Football Weekly

Football Weekly

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The Football Weekly podcast squad brings you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis – from the Premier League and beyond


Manchester United’s wheel and it all goes Pete Tong for Ibiza – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 23 • 66 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Mark Langdon discuss Arsenal snatching parity from the jaws of defeat, Solskjær on the brink, Everton’s latest possible collapse, Serie A and Michelin stars. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Mike Dean’s 500, silly saves and when corner flags attack – Football Weekly
Jan 20 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss a big save at Carrow Road, Rashford’s woes, Pope v Pickford, Bonny v Clyde, flying corner flags and a Mike Dean milestone. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Quique Setién at Barça, Mata’s magic and Love Island – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 16 • 60 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jon Brodkin discuss Juan Mata’s slow march to a one-on-one, Christian Eriksen’s farewell tour, Harry Kane and England’s Euro inevitability, Love Island and Vera. Help support our independent journalism…
Runaway Reds, Agüero records and Barcelona – Football Weekly
Jan 13 • 68 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Philippe Auclair discuss Liverpool’s continued dominance, Sergio Agüero breaking records, tackles late, hard or a combination of the two, Bielsa and AVB. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Cup crackers, brilliant Bielsa and the Saudi Supercopa – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 9 • 68 min
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, John Brewin and Nick Ames review the Carabao Cup semi-finals, Leeds’s impressive display against Arsenal, the FA Cup’s broadcast deal with gambling companies, the Spanish Supercopa in Saudi Arabia and the latest January…
FA Cup fallout, French upsets and social media ups and downs – Football Weekly
Jan 6 • 55 min
Max Rushden, Paul MacInnes, Jonathan Wilson, John Brewin discuss the fallout from the third round of the FA Cup, Solskjaer playing mean and a shock victory for amateur side JS Saint-Pierroise in the Coupe de France. Help support our independent journalism…
The Arteta Effect, Mourinho’s malaise and more – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 2 • 60 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Elliot Ross discuss Mikel Arteta’s first win at Arsenal, Nigel Pearson getting the job done, the Moyes bounce, VAR taking and giving, plus a feast of glorious goals. Help support our independent…
Arsenal fall flat, Liverpool march on and Old Firm history – Football Weekly
Dec 30, 2019 • 71 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Kate Mason and Ryan Hunn discuss Arsenal’s surprising/unsurprising capitulation against Chelsea, Liverpool win again, City stumbling again, Rangers changing history at Celtic Park and a nine-goal thriller in the…
A bad day for Foxes and Pardew back in the game – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 27, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Simon Burnton discuss the Boxing Day action in the Premier League and Football League, Alan Pardew’s new gig, transfer rumours and Barry’s life lessons from India. Help support our independent journalism…
World champions Liverpool and Manchester City school Leicester - Football Weekly
Dec 22, 2019 • 76 min
Max Rushden, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool becoming champions of the world, more racist abuse, Watford’s vital win, vitriol towards AFTV and rodents tampering with VAR in France.. Help support our independent…
Liverpool’s busy 24 hours, manager moves and more – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 19, 2019 • 75 min
Max Rushden, Jonathan Liew, Faye Carruthers and Nick Ames discuss Liverpool, Ancelotti and Arteta throw some surprises, the tyranny of Big Dunc, disappearing football stands and a familiar voice down the phone. Help support our independent journalism at…
De Bruyne the destroyer and Barça v Real Madrid preview - Football Weekly
Dec 16, 2019 • 61 min
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Mark Langdon and Philippe Auclair discuss City sweeping Arsenal aside, Bournemouth continuing to be Chelsea’s bogey team, Duncan Ferguson’s treatment of Moise Kean and a preview of a very important El Clasico on Wednesday.…
The Premier League’s Champions League stroll, Fifa, Kinder eggs and more – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 12, 2019 • 62 min
Max Rushden, Philippe Auclair, Nicky Bandini and Jonathan Wilson discuss Salah’s precise finishing, Chelsea’s transfer targets, the unbearable dominance of the group stages, a Hungarian talent among others waiting to be scooped up by bigger boys and a…
Duncan Ferguson lifts Everton gloom and Son goes solo – Football Weekly
Dec 9, 2019 • 80 min
Max Rushden, John Brewin, Flo Lloyd-Hughes and George Elek discuss Solskjær’s derby advantage, Big Dunc’s energy, Son v Ronaldo, Liverpool and Leicester, WSL wondergoals and a one-sided cup final. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Magical Mané, flying Foxes and Watford worries – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 5, 2019 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Simon Burnton, Philippe Auclair and Kate Mason discuss Sadio Mané, Mourinho’s long ball, Jesus scoring past Pope, Lampard v Terry, Eddie Howe’s choices and another update from Barry’s trip to India. Help support our independent journalism at…
Hillsborough: the 30-year fight for justice – Football Weekly special
Dec 3, 2019 • 28 min
In the latest pod, we spoke about this episode of the Guardian’s Today in Focus podcast that looked at the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives. In light of the recent not guilty verdict delivered to David Duckenfield, David…
No new manager bounce at Arsenal as Liverpool march on – Football Weekly
Dec 2, 2019 • 77 min
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Gregg Bakowski and Tim Stillman discuss a change of manager at Arsenal, Liverpool’s inexorable march and juggling homework with stopping Cristiano Ronaldo. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Dier straits, lethal Lewandowski and Monk v Clotet – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 28, 2019 • 71 min
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, John Brewin and Sam Diss discuss the sacrifice of Eric Dier, Lewandowski’s shooting boots, a prodigious Norwegian, Rihanna in Turin and the joy of blasting into an empty net. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
The new Mou, Emery on the brink and a question of fish – Football Weekly
Nov 25, 2019 • 67 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Liew discuss Mourinho’s humility, a ding-dong at the Etihad, depleting patience at Arsenal, Everton and West Ham, Antonio Conte’s special advice and Fish Or Not A Fish?. Help support our…
Tottenham and Gareth Bale shake it up – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 21, 2019 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and George Elek discuss Pochettino, Mourinho and Spurs, Elis James’s Wales wonderland, Euro 2020 draw confusion and swapping Europa League for Barnsley. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
No sweat for England, Ronaldo’s 99th and the WSL weekend – Football Weekly
Nov 18, 2019 • 52 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and John Brewin discuss England winning at a canter, Wales’s Hungarian shootout, Ireland’s Groundhog Day, debutants scoring goals and keepers hitting light fittings. Help support our independent journalism…
England unrest, Bale v The World and tweeting – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 14, 2019 • 69 min
Elis James, Barry Glendenning, Nick Ames and Ceylon Andi Hickman on the England camp bust-up, the latest on Gareth Bale, Northern Ireland’s outside chance and being people’s dads without it being weird. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Liverpool 3-1 Man City, Pulisic and a Cristiano Ronaldo strop – Football Weekly
Nov 11, 2019 • 75 min
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Marcus Christenson and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool vs Man City, The Wilson Scenario, poaching Pulisic, Newcastle winning with a blunt edge and England’s women’s latest defeat. Help support our independent…
Chelsea’s manic draw with Ajax and Kyle Walker in goal – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 7, 2019 • 76 min
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Philippe Auclair discuss Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Ajax, Kyle Walker in goal, pinball goalmouth scrambles in Belgrade, another Brazilian wonderkid and the Lionesses return to Wembley. Help support our…
Injury agony, Blades cutting through defences and Foxes – Football Weekly
Nov 4, 2019 • 77 min
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Lars Sivertsen discuss André Gomes’s injury, the tears of Son, successful dribblers, Sheffield United’s success, Leicester’s centre-backs and contact lenses. Help support our independent journalism at…
Is Carabao Cup the world’s best tournament? – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 31, 2019 • 62 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Marcus Bean discuss an extraordinary Anfield contest, Ole regaining control of the Manchester United wheel, Richard Keogh’s sacking, Colchester history and beans. Help support our independent journalism at…
The magic number for Liverpool and Leicester, plus VAR – Football Weekly
Oct 28, 2019 • 77 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss Liverpool’s comeback victory over Spurs, Leicester’s record-breaking rout, the VAR high-bar being too low and Granada topping La Liga. Help support our independent journalism at…
Champions League, rapid red cards and alligator attacks – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 24, 2019 • 70 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Musa Okwonga discuss Chelsea flying high in Amsterdam, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s worldy, rapid red cards, superstitions and very, very, very obvious handballs. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Liverpool’s run ends, Lampardball and El Clásico chaos – Football Weekly
Oct 21, 2019 • 77 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mark Langdon discuss Manchester United’s unexpected point against Liverpool, Sean Dyche vs referees, El Clásico suspended and favourite formations. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Euro 2020, Women’s Champions League and Reading – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 17, 2019 • 55 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Faye Carruthers discuss Tyrone Mings’s starring role for England against Bulgaria, Ireland’s Groundhog Day, a Faroese player in Bristol and a Canadian ‘winless skid’. Help support our independent…
After the racism in Bulgaria, where do we go from here? – Football Weekly special
Oct 16, 2019 • 61 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay, Troy Townsend, Musa Okwonga, Elliot Ross and Kevin Miles come together to discuss the racist incidents during England’s 6-0 win in Bulgaria and to explore whether the response on and off the pitch is a…
Euro 2020 updates, China’s grand plan and Petr Cech on ice – Football Weekly
Oct 14, 2019 • 53 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paul MacInnes discuss England’s defeat in Prague, Welsh consistency, Scotland wading through San Marino, Euro 2020 permutations and, er, a reality Cech. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Euro 2020, Next Generation and the lure of Guildford – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 10, 2019 • 68 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Marcus Christenson discuss the security of Harry Kane’s starting berth, Wales’s testing time, mass departures in the Football League and Phil Neville making unforced errors in press conferences … again.…
Manchester misery, Figo in Guildford and lads, it’s Tottenham – Football Weekly
Oct 7, 2019 • 86 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss crises abound at Spurs, Everton and both Manchester clubs, while Sid Lowe and Nicky Bandini are on the line to talk La Liga and Serie A. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Tottenham’s tonking and the future of the game – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 3, 2019 • 61 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and John Nicholson on Bayern’s rout of Spurs, Liverpool’s complacency, Phil Foden’s badge-pointing and the existential battle for the future of the people’s game. Help support our independent journalism at…
Flying Foxes, hopeless Hornets and a kit clash postponement – Football Weekly
Sep 30, 2019 • 80 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss Leicester’s big win, Liverpool’s little win, Chelsea’s clean sheet, Watford’s underlying numbers, Kasper Dolberg’s watch and Cefn Druids’ kit. Help support our independent journalism…
Carabao Cup shocks and the death of Sahar Khodayari – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 26, 2019 • 76 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Marcus Bean on the latest lurch south by Spurs, Pep Guardiola’s response to the Bernardo Silva incident, young players, debutants and the devastating case of ‘Blue Girl’. Help support our independent…
Liverpool’s joy of six, United adrift and a leaping policeman – Football Weekly
Sep 23, 2019 • 81 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Nick Ames discuss Liverpool’s 100% record continuing at Chelsea, defeats for Spurs and Solskjær, Manchester City putting 8 (eight) past Watford and a policeman forgetting where he was. Help support our…
The return of the Champions League – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 19, 2019 • 70 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Philippe Auclair discuss action in the Champions League group stage as three of the four English teams stumbled, plus a rugby XV of current and former players. Help support our independent journalism at…
Manchester City and the perils of playing out from the back – Football Weekly
Sep 16, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Sean Ingle and John Brewin discuss a shock at Carrow Road, more Arsenal defensive woes, a Seedorf scores in Scotland, a 16-year-old scores for Barcelona and Daniel Farke lookalikes. Help support our independent journalism…
England and Kosovo thrill, Scotland slump and Marvin Sordell – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 12, 2019 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Marvin Sordell discuss England’s 5-3 win, trouble north of the border, Northern Ireland’s stoicism in defeat and Marvin’s decision to retire at the age of 28. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Harry Kane moves up the charts, Bendtner-mania and more – Football Weekly
Sep 9, 2019 • 67 min
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Mark Langdon and Suzy Wrack discuss England’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria, Ryan Giggs in trouble even as Wales win, a big test for Northern Ireland, Bendtner-mania and a manager quitting out of boredom. Help support our independent…
Euro 2020 qualifiers, Inter Ultras and Phil Neville – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 5, 2019 • 68 min
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Will Unwin discuss the international break, Giggs in trouble, the return of women’s club football, Inter’s Ultras tell Romelu Lukaku what is and isn’t racism and Phil Neville’s confusing public image.…
Arsenal v Spurs analysis, dives, Bakery Jatta and more – Football Weekly
Sep 2, 2019 • 82 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss a scrappy, shambling north London derby, top six stumbles, the difference between two English dives, a curious case of dubious identity in Germany and The Wilson Scenario. Help…
Bury, Carabao upsets and the Alexis Sánchez mystery – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 29, 2019 • 55 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Michael Butler discuss the expulsion of Bury from the Football League, midweek fun between second XIs, Chris Smalling and innovative Carabao Cup draw ideas. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Liverpool lord it, Spurs shocked and Barnes bangers – Football Weekly
Aug 26, 2019 • 74 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Tim Stillman discuss defeats for Tottenham and Manchester United, Ashley and Harvey Barnes on target, goals galore on the continent and a new crime novel seeking publishers. Help support our independent…
Penalty palaver, Neymar and strife at Bolton and Bury – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 22, 2019 • 73 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Philippe Auclair discuss penalty rock-paper-scissors, strife at Bury and Bolton, the return of Serie A, Neymar’s movements and breaking news from the Netherlands. Help support our independent journalism at…
Handballs, the Pukki Party and La Liga starts with a bang – Football Weekly
Aug 19, 2019 • 77 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Paul MacInnes discuss the late VAR drama at the Etihad, Teemu Pukki being in contention for the Golden Boot and dramatic opening weekends in La Liga and the Bundesliga. Help support our independent…
Clujless Celtic, Super Cup heroes and big Euro previews – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 15, 2019 • 67 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg and Marcus Bean discuss the Champions League, Super Cup, Carabao Cup, racism in youth football, the aftermath of a playing career and some European league previews. Help support our independent journalism at…
Big guns off to a flyer in Premier League amid VAR confusion – Football Weekly
Aug 12, 2019 • 72 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and John Brewin discuss Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea, VAR’s first weekend in the Premier League, big wins for Brighton and Burnley and. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Premier League preview, Iwobi at Everton and image rights – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 8, 2019 • 81 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss the Premier League season ahead, Alex Iwobi’s shock move to Everton, Wayne Rooney’s suspicious squad number, image rights and water balloon partners. Help support our independent…
The big kick-off, English centre-backs and Crusty – Football Weekly
Aug 5, 2019 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mark Langdon discuss the Community Shield, Harry Maguire and the centre-back daisy chain, Nicolas Pépé, the return of the Football League and Crusty the Pie. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
While we’re away … listen to Barry on The Spin
Jul 29, 2019 • 0 min
Barry Glendenning is still stuck in the studio. While the rest of the Football Weekly squad are on holiday, he’s been guesting on The Guardian’s new cricket podcast The Spin. So if you can’t wait for Max, Barry and co to return with all the new season’s…
Joy for Rapinoe and co, a ‘nonsense’ loss for England and Lionel Messi – Football Weekly
Jul 8, 2019 • 58 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss the USA’s World Cup final glory and White House hopes, England ‘nonsense’ loss against Sweden ( according to Phil Neville), and Lionel Messi’s claims of “corruption’ at the Copa…
England’s heartache, USA v Netherlands and Frank Lampard – Football Weekly Extra
Jul 4, 2019 • 64 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Chris Paouros discuss the Women’s World Cup semi-finals, the Copa América, Gold Cup, Afcon, Frank Lampard returning to Chelsea and Batman. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
England v USA, the Copa América and Afcon 2019 – Football Weekly
Jul 1, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss England’s inexorable march to World Cup glory, the USA ‘spygate’ episode, Luis Suárez’s tears, the back streets of Alexandria and Elton John. Help support our independent journalism…
Handballs, Toon troubles and multiple Adama Traorés – Football Weekly Extra
Jun 26, 2019 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Chris Paouros discuss the Women’s World Cup last 16, Rafa Benítez’s Newcastle departure, Frank Lampard’s talks with Chelsea, Copa América and Afcon. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Cameroon chaos, England’s under-21 exit and Buffon to Leeds? – Football Weekly
Jun 24, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Tim Stillman discuss England’s win over a fuming Cameroon side, the Under-21s’ early exit, Copa América and the Africa Cup of Nations. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Scotland collapse, England move on and Totti hits out – Football Weekly Extra
Jun 20, 2019 • 72 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss the latest Women’s World Cup drama, VAR’s increasing prominence, Copa América and a Totti meltdown. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Women’s World Cup, Copa América and a supermarket treat – Football Weekly
Jun 17, 2019 • 62 min
Max Rushden, Marcus Christenson, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss Australia’s comeback against Brazil, England’s huffing and puffing, Scotland’s flattering scorelines and reviews of a supermarket in Colindale. Help support our independent…
Thrashings, tackles and Welsh worries – Football Weekly Extra
Jun 13, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Michael Butler and Chris Paouros discuss a record-breaking World Cup win, follow-throughs, Wales in trouble, Lionel Messi making a lot of money and the perils of being a non-league referee. Help support our independent…
All eyes on Women’s World Cup, plus the Nations League and more – Football Weekly
Jun 10, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Lars Sivertsen, Mark Langdon and Suzy Wrack discuss the opening weekend of France 2019, the conclusion of the Nations League, disrespect via kitchen utensils and an Ultrasling 3. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Nations League, the Women’s World Cup and more – Football Weekly Extra
Jun 7, 2019 • 65 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Philippe Auclair discuss the Nations League with familiar themes on and off the pitch for England, a 2019 World Cup preview, transfers, Fifa and box-office VAR. Help support our independent journalism at…
Brilliant Liverpool are kings of Europe once again – Football Weekly
Jun 3, 2019 • 52 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool’s Champions League win, next steps for those involved, England women’s misstep in their final friendly before the World Cup and water pistols. Help support our independent…
Chelsea swagger, Villans become heroes and Spurs v Liverpool – Football Weekly Extra
May 30, 2019 • 65 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Philippe Auclair discuss the Europa League final, the Championship play-off final, the Champions League final, Newcastle and a duck-sized Sepp Blatter. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Late play-off drama, a treble treble and joy for Valencia – Football Weekly
May 27, 2019 • 64 min
Max Rushden, Faye Carruthers, Jonathan Wilson and Ben Fisher discuss play-off wins for Charlton and Tranmere, Celtic’s treble treble, Valencia’s Copa del Rey victory, a laboured win for England Women and much more. Help support our independent journalism…
Admin special, play-off previews and life as a released player – Football Weekly Extra
May 23, 2019 • 64 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Marcus Bean and Ali Maxwell discuss Uefa’s Europa League final problems, Fifa’s World Cup ticketing problems, life after being released by your club and Batistuta’s red and white army. Help support our independent…
Dominance and difficult questions for Manchester City – Football Weekly
May 20, 2019 • 76 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Mark Langdon discuss Manchester City 6-0 Watford, the price of supremacy, the Women’s Champions League, a rare crestfallen goalscoring keeper and botched Panenkas. Help support our independent journalism at…
Play-off madness, Manchester City and Italy – Football Weekly Extra
May 16, 2019 • 76 min
Elis James, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and George Elek discuss Frank Lampard’s Derby County, John Terry’s Aston Villa, Mike Dean’s Tranmere Rovers and Manchester City’s public missteps. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Manchester City clinch the title to dash Liverpool dreams – Football Weekly
May 13, 2019 • 84 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Simon Burnton discuss the end of the Premier League title race, a Baku reality check, Hughton gone, excessive punishment and fashion trends. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Tucking in to a full English and ludicrous drama – Football Weekly Extra
May 9, 2019 • 68 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Eliot Rothwell discuss a comeback, a comeback, a ridiculous goal, another ridiculous goal, Sid’s ham garage breaking AirBnB records and lots more besides. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Premier League title race goes to the wire – Football Weekly
May 6, 2019 • 73 min
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Mark Langdon and Archie Rhind-Tutt discuss Liverpool forcing the title race to the final weekend, Chelsea stumbling over the line, Manchester United unable to cliché their way out of trouble, an emotional Aaron Ramsey and…
Ajax, Messi, Bolton and a weekend preview – Football Weekly Extra
May 2, 2019 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul Doyle and Paolo Bandini discuss Ajax’s whirlwind win at Spurs, Liverpool’s defeat to a Messi masterclass, Football League permutations, Bolton and detectives at the snooker. Help support our independent journalism at…
Manchester City inch towards title, plus PFA gongs and Leeds – Football Weekly
Apr 29, 2019 • 71 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Lars Sivertsen discuss a dismal top-four clash, the PFA Awards, Leeds playing dirty – and then not, plus the Bundesliga title race. Oh, and Lars goes full #teamNeymar. Help support our independent journalism…
Manchester City’s derby delight, focus on Burnley and eggs – Football Weekly Extra
Apr 25, 2019 • 66 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Michael Butler discuss the Manchester derby, Liverpool’s hopes, Burnley’s growing regard on Merseyside, early goals, late goals, Sean Dyche at Winterfell and eggs. Help support our independent…
Top two dominate, Manchester United collapse and a Benteke goal – Football Weekly
Apr 22, 2019 • 75 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss Manchester City and Liverpool’s Premier League dominance, defensive collapses for Arsenal and Manchester United and whether you’d prefer a team of Scott Browns or Lee Cattermoles..…
Absurdity at the Etihad, vibrant Ajax and cones of shame – Football Weekly Extra
Apr 18, 2019 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Eliot Rothwell discuss the chaos of Manchester City’s 4-3 win over Tottenham, the vivacity of Ajax’s 2-1 win at Juventus and a telegraphed Troy Deeney red card. Help support our independent journalism at…
A topsy-turvy title race and the John Delaney saga – Football Weekly
Apr 15, 2019 • 85 min
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Vaishali Bhardwaj on the Premier League, Ole parked down the road, Lucas Moura’s child inconveniencing journalists and zero Game of Thrones spoilers. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Kane’s pain, Solskjær’s struggles and noisy exits – Football Weekly Extra
Apr 11, 2019 • 80 min
Elis James, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paolo Bandini discuss Tottenham’s resilience, Old Trafford’s shabbiness, Liverpool’s pressure valve release, Ajax’s vibrance and Diego Costa’s potential misunderstanding. Help support our independent…
Watford in wonderland, Der Klassiker and celebrity black pudding – Football Weekly
Apr 8, 2019 • 77 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mark Langdon discuss Liverpool’s Premier League advantage, Watford rising from the dead, Arsenal losing tamely, again, coconuts on the pitch and ‘celebrity black pudding’. Help support our independent…
Solskjær’s sticky run, City on top and Moise Kean – Football Weekly Extra
Apr 4, 2019 • 62 min
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Gregg Bakowski and Paolo Bandini discuss Manchester United’s stumble, Manchester City’s dominance, Fulham’s capitulation, grand stadium openings and racist abuse in Italy. Help support our independent journalism at <a…
Wacky races, Celtic’s surge and the fall of Huddersfield – Football Weekly
Apr 1, 2019 • 78 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Marcus Bean on races for the Premier League title and top-four places, the Football League play-offs, the Bundesliga and for Callum Hudson-Odoi’s signature
Solskjær at the wheel and England in Montenegro – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 28, 2019 • 53 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mike Calvin discuss the appointment of Ole Gunnar Solskjær, the ups and the downs of England’s trip to Montenegro, Gordon Taylor and Harry Kane’s NFL dreams
Trouble for Scotland, joy for England and Wales hang on – Football Weekly
Mar 25, 2019 • 59 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Marcus Christenson and Faye Carruthers discuss Scotland’s woes, Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick, Wales hanging on to beat Slovakia, contrasting fortunes either side of the Irish border and good footballer names
Euro 2020 qualifiers and a game-changing week – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 21, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Elis James and Lars Sivertsen discuss Wales’s bright young things, Declan Rice’s future, ‘informal brainstorming sessions’ at Uefa, stag nightmares and a big week in women’s football
City’s Cup comeback, Liverpool on top and Zidane’s return – Football Weekly
Mar 18, 2019 • 74 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss Swansea’s brave defeat, convenient paths for Manchester City, Liverpool going top, Chelsea slipping up, Zidane back with a bang and more
Liverpool stay in Europe, handball chat and Berwick Rangers – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 14, 2019 • 62 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Faye Carruthers discuss Liverpool’s impressive win in Munich, Juve heroics, sad news out of Berwick and changes to the handball law. Oh, and Barry explains Brexit
Crowd trouble, Spurs crumble and Zidane returns to Real – Football Weekly
Mar 11, 2019 • 78 min
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Jacqui Oatley and Mark Langdon discuss Spurs and Chelsea dropping points, issues with crowd safety, which England player is playing the best this season and Real Madrid’s shock managerial reappointment
Manchester United rock PSG, plus Football Leaks – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 7, 2019 • 71 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paolo Bandini discuss That Night In Paris, Real Madrid flopping out as Ajax play them off the park, Sunderland at Wembley and the latest from Der Spiegel
Derbies galore and Manchester City go top – Football Weekly
Mar 4, 2019 • 76 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and John Brewin discuss a windy Merseyside derby, Vincent Kompany’s impressive defensive header, the fourth clásico of the season, an emotional honour for West Ham legend Billy Bonds, and Lars’ love for brass…
Premier League review and Football Beyond Borders – Football Weekly Extra
Feb 28, 2019 • 65 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Ceylon Andi Hickman discuss mini-resurgences for Chelsea and Arsenal, Solskjær breaking another record, El Clásico, the SheBelieves Cup and much more
Mutiny at Chelsea, goalless at Old Trafford and goodbye Puel world – Football Weekly
Feb 25, 2019 • 74 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Archie Rhind-Tutt discuss Kepa Arrizabalaga’s insubordination – no, ‘misunderstanding’ – a goalless draw at Old Trafford, Spurs keeping up a habit of a lifetime and Claude Puel’s departure
Champions League, angry Ronaldo and a Row 32 penalty – Football Weekly Extra
Feb 21, 2019 • 60 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Nick Miller discuss everything looking like handball in slow-motion, goalless draws, Cristiano Ronaldo reacting like Ronaldo reacts to a defeat, the penalty which made it to Row 32 and P!nk
FA Cup predictability, trouncings and wild finales – Football Weekly
Feb 18, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and James Montague discuss the opposite of thrills and spills in the FA Cup, ownership at Old Trafford, a 20-0 shellacking, the Champions League and Folkestone fun
Solskjær’s stumble, a Wembley rumble and Banks of England – Football Weekly Extra
Feb 14, 2019 • 61 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Lars Sivertsen discuss Solskjær’s stumble, Wembley’s rumble, a momentous first Champions League VAR, Declan Rice’s defection to England and the passings of two football legends
Sarri-vederci? Plus penalty drama and Pukki delight – Football Weekly
Feb 11, 2019 • 67 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jacqui Oatley and Mark Langdon on Man City’s demolition of Chelsea, Liverpool’s return to winning ways, penalty drama at Brighton, prolific Teemu Pukki and the Madrid derby
The Premier League title race and #SaveHakeem – Football Weekly Extra
Feb 7, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Philippe Auclair, Andy Brassell and Reshmin Chowdhury discuss the Premier League title race, cup games big, small, muddy and messy, and talk to Craig Foster on Hakeem al-Araibi
Super Son, Manchester City, the WSL and more – Football Weekly
Feb 4, 2019 • 70 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Suzy Wrack discuss Manchester City winning ugly, the brilliance of Son Heung-min, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, intransigence and gnocchi
Chelsea’s Brooks bothers and title rivals letting it slip – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 31, 2019 • 69 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul Doyle and Mark Webster discuss turmoil at the top, Chelsea blown away by Bournemouth, Solskjær maintaining his unbeaten start and Schrödinger’s Neil Lennon
FA Cup giantkilling, Tottenham troubles and ‘Big Alan’ – Football Weekly
Jan 28, 2019 • 73 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Sam Diss and Lars Sivertsen discuss FA Cup giantkillings, Spurs limping out of a second cup competition in a week, VAR and the absence of VAR – Schrödinger’s VAR and Notts County
The Carabao Cup semis and Scottish drama – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 24, 2019 • 55 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Faye Carruthers discuss the tragic Emiliano Sala news, the Carabao Cup, the return of fitba, Barcelona making moves in the transfer market and the Whyteleafe Curse
Seething Sarri, Liverpool win again and a slide-tackling fan – Football Weekly
Jan 21, 2019 • 62 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Dominic Fifield and Ed Aarons discuss Chelsea, Liverpool’s win over Palace, Claude Puel’s future at Leicester, Spurs’ dramatic win and the Charlton fan who slide-tackled his own player
El Loco, Huddersfield and trouble at Arsenal – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 17, 2019 • 79 min
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Lars Sivertsen talk Marcelo Bielsa, David Wagner’s Huddersfield exit, Gonzalo Higuaín’s mooted Chelsea move and Amy Lawrence joins us to talk all things Arsenal
Solskjær’s joy of six, Liverpool’s grind, Declan Rice and spies – Football Weekly
Jan 14, 2019 • 70 min
Melissa Rudd, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Wilson discuss Manchester United’s win at Wembley, Mike Ashley’s money, Declan Rice’s future, Burnley’s 2-1 win without a shot on target and Spygate
VAR gnashing, transfer splashing and Cup thrashing – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 10, 2019 • 68 min
Melissa Rudd, Paul MacInnes, John Ashdown and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool flopping out of the FA Cup at Wolves, Chelsea edging Spurs in the Carabao, Manchester City winning 9-0 and all the latest transfer rumours
FA Cup shocks, the Blackpool boycott and dining issues – Football Weekly
Jan 7, 2019 • 64 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon and Sam Diss discuss the FA Cup third round, upsets at Newport, Fulham and Sheffield United, the Blackpool boycott, Franck Ribéry’s steak outburst and Wayne Hennessey
City close gap on Liverpool and Cazorla magic – Football Weekly Extra Extra
Jan 4, 2019 • 42 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Philippe Auclair discuss a classic Premier League humdinger at the Etihad, the 11 millimetres which may decide the title, another big move between Chelsea and Germany and Santi Cazorla
All eyes on the Premier League – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 3, 2019 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson, and Lars Sivertsen discuss a six-goal thriller in Bournemouth, early-window transfer moves, the Solskjær train rolling on, unpunished horror tackles and talent drain
Liverpool have lift-off before showdown with Manchester City – Football Weekly
Dec 31, 2018 • 70 min
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, John Brewin and Gregg Bakowski discuss the dominant thrashing of Arsenal, players flying again at Manchester United, early kick-offs and Neil Etheridge saving penalties from presidents
A six point gap and a forgetful linesman – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 27, 2018 • 66 min
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Paolo Bandini and Mark Langdon discuss Liverpool extending their Premier League lead, Spurs entering the title race, late drama in the Championship and a return for Italian Boxing Day football
Andros Townsend, Ole Gunnar Solskjær and a one-step penalty – Football Weekly
Dec 23, 2018 • 70 min
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Faye Carruthers and Nick Miller discuss Andros Townsend’s incredible volley, Solskjær’s five-star debut, Spurs’ incredible win at Everton and potentially the most audacious penalty of all-time
Goodbye Mourinho, hello Solskjær – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 20, 2018 • 63 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Ewan Murray discuss José Mourinho’s Manchester United exit, Carabao Cup action, bottle-throwers, fitba, Bundesliga pace-setters, Premier League previews and Alan Hutton
Shaqiri, scrambles and Champions League draw thoughts – Football Weekly
Dec 17, 2018 • 74 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon and Marcus Bean discuss the Champions League draw, dour management, Xherdan Shaqiri’s career revival, goalmouth scrambles and a message for listeners in Togo
Spurs, saves, Street Fighter and Atlanta United – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 13, 2018 • 63 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Lars Sivertsen to discuss Spurs and Liverpool squeaking through in the Champions League, easy but great saves, Italian strife, Atlanta United and Street Fighter
Raheem Sterling, West Ham and belated joy for River Plate – Football Weekly
Dec 10, 2018 • 71 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg and Vaishali Bhardwaj discuss Chelsea, Manchester City and Raheem Sterling, Arsenal’s run of form, West Ham, the Copa Libertadores, Yorkshire puddings and more
Stalemate at Old Trafford and Wolves at Chelsea’s door – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 6, 2018 • 76 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Amy Lawrence and Mike Calvin discuss ‘four crap goals’ in the game between Manchester United and Arsenal, Morgan Gibbs-White, a very strange game in Brighton, the French for ‘putting your foot in it’ and sprinting managers
North London drama, Hughes’s departure and Pickford’s disaster – Football Weekly
Dec 3, 2018 • 75 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jacqui Oatley and John Nicholson discuss the north London derby, Mark Hughes’s departure, Jordan Pickford’s brain fade, contentious red cards and Andros Townsend’s Arjen Robben impression
Liverpool, Neymar, Mr Blobby and faking death – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 29, 2018 • 65 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Andy Brassell and Reshmin Chowdhury discuss the Premier League teams in Europe, diving galore, David de Gea, Mr Blobby as physio and faking a death to dodge a fixture
A Pochettino masterclass, a mess in Buenos Aires and Alan Hutton – Football Weekly
Nov 26, 2018 • 74 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Suzy Wrack to discuss Mauricio Pochettino, Claudio Ranieri’s flying start, spectacular own goals, the Copa Libertadores chaos and Alan Hutton
Nations League, Qatar 2022 and the Superclásico – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 22, 2018 • 62 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Marcus Christenson to discuss managerial changes in Ireland, promotion in Scotland, Nations League permutations, David Conn in Qatar and Patrice Evra’s chicken
England make the semis, Irish pain and Swiss on a roll – Football Weekly
Nov 19, 2018 • 70 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paul Watson to discuss England’s success in the Nations League, Irish woe on both sides of the border, Wales falling at the final hurdle, Switzerland 5-2 Belgium and Jamie Cureton’s milestone
Rooneypalooza, Scudamore, coins and Ranieri’s return – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 15, 2018 • 49 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Faye Carruthers to discuss Premier League comings and goings, Wayne Rooney, Gibraltar’s rise, Ryan Giggs, Samir Nasri and forgetful referees
Manchester City dominant while giants are killed on the continent – Football Weekly
Nov 12, 2018 • 80 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Marcela Mora y Araujo to discuss City’s win in the Manchester derby, Arsenal and Chelsea dropping points, the Superclásico, Parklife and Sol Bamba’s torso
Football Leaks, Champions League and a chat with David Squires – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 8, 2018 • 62 min
The pod talk about José Mourinho’s celebrations, Liverpool’s squad rotation woes, tunnel nerves and more
All square at the Emirates, young debutants and bollards – Football Weekly
Nov 5, 2018 • 91 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Mark Langdon to discuss Arsenal v Liverpool sharing points, James McClean, Juan Foyth and outfield players in goal
Real Madrid in crisis, the Spurs rollercoaster and a Superclásico – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 1, 2018 • 70 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paolo Bandini to discuss the Premier League, Carabao Cup, an expanding World Cup, the Copa Libertadores, Wolverhampton nightlife and more
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha tributes, El Clásico and more – Football Weekly
Oct 29, 2018 • 78 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen as they discuss the tragic incidents in Leicester, the weekend’s Premier League action and Real Madrid’s collapse in El Clásico
Defensive rocks, dazzling Dortmund and Spurs slip again – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 25, 2018 • 68 min
Melissa Rudd, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Paolo Bandini discuss the week’s Champions League results, Mesut Özil, the Football League and Pep Guardiola’s music taste
Touchline scuffles, Messi’s arm and five-goal hauls – Football Weekly
Oct 22, 2018 • 66 min
Melissa Rudd is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paul MacInnes as they discuss Chelsea’s dramatic draw with Manchester United, Fulham’s shocking defence, five-star Luka Jovic and much more
England stun Spain, no Khan do and Gibraltar’s rocks – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 18, 2018 • 65 min
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Ashdown and Hayley McQueen discuss the Nations League, Wembley, José Mourinho’s latest Chelsea return – and how to do a fitba corner
Empty grounds, wrong anthems and Usain Bolt – Football Weekly
Oct 15, 2018 • 67 min
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Faye Carruthers and Andy Brassell discuss international action, WSL, Thierry Henry and the passing of Peter Brackley
Nations League, Lionesses and roundabouts – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 11, 2018 • 62 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Philippe Auclair to discuss international football, Aston Villa, the Ballon d’Or and our Next Generation 2018 list
Stalemates, comebacks and high horses – Football Weekly
Oct 8, 2018 • 77 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paolo Bandini as they discuss Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City, José Mourinho living to fight another day, Villa’s vacancy and Halesowen Town
Messi magic and the Aston Villa cabbage quandary – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 4, 2018 • 59 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and John Ashdown as they look back on eventful games in the Champions League and Championship
Manchester United hammered, Sturridge’s stunner and Hampden rumble – Football Weekly
Oct 1, 2018 • 76 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Mark Langdon to look back at the weekend’s action. And is Mourinho’s position untenable after United’s worst start in 29 years?
Carabao bangers, Mourinho v Pogba and lucky cucumbers – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 27, 2018 • 61 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paul Doyle and Vaishali Bhardwaj to discuss the Carabao Cup, yet more Mourinho drama, Harry Wilson’s banger, lucky cucumbers, mislaid lederhosen and noisy dogs
Unbeaten records, crises and shinners – Football Weekly
Sep 24, 2018 • 68 min
Max, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Philippe Auclair discuss the last 100% record in the 92, crises all over the shop, spectacular misses and shinned pearlers
Liverpool impress, Ronaldo ridiculousness and cows, cows, cows – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 20, 2018 • 52 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Jonathan Wilson to discuss the Champions League, Ronaldo’s red, the timekeeping skills of cows and Mark Hughes’s elusive smile
Spurs suffer, spitting in Serie A and corner umbrellas – Football Weekly
Sep 17, 2018 • 62 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon and Lars Sivertsen to look back at Liverpool’s triumph, an Eden Hazard masterclass, Santi Cazorla, Douglas Costa and more from Europe
WhatsApp chat, bear attacks and George Weah returns – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 13, 2018 • 55 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and John Ashdown to cover the rest of the Nations League fixtures, Spurs, loans and much more
The Nations League and Wycombe’s Marcus Bean – Football Weekly
Sep 10, 2018 • 63 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Andy Brassell and Wycombe midfielder Marcus Bean to discuss the home nations, Nicklas Bendtner’s latest scrape, Ryan Babel’s return and Adil Rami’s proposal misfire
Nations League, Danish amateurs and Michael Jackson – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 6, 2018 • 55 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Elis James to also discuss Luke Shaw, legs big and small and away goals
Hornets, headbutts and head-biting – Football Weekly
Sep 3, 2018 • 66 min
Max and co look back at the weekend of football, plus Elis James in trouble at Millwall, head-biting and Kevin Prince-Boateng
More Mourinho mithering and Saido Berahino scores – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 30, 2018 • 59 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Andy Brassell and Lars Sivertsen to discuss Mourinho (again), Carabao Cup action, Declan Rice’s international dilemma, Hal Robson-Kanu’s international retirement and flesh-eating rats
Wolves make a point against City, red cards, ham and more – Football Weekly
Aug 27, 2018 • 78 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Tariq Panja to discuss Manchester City’s dropped points, a divisive handball, interesting red card decisions, poorly-laid turf and hams on Ryanair
Mourinho vs the world and a book writers special – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 23, 2018 • 71 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Michael Calvin to discuss Liverpool’s perfect start, José Mourinho’s issues with everyone, books, plane banner protests and the joy of chancing across a game in the park
Class, schoolings and some harsh lessons – Football Weekly
Aug 20, 2018 • 77 min
Max and co on Manchester United’s lacklustre defeat, Manchester City’s rout of Huddersfield and entertainment at the Bridge
Super Cup reaction and Celtic’s Champions League exit – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 16, 2018 • 76 min
Max Rushden and co on Atlético’s win over Madrid, European woe for Celtic and Bristol Rovers’ dubious half-time entertainment
Not a weekend for the Premier League underdog – Football Weekly
Aug 13, 2018 • 92 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Mark Langdon to review the first Premier League weekend of the season, Liverpool’s impressive start, same old Arsenal (or is it?), Luke Shaw’s release from wherever José Mourinho was hiding him and…
The big Premier League preview – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 9, 2018 • 89 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Andy Brassell and John Brewin for Football Weekly’s bumper preview of the 2018-19 Premier League season
Pre-season moaning, transfer chat and managerial bows – Football Weekly
Aug 6, 2018 • 75 min
The pod returns to look back at the big stories of the (three-week) summer break, José Mourinho moaning, Gerrard and Lampard playing the same role once again and Gary Mackay-Steven’s pre-match playlist
France lift the trophy as Russia 2018 ends on a high – World Cup Football Daily
Jul 15, 2018 • 71 min
Max and co discuss France’s World Cup final triumph over Croatia, another penalty, another controversial VAR incident, the tournament’s highs and lows and players taking shots to the conkers If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can…
England finish fourth and a World Cup final preview – World Cup Football Daily
Jul 14, 2018 • 56 min
Max and co discuss England’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium, tactics obsessives, individual awards, ‘it’s coming home’, the World Cup legacy and a pre-season friendly which ended 22-0. If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian…
England’s dreams over as Croatia take the next step – World Cup Football Daily
Jul 11, 2018 • 46 min
Max and co discuss the end of England’s World Cup dreams, Bond villain defenders, third-place play-offs, West Ham’s transfer approach and FW live If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only…
France into the final as destiny calls for England – World Cup Football Daily
Jul 10, 2018 • 50 min
Max and co discuss France becoming the first finalist of the 2018 World Cup, a Thibaut Courtois post-match meltdown, England’s hopes, dreams and fears, Cristiano Ronaldo’s move and Welsh nightmares. If you think this podcast is worth something, then you…
England into semi-finals, Croatia end Russia’s run – World Cup Football Daily
Jul 7, 2018 • 45 min
Max and co discuss England’s quarter-final win, Croatia’s punishing victory over hosts Russia, Cristiano Ronaldo transfer machinations, Croydon bus stops and baby choices If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from…
Roberto Martínez still unbeaten while France push on – World Cup Football Daily
Jul 6, 2018 • 56 min
Max and co discuss the first two quarter-finals, Roberto Martínez’s unbeaten streak, Brazilian histrionics, an England update and places that sound like flatulence If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as…
England’s penalty heroics, Sweden march on and quarter-finals to savour – World Cup football daily
Jul 3, 2018 • 50 min
Max and co discuss England’s first ever penalty shootout win at a World Cup, Sweden progressing, a Mrs Granqvist update, Paul Konchesky and which of our panellists dealt with tonight’s football the best If you think this podcast is worth something, then…
Heartbreak for Japan, Brazilian resilience and England predictions – World Cup Football Daily
Jul 2, 2018 • 51 min
Max and co discuss Japan’s last-gasp exit, Brazil’s win, classic play-acting, scoring records, Swedish babies and Ricky Martin If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute -…
Spain out, Croatia squeaking through and Sergio Ramos’s barber – World Cup Football Daily
Jul 1, 2018 • 53 min
Max and co discuss Spain’s premature exit, a penalty shootout low on quality, Sergio Ramos’s barber, a Russian who barely touched the ball and Kasper Schmeichel’s balls If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from…
The loneliness of Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani shows up – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 30, 2018 • 59 min
Max and co discuss the seven-goal barnstormer between France and Argentina, the surprisingly fun three-goal tussle between Uruguay and Portugal, social media, thighs and Dirty Dancing If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The…
Insipid England, Japanese farce and knockout time – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 28, 2018 • 48 min
Max and co review day 15 of the 2018 World Cup including a Januzaj goal for all of England, a Sunderland connection, Japanese passing records and a special round of 16 preview with Tim Vickery If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can…
German tears, Brazil cheers and England fears - World Cup Football Daily
Jun 27, 2018 • 39 min
Max Rushden and the panel react to Germany’s shock exit at the hands of South Korea, assess Brazil’s latest win and look ahead to England’s shootout with Belgium for top spot
Argentina rescued by Rojo, France flatter to deceive – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 26, 2018 • 32 min
Max and the panel react to Argentina’s dramatic win and Iceland’s new status, before taking a look ahead to a wide-open Group F finale
Total VARce, Russia stumble and an Icelandic dilemma – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 25, 2018 • 51 min
Max and co review day 12 of the 2018 World Cup including VAR galore, Spain and Portugal both surviving frights, tattoos, more Aanu Adeoye, a lot of penalties and an Icelandic dilemma
England score six, Senegal miss a chance and Swiss gestures – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 24, 2018 • 44 min
Max and co discuss England’s crushing 6-1 win over Panama, Senegal being pegged back by Japan, Swiss gestures, Kerry Katona and bad hat-tricks If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only…
Germany leave it late, Mexico wait and Belgium run riot – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 23, 2018 • 44 min
Max and co discuss day 10 of the 2018 World Cup, Germany’s Houdini act, John Guidetti’s presence of mind, Belgium’s five-star performance, Lukaku’s significant tournament and Hernán Darío Gómez If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can…
Super Eagles, double-headed eagles and Brazil stumble to a win – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 22, 2018 • 49 min
Max and co chew the fat regarding wins for Brazil, Nigeria and Switzerland, double-headed eagle celebrations, a fine for Mexico, Swedish iPhone notifications and the best club name in the world If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can…
Willy’s wobble, flaky France and Aussie grit – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 21, 2018 • 39 min
Max and the panel reflect on Argentina’s collapse, France’s water carriers and the secret importance of away kits
Another Ronaldo record, Spain edge Iran and Southgate’s shoulder – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 20, 2018 • 35 min
Max and co run the rule over Ronaldo, Spain’s narrow win over Iran and whether Gareth Southgate’s shoulder injury will derail England’s hopes If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only…
Russia march on, Group H upsets and Japanese litter-pickers – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 19, 2018 • 37 min
Max and the pod discuss two upsets in Group H, a remarkable Senegalese goal, Japanese litter-pickers, Jack Wilshere departing Arsenal and Max’s favourite World Cup shorts
England leave it late, Belgium move through the gears – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 18, 2018 • 38 min
Max discusses day five with Barry Glendenning and Mark Langdon, including England’s last-gasp win, Belgium’s pasting of Panama, the Trans-Siberian Railway and what a Polish defender’s name means in Irish
Big guns misfire, Swedish spies and a Mexican rave – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 17, 2018 • 45 min
Max and co discuss Mexico’s impressive win over Germany, blunt Brazil, Kolarov’s goal of the tournament contender and England’s preparations
Video tech helps France and impressive Iceland deny Messi - World Cup Football Daily
Jun 16, 2018 • 40 min
Max Rushden and the team discuss five penalties, VAR controversy and a preview of day four’s action as Brazil get under way
Ronaldo’s revenge, Suárez’s stinker and Iran’s last gasp win – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 15, 2018 • 42 min
Max Rushden and guests pore over day two of the World Cup which produced its first classic as Portugal drew 3-3 with Spain while Iran and Uruguay left it late
Russia’s five-star showing, Robbie Williams and Stalin’s ‘tache – World Cup Football Daily
Jun 14, 2018 • 39 min
Max Rushden is joined by guests in the studio and in Russia to discuss the 2018 World Cup opener, Robbie Williams, the facial hair of Stalin, Spain’s self-implosion and Friday’s games
World Cup group G preview: an England special – Football Weekly
Jun 11, 2018 • 54 min
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Dominic Fifield and Barney Ronay to discuss England’s chances, the decisions Gareth Southgate has to make, King/Sir Kenny and Chris Coleman’s Chinese adventure
World Cup groups E, F and H preview – Football Weekly
Jun 8, 2018 • 31 min
Max Rushden is joined by voices from around the world to preview World Cup groups E, F and H, including Mexican veterans, a Japanese public with expectations set to ‘very low’ and love blossoming in Sweden
World Cup groups A-D preview – Football Weekly
Jun 7, 2018 • 33 min
Max Rushden is joined by voices from around the world to preview World Cup groups A-D, including Danish royalty, Peruvian vigour and the prospect of a tournament without a French meltdown
Beauty and the beastly in Champions League final – Football Weekly
May 28, 2018 • 58 min
Max and co dissect Real Madrid’s win over Liverpool, Pochettino’s contract, Lampard’s managerial prospects and Richard Wood’s magic hat
Unai Emery unveiled, England’s new captain and Liverpool’s big final – Football Weekly Extra
May 24, 2018 • 68 min
Max Rushden and co discuss new managers, a new England captain and Liverpool’s shot at Champions League glory
FA Cup cans of worms, Serie A drama and talking Turkey – Football Weekly
May 21, 2018 • 58 min
Max and co talk the FA Cup final, dramatic scenes in Italy, club legend departures and a former Swan deciding the Turkish title
England’s World Cup hopes, Everton and trigonometry – Football Weekly Extra
May 17, 2018 • 65 min
Max and co discuss Gareth Southgate’s squad, end-of-season cups and play-offs, the Europa League and Barry’s England XI
Wenger gone, goal frenzies and Tranmere Rovers’ return – Football Weekly
May 14, 2018 • 82 min
Max and co discuss Arsène Wenger bowing out, the extraordinary seasons of Salah, Vardy and Kane, scary bedtime greetings and more
Premier League joy and despair as finale looms – Football Weekly Extra
May 10, 2018 • 46 min
Max and co on Huddersfield and Southampton’s survival, hotels, West Brom’s relegation, Yaya Touré’s leaving do and plenty more
Squeaky bum time at the bottom of the Premier League – Football Weekly
May 7, 2018 • 84 min
Max and the gang discuss Stoke’s relegation, Darren Moore as saviour, Claude Puel as scapegoat, Vincent Tan being hoisted aloft and problems at PSG
Goals, crows and lying league tables – Football Weekly Extra
May 3, 2018 • 59 min
Max and co talk Champions League goalfests, the art of defending, Football League permutations and plenty more
Boxes, Baggies, Celtic, Sunderland and more – Football Weekly
Apr 30, 2018 • 78 min
Max and the gang talk Wenger’s Old Trafford tribute, trophies for Celtic and Barcelona, Sunderland’s latest woes and podders as Premier League managers
Mo Salah, mo’ problems for Roma – Football Weekly Extra
Apr 26, 2018 • 65 min
Max and co discuss another world-class display, controversies at Wolves and Leeds, Fifa, Zidane the bald not-fraud, crows and more
Wenger finally out and managers surviving nuclear fallout – Football Weekly
Apr 23, 2018 • 78 min
Arsène Wenger’s departure, goalkeeper protection, Mohamed Salah’s 50/50 win, anarchy in Naples and managers surviving nuclear fallout
Andy Carroll surrounded by toddlers – Football Weekly Extra
Apr 19, 2018 • 65 min
Max and the gang look back at the week in football including Andy Carroll surrounded by toddlers, World Cup morale boosters, half-time VAR, Instagram tie-ins and journalists passing colds on to players
Manchester City crowned champions and Bayern’s big news – Football Weekly
Apr 16, 2018 • 71 min
Max and co talk Manchester City’s title win, Manchester United’s latest slip-up, the pre- and post-Pardew bounces, big Bayern news and Ferraris
Champions League drama, safe standing and more – Football Weekly Extra
Apr 12, 2018 • 65 min
Max and co discuss extraordinary comebacks, valiant efforts, spectacular own goals, screeching Italians and weasels
Manchester and Merseyside serve derbies of contrast – Football Weekly
Apr 9, 2018 • 79 min
Guest host Nat Coombs and the panel discuss a marvellous Manchester derby, Ayoze Pérez’s strike, Wayne Rooney’s strop, red cards galore in Ireland and managers who sound like drinks
Anfield nights and Christ on a bicycle kick – Football Weekly Extra
Apr 5, 2018 • 74 min
Max and the podders discuss the Champions League fixtures, Cristiano Ronaldo’s gravity-defying wondergoal and Alan Pardew’s job prospects, as well as paying tribute to the late Ray Wilkins
Spurs end Stamford Bridge curse as Manchester City close on title – Football Weekly
Apr 2, 2018 • 54 min
Max Rushden and co discuss Dele Alli, the wonder of Zlatan, Premier League survival and death by nostalgia
VAR worries, World Cup dreams and West Ham’s woe – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 29, 2018 • 71 min
Max Rushden and co discuss England’s options, international friendlies and the role of Kenny G
World Cup countdown continues and Brechin get the boot – Football Weekly
Mar 26, 2018 • 66 min
Max and the podders discuss England: more fun on the pitch than off it? France in a mess, young talent, a miraculous comeback in non-league