Football Weekly

Football Weekly
The Football Weekly pod squad bring you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis from the Premier League and beyond throughout the 2017-18 season
Unai Emery unveiled, England’s new captain and Liverpool’s big final – Football Weekly Extra
May 24 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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
England’s headache, fancied squads and sticker stories – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 22 • 56 min
Max Rushden and co assess England’s priorities, Old Trafford hymn sheets, Panini versus Merlin and more
Another magical Salah display and Warnock’s pub quiz – Football Weekly
Mar 19 • 82 min
Max and the podders discuss the FA Cup quarter-finals, another magical Mohamed Salah performance, short teams, coldest games and Neil Warnock’s pub quiz pedigree
Chelsea fall at the feet of Messi – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 15 • 54 min
Max Rushden and co dissect Manchester United’s and Chelsea’s exit from the Champions League and in the last-chance-saloon, Saints go for Mark Hughes
Did Upton Park die for this? – Football Weekly
Mar 12 • 72 min
Max Rushden and the podders take a look at the trouble at West Ham, a José Mourinho masterclass, several goal of the season contenders, miserable Sunderland and gun-toting chairmen
Where do Tottenham and PSG go from here? – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 8 • 65 min
Max Rushden and co discuss the Champions League, the battle for survival, a weekend preview and, er, John Hartson’s underwear habits
Chelsea walk into City’s jaws, Arsenal fall again and the Pulis connection – Football Weekly
Mar 5 • 68 min
Max Rushden and co tackle one-sided games, decide which league is actually ‘the best league in the world’, footballing brothers and a Tony Pulis connection
The pod’s Irish odyssey, VAR and best Welsh players – Football Weekly Extra
Mar 1 • 64 min
Max and the pod discuss yet more VAR silliness, Pep’s yellow ribbon, Neymar’s injury woes, Welsh greats and an epic journey across land and sea
Arsenal’s decade-long capitulation and Pardew on the brink – Football Weekly
Feb 26 • 77 min
Max and the pod discuss the Carabao Cup final, Mourinho’s game-changing substitutions, goalkeeping howlers, Sol Campbell’s self-confidence and more
Messi at Chelsea, messy at Wigan and much more – Football Weekly Extra
Feb 22 • 59 min
Max Rushden and co reflect on Manchester City’s FA Cup exit, Champions League action and Sunderland’s sausage-making facilities
Rochdale’s road to Wembley, VAR shenanigans and taxi talk – Football Weekly
Feb 19 • 70 min
Max and co discuss the Juve of the north, more VAR teething problems, great headers, West Brom, players who are taller in real life and Mick McCarthy gifs
English sides excel, Ronaldo’s wane and the failing PSG project - Football Weekly Extra
Feb 15 • 66 min
Max Rushden and co discuss a great week for English teams in the Champions League and why the away goal rule should be abolished
Tottenham take charge, super Salah and Derry goes – Football Weekly
Feb 12 • 78 min
Max and co discuss a very one-sided 1-0, Liverpool’s Egyptian king, Swansea’s miraculous resurgence and whether Barry could relegate Manchester City
Chelsea troubles, replays and a VAR flag fiasco – Football Weekly Extra
Feb 8 • 63 min
Max Rushden and co discuss the increasing woes for Antonio Conte, the deeper meaning of signing Patrice Evra and whether replays should be ditched
Magical Mo Salah, marvellous misses and celebrity barracking – Football Weekly
Feb 5 • 75 min
Max and the podders discuss Salah magic, flying starts for Arsenal new boys, Jordan Ayew’s undershorts and Birds of a Feather
Spurs sweep Manchester United aside, plus deadline-day delights – Football Weekly Extra
Feb 1 • 68 min
Max Rushden and co analyse the biggest transfers, the best of the midweek action and the culinary delight of locusts
FA Cup bad blood and the precociousness of youth – Football Weekly
Jan 29 • 60 min
Max and co cover the weekend FA Cup action, bad tackles, Neil Warnock’s geography lessons, the latest transfer activity and more
Phil Neville’s tweets, Leeds United’s new crest and the power of social media – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 25 • 65 min
Max Rushden and the panel reflect on the Carabao Cup semi-finals, the dangers of tweeting and ask what’s in a club’s badge?
Transfer swap shop, another stung Hornet and Lyon tamers – Football Weekly
Jan 22 • 78 min
Max Rushden and co talk January’s big transfer deal, Marco Silva’s sudden departure, PSG getting beaten in Ligue 1 and bloody selfies
VAR games, Alexis Sánchez and what next for Newcastle? – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 18 • 67 min
Max Rushden and co have their say on VAR’s latest outings, dig into some transfer rumours and uncover a secret about the retiring Ronaldinho
Liverpool spoil Manchester City’s party, while Stoke and Wales have new arrivals – Football Weekly
Jan 15 • 78 min
Max and the pod talk Liverpool’s attacking verve, Arsenal’s no-hopers, new arrivals at Wales and Stoke, Cyrille Regis, VAR (again) and Cambridge United’s French connection
Carabao Cup semis, Coutinho’s unveiling and VAR in action – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 11 • 58 min
Max Rushden and co discuss the best and worst of the League Cup, Philippe Coutinho’s grand unveiling and recall Tommy Lawton’s transfer deal
Philippe Coutinho’s exit and the ever-decreasing importance of Theo Walcott – Football Weekly
Jan 8 • 59 min
Max and the panel discuss Arsenal’s embarrassment in Nottingham, Philippe Coutinho’s departure, Stephen Ireland’s worst day, Lukas Podolski’s kebab shop and Eric Lichaj’s close call
Wilshere’s left foot, why Liverpool should sell Coutinho and 2018 so far – Football Weekly Extra
Jan 4 • 64 min
Max Rushden and co return to discuss a cracker at the Emirates, January transfers and Diego Costa’s weight loss regime
Liverpool splash the cash and is Kane’s record a big deal? – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 28, 2017 • 62 min
Max Rushden and co assess whether Virgil van Dijk will save Liverpool’s defence, if George Weah will make a good president of Liberia and the significance of calendars in football
Christmas Carrolls and Sid’s ham garage – Football Weekly
Dec 24, 2017 • 51 min
Max Rushden and co discuss a Friday night Christmas cracker, weaponised goal celebrations, an Italian club contriving to win as few points as possible and another title race as good as done
Bristol City in dreamland and Swansea in a spin – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 21, 2017 • 60 min
Max Rushden and co discuss a Carabao Cup cracker at Ashton Gate, Swansea’s predicament, and preview the festive fixtures
Ederson’s distribution, levels of celebration and Sunderland – Football Weekly
Dec 18, 2017 • 71 min
Max and co discuss superior goalkeeper distribution, celebrations at both end of the enthusiasm scale, Celtic losing, Sunderland winning and Ryan Babel
Manchester City make history and Arsenal in 89 – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 14, 2017 • 65 min
Max Rushden returns as the panel talk Man City dominance, Liverpool’s toothless tendencies and how Arsenal’s 1989 title winners compare to the current crop
City slickers, Benteke’s blunder and classic Allardyce – Football Weekly
Dec 11, 2017 • 67 min
Guest host Paul MacInnes and co cover Milkgate at Old Trafford, Big Sam Big Samming, and the team Sid Lowe thinks got the best Champions League draw
Liverpool lash in seven, the mask of Zorro and derby days – Football Weekly Extra
Dec 7, 2017 • 69 min
Elis James and co assess the Champions League last 16, how José Mourinho will approach the Manchester derby and the reason behind his first pub visit
Gunners misfire, Hull upheaval and Benevento scenes – Football Weekly
Dec 4, 2017 • 82 min
Guest host Jacqui Oatley and the panel discuss the Emirates ding-dong, Leonid Slutsky’s sad exit, a keeper’s 95th-minute diving header equaliser and more
Raheem Sterling, English managers and the World Cup draw – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 30, 2017 • 63 min
Max Rushden and co reveal the secret behind Raheem Sterling’s form, revel in Wayne Rooney’s long-range goal and look ahead to the World Cup draw
Terrible Toffees, Manchester City’s marvels and Dyche’s deep-thinking - Football Weekly
Nov 27, 2017 • 61 min
Max Rushden and co look back on an eventful weekend around the major European leagues
Liverpool’s leaky defence, expected goals and expectant wives – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 23, 2017 • 55 min
Max Rushden and co run the rule over the midweek Champions League action and reveal why Edward Elgar would be turning in his grave
Pulis gone, Arsenal’s bragging rights and Buffon’s broken heart – Football Weekly
Nov 20, 2017 • 64 min
Max Rushden and co predict managerial merry go round movement, review the latest action and find out if Roman Burki has hit the headlines in Germany
Peru’s party time, Irish sighs and the end of days – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 16, 2017 • 58 min
Max Rushden and co look back at the World Cup play-offs, ponder groups of death and preview the return of club football on a busy weekend of action
World Cup play-offs: the final race to reach Russia 2018 – Football Weekly
Nov 13, 2017 • 64 min
Max Rushden and co review Northern Ireland’s heartbreak, the other play-off first legs and wonder who will round off the final 32 for Russia 2018
World Cup play-offs, Moyes is back in town and vexatious VARs – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 9, 2017 • 78 min
Max Rushden and his merry men assess those nations left in the race for Russia 2018, what happens next at Everton and plenty more besides
Slaven Bilic gone while Manchester City cruise on – Football Weekly
Nov 6, 2017 • 62 min
Max Rushden and co reflect on Slaven Bilic’s departure, Super Sunday and find out which Ghanaian clubs have the biggest rivalry
Super Spurs, Sunderland in a state and David Squires – Football Weekly Extra
Nov 2, 2017 • 68 min
Max Rushden and co pick over the Champions League bones, preview an enticing weekend and get inside the mind of cartoonist David Squires
England’s U-17 glory, the dashing Blades and a keeper caught short – Football Weekly
Oct 30, 2017 • 79 min
Max Rushden and co on the weekend’s action from the Premier League and further afield, a World Cup win for England, a symbolic victory in Spain and the best minute you’ll watch all weekend
Weightless balls and the weight of expectation – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 26, 2017 • 58 min
Max Rushden and co discuss the week’s Carabao Cup action, if Leicester have appointed the right man and what the exploits of England’s U-17s tell us
Koeman given the chop at Everton and Lovren thrown under the bus – Football Weekly
Oct 23, 2017 • 74 min
Max Rushden and the pod discuss the weekend’s results, the cutoff age for crowdsurfing, fine young centre backs and managers making examples out of players
English teams get their Champions League groove back – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 19, 2017 • 67 min
Max Rushden and co discuss English teams’ success so far in the Champions League, a shambolic day for the FA and look ahead to the weekend’s action
From Zaha to Mourinho: the Premier League happiness index – Football Weekly
Oct 16, 2017 • 69 min
Max Rushden and co on the upsets at Palace and Watford, Ronald Koeman’s embarrassment of riches, Andy Carroll’s thinking and naked Norwegians
Crunch time in Cardiff and Scottish genetics – Football Weekly
Oct 9, 2017 • 54 min
Max Rushden and the pod discuss England’s tedium, Wales’s singing, Niger’s team picture, Scotland’s genetics and So Solid Crew
Bale woes, the power of Babel and Icelandic wickets – Football Weekly Extra
Oct 5, 2017 • 70 min
Max Rushden and the gang discuss Gareth Bale’s calf, Iceland’s cricket pitches, Burkina Faso’s squad depth, Ryan Babel, Yeovil Town and more
Fabian Delph and the rise of the full-backs – Football Weekly
Oct 2, 2017 • 80 min
Max Rushden and the pod look at Manchester City’s newest weapon, more Palace woe, Burnley’s rise, Barcelona, Nadia Nadim and the Norwegian league
Champions League review and the importance of analytics – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 28, 2017 • 76 min
Max Rushden and the panel review all the latest action, debate whether Harry Kane is world class and look ahead to the weekend’s Premier League fixtures
The Oumar Niasse appreciation edition – Football Weekly
Sep 25, 2017 • 68 min
Max Rushden and co review the weekend of Premier League football, the key action around Europe and look ahead to another packed midweek fixture list
Mark Sampson sacked and the Carabao Cup – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 21, 2017 • 64 min
Max Rushden and co look at the big stories of the week, plus the midweek action, via Rio Ferdinand getting in the ring and a painful Spurs song
Champagne supernova football as Manchester clubs stand apart – Football Weekly
Sep 18, 2017 • 76 min
Max Rushden and his crew of merry pundits take the time to consider a Manchester revival, Liverpool’s frailty and another look at Wolves hot-takes
Power and the money, money and the power – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 14, 2017 • 59 min
Max Rushden and the pod squad review the midweek Champions League action and look ahead to another weekend in the Premier League
Controversial dismissals at both ends of the Premier League – Football Weekly
Sep 11, 2017 • 58 min
Max Rushden and the gang return with a roundup of the weekend’s action, some choice adjectives and an honest appraisal of Max’s abilities
Urinating into a swimming pool from a great height – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 7, 2017 • 62 min
Max Rushden and the pod bring you the latest from the World Cup qualifiers, and look forward to this weekend’s Premier League action
Passion on the pitch or points on the board? – Football Weekly
Sep 4, 2017 • 48 min
Max Rushden and the gang are here to bring you up to speed on the state of play around the world when it comes to booking flights to Russia next summer
Deadline deals and World Cup qualifiers – Football Weekly Extra
Sep 1, 2017 • 61 min
Max Rushden and co return to review the movers and shakers on deadline day and preview a crucial round of World Cup qualifiers around the globe
Familiar scenes for Arsenal fans as Sánchez walks alone – Football Weekly
Aug 28, 2017 • 56 min
Max Rushden’s back with some more apologies for anyone he’s recently offended, and he’s brought along Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Jonathan Wilson to bear witness and review the most recent footballing action
Liverpool cruise, Wilshere bruise and tunnel views – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 24, 2017 • 56 min
Cambridge United’s third most famous fan Max Rushden is joined for Football Weekly Extra by Guardian football editor Marcus Christenson, Shay Given apologist Paul Doyle and rally-driving commentator Philippe Auclair
Is ‘the Wembley curse’ fake news? – Football Weekly
Aug 21, 2017 • 50 min
Cambridge United’s most famous fan Max Rushden is joined today by Paolo Bandini, Jacob Steinberg and, making his pod debut, Ed Aarons
Liverpool beat the Hoff and the Jonny Evans puzzle – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 17, 2017 • 46 min
Putting the ‘extra’ in Football Weekly Extra this week are presenter Max Rushden and his cast of experts, Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg and Paul MacInnes
Goals, petulance and absent defences: the Premier League is back! – Football Weekly
Aug 14, 2017 • 54 min
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paolo Bandini to look back at the Premier League’s opening weekend, and forward to Liverpool’s chances in the Champions League play-off• Premier League: 10 talking points from the opening…
The big Premier League kick-off – Football Weekly Extra
Aug 10, 2017 • 54 min
Max Rushden and the pod chew over Danny Rose, Premier League surprise packages and mid-table worries, plus the worst thing you can do on the pitch
Neymar, Euro 2017 and a Championship preview – Football Weekly
Aug 3, 2017 • 61 min
Our brand new presenter Max Rushden is joined by the loyal Barry Glendenning, the devoted Gregg Bakowski and the faithful Jonathan Wilson for the first Football Weekly of the 2017-18 football season
Germany too hot for Chile as they also rain on Spain’s parade - Football Weekly
Jul 2, 2017 • 26 min
The podders evaluate Germany’s double success as they emerge victorious at both the Confederations Cup and the Euro U21s
Black magic, white lies and Germany in two finals – Football Weekly Extra
Jun 30, 2017 • 48 min
The podders muse on the ever-mighty Germans. Plus, the Garcia report, the Portuguese witch doctor scandal and Sunderland finally appointing a manager
Confederations Cup, the Euro U-21s and more – Football Weekly
Jun 26, 2017 • 37 min
The podders preview England v Germany in the Euro U-21s. Plus, the latest Confederations Cup news and all you need to know about Mauricio Pellegrino
Liverpool, Leyton Orient and Love Island – Football Weekly Extra
Jun 23, 2017 • 38 min
The podders discuss Leyton Orient’s latest owner and football’s dalliances with Love Island. Obviously. Plus all the latest transfer news, including Liverpool splashing the cash on Mohammed Salah
What does the future hold for Cristiano Ronaldo? – Football Weekly
Jun 20, 2017 • 46 min
The podders discuss the rumours surrounding Ronaldo’s future in Spain. Plus, VAR controversy at the Confederations Cup; Sunderland’s search for a manager continues; and a bumper weekend for Craig David
Transfer talk, managerial moves, and England’s Under-20s – Football Weekly
Jun 15, 2017 • 50 min
The podders return for a post-season meet-up to discuss England’s youngsters showing up their senior counterparts. Plus, all the latest transfer news, managerial moves and a look ahead to the Confederations Cup in Russia
Ruthless Real Madrid the kings of Europe again – Football Weekly
Jun 5, 2017 • 50 min
AC Jimbo and co reflect on a 12th European Cup for Real Madrid after a breathless Champions League final in Cardiff. Where next for Juventus? And is it now time to recognise Zinédine Zidane as one of the managerial greats?
Wenger in, Huddersfield up and a Champions League final preview - Football Weekly Extra
Jun 1, 2017 • 61 min
The podders discuss the news that Arsène Wenger is continuing his stay at Arsenal for another two years. Plus, Huddersfield Town return to the top flight for the first time since the 1970s; and Cardiff prepares to host Juventus and Real Madrid in the…
The legacy of George Best - Football Weekly Meets Dan Gordon
May 26, 2017 • 25 min
Iain Macintosh speaks to filmmaker Dan Gordon about his documentary George Best: All By Himself, which charts the career of the Manchester United legend through his glory years on the field and the addictions off it that ultimately killed him
Manchester United’s triumph and an FA Cup final preview – Football Weekly Extra
May 25, 2017 • 53 min
The Red Devils confirm their place in the Champions League after winning the Europa League. Plus: Chelsea take on Arsenal in the FA Cup final, Huddersfield and Reading meet at Wembley with a spot in the Premier League at stake, and Crystal Palace and…
Liverpool claim Champions League spot as Terry bows out – Football Weekly
May 22, 2017 • 48 min
The podders reflect on the final day of the Premier League season, including another Harry Kane hat-trick, a typically humble exit by John Terry, and Liverpool sealing Champions League football
Champions League race heads into final furlong – Football Weekly Extra
May 18, 2017 • 60 min
The pod squad look ahead to the final weekend in the Premier League, with Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool vying for just two Champions League spots. Plus, Walter Mazzarri and Watford part ways and Monaco seal Ligue 1 – but it’s Ligue 2 you should be…
Chelsea’s title, Hull go down and the revival of Dirk Kuyt – Football Weekly
May 15, 2017 • 62 min
The podders reflect on the results that tied up the top and bottom of the Premier League. Plus, news of Feyenoord, Forest Green Rovers and our final ever debate about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Real Madrid and Juventus collide in Champions League final – Football Weekly Extra
May 11, 2017 • 58 min
The podders give their take on the Champions League semis. Plus: the Premier League’s least foreign-sounding foreigners; and Chelsea head to West Brom … but will they return with the title?
Newcastle champions, Blackburn down and Wenger beats Mourinho at last – Football Weekly
May 8, 2017 • 58 min
The podders look back on the dramatic ends to the Championship and League Two season, and the rest of the weekend’s action
Real Madrid and Juventus a class apart - Football Weekly Extra
May 4, 2017 • 61 min
The podders look back on two one-sided Champions League semi-finals, with Juventus and Real on course for the Cardiff final