style

Dominant Liverpool prepare for Old Trafford in style. James Pearce and Mark Critchley set us up for an FA Cup quarter final for the ages. Could Newcastle really upset the FA Cup holders? Chris Waugh wonders whether the Magpies can topple Man City. Villa beat Ajax but suffer Watkins injury scare. Tim Spiers was on hand to watch. Chelsea host Arsenal in WSL title tussle at Stamford Bridge. Jessy Parker Humphreys previews what should be an epic game. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Michael Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/15/202415 minutes, 8 seconds
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Inter crash out of the Champions League

Inter exit the Champions League. James Horncastle on the disappointment from the Serie A leaders. Sancho helps Dortmund progress. Seb Stafford-Bloor sees Sancho playing with more freedom and creativity. And why are the Premier League playing Deal or No Deal with the EFL? Matt Slater has the details on the failed funding package. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/14/202415 minutes, 22 seconds
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Arsenal advance to the Champions League quarterfinals

Arsenal pushed to penalties by Porto. James McNicholas reacts to a wild night at the Emirates, after Arsenal advance to the Champions League quarterfinals. Barca eliminate Napoli. Dermot Corrigan on the youngsters carrying Barcelona through the competition. And, who will join them? James Horncastle gives his expectations on tonight’s Inter v Atletico game. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/13/202414 minutes, 17 seconds
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Palmer keeps Chelsea's faint European hopes alive

Chelsea keep their faint European hopes alive. Simon Johnson was at Stamford Bridge to watch the Cole Palmer show. Do Arsenal have what it takes to fight back against Porto? Amy Lawrence muses on the importance of this fixture for Arsenal's season. Just how bad would a Champions League exit be for Barcelona? Alvaro Romeo speaks to James Richardson about the significance of this fixture against Napoli. Host: Tim Spiers Prods: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/12/202411 minutes, 14 seconds
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Liverpool and City make way for Arsenal in the title race

Liverpool and City make the title race even tighter. James Pearce and Sam Lee were at Anfield for the last PL meeting between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. What has the coaching rivalry meant to English football? And, is this the last straw for Mauricio Pochettino at Chelsea? Liam Twomey looks ahead to Chelsea’s crucial game against Newcastle tonight. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/11/202411 minutes, 53 seconds
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Liverpool face City in potential title decider

It’s all eyes on Anfield for a potential title decider as Klopp takes on Pep for one last time in the Premier League. Michael Cox previews this one. Will a change in keeper upset Arsenal’s rhythm? David Raya can't play against his parent club, Brentford, so James McNicholas analyses the impact that may have. Plus all the action from the Europa and Conference Leagues too Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/8/202411 minutes, 38 seconds
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City dominate as lucky Real progress in Champions League

Man City’s European dominance continues. Sam Lee was at the Etihad to watch a much changed City continue their Champions League defence. Real Madrid make unconvincing progress. Guillermo Rai brings his take on an unspectacular show from Los Blancos. How will Liverpool negotiate their date in Prague? It's bad timing for Klopp's kids with City at the weekend but, as James Pearce tells us, key players are on the way back. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Michael Zimmermann Exec Prod: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/7/202410 minutes, 21 seconds
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Kane sends Bayern to the Champions League quarterfinals

Kane keeps Bayern in Europe. Seb Stafford-Bloor reflects on Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win against Lazio to progress them to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Mbappe gives another masterclass. Peter Rutzler talks about Kylan Mbappe carrying PSG to the UCL quarterfinals. Plus Haaland answers those contract rumours. Sam Lee on whether Manchester City fans should be worried. And, Real Madrid chase their 15th Champions League trophy. Guillermo Rai is at the Santiago Bernabéu. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/202414 minutes, 8 seconds
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Arsenal hit six past sorry Sheffield United

Arsenal continue their rampant form. James McNicholas was at Brammal Lane for the Gunners’ 6-0 win. Bayern need to turn it around in the Champions League. Seb Stafford-Bloor describes the mood around Munich. And why is Mbappe not playing so much football anymore? Peter Rutzler explains Luis Enrique’s reasoning. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/5/202414 minutes, 26 seconds
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Foden shines as City beat United in the derby

Manchester stays Blue as Foden shines for City. Sam Lee on Foden being the big game player for City this season. United feeling blue as they lose ground on the Champions League places. Laurie Whitwell on the crucial race for the top 4. And why did Real Madrid see red in Valencia? Mario Cortegana explains the latest refereeing drama in Spain. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/4/202413 minutes, 42 seconds
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Paul Pogba banned from football for four years

Is Paul Pogba’s career over? James Horncastle tells us what’s next for the Juventus midfielder. Do United have a prayer in the Manchester derby? Mark Critchley previews the cross-town matchup. And what’s got Ronaldo riled in Saudi Arabia? Nick Miller explains Ronaldo’s suspension. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/202412 minutes, 57 seconds
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Arch-rivals Liverpool and Man United set up FA Cup showdown

Liverpool and Manchester United book an FA Cup showdown. Carl Anka watched United scrape through against Forest while James Pearce saw Klopp's kids prove they are more than alright. James also brings us up to speed on Liverpool's search for a Sporting Director. Chelsea made life difficult for themselves against Leeds. We tell you why Taylor Swift is causing Real Madrid to move their final match of the season. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Michael Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain MacIntosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/29/202413 minutes, 36 seconds
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Pressure eases on Howe as Newcastle edge through

Newcastle squeak through to the FA Cup Quarter Finals. Chris Waugh reflects on a match that saw the Premier League side struggle against Championship opposition. Jack Grealish limped off as Erling Haaland scored five. Sam Lee watched Manchester City cruise past Luton. Pochettino fights back at stumbling Chelsea. Ahead of their match against Leeds, Liam Twomey analyses the Chelsea manager's epic answer in their pre match press conference. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Michael Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain MacIntosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/202414 minutes, 40 seconds
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Everton’s points penalty reduced

Everton’s points penalty is reduced. David Ornstein on why it was decided to reduce the penalty but also what still lies in store for the Toffees and Nottingham Forest. Newcastle look to turn the tide as they face Blackburn in the FA Cup. Chris Waugh previews the tie.  Real Madrid close in on another Galactico. Rafael Honigstein has the story on Alfonso Davies' proposed move. Host: Tim Spiers Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/27/202413 minutes, 33 seconds
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Liverpool win the Carabao Cup

Liverpool win the League Cup. James Pearce reacts to Jurgen Klopp’s youth movement in the biggest game of the season so far. Another Wembley defeat for Chelsea. Liam Twomey thinks Pochettino’s side showed mental weakness on Sunday. And how did Manchester United lose to Fulham at home? Carl Anka was at Old Trafford. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/26/202414 minutes, 21 seconds
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Liverpool and Chelsea prepare for the Carabao Cup final

Liverpool and Chelsea face off at Wembley. James Pearce and Liam Twomey give their insight leading up to the Carabao Cup final. A grudge match for Arsenal. Amy Lawrence thinks Arsenal is looking for revenge. And can Bayern Munich win a football match? Seb Stafford-Bloor on the struggles of Bayern. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/23/202413 minutes, 5 seconds
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Liverpool fight back to crush Luton

Liverpool survive a Luton scare to go clear. Caoimhe O'Neill was at Anfield to watch the drama unfold. A late Champions League blow for Arsenal. James McNicholas saw Arsenal succumb to a last minute winner in Porto. Napoli begin life under their third coach of the season. James Horncastle assesses the size of the task in front of Francesco Calzona despite their draw with Barcelona. Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s vision for Manchester United. Adam Crafton reports back on what Ratcliffe had to say with some of it causing a stir. Thomas Tuchel will leave Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Raphael Honigstein discusses whether Xabi Alonso may be tempted by a move to Munich. Host: Adam Leventhal Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/202415 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sir Jim Ratcliffe's takeover at Manchester United is official

Sir Jim Ratcliffe is finally in at Man Utd. Laurie Whitwell on what this means for the club moving forward. Arsenal take their buzz into the Champions League. James McNicolas is in Porto and previews Arsenal’s Round of 16 tie. And La Liga tightens its financial screw on Barcelona. Pol Ballus has the latest on Barca’s financial troubles. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/21/202412 minutes, 27 seconds
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Roy Hodgson steps down at Crystal Palace

It’s standoff time as Ashworth goes on gardening leave. Laurie Whitwell and Chris Waugh have the latest on the future of Newcastle’s sporting director. Glasner appointed as Hodgson says bye to Crystal Palace. Matt Woosnam reacts to the news. And it’s a third manager of the season for the Italian champions. James Horncastle on Napoli’s struggles. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/20/202416 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bayern suffer their third consecutive loss

Is Thomas Tuchel on his way out at Bayern? Raphael Honigstein has the latest on the German manager. The Premier League title race takes another turn. Sam Lee and Simon Johnson react to the 1-1 draw between Manchester City and Chelsea. And, are PSG already phasing out Mbappe? Peter Rutzler on the future of the French star after being left out of the starting XI on Saturday. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/19/202411 minutes, 56 seconds
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Kylian Mbappe set to leave Paris Saint Germain

Kylian Mbappe is leaving PSG. Peter Rutzler on the impact this will have. How will PSG cope without him? David Ornstein thinks they will have a long list of replacements. And is he destined for Real Madrid? Mario Cortegana has the latest between Mbappe and Madrid. Plus, Chelsea and Manchester City men and women’s teams face off this weekend: Liam Twomey describes Chelsea’s ups and downs against the top teams in the Premier League. And Charlotte Harpur previews the huge clash in the WSL. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/16/202411 minutes, 32 seconds
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Kane’s quest for silverware hits another snag

Kane’s quest for silverware hits another snag as Bayern fall to defeat against Lazio. Rafael Honigstein was in Rome watching it all unfold. Kylian Mbappe leads PSG to victory over Real Sociedad. Peter Rutzler tells us all about the brilliant night for the Frenchman. Chelsea want Lyon’s manager to replace Emma Hayes. Charlotte Harpur broke the story and brings the details. Host: Tim Spiers Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/15/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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Man Utd target Newcastle's sporting director

Man United look to poach Newcastle’s Dan Ashworth. David Ornstein has the story as Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS look to rebuild United. Man City survive a brief scare in Scandinavia as Real Madrid edge Leipzig. Sam Lee was in Copenhagen as City's title defence continues and Mario Cortegana was in Germany. Can Bayern really find their consolation in the Champions League? Mark Carey runs the rule over tonight's Champions League fixtures. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/202414 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Champions League returns: why this year could spring a surprise

Chelsea leave it late at Selhurst Park. Simon Johnson was on hand to watch the Blues fight back against Crystal Palace and move up to tenth. The Champions League returns. Which games should you be excited about and who are the favourites? Michael Cox previews the round of 16. Is it now or never for Mbappe to Real Madrid? Mario Cortegana has the latest on the French striker's saga. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/13/202412 minutes, 17 seconds
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Arsenal score six in Rice's return to West Ham

Arsenal hit six and Man United hit form. Laurie Whitwell tells us if the race is on for Champions League qualification. Bayer put Bayern in their Bundesliga place. Seb Stafford-Bloor raves about Leverkusen’s performance. And Ivory Coast are AFCON champions. Jay Harris is in Abidjan for the celebrations. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/12/202414 minutes, 19 seconds
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Are Manchester United's Champions League hopes alive?

Title showdown in La Liga. Pol Ballus on the atmosphere leading up to the crucial game in Spain between Real Madrid and Girona. Are Manchester United in a Champions League race? Mark Critchley and Joey D’Urso on the top 4 race between Aston Villa and United. A blockbuster weekend in Serie A. James Horncastle previews the key matchups in Italy. And two heavyweights battle for AFCON supremacy. Jay Harris ahead of Nigeria vs. Ivory Coast. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/9/202414 minutes, 34 seconds
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Chelsea repay Poch's trust

Chelsea romped to a 3-1 victory away at Villa Park in the FA Cup and repay Pochettino’s trust in his team. It was the performance of the season, says Simon Johnson. Read about it all here. It’s Nigeria against Ivory Coast - take two - at AFCON. Jay Harris breaks down how both teams got to the Final. Bayern Munich travel to Bayer Leverkeusen this weekend, Seb Stafford Bloor begins the Bundesliga build up. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Pros: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/8/202412 minutes, 55 seconds
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Is Project Poch under pressure?

Poch on pressure at Chelsea. As rumours swirl around the Chelsea boss' time at the club, Liam Twomey tells us what the man himself had to say on it all. Read about it all here. AFCON readies itself for the semi finals. Maher Mezahi previews the games. VAR controversy ahead of pivotal match in Spain's title race. Dermot Corrigan brings us up to date ahead of Real Madrid v Girona this weekend. Host: Adam Leventhal Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/7/202412 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ominous City close in on Liverpool

It’s ominous from Man City; the title is back in their own hands. Michael Cox was at the Gtech Community Stadium to watch City come back from behind to beat Brentford. Read his thoughts here Who’s on Barcelona’s shortlist to replace Xavi? Dermot Corrigan mulls over the Catalan club's options. It’s getting messy for Messi-less Miami. Paul Tenorio is following Inter Miami around the globe. Read more about it here Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Stavrou Exec Prods: Ben Green and Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/6/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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Arsenal secure crucial win over Liverpool

Amy Lawrence tells us about the significance of Arsenal's 3-1 victory over Liverpool, while James Pearce analyses an error-strewn and lacklustre performance by the Reds. Carl Anka reports from Old Trafford where Manchester United put in their best performance of the season in beating West Ham 3-0. Have Erik ten Hag's side turned a corner...again? And Matt Davies Adams, host of our Straight Outta Cobham podcast, says the locals are growing restless after Chelsea's woeful 4-2 defeat at home to Wolves. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/5/202414 minutes, 35 seconds
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Transfer Deadline Day wrapped with David Ornstein

The transfer window… softly shuts. David Ornstein runs through the key deadline day deals  Man United survive a late scare from Wolves. Laurie Whitwell was at Molineux to watch Marcus Rashford return to the starting XI and Kobbie Mainoo steal the headlines. Weekend previews including Amy Lawrence on why Arsenal v Liverpool is so integral to the Gunners' season and James Horncastle on the bitterest derby in Italy. Podcasts to listen to: Talk of the Devils, The Athletic Football Podcast, The Totally Football Show Host and Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/2/202416 minutes, 43 seconds
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Liverpool run riot at Anfield

Liverpool run riot at Anfield and maintain their five point lead at the top of the Premier League. James Pearce watched young Conor Bradley make history in a good way and Darwin Nunez in a less than ideal manner. Read about the match here. Spurs into the top four after a feisty win over Brentford. There were darts celebrations all over the place and Charlie Eccleshare was across it all. Get the match analysis here. Rashford returns for United. Erik ten Hag has declared the Rashford situation as "case closed" and Dan Sheldon is on hand to explain why this one is different to Sancho's. The full story is here. Host: Tim Spiers Producers: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Subscription offer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/202413 minutes, 36 seconds
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Arsenal move back into second

The Premier League returns. James McNicholas saw Arsenal move back into second in the table with a win over Forest. While George Caulkin was on hand for Newcastle's second away win of the season, at Villa Park. Read about Arsenal here and Newcastle here As Liverpool welcome Chelsea to Anfield. Liam Twomey previews what is sure to be an emotive match. The Transfer window nears it’s climax. David Ornstein has his one to watch. You can join The Insiders group here and read David's story about Michael Edwards here Host: Adam Leventhal Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/31/202414 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ornstein’s transfer guide

As deadline day on the January transfer window looms, David Ornstein has the top five stories you need to know. Join The Insiders WhatsApp group here. The AFCON hosts trump the holders. Shock as previously unbeaten Senegal lose in penalty shootout to Ivory Coast. Jay Harris watched it happen. Mikel Arteta is going nowhere. James McNicholas reacts to the good news for Arsenal fans and previews the Gunners' game against Nottingham Forest. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/202413 minutes, 41 seconds
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Who will replace Jurgen Klopp?

Who are the contenders to replace Klopp at Liverpool? James Pearce lists the qualities Liverpool will be wanting in a new manager. Why is Xavi leaving Barcelona? Laia Cervello on the Barca legend leaving after the season. Why was Rashford left out of United’s squad? Dan Sheldon has the details. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/29/202414 minutes, 23 seconds
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Klopp to leave Liverpool

Liverpool have announced that Jurgen Klopp is stepping down as manager at the end of the season. After a hugely successful eight and a half years at the club, Klopp will take a sabbatical. So what next for him, and what next for Liverpool? The Athletic's Liverpool correspondent James Pearce reacts to this seismic news. Host: Iain Macintosh Producer: Mike Stavrou  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/20249 minutes, 26 seconds
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Spurs look to spoil silverware for City

Spurs look to spoil silverware for City. The FA Cup fourth round is underway and Jack Pitt Brooke previews the big match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Chelsea strengthen up top. Charlotte Harpur has the details on two very exciting stories that are sure to relieve Chelsea women fans. Plus we have the key fixtures this weekend. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/26/202410 minutes, 28 seconds
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Liverpool set up another Cup final against Chelsea

Liverpool face Chelsea at Wembley again. James Pearce watched the Reds get through to the League Cup final. Barcelona crash out of the Copa del Rey. Laia Cervello reacts to yet another defeat for Xavi's men. AFCON hosts Ivory Coast through to knockout stages but sack their manager mid tournament. Jay Harris has the details. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/25/202412 minutes, 2 seconds
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Kalvin Phillips set to leave Man City

The January window hots up in the Premier League with three internationals potentially on the move. David Ornstein has the latest rumours and transfers. Plus, Sam Lee on why Kalvin Phillips didn’t work out at City. Chelsea are on their way to a cup final. Liam Twomey was at Stamford Bridge for the semifinal. But will Liverpool follow? James Pearce on how Liverpool’s squad are ready for Fulham. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/24/202415 minutes, 10 seconds
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Salah injury 'more serious than first thought'

Is Benzema set to follow Henderson out of Saudi Arabia? Guillermo Rai has the details on the transfer window's most surprising story of the day. Confusion over Mo Salah’s injury. Simon Hughes is at the Africa Cup of Nations and has the latest on the Liverpool forward's status. Chelsea prepare for their biggest game of the season. Liam Twomey previews the Blues semi final second leg against Championship side Middlesbrough. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/23/202410 minutes, 47 seconds
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Manchester United appoint City's Berrada as new CEO

Manchester coup as City CEO leaves… for United. David Ornstein broke the news of Manchester United’s new CEO appointment. Injured Salah is heading back to Liverpool. VAR controversy in Spain. Guillermo Rai explains why Almeria think Real Madrid “stole” 3 points. And Newcastle dig in over in-demand duo. Chris Waugh has the latest on bids for Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/22/202415 minutes, 11 seconds
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Mo Salah off injured in AFCON

Salah limps off at AFCON. Simon Hughes was there with the details. Gerrard signs on for more Saudi. David Ornstein broke the news, and what the extension means for the Saudi Pro League. And Toney's ready to play again. Jay Harris has the story on what Ivan Toney was doing during his ban and what to expect in his return. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/19/202412 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jordan Henderson set for Ajax switch

Jordan Henderson set for Ajax switch and Armando Broja could leave Chelsea. David Ornstein clarifies the truth around the latest January transfer rumours. Simon Hughes previews the big AFCON clash between hosts Ivory Coast and Nigeria. Plus we run through all the score lines you need to know from Wednesday night. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/18/202413 minutes, 14 seconds
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Jose Mourinho in tears after Roma sacking

Jose Mourinho’s Roma exit. James Horncastle explains why it all went wrong. Joelinton’s Newcastle blow. Chris Waugh talks about potential transfer replacements. And Sarina Wiegman’s new deal. Charlotte Harpur on what this means for the future of the Lionesses. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/17/202412 minutes, 45 seconds
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Are more Premier League teams facing points deductions?

Nottingham Forest and Everton react to breaching Premier League sustainability rules. Matt Slater on the fallout. Could Chelsea really tempt Karim Benzema to the Premier League? David Ornstein has the latest info. There were winning starts for Son and Mane, as they bid for international glory, and some familiar names walking away as FIFA’s Best. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/16/202414 minutes, 9 seconds
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How much trouble is Xavi in?

A new era edges closer at Manchester United. Laurie Whitwell was at Old Trafford for Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s first time in attendance since striking a deal. Why were Barcelona so bad in El Clasico? Dermot Corrigan on what’s wrong in the Catalan capital. And FFP trouble for Everton and Forest. David Ornstein explains the recent financial breaches. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/15/202414 minutes, 9 seconds
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Eric Dier follows Harry Kane to Bayern Munich

How has Eric Dier ended up at Bayern Munich? Seb Stafford-Bloor explains why Dier is headed to the German champions. Barcelona set up El Clasico by winning in the Supercopa. Laia Cervello recaps Barca’s 2-0 win against Osasuna. Who could be the “next Thiago Silva” at Chelsea? Liam Twomey thinks there’s a rising young star. And can Jadon Sancho resurrect his career back in Germany? Mark Critchley on Sancho’s deteriorated relationship with Ten Hag. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/12/202413 minutes, 19 seconds
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Liverpool super subs lead Cup comeback

Liverpool leave it late in the Carabao Cup. James Pearce was at Anfield to see Jurgen Klopp's subs change the tie against Fulham. Who is Spurs’ latest signing? James Horncastle tells all about Romanian defender Radu Dragusin. Can Barca meet Real Madrid in the Supercopa final - and could one of their top talents leave this month? Dermot Corrigan has the details. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/11/202412 minutes, 27 seconds
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A new low for Chelsea

Chelsea are shocked by Boro in the Carabao Cup. Simon Johnson was at the Riverside to watch the shock unfold. No Trent for Liverpool tonight against Fulham. James Pearce brings the details on TAA's injury. And we have the latest transfer news - including Werner’s return to London. Seb Stafford Bloor explains why Timo chose Tottenham. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/10/202412 minutes, 35 seconds
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Man Utd's hope for silverware alive

Manchester United make the FA Cup 4th round draw with win over Wigan. Laurie Whitwell was on hand to watch, as was Sir Dave Brailsford once more. Pochettino explains Chelsea’s transfer plans. Simon Johnson tells us what to expect from the Blues this month. As a Liverpool prospect goes on loan. James Pearce has the details on Fabio Carvalho's move to Hull. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/9/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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Could Jordan Henderson return to Liverpool?

Is Jordan Henderson coming home? James Pearce has the latest on a potential Liverpool return for the former captain. Will Timo Werner redeem himself in England? Seb Stafford-Bloor looks at how Werner will fit in at Spurs. And have Arsenal got a problem? James McNicholas dives into the goal scoring issues for the Gunners. Host: Iain Macintosh Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/202412 minutes, 28 seconds
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Which transfers could happen in January?

The European Super League is back on the agenda. Phil Buckingham on why Real Madrid and Barcelona got the ruling they wanted. Is a new striker on the way to Chelsea in January? David Ornstein has the January transfer plans of the Premier League’s top teams. And who will make the difference for Arsenal at Liverpool? Art de Roche tells us the X-factor for the Gunners. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/202313 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is the European Super League back?

Adam Leventhal hears from The Athletic's Phil Buckingham about the news that FIFA and UEFA's rules blocking a potential European Super League have been ruled to be unlawful. So, is the Super League back from the dead? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202311 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is Harry Kane making the Bundesliga look weak?

Are Liverpool ready for a title battle? After their 5-1 win over West Ham in the Carabao Cup, James Pearce looks ahead to the top of the table clash with Arsenal at the weekend. Is Harry Kane making the Bundesliga look weak? Seb Stafford Bloor watched the Englishman score his 25th goal of the season in 22 games. Plus Charlotte Harpur brings us up to speed in another dramatic night in the Women's Champions League. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/21/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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Newcastle trip up in the Cup

Newcastle trip up in the Cup. George Caulkin watched the Magpies exit another competition within the week. As Chelsea soldier on into the semi finals. Simon Johnson looks back on a successful night at Stamford Bridge. Steve Cooper becomes the second manager sacked in the Premier League this season, Paul Taylor considers his legacy and what his likely successor, Nuno Espirito Santo, might bring to the club. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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Why Real Sociedad - PSG is the must-watch Champions League tie

Why Real Sociedad - PSG is the must-watch CL tie. Duncan Alexander reacts to the Champions draw and explains why you need to start caring about the word "coefficient". Is Pochettino still in favour at Chelsea? Simon Johnson runs the rule over the Blues ahead of their Carabao Cup quarter final against Newcastle. Chris Waugh also joins to preview the tie from the Magpies' perspective. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/19/202311 minutes, 54 seconds
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Manchester United and Liverpool battle to a stalemate at Anfield

Arsenal go top as Liverpool and Manchester United grind out a dull goalless draw. James Pearce and Laurie Whitwell were at Anfield. Barcelona fail to win again. How bad could this get? Dermot Corrigan reveals how much support Xavi has. And how much fun in the Bundesliga this year? Seb Stafford-Bloor takes us around the results from Germany. Host: Iain Macintosh Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/202313 minutes, 10 seconds
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Liverpool look to inflict more misery on Man United

Graham Potter to Manchester United - could it happen? Mark Critchley has the latest on the rumours. It’s one of the subplots ahead of the big game of the weekend as United visit Anfield. James Pearce on how Liverpool are preparing for their rivals. And it was a successful night for Premier League teams in Europe. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/15/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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PSG scrape through as Newcastle exit Europe

PSG are through to the Champions League knockouts. Peter Rutzler was in Germany to watch the French side join Borussia Dortmund in the R16 - but will teams fear the french side? Newcastle are left to rue what might have been. George Caulkin reflects on the rollercoaster group stage in Tyneside. The pressure cranks up on Xavi after another Barcelona loss. Pol Ballus tells us about the tricky pre match preparations for the Barca boss. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/14/202315 minutes, 29 seconds
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Manchester United out of Europe

Manchester United are out of Europe. Mark Critchley was at Old Trafford to watch a lacklustre United limp out of the Champions League. Newcastle and AC Milan sweat over yet more fitness issues.  Chris Waugh and James Horncastle preview this key match up in Group F. And we have the latest on the Turkish top-flight suspension. Nick Miller has been following the story and brings us up to date. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/13/202316 minutes, 41 seconds
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Win or bust for Man Utd against Bayern

It’s win or bust for Manchester United against Bayern Munich. Carl Anka tells us what the English team need to remain in Europe. Arsenal ready the kids for PSV. Jordan Campbell tells us why an Arsenal record may be broken tonight. Plus we reflect on Barcelona’s La Liga woes. After losing 4-2 at home to surprise league leaders Girona, Pol Ballus runs the rule over what's going wrong for the Catalan giants. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/202314 minutes, 9 seconds
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Man United suffer worst defeat in post-Ferguson era

More woe for Manchester United. Mark Critchley reflects on the 3-0 defeat to Bournemouth. Do Chelsea really need to spend more money? Liam Twomey on Pochettino trying to find solutions. How on earth did Bayern Munich lose 5-1? Raphael Honigstein talks about Bayern’s issues that led to such a big loss. And a significant WSL title result. Jessy Parker Humphreys reacts to Arsenal’s huge win against Chelsea. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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Everton run rampant over Newcastle at Goodison

10pt penalty - but Everton out of the bottom 3. Patrick Boyland was at Goodison Park for an emotional night. Newcastle left Goodison bruised. Chris Waugh talks about fatigues and injuries… It’s Spurs next, who lose after leading… again. Tim Spiers on Tottenham’s shaky form. And we preview Man City’s conquerors Aston Villa welcoming Arsenal. Art de Roche looks ahead to Unai Emery facing his old club. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/8/202316 minutes, 29 seconds
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City stunned by Villa. How serious is this wobble?

How serious is Manchester City's wobble? Sam Lee watched the title holders continue their winless streak at Villa Park. How did Aston Villa defy expectation to defeat the Champions? Jacob Tanswell brings the other side of the coin as the Villains won their 14th consecutive home game. Have Manchester United turned a corner… again? Laurie Whitwell looks back on how Erik ten Hag's big calls came off against Chelsea. Is that it for Steve Cooper at Forest? Nick Miller was at Craven Cottage to see what could well be Steve Cooper's last match in charge. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/7/202314 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rice rescues Arsenal

Declan Rice rescues Arsenal in a thrilling fightback against Luton. James McNicholas was at Kenilworth Road as the Gunners remained composed in the chaos. Manchester United get ready to face Chelsea amid questions over Eric ten Hag's management style. Laurie Whitwell was one of the journalists allowed at the pre match press conference as club-media relations sour. Team GB fail to qualify for the Olympics despite a 6-0 win for England. Charlotte Harpur watched the heartbreak in Hampden. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202314 minutes, 7 seconds
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Manchester City charged by the FA

Could Newcastle really sign David de Gea? Is Wilder set for a wild Premier League return? David Ornstein has the latest. Will Manchester City players be charged by the FA? Oli Kay thinks only the club will be fined. And what’s at stake for the Lionesses as they reach Olympics crunch time? Charlotte Harpur is in Edinburgh for the match. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/5/202313 minutes, 30 seconds
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Man City and Spurs draw 3-3 in a classic

Today… Man City drop points again in a classic with Spurs. Sam Lee and Charlie Eccleshare react from the Etihad. Liverpool edge Fulham in a thriller. James Pearce was at Anfield for the late drama. Joao Felix downs his parent club with the winner for Barcelona. Dermot Corrigan believes this was crucial for Barca’s title hopes. And Inter win big in Naples. James Horncastle on the Nerazzurri's chase for their 20th Scudetto. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/4/202311 minutes, 16 seconds
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Euro 2024 draw explained and analysed

Today… Who got the toughest group? Dermot Corrigan and James Horncastle react to Spain and Italy landing in the “Group of Death”. Have England got another lucky draw? Tim Spiers thinks the Three Lions got a very favorable draw. Can hosts Germany get some early momentum? Raphael Honigstein previews the host’s draw and lead-up. Plus, Matt Slater was in Hamburg for the draw! Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/2/202314 minutes, 28 seconds
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Pep vs. Postecoglou: Spurs look to stifle Man City

Today… Four Premier League sides advance in Europe - with Liverpool leading the way. James Pearce was at Anfield. We gear up for a big weekend in the Premier League - which includes Pep v Postecoglou. Tim Spiers previews the big matchup. And we preview some other big European games in Germany, Spain and Italy. Dermot Corrgian on Barcelona-Atletico Madrid, Seb Stafford-Bloor on Bayer Leverkusen-Borussia Dortmund, and James Horncastle on Napoli-Inter Milan. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/1/202310 minutes, 2 seconds
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Onana errors leave United on the brink

Onana errors leave United on the brink. Dan Sheldon was in Istanbul as United's draw with Galatasaray meant their Champions League fate is out of their hands. Arsenal through as they hit six against Lens. Jordan Campbell watched the Gunners click into gear. Have Real Madrid already lined up their next manager? Felipe Cardenas reacts to reports that Lionel Scaloni will step down as Argentina manager after Copa America. Presenter: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/30/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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Newcastle denied by controversial PSG penalty

Newcastle have their hearts broken in Paris. Jacob Whitehead looks back on a controversial decision to award PSG a penalty and what it means for Newcastle's hopes of progression in the Champions League. An Englishman helps Dortmund through to the knockout stages. Seb Stafford Bloor tells us about Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, the youngster among the goals for the German side. Can Manchester United save their Champions League campaign tonight? Dan Sheldon is in Istanbul ahead of United's crucial tie against Galatasaray. Host: Tim Spiers Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Executive Producers: Iain Macintosh and Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/29/202313 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is Newcastle's Champions League adventure set to end in Paris?

Is Newcastle's Champions League adventure set to end in Paris? Jacob Whitehead is in the French capital to preview PSG v Newcastle. How much pressure is Xavi under at Barcelona? The Catalan club face Porto in the Champions League, needing a win to get themselves back on track ahead of a tricky run of fixtures. Laia Cervello Herrero has the latest. Plus we round up what happened in the Premier League and La Liga on Monday night. Presenter: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Michael Bailey Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/28/202311 minutes, 10 seconds
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Garnacho's wonder-goal helps United win at a wild Goodison Park

Manchester United chase down the top five. Carl Anka was at Goodison Park for a chaotic atmosphere.  What happened in the Derby d’Italia? James Horncastle on how the Juve-Inter result is good for the Serie A title race. And we pay tribute to Terry Venables. Michael Cox reflects on the legacy Venables leaves behind. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/27/202310 minutes, 49 seconds
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Can Liverpool knock City off their perch?

Can Liverpool knock City off their perch? James Pearce previews the clash between the top two in the Premier League Who will win the Derby d'Italia? James Horncastle explains why Juventus v Inter is the bitterest rivalry in Serie A What's the mood at Everton ahead of their first game post the ten point deduction? Patrick Boyland tells us what to expect at Goodison when the Toffees face Manchester United Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Abi Paterson  Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh and Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/24/202314 minutes, 47 seconds
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Is Lionel Scaloni stepping down as Argentina manager?

Today… What sparked those troubling scenes at the Maracana? Are the World Cup winners set to lose their head coach? Jack Lang talks about the fallout from Brazil vs. Argentina in Rio. Barcelona and Lyon were in action in the Women’s Champions League. And will it come good for Mason Mount at Manchester United? Oil Kay on the midfielder’s rough start at Old Trafford. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/23/202311 minutes, 24 seconds
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Are Messi and Ronaldo REALLY set for one last dance?

Are Messi and Ronaldo really set for one last dance? With Saudi Arabia saying one thing and Inter Miami saying another, Alexander Abnos takes us through what we know so far about this potential fixture. Why has a plan to ban related-club loans in January failed? David Ornstein has the details on the Premier League's attempt to stop related party loans in January. How did that clash between Brazil and Argentina go? Felipe Cardenas watched on as trouble off the pitch overshadowed events on it. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/22/202315 minutes, 39 seconds
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Italy book place at Euro 2024, PSG lose young star to injury, and Brazil face Argentina

As Italy draw 0-0 with Ukraine to book their place in Euro 2024, James Horncastle assesses their credentials as they look to retain their crown in Germany next year. Injuries for PSG and Barcelona starlets Warren Zaire Emery and Gavi tarnish their international breaks. Peter Rutzler tells us what that means for the French side. As Brazil and Argentina prepare to face off in the World Cup Qualifiers tonight, Copa America has announced its opening and closing venues for next year's tournament. Felipe Cardenas looks at what that might mean for the 2026 World Cup. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/21/202314 minutes, 43 seconds
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Can Everton be saved by new owners?

Today… How can Everton be saved? Matt Slater talks about the financial future of the Toffees. Records are smashed in the Euros qualifiers… And who won the Manchester derby in the WSL? Carl Anka was at Old Trafford for the record setting crowd. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/20/202310 minutes, 26 seconds
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Everton docked 10 points with immediate effect

Adam Leventhal presents a breaking news edition of The Daily Football Briefing, reacting to the development that Everton have been hit by the biggest sporting sanction in Premier League history of a 10 point deduction which comes into force with immediate effect. The Athletic’s Senior Football News Reporter Matt Slater joins us to explain more. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Charlie Jones Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202317 minutes, 13 seconds
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Mo Salah scores four, Spain's Euro chances and Southgate on pay equality

With 12 teams now booked at Euro 2024 - We assess Spain’s credentials. Dermot Corrigan on if Spain can challenge for the Euro 2024 trophy. There’s England boss Gareth Southgate on pay equality. Roshane Thomas was at Southgate’s press conference. As Mo Salah scores four, we talk international records. Michael Cox details why we’re seeing so many goal-scoring records. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/202315 minutes, 57 seconds
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What do the latest changes mean for Manchester United?

What do the latest changes mean for Manchester United? Adam Crafton has all the details on the departure of CEO Richard Arnold How did Chelsea do, now they know Emma Hayes is US-bound? Abi Paterson watched the controversial Champions League match between Chelsea and Real Madrid Is it the end of the line for a true football fairytale? As Union Berlin reluctantly part ways with Urs Fischer, Stu James explains why this was not an easy decision. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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Why the USA hired Emma Hayes

Why is Emma Hayes off to the USA? Meg Linehan explains why this move to the USWNT makes sense for the Chelsea manager How much does it cost to win the treble? Mark Critchley has been crunching Man City's numbers Is Xabi Alonso proving the real deal with Bayer Leverkusen? Thom Harris tells us all about the Spaniard's brilliant start to Bundesliga management Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/15/202315 minutes, 25 seconds
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Has Mauricio Pochettino turned it around at Chelsea?

Has Mauricio Pochettino turned it around at Chelsea? After successive impressive results the Argentine has endeared himself to the Chelsea supporters as Simon Johnson explains Are the Italian champions about to sack their manager? James Horncastle has the latest on Napoli's stuttered start to the season What’s going wrong at Barcelona? As Xavi says, the team are in a "rough patch". Pol Ballus looks at why that is the case. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/202315 minutes, 29 seconds
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Chelsea go toe-to-toe with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge

Will the real Chelsea please stand up? Liam Twomey was at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea’s wild 4-4 draw against City. Which Bundesliga record has Harry Kane broken now? Seb Stafford-Bloor tells us how Harry Kane has passed Robert Lewandowski in the history books. And why did Kylian Mbappe score a hat-trick, but not win favour from his manager? Peter Rutzler on the friction between Mbappe and Luis Enrique. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/13/202314 minutes, 30 seconds
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Can Chelsea follow up their Tottenham win against Man City?

Today… Liverpool slip up in Europe. Gregg Evans was in Toulouse for Liverpool’s 3-2 shock defeat. Can Chelsea follow up their Tottenham win against Man City? Liam Twomey talks about Chelsea’s mindset as they get ready to host the defending champions. And what now for Raheem Sterling & England? Tim Spiers tells us the reasons behind Gareth Southgate’s squad selection. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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How bad will it get for Manchester United, as they collapse in Copenhagen?

How bad will it get for Manchester United, as they collapse in Copenhagen? Carl Anka watched on as Manchester United fell to yet another defeat. Do Arsenal no longer need strikers? With both Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Jesus out, Arsenal showed that they have players they can call on as James McNicholas explains. How are the Premier League hoping to change the rules for this January’s transfer window? David Ornstein has the details on a potential change in the rules. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/9/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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Man City through, Dortmund bounce back, and Atletico have plenty to smile about on and off the pitch

Who has made the Champions League knockout stages with two games to spare? The holders did the job on Tuesday night, Sam Lee tells us what that means for the rest of City's group stage matches. Why do Atletico Madrid fans have more than six reasons to smile? Dermot Corrigan looks at the state of play at Atletico de Madrid. What does Dortmund's victory over Newcastle mean for both teams? Chris Waugh takes positives from the night's results and Seb Stafford Bloor praises Dortmund's bounce back from derby defeat. Can Rasmus Hojlund find his feet at Manchester United? As the Dane returns to Copenhagen in the Champions League, Oli Kay has been looking at United's front man. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/8/202314 minutes, 32 seconds
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Chelsea victorious after chaotic night in Tottenham

Today… Chelsea end Spurs’ unbeaten start to the season. Liam Twomey talks about Chelsea’s best result, but worst performance, of the season. Tim Spiers also joins from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to reflect on the chaotic match. Plus a look at who can make it through to the knockout stages of the Champions League, and who’s on the brink. James Horncastle previews the PSG-Milan match. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/7/202316 minutes, 33 seconds
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Harry Kane makes history, Poch's return to Spurs and Emma Hayes to leave Chelsea

Today… Harry Kane’s chase for history. Seb Stafford-Bloor discusses Kane’s performance in Der Klassiker. Mauricio Pochettino makes his return to Tottenham. Liam Twomey on the Argentine manager’s return to Spurs. And Emma Hayes is set to leave Chelsea. David Ornstein has the latest. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/6/202315 minutes, 4 seconds
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How secure is Eric Ten Hag’s position at Manchester United?

Today… How secure is Eric Ten Hag’s position at Manchester United? Carl Anka has the latest on the United manager’s future. Is Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle a litmus test? Jordan Campbell describes Arsenal’s attitude after a midweek loss. And we preview Harry Kane’s first Der Klassiker. Seb Stafford-Bloor talks about the inconsistencies surrounding Bayern and Dortmund. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/3/202316 minutes, 36 seconds
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Is another home humiliation a new low for Manchester United?

Is another home humiliation a new low for Manchester United? Mark Critchley reviews yet another 3-0 home defeat for the red side of Manchester while Chris Waugh details the rather more united Newcastle side of events. Is it another opportunity missed for Arsenal? Jordan Campbell watched the Gunners crash out of the Carabao Cup. Is Ivan Toney for sale come January? Jay Harris tells us why the England striker may not get his wish. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/2/202314 minutes, 28 seconds
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Manchester United continue Cup defence, Everton's possible points deduction, and 2034 World Cup decided

Could a Cup win ease the heat on Erik Ten Hag? Mark Critchley previews their increasingly more vital match against Newcastle United in the League Cup. Will Everton be on the end of a 12-point deduction? Paddy Boyland brings us up to date with the Toffees' situation. Do we need to pencil in another winter World Cup in Saudi Arabia? Matt Slater has the details from Tuesday's announcement. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/1/202315 minutes, 40 seconds
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Lionel Messi wins historic eighth Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi makes history. Again. Whilst it was no surprise to see the Argentinian pick up the Ballon d'Or, Felipe Cardenas looks at why this ceremony signalled a changing of the guard. There were no surprises on the women's side as Aitana Bonmati adds yet another trophy to her growing collection. Sophie Penney tells us why she was the deserving recipient. We have the latest on the search for the father of Liverpool player Luis Diaz. Luke Bosher has the update. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Prod: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/31/202313 minutes, 15 seconds
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Manchester City dominates the derby, Jude Bellingham's Clasico and Liverpool win big

Today… Manchester is blue after the big derby goes City’s way. Sam Lee and Dan Sheldon recap the match from Old Trafford. Liverpool win at home yet again. James Peace reacts to an impressive performance from Jurgen Klopp’s team. And Jude Bellingham stars in one of world football’s grandest games. Dermot Corrigan on Jude Bellingham’s historic rise. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/30/202315 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Manchester derby awaits, Spurs handling the heat and Sandro Tonali banned for 10 months

Today… Can Newcastle cope without their most expensive signing of the summer? Jacob Whitehead has the details of Sandro Tonali’s ban. Can Spurs handle the heat at the top? Charlie Eccleshare previews Tottenham’s Friday night match against Crystal Palace. And who’s going to triumph in the Manchester derby? We hear from both sides of the city, as Laurie Whitwell and Sam Lee look ahead to the red-blue divide. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/27/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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PSG dominant, Newcastle defeated, and what's happening at managerless Ajax

Who stood out in Wednesday’s Champions League action? Peter Rutzler watched PSG dominate AC Milan. What did Newcastle learn in defeat to Dortmund? George Caulkin has the debrief. Can managerless Ajax turn their horrendous form around against Brighton? Carl Anka has the story from the Dutch giants and their turbulent season. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/202314 minutes, 18 seconds
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Onana saves United, Arsenal back on track, and Newcastle look to remain unbeaten in the Champions League

Andre Onana saves the day. Laurie Whitwell was at Old Trafford to see Manchester United pick up their first points in Europe. Gabriel Jesus stars as Arsenal beat Sevilla. James McNicholas joins to tell us all about the Gunners' victory. And despite uncertainty around Tonali, Newcastle look to continue their unbeaten start in Europe. Jacob Whitehead previews their match against Borussia Dortmund. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/25/202315 minutes, 30 seconds
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Are Spurs credible title contenders?

Are Spurs title contenders? Tim Spiers was at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to watch the North London side return to the top of the table. Can Manchester United grab their first Champions League points? Mark Critchley previews United's match against FC Copenhagen. Can Arsenal restart their European campaign? James McNicholas is in Seville ahead of Arsenal's tricky tie. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/24/202313 minutes, 41 seconds
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Remembering Sir Bobby Charlton

Today… Just two points separate the top five in the Premier League. Jacob Tanswell on Aston Villa’s climb up the table. Who won between two Italian giants? James Horncastle breaks down Juventus v AC Milan. And football pays tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton. Michael Walker remembers the icon. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/23/202314 minutes, 16 seconds
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Is this the end for Neymar?

Today… Is this the end for Neymar? Nick Miller tells us about the road ahead for the Brazilian superstar. What’s in store as Chelsea meet Arsenal? We check in with Nnamdi Onyeagwara and Liam Twomey ahead of the London Derby. Which games deserve your attention this weekend? A run-through of the best storylines to follow. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/20/202313 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sandro Tonali faces suspension, Manchester United's ownership vote and the Merseyside Derby

Today… Could Newcastle’s 55 million pound signing be suspended from football? Jacob Whitehead with the latest reporting on Sandro Tonali. Will Manchester United vote on selling part of the club today? Dan Sheldon tells us what we need to know. And are Liverpool ready for a Merseyside derby? Gregg Evans discusses the challenges facing the Reds ahead of Saturday. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/19/202313 minutes, 53 seconds
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England qualify for the 2024 Euros

Today… Why are Italy at risk of missing another major tournament? James Horncastle explains the Azzurri’s transition period. England are heading to the 2024 Euros in Germany. Tim Spiers was at Wembley for the clinching matching. How patient do Man United fans need to be over their potential new investors? Matt Slater goes behind the business. Are Barcelona still in trouble over alleged corruption involving Spain’s referees? Pol Ballús has the latest. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/18/202316 minutes, 14 seconds
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England and Italy return to Wembley

Today… Why are England fans booing Jordan Henderson? Tim Spiers has the answers. Why are Italy without two of their best players? James Horncastle tells us everything we need to know about the Italian betting scandal. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/17/202311 minutes, 17 seconds
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Manchester United’s takeover saga, Scotland qualifies for the Euros and WSL drama

Today… Another twist in Manchester United takeover saga. Mark Critchley has the latest details. Scotland qualify for the Euros. Jordan Campbell on what it means to the country and federation. And late drama in the WSL. Jessy Parker Humphreys was at the Emirates for Arsenal’s late comeback. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/16/202312 minutes, 38 seconds
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England looks ahead to Australia, Scotland has to wait and Old Trafford snubbed from the Euros

Today… As England prepare to play Australia - the PL and FA comment on Israel and Palestine. Tim Spiers has the latest. Spain strengthen their Euro 2024 chances, as Scotland are made to wait. Dermot Corrigan was at the match in Seville. And no Old Trafford at the UK and Ireland EURO 2028 - why? Danny Taylor explains. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/13/202313 minutes, 37 seconds
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Liverpool duo duel in South America, Scotland look to get job done against Spain, and USMNT face Germany

As the competitive internationals get underway, Thursday's Euro 2024 qualifying action is headlined by Spain versus Scotland, the latter of whom just need a point to qualify for the tournament. Jordan Campbell and Dermot Corrigan preview what's on the table for both sides. Over the Atlantic there's plenty of action too with the South American World Cup qualifiers which see Colombia taking on Uruguay (or Luis Dias v Darwin Nunez for Liverpool fans) and Messi's Argentina face Paraguay. While the USMNT have a big friendly against Germany to test themselves. Across all of it for The Athletic is Felipe Cardenas. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/202311 minutes, 42 seconds
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Eden Hazard retires. How should he be remembered?

How should Eden Hazard be remembered? Michael Cox looks back on the Belgian's career. Why is Howard Webb bringing up that VAR incident again? Phil Buckingham watched 'Match Officials Mic'd Up' so you didn't have to. Who is Johan Lange - the technical director appointed by the Premier League leaders? Charlie Eccleshare tells us about the man taking over from Fabio Paratici. What happened in Manchester United Women's first ever Champions League match? Carl Anka was there to watch. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202316 minutes, 15 seconds
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Euro 2028 hosts to be announced, Rooney to Birmingham City rumours, and what now for Lionel Messi?

UEFA are set to announce the hosts for Euro 2028. Matt Slater is in Nyon, Switzerland, for the announcement and tells us what to expect from UEFA HQ. Is Wayne Rooney heading to Birmingham? Tom Burrows has been following the story. And what does Lionel Messi do with no club games for the next four months? Inter Miami can no longer make the play offs so Jeff Rueter maps out what might happen for the Argentinian over the coming months. Host: Tim Spiers Producers: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/202314 minutes, 41 seconds
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Arsenal's huge step towards a title and Manchester City's struggles

Today… Do Arsenal believe they can win the title? Amy Lawrence on the Gunners’ huge win against Manchester City. Why do Manchester City keep losing? Sam Lee tells us how important the absence of Rodri is. And who has become La Liga’s youngest ever goalscorer? Pol Ballús has the story of Lamine Yamal. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/9/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
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Introducing: The Daily Football Briefing

The Daily Football Briefing is a 15 minute bitesize podcast that brings you up to speed every weekday morning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/20231 minute, 31 seconds
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Gravenberch stars for Liverpool and looking ahead to the City-Arsenal clash

Today… Is Gravenberch finding his feet at Liverpool? James Pearce reacts to the newest Red’s breakout performance. What else caught the eye in last night’s European action? Liam Tharme and Jacob Tanswell check in after Brighton and Aston Villa underwhelm. And are Man City really in prime shape ahead of facing Arsenal? Mark Critchley thinks they could struggle in the midfield…  Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/6/202313 minutes, 22 seconds
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Newcastle thrash PSG and the World Cup goes to six countries

In the Champions League, Newcastle thrashed PSG. Hear reaction from both sides with Jacob Whitehead and Peter Rutzler at St James' Park The 2030 World Cup goes to six countries. Matt Slater explains why and what this means for 2034. And Liverpool want a Spurs replay, so Jurgen Klopp says. James Pearce was there to hear the Liverpool boss speak. Host: Adam Leventhal Producers: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/5/202316 minutes, 10 seconds
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What now for Manchester United’s Champions League hopes?

What now for Manchester United’s Champions League hopes? Laurie Whitwell was at Old Trafford to watch United succumb to another European defeat. Is Bukayo Saka’s untouchable run over? The forward was subbed off after 34 minutes, Abi Paterson has the latest on Saka's latest knock. How are Newcastle feeling ahead of their match with PSG? George Caulkin looks ahead to Newcastle's first home Champions League fixture in 20 years. And PGMOL release the VAR audio from Luis Diaz's disallowed goal. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/4/202313 minutes, 36 seconds
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Mudryk scores for Chelsea, Liverpool demand VAR answers, and Champions League preview

Mudryk scores his first Chelsea goal. Simon Johnson was at Craven Cottage to watch the young Ukrainian get on the scoresheet. Liverpool demand VAR answers. Tom Burrows has been investigating the Reds' legal options against PGMOL And the Champions League returns tonight with pick of the ties seeing Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti return to former side Napoli. James Horncastle previews the fixture. Host: Tim Spiers Producers: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/3/202314 minutes, 56 seconds
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Are Spurs title contenders?

Today… Are Spurs title contenders? Liam Tharme breaks down Tottenham’s emotional win against Liverpool and if they showed enough to stay in the title race. Can VAR be fixed? Nick Miller dives into the Video Assistant Referee issues and how they can be fixed. And how low can Manchester United go? After another woeful performance, Laurie Whitwell tells us what is going on at Old Trafford. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/2/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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How far can Liverpool and Spurs go?

Liverpool and Spurs have had summer resets and face each other at the weekend to really put those shifts to the test. Tim Spiers and Caoimhe O’Neill look at the changes made from last season. Barcelona and Sevilla are the highlight of La Liga this weekend. Dermot Corrigan joins to discuss how Xavi will shuffle the midfield with De Jong injured. And it's a huge day for football gamers! Mark Critchley explains the EA Sports rebrand from FIFA to EA FC. Host: Adam Leventhal Producers: Mike Zimmermann and Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/29/202315 minutes, 36 seconds
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What is going on with Napoli and Victor Osimhen?

What is going on with Napoli and Victor Osimhen? James Horncastle has the details on the couple of TikToks that the club released appearing to mock their own player. What happened in Wednesday's football? The quadruple is off for City after their loss to Newcastle, there at St James' Park was Mark Critchley and Felipe Cardenas was on Inter Miami watch at the US Open Cup Final. Why might Aston Villa not be fit to wear their own shirts? Gregg Evans has the story on why Villa aren't too happy with their "wet look" tops. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/28/202314 minutes, 59 seconds
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What happened in the Carabao Cup and why is Red Bull making headlines?

What did we learn from Manchester United's win over Crystal Palace? From Old Trafford Carl Anka tells us all about Garnacho, Mount, and what this means for United's next match against, checks notes, Crystal Palace. How is Pochettino prepping Chelsea for Brighton? By discussing the owners' regular visits to the dressing room after matches, as Liam Twomey explains. Why has Red Bull given Salzburg zings?! Nick Miller made the journey to Austria to watch a rivalry 18 years in the making take place as Austria Salzburg hosted Red Bull Salzburg in a fiery encounter. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmermann Exec Prod: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/202314 minutes, 47 seconds
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What is Liverpool 2.0?

What is Liverpool 2.0? James Pearce breaks down what has invigorated Jurgen Klopp's team and the start of this season Is this Kalvin Phillips' chance? With Rodri seeing red at the weekend, Sam Lee discusses whether the Englishman can prove himself to Pep Guardiola And what on earth is happening at Ajax? De Klassieker was abandoned at the weekend, set to be resumed on Wednesday, but the rot runs deeper than just recent events as Carl Anka explains Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/26/202314 minutes, 10 seconds
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What did we learn from the North London Derby?

Today… The North London Derby didn’t disappoint. Art de Roche and Charlie Eccleshare react to the 2-2 draw at The Emirates. Newcastle made Premier League history with 8 different goal-scorers in one game. Jacob Whitehead reflects on the shocking result. And another goalless game for Chelsea. Simon Johnson tries to put into perspective the loss for the Blues. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/202316 minutes, 17 seconds
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Are Liverpool still Europa League favourites?

Today… It was a busy Thursday night in the Europa and Europa Conference Leagues. James Pearce reacts to Liverpool’s slow start in Austria, and whether or not the Reds are still competition favourites.  Brighton made their European debut with a 3-2 loss to AEK Athens. Andy Naylor was at the Amex Stadium for the club’s historic night. And the US Women’s National Team were back in action for the first time since their World Cup shock. Meg Linehan reflects on Julie Ertz’s final national team game. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/202311 minutes, 28 seconds
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What did we learn from Wednesday's Champions League results?

Today... It was a night of contrasts for the English teams in the Champions League. Laurie Whitwell reacts to the seven goal thriller in Munich as Manchester United lost 4-3 to Bayern Munich. Whilst Jordan Campbell was at the Emirates for Arsenal's emphatic return to Europe's top tier. Did another Bellingham late show paper over Real Madrid cracks? There watching the young Englishman get on the scoresheet again was Dermot Corrigan. Can Unai Emery weave his European magic again… with Aston Villa? Jacob Tanswell previews Villa's opener in the Conference League. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/21/202314 minutes, 9 seconds
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What happened on day one of the Champions League?

Today: What happened on day one of the Champions League? Michael Bailey rounds up all the key events and we hone in on Newcastle's return to the tournament with George Caulkin in Milan and Jacob Whitehead. How does Ole Gunnar Solkjaer reflect on his time at Manchester United? Andy Mitten has spoken exclusively to the former United manager. Is Julian Nagelsmann paving the way for Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool exit? Raphael Honigstein maps out what the future of the German manager role might look like Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/20/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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As the Champions League returns, what should you expect?

Today: Will any of the Premier League new boys stay up? Andy Jones was at the City Ground to see Burnley take on Forest where they claimed a point, but significantly not yet a win. Why are Everton getting cash injections from their prospective new owners? Rhodri Cannon brings the details on what this latest development means for the Toffees And as the Champions League returns, what should you expect? Our pick of the matches sees PSG face Borussia Dortmund and Peter Rutzler is on hand to explain why the French side aren't the one you remember from last year Host: Tim Spiers Producers: Mike Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/202314 minutes, 16 seconds
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Are Manchester United in crisis?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Are Manchester United in crisis? Laurie Whitwell on the status of the club. Why are Chelsea’s fans booing their team off? Simon Johnson discusses their struggles. And why did Mikel Arteta drop Aaron Ramsdale? Jordan Campbell talks about the goalkeeping change. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/18/202315 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jadon Sancho banished by Manchester United?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: What now for Jadon Sancho at Manchester United? Laurie Whitwell tell us the latest. What is driving De Zerbi’s revolution at Brighton? Andy Naylor spoke to the Italian manager. What does CEO change mean at Arsenal? David Ornstein on the front office news.  Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/15/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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Who is the 16-year-old Barcelona winger breaking records with Spain?

Today: Who is the 16-year-old Barcelona winger breaking records with Spain? Dermot Corrigan is on hand to tell us all about Lamine Yamal Why is Richarlison seeking psychological help? Tim Spiers is our Tottenham reporter and has the details Do resurgent Liverpool fear losing Jurgen Klopp to Germany? Liverpool correspondent James Pearce discusses Klopp's options Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/14/202314 minutes, 24 seconds
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Does Jadon Sancho have a future at Manchester United?

Today: Does Jadon Sancho have a future at Manchester United? Football news reporter Dan Sheldon picks up the story Why is Leonardo Bonucci suing Juventus? Italian football correspondent James Horncastle explains what is going on What has US coaching legend Bruce Arena done to get suspended, resign and see his team refuse to train? MLS reporter Tom Bogert has been following the New England Revolution's revolution Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Mike Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/13/202314 minutes, 38 seconds
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Why has Paul Pogba been provisionally suspended from football?

Today: Why has Paul Pogba been provisionally suspended from football? James Horncastle is our Italian football expert and has the details. Will Julian Nagelsmann be Germany’s next manager? Raphael Honigstein brings us the continued reaction to the news. Can Scotland finally topple old rivals England tonight? Jordan Campbell is at Hampden for the 150 year anniversary of football's first international match. Host: Tim Spiers Producers: Abi Paterson and Mike Zimmerman Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/12/202315 minutes, 22 seconds
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Germany sacks Flick, Rubiales resigns and England underwhelms

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Who will replace Hansi Flick as Germany coach? Seb Stafford-Bloor on the fallout. Why did it take so long for Rubiales to resign? Tomas Hill Lopez-Menchero has the latest. And is there reason to worry about England’s underwhelming performance against Ukraine? Tim Spiers was in Poland for the match. Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/11/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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England prepares for Ukraine, Salah stays put and latest on Antony

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: No Saudi move for Salah as the Kingdom’s transfer window closes. Oli Kay reflects on the Saudi window. We assess England’s selection issues before facing Ukraine. Tim Spiers is in Poland for the match. And we outline the latest situation on Manchester United’s Anthony. Mark Critchley has the latest details. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/8/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is the Ballon d'Or Lionel Messi's to lose?

Today: Can anyone beat Lionel Messi to the men’s Ballon d’Or? Felipe Cardenas assesses the Argentinian's competition for the men's prize. What has happened to Hugo Lloris? James Maw discusses the options the Tottenham keeper has for his future. After a difficult start to the season, what’s gone wrong for Newcastle United? Jacob Whitehead has been writing on why things have not started smoothly at the club. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Michael Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/7/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is Mo Salah’s Liverpool exit inevitable?

Today: Is Mo Salah’s Liverpool exit inevitable? Simon Hughes certainly thinks so and explains why. With Jorge Vilda sacked, what next for Spain’s world champions? Meg Linehan brings us up to date on the latest development in this saga What happened at Mason Greenwood’s Getafe unveiling? Guillermo Rai was in the outskirts of Madrid to watch. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Michael Zimmerman and Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
9/6/202315 minutes, 21 seconds
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What does Jordan Henderson think about the criticism of his move to Saudi Arabia?

Today: Jordan Henderson speaks to The Athletic about his controversial transfer to the Saudi Pro League. David Ornstein and Adam Crafton sat down with the former Liverpool captain to discuss everything from his Liverpool exit, accusations he only went for the money, and going from wearing rainbow laces to representing the Saudi league. Adam Crafton joins to bring the details of the conversation. Who can stop Manchester City winning the title this season? Sam Lee suggests that the only team that can hinder the reigning Champions is, well, themselves. And are Borussia Dortmund in crisis? Seb Stafford-Bloor has been watching the team closely as they struggle at the start of the season. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
9/5/202315 minutes, 51 seconds
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Manchester United lose on the road again, Liverpool roll over Aston Villa, and is Jude Bellingham Real Madrid's new hero?

Today: Two defeats from four matches - what’s going wrong with Manchester United? Carl Anka was at the Emirates and brings his assessment on the Red Devils' stuttering start to the season. How did Liverpool roll over Aston Villa? With 10 points from a possible 12, James Pearce tells us all about the way Jurgen Klopp's men have overcome a tricky fixture list so far. Do Real Madrid have a new hero? Five goals in four league matches says that Jude Bellingham is already cementing his status in La Liga. Guillermo Rai has been watching the young Englishman. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
9/4/202314 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mo Salah’s future, United get Amrabat and Spurs get their top target

Welcome to a special Deadline Day episode of the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today, David Ornstein tells us: Can Salah still move to Saudi? Has Manchester United found their midfield linchpin? Did Spurs do enough in the window? Host: Mike Zimmermann Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
9/2/202311 minutes, 40 seconds
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Liverpool's transfer business, Newcastle's UCL draw and England squad call-ups

Could Mo Salah leave Liverpool on Deadline Day? David Ornstein has the latest. Who got the best Champions League draw? Laurie Whitwell looks at the “group of death”. Why Sterling is out, and Nketiah in for England? Liam Twomey on Garth Southgate’s call-ups. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
9/1/202315 minutes, 8 seconds
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Barcelona starlet to Brighton, Chelsea to sign Man City youngster, and Nunes to leave Wolves

Today: Where is Barcelona youngster Ansu Fati heading to? Pol Ballus tells us about the player Brighton might be getting in on loan Why are Chelsea signing one of Manchester City’s rising stars? Simon Johnson has the latest on Chelsea's incomings and outgoings What changed to take Matheus Nunes to the brink of joining the Premier League champions? Sam Lee tells us why Man City worked so hard to get the Wolves player. Host: Michael Bailey Producers: Abi Paterson and Michael Zimmerman
8/31/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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Manchester United look for a left back, Brennan Johnson is in demand, and Romelu Lukaku reunites with Jose Mourinho

Today: Is Cucurella the answer for Manchester United? Laurie Whitwell brings us up to date on the latest transfer news including their search for a midfielder and left back. Where next for Brennan Johnson? With the Forest youngster in high demand, Paul Taylor tell us more about who would like to sign him. What awaits Romelu Lukaku in Rome? As the Chelsea striker rejoins Jose Mourinho in the Italian capital, James Horncastle has the details of how that move happened including a private jet journey with an unexpected pilot. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/30/202314 minutes, 31 seconds
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One in one out at Manchester City, Kudus joins West Ham, and the latest twists in Spain's scandal

It could be one in one out at Man City - but who’s gone on strike? David Ornstein has the latest on Matheus Nunes' future How good is West Ham’s new big money signing? Jon Mackenzie brings the kudos on Kudus And what is the latest remarkable twist in Spanish football’s neverending scandal? Dermot Corrigan is camped out at a church in south Spain to bring us up to date on where we're at with Luis Rubiales' future Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/29/202314 minutes, 40 seconds
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Liverpool saved by Nuñez, Arsenal's tinkering tactics and Rubiales suspended by FIFA

Has Darwin Nuñez kick-started his Liverpool career? James Pearce was at St. James’ Park for Liverpool’s crazy comeback. Is Arteta trying to change too much at Arsenal? Nick Miller on the tinkering of the Gunners’ tactics. What next for the Spanish football federation? Dermot Corrigan explains the suspension of Luis Rubiales. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/28/202313 minutes, 31 seconds
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Salah entertains Saudi, Lukaku's future at Chelsea and Juventus back on top?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Is Mo Salah leaving Liverpool for Saudi Arabia? James Pearce has the latest. Could Romelu Lukaku play for Chelsea this season? Liam Twomey on the best possible outcome. Are Juventus back? James Horncastle is convinced this might be Juve’s year. Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/25/202312 minutes, 27 seconds
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Spain's scandal, Everton's (lack of) investment, and Aston Villa are in the groove

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: What’s the latest on the scandal that has split Spain? As the controversy surrounding RFEF President Luis Rubiales escalates, Pat Jennings brings us up to speed with the story. How’s Everton’s hunt for investment going? Matt Slater brings the latest setback for the Toffees Are Aston Villa back in the groove? Jacob Tanswell was in Edinburgh to watch Villa in action Host: Abi Paterson Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/24/202312 minutes, 32 seconds
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City without Pep, Chelsea loan to Newcastle, and where will Gravenberch end up

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: How will Manchester City cope without Pep Guardiola? Sam Lee has the details on the Spaniard's back surgery What type of player are Newcastle getting in Lewis Hall? Simon Johnson tells us more about Chelsea's highly rated academy talent Could Bayern Munich’s promising midfielder Ryan Gravenberch be on his way out? Rafael Honigstein brings us the latest news on where the Dutch player may end up Host: Reuben Pinder Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/23/202312 minutes, 20 seconds
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Why Manchester United have performed a U-turn on Mason Greenwood

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Why have Manchester United performed a U-Turn on Mason Greenwood? Adam Crafton continues to lead the way with investigative journalism How did Arsenal make it two wins from two? Jordan Campbell was at Selhurst Park to watch the Gunners How did AC Milan’s new Captain America do on his debut? James Horncastle was watching Christian Pulisic in Bologna Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/22/202313 minutes, 40 seconds
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Spain win World Cup, Chelsea lose to Hammers and what’s wrong with Man Utd?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: How did Spain become the best team in women’s football? Laia Cervello Herrero on their development and road to the top. Abi Paterson tells us what’s next for the Lionesses. Are Chelsea having growing pains under Pochettino? Simon Johnson gives his explanation to the slow start for the Blues. Is it too early for Manchester United fans to panic? Laurie Whitwell details United’s struggles. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/21/202314 minutes, 24 seconds
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Is Endo Liverpool’s midfield solution?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Is Endo Liverpool’s midfield solution? Seb Stafford Bloor has watched the Japanese player in the Bundesliga and tells us more about him. Why has Michael Olise opted against joining Chelsea? David Ornstein brings us the latest, whilst Matt Woosnam gives us the Palace perspective. And on a weekend of two finals, will it be glory for both England and Lionel Messi? Abi Paterson is in Sydney to preview the World Cup final and Felipe Cardenas is in Miami for Lionel Messi's first Inter Miami press conference Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson Exec Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/18/202314 minutes, 1 second
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Mason Greenwood: What's next?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Manchester United tell senior staff that Mason Greenwood will return to the squad. Adam Crafton has the major story. After reaching the World Cup final, how will England approach the challenge of Spain? Chloe Morgan on the Lionesses historic trip to the final. Manchester City adds a fourth piece of silverware to the cabinet. Mark Critchley reports from the UEFA Super Cup.
8/17/202313 minutes, 22 seconds
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What awaits Neymar as he swaps Paris for Saudi Arabia?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: What awaits Neymar as he swaps Paris for Saudi Arabia? Andrew Hankinson reflects on his experience in the Kingdom whilst Peter Rutzler mulls on how Neymar will be remembered by PSG fans Why are Chelsea at it again, as they pursue yet another Premier League star? Matt Woosnam prepares for Palace losing Michael Olise to the big spending Blues And in the World Cup what do England and Australia make of this so called sporting rivalry? Chloe Morgan is out in Sydney ahead of the semi final. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/16/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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Liverpool lose another transfer target to Chelsea

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Why have Liverpool missed out to Chelsea on yet another transfer? David Ornstein has the details. Why has Roberto Mancini left Italy? James Horncastle tells all And what should we expect from the World Cup semi finals? Michael Cox is in Sydney following all the action Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/15/202313 minutes, 44 seconds
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Chelsea reach £115m Moises Caicedo transfer agreement with Brighton

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: How did Chelsea win the battle for Moises Caicedo? David Ornstein has the inside details. Is Kylian Mbappe staying at PSG? Peter Rutzler on what changed over the weekend. And is Munich going mad for Harry Kane? Seb Stafford-Bloor was in Munich for Kane’s first match with Bayern. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/14/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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Harry Kane agrees to join Bayern Munich

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: What happens now as Harry Kane says yes to Bayern Munich? David Ornstein, Raphael Honigstein and Tim Spiers have the seismic transfer covered from all angles. And how will Real Madrid deal with their major injury blow? Dermot Corrigan on possible replacement targets. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/11/202314 minutes, 46 seconds
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What is Harry Maguire's Manchester United legacy?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: How will Harry Maguire be remembered at Manchester United? Carl Anka on his complicated career. When will Liverpool’s complete the work to their midfield engine room? Andy Jones talks defensive issues on Merseyside. And what are the Premier League cracking down as the new season approaches? Philip Buckingham gets you ready for the new rule changes ahead of the 23/24 season. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/10/202311 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why are Wolves moving on from Lopetegui?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Why are Wolves changing manager just days before the new season? Tim Spiers with the latest movement at Molineux. How will Chelsea deal with their latest injury blow? Simon Johnson on finding a replacement for Nkunku. And what are Manchester United planning to do with their two West Ham transfer targets? Laurie Whitwell has the transfer insight on Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/9/202312 minutes, 58 seconds
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Is the Harry Kane saga close to an end?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Is there an end in sight to the Harry Kane transfer saga? David Ornstein has the latest developments. Why have West Ham taken two months to sign a player? Seb Stafford-Bloor details the issues between David Moyes and Tim Steidten. And how can England improve in the Women’s World Cup? Charlotte Harpur gives her insight. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/8/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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Will Arsenal challenge for the Premier League title?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Will Arsenal challenge for the Premier League title? Art de Roche was at Wembley and gives his thoughts. Does Manchester City have enough first team squad depth? Mark Critchley has the answer. Has Harry Kane played his last game in a Spurs shirt? Adam Crafton tells us what he thinks. And after the US were dumped out, who are the new favourites to win the Women’s World Cup? From Melbourne, it’s Meg Linehan.  Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
8/7/202313 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why is Tom Brady an owner of Birmingham City?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Why is NFL legend Tom Brady getting involved with English second tier team Birmingham City? Gregg Evans has the details. Germany are out of the Women’s World Cup … what happened - and how might England benefit? Abi Paterson with the latest from Australia and New Zealand. How has Mauricio Pochettino changed things & what next in the transfer market? Matt Davies-Adams on Chelsea’s improvements. Host: Adam Leventhal Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green
8/4/202313 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is Josko Gvardiol worth €90m?

Today: Josko Gvardiol is set to join Man City after RB Leipzig accepted a €90m bid for the 21 year old, but is he worth it? Seb Stafford Bloor tells why he just might be What have we learned from Liverpool’s time in Singapore? Andy Jones brings us the latest from the Reds' tour And as Gigi Buffon retires, how will the goalkeeping giant be remembered? James Horncastle reminisces Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green
8/3/202312 minutes, 25 seconds
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Is Dembélé leaving Barcelona for PSG?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Why would Paris St. Germain’s interest in Ousmane Dembele be proving so complicated? Pol Ballús on the negotiations. What is powering Bayern Munich’s Premier League transfer pursuits? Raphael Honigstein dives into Bayern’s financials. And could we still see an England versus USA World Cup final? Charlotte Harpur has the latest on the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green
8/2/202312 minutes, 46 seconds
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What next for Kylian Mbappe?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: July 31st was an important date and another chapter in the Kylian Mbappe saga. But why? Peter Rutzler explains all And Mbappe's not the only one with a question mark over his future, Charlie Eccleshare has the latest from the talks between Bayern Munich and Tottenham Why do Arsenal want Brentford goalkeeper David Raya? A question many are pondering and Art de Roche answers Are the USA in danger of exiting the World Cup at the group stage? It's not impossible but, as Meg Linehan tells us, the USWNT only have one mission  Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green
8/1/202312 minutes, 51 seconds
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Is Rasmus Højlund ready for the Premier League at Manchester United?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Is Manchester United’s new striker ready for the Premier League? Laurie Whitwell on Rasmus Højlund’s arrival to Old Trafford.  And after being fined by UEFA, could Chelsea face sanctions from the Premier League? Liam Twomey lays out what’s next. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Ben Green
7/31/202310 minutes, 30 seconds
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Does David Beckham think it’s time for new owners at Manchester United?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Does David Beckham think it’s time for new owners at Manchester United? David Ornstein has the exclusive interview. What will PSG do to fill a Messi AND Mbappe shaped hole? Peter Rutzler on his Harry Kane could move to Paris. And are co-hosts Australia heading for a shock early exit from the Women’s World Cup? Chloe Morgan is on the ground. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
7/28/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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What does Joe Lewis's indictment mean for Tottenham Hotspur?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: What does Joe Lewis's indictment mean for Tottenham Hotspur? Matt Slater is here to make everything clearer What is going on at Wolves? Our own Tim Spiers has the lowdown With European Champions England still not firing on all cylinders, Charlotte Harpur tells us what to expect from England's match against Denmark Host: Reuben Pinder Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic.
7/27/202312 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is Fabinho's move to Saudi Arabia in jeopardy?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Is Fabinho's move to Saudi Arabia in jeopardy? David Ornstein brings us the latest and an important update on his dogs. Who is the new kid on Manchester United's block? Carl Anka tells us to not compare him to Erling Haaland Why has it all gone wrong for Norway at the World Cup? With the details is our Athletic Women's Football Pod host, Michelle Owen Host: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic.
7/26/202312 minutes, 4 seconds
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Will Kylian Mbappe head to Saudi Arabia?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Will Kylian Mbappe move to Saudi Arabia and become the world’s most expensive player? Adam Crafton has the latest insight. How did Jude Bellingham’s first Real Madrid appearance go? Mario Cortegana was in California to watch his debut. Why is Wilfried Zaha moving to Turkey? Dom Fifield on Zaha’s pursuit of Champions League football. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic.
7/25/202312 minutes, 44 seconds
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Should Chelsea fans be excited about the new campaign?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Pochettino appears to have got Chelsea playing again, Liam Twomey talks us through how the Blues are shaping up ahead of the new season. Last week Bruno Fernandes was named as Manchester United’s new captain, but is he the right choice? Laurie Whitwell has the details.  Paul Tenorio has been following every moment of Messi’s Miami move, he dives into the impact the Argentine has had so far. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Jay Beale Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic.
7/24/202312 minutes
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What went wrong for Sadio Mane at Bayern Munich?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: What went wrong for Sadio Mane at Bayern? Seb Stafford-Bloor tells us where the fractured relationship started. Harvey Barnes is on the move to Newcastle. Rob Tanner makes sense of the transfer fee. The Women’s World Cup is off and running! Michelle Owen joins for a check-in of the first match day. Host: Iain Macintosh Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic.
7/21/202310 minutes, 5 seconds
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Has Jordan Henderson tainted his legacy?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Jordan Henderson’s move to Saudi Arabia is now all but done. Caoimhe O’Neill talks about his tainted legacy. What’s next for former Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy? Laura Williamson on his future. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic.
7/20/202310 minutes, 21 seconds
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Is Chelsea's squad... too small?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Chelsea had a really bad Tuesday. Simon Johnson tells us why. Tottenham started life under Ange Postecoglou with a loss, so what's changed? Charlie Eccleshare has the details And Liverpool might need to find some new midfielders sharpish. Andy Jones has dived into the data to tell us who he'd choose. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic.
7/19/202311 minutes, 53 seconds
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What’s the latest on Marcus Rashford’s future at Manchester United?

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Marcus Rashford is set to sign a 5-year contract with Manchester United. David Ornstein has the latest. What’s happening with Bernardo Silva? Will he still be a City player next season? Sam Lee on the transfer movement. The Australian women’s team have criticised the gender disparity in prize money offered by the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Steph Yang tells us if FIFA will listen. Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Mike Zimmermann Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic.
7/18/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Messi chose Miami…. but why?

Welcome to the first episode of the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Why did Lionel Messi choose to sign for Inter Miami? We speak to Paul Tenorio about a surprisingly complex transfer deal. Andre Onana is set to sign for Manchester United...but is Harry Maguire about to leave? Laurie Whitwell tells all And with the Women's World Cup just days away, Meg Linehan joins from New Zealand to bring a sense of what to expect Host: Tim Spiers Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh
7/17/202313 minutes, 59 seconds
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Where do Spurs go from here?

Dan Barnes presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Friday April 28 2023: • Charlie Eccleshare answers where do Spurs go from here? • After being battered by Newcastle, Greg O'Keeffe on if there is any hope for Everton’s chances of Premier League survival? • Are Southampton sinking like a stone while Bournemouth sail to safety? Jacob Tanswell on the relegation battle. Produced by Mike Zimmermann
4/28/202313 minutes, 1 second
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Is that it for the Premier League title race?

Michael Bailey presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Thursday April 27 2023: • The Athletic's Arsenal writer Art De Roche and Man City writer Sam Lee consider the state of the title race after City's 4-1 win over Arsenal at the Etihad • Can things get any worse for Chelsea? Liam Twomey answers that as well as providing the latest on Chelsea's move for Mauricio Pochettino • Paul Taylor analyses the importance of Nottingham Forest's 3-1 win over Brighton and the impact it could have on the battle for survival in the Premier League Produced by Guy Clarke
4/26/202314 minutes, 7 seconds
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Will Man City wrap up the title tonight?

Reuben Pinder presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Wednesday April 26 2023: • Man City face Arsenal in a huge match-up in the Premier League title race - Sam Lee assesses whether City would effectively wrap up the title with a victory over the Gunners. • Phil Hay on Leeds United’s 1-1 draw with Leicester City and the implications on their hopes of avoiding relegation. • Simon Johnson gives the latest on injuries to Chelsea players Reece James and Mason Mount. Produced by Mike Stavrou
4/26/202312 minutes, 26 seconds
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Would Mauricio Pochettino be the right man to fix Chelsea?

Charlie Eccleshare presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Tuesday April 25 2023: • Simon Johnson on whether Mauricio Pochettino be the right man to fix Chelsea. • Can Spurs’ latest interim head coach Ryan Mason salvage their season? Jack Pitt-Brooke has the answers. • William Saliba is out against Manchester City. Sam Lee talks about how Arsenal stop Erling Haaland. Produced by Mike Zimmermann
4/25/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Where do Tottenham go from here?

How Do Spurs Recover From This? Jack Pitt Brooke runs the rule over a disastrous day for Tottenham Can Manchester United stop rivals Manchester City from winning the treble? Carl Anka worries that it may be very tricky And How Was Saturday Night In Wrexham?  Richard Sutcliffe was there Produced by Abi Paterson
4/24/202313 minutes, 42 seconds
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How do Manchester United bounce back after their dismal defeat to Sevilla?

Tim Spiers presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Friday April 21 2023: • How do Man United bounce back after their dismal defeat to Sevilla? Laure Whitwell explains. • James Horncastle and Jack Pitt-Brooke dive into the latest on Juventus' penalty and what that could mean for Spurs.  • Jordan Campbell on whether Arsenal can avoid complacency when the Premier League title race continues tonight. Produced by Mike Zimmermann
4/21/202315 minutes, 12 seconds
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Is this Manchester City’s year in the Champions League?

Luke Bosher presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Thursday April 20 2023: • Sam Lee weighs up whether this could indeed be the year Manchester City finally win the Champions League, after their aggregate win over Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals • James Horncastle reviews Inter Milan’s entertaining draw with Benfica, which has set up a Milan derby in the Champions League semi-finals • Chloe Morgan analyses the potential impact of an injury to England and Arsenal star Leah Williamson after she was forced off the pitch through injury on Wednesday night • Laurie Whitwell is on hand to look ahead to a huge week for Manchester United, which includes pivotal clashes against Sevilla, Brighton and Spurs Produced by Mike Stavrou
4/20/202314 minutes, 20 seconds
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Is Chelsea's season over?

Adam Leventhal presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Wednesday April 19 2023: • After Chelsea are eliminated from the Champions League by current champions Real Madrid, Liam Twomey analyses what is left this in this season for the Blues? • James Horncastle reacts to AC Milan reaching the last four of the Champions League for the first time in 16 years - but will Wednesday night see Inter Milan set up an all-Milan semi-final tie? • Can Bayern Munich pull off the impossible against Manchester City Raphael Honigstein explains as well as discussing whether Sadio Mane has a future at Bayern Munich? • Matt Slater explains what the drop in Manchester United share price mean for their ongoing takeover process? Produced by Guy Clarke
4/19/202314 minutes, 26 seconds
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Could Liverpool make a late push for the top four?

Charlie Eccleshare presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Tuesday April 18 2023: • Liverpool are nine points behind Newcastle United with eight games left. James Pearce on whether they can make a late push for the top four? • Phil Hay explains just how worried Leeds fans should be. • Has Jose Mourinho really rediscovered his mojo? James Horncastle joins to discuss Mourinho’s renaissance in Rome. • Chelsea have surely been this season's crisis club. Simon Johnson on whether Todd Boehly has a plan for Chelsea? Produced by Mike Zimmermann
4/18/202314 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why are Arsenal wobbling….again?

Michael Dominski presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Monday April 17 2023: • Arsenal have now two weeks running thrown away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 in the Premier League. Jordan Campbell joins to discuss what's going wrong for the Gunners • It was another disappointing weekend for Chelsea as they fell to a 2-1 loss at home against Brighton. They need a new manager soon, but as David Ornstein tells us that process is a thorough one, but they have crossed a name off their shortlist... • And Charlie Eccleshare shares what Daniel Levy could do to change the mood at Spurs Produced by Abi Paterson
4/17/202313 minutes, 28 seconds
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How costly will Manchester United’s Sevilla collapse prove?

Richard Amofa presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Friday April 14 2023: • Manchester United threw away a 2-0 lead against Sevilla in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals after conceding two late own goals. Laurie Whitwell reacts from Old Trafford after a damaging night where Erik ten Hag also lost players to injury and suspension. • Cristiano Ronaldo has a new manager at Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia after the sacking of Rudi Garcia. Wael Jabir tells us it hasn't been smooth sailing for the Portuguese superstar. • Joey D'Urso discusses the landmark ban of gambling companies on the front of shirts, as voted for by clubs in the Premier League. Produced by Charlie Jones.
4/14/202314 minutes, 51 seconds
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Chelsea schooled by Real, but is there still hope?

Daniel Barnes presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Thursday April 13 2023: • Real Madrid secured a commanding 2-0 win over Chelsea at the Bernabeu to put them in a strong position in their Champions League quarter-final tie. Simon Johnson dissects the action • James Horncastle reports from San Siro on AC Milan’s 1-0 victory over Napoli in their last-eight clash • Raphael Honigstein explains the altercation between Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane and Leroy Sane after Tuesday’s defeat to Manchester City • Liverpool are out of the running in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham. James Pearce gives the rationale behind that decision. Produced by Mike Stavrou
4/13/202312 minutes, 20 seconds
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How Guardiola's City got the better of Tuchel's Bayern

Tim Spiers presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Wednesday April 12 2023: • Pep Guardiola outmanoeuvred Thomas Tuchel in a thrilling battle in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Sam Lee dissects a huge win for Manchester City over Bayern Munich • Charlotte Harpur reacts to a damaging defeat for England’s women against Australia. Their 30-game unbeaten run under Sarina Wiegman came to an end, with the World Cup not far away • Frank Lampard’s Chelsea take on Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday night. Liam Twomey dissects whether interim boss Lampard can mastermind an upset vs the reigning European champions • Barcelona fans are singing Lionel Messi’s name at Camp Nou, but could the Argentine return to Barca in the summer? Pol Ballus gives us the latest Produced by Mike Stavrou
4/12/202312 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Champions League is back. Are Manchester City hitting their stride at just the right time?

Iain Macintosh presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Tuesday April 11 2023: • The Champions League is back! Manchester City take on Bayern Munich tonight in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. Sam Lee tells us why City are hitting their stride. • The biggest non league game in history was probably one of the best non league games in history. What does Wrexham's thrilling 3-2 win against Notts County mean? • Rob Tanner takes us through Leicester City's managerial search, and why a Dean Smith interim appointment may come very soon. Produced by Mike Zimmermann
4/11/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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Chelsea move for Lampard & is Moyes on the brink?

Iain Macintosh presents the round-up of the biggest stories from the world of football on Thursday April 6 2023: • The man who broke the news of Frank Lampard's imminent return to Chelsea, David Ornstein, has the details on that deal, while The Athletic's Dom Fifield discusses whether the return of the former Blues boss could be a good thing • Laia Cervelló Herrero is on hand to dissect the drama from Camp Nou as Barcelona crashed out of the Copa del Rey after a 4-0 second-leg defeat to bitter rivals Real Madrid • And Roshane Thomas reflects on a shocking 5-1 loss at home to Newcastle for West Ham, which could spell big trouble for David Moyes Produced by Mike Stavrou
4/5/202310 minutes, 43 seconds
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Four games without a win for Liverpool now. How much more of this can they take?

Host Sam Lee brings you the latest news from The Athletic with everything you need to know on Wednesday April 5 2023 • James Pearce and Simon Johnson were at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool failed to win for a fourth game in a row while Chelsea adjusted to life without Graham Potter • Paul Taylor has the latest on Steve Cooper's future as Nottingham Forest manager after their 2-1 defeat away to relegation rivals Leeds United, with former Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira having been linked with the role • Dan Sheldon discusses FIFA's proposed regulation changes to the way agents will be able to operate in the transfer market having interviewed Erling Haaland's agent Rafaela Pimenta Produced by Guy Clarke
4/4/202313 minutes, 35 seconds
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Chelsea chaos - was it really all Potter's fault?

Host Joey D’Urso is joined by an array of Athletic writers to bring you the football news you need to know on Tuesday April 4 2023 • David Ornstein shares exclusive information on the chaos of Graham Potter’s reign at Chelsea - including 9-a-sides and players having to sit on the floor • Peter Rutzler has the latest on the futures of Lionel Messi and Christophe Galtier following a second successive home defeat for PSG • Charlie Eccleshare shares his instant reaction to Cristian Stellini’s first game in charge since the departure of Antonio Conte - a 1-1 draw with relegation-threatened Everton at Goodison Park  Produced by Mike Stavrou
4/3/202312 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chelsea sack Potter - Ornstein has the details

Welcome to The Briefing Show from The Athletic - giving you everything you need to know from the world of football. On Monday April 3 2023: • David Ornstein has the inside scoop on the end of Graham Potter's short-lived tenure at Chelsea • Rob Tanner tells us about who's likely to replace Brendan Rodgers at Leicester • Rafa Honigstein gives us his first impressions of Bayern under Thomas Tuchel Presented by Iain Macintosh and produced by Ben Green
4/2/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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