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England’s win over Bulgaria marred by racist abuse
Oct 14 • 40 min
Mark Chapman is joined by former England internationals Stephen Warnock and Chris Waddle and senior football reporter Ian Dennis to react to the racist abuse and chanting directed at England players in their 6-0 win over Bulgaria. The game was stopped…
Bouncing back – how England should approach Bulgaria test
Oct 13 • 36 min
Steve Crossman hears from John Murray, Ian Dennis and Chris Waddle in Sofia as they look forward to England’s game against Bulgaria on Monday - including interviews with Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane. Plus Rob Green, Owen Coyle and Dave Edwards discuss…
Lacklustre England punished in Prague
Oct 11 • 36 min
Darren Fletcher, Ian Dennis and former England internationals Rob Green and Chris Waddle assess where it wrong for England following their 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic - their first defeat in qualifying in a decade. We hear from manager Gareth…
Sacking season, yachts and the Spanish Mike Dean
Oct 10 • 40 min
Steve Crossman and Guillem Balague are joined by Julien Laurens and James Horncastle as sacking season gets under way in Europe. The team assess the fallout from the sackings of AC Milan’s Marco Giampaolo and Lyon’s Sylvinho. After Ousmane Dembele’s…
All about England with Maddison, Tomori and Southgate
Oct 9 • 27 min
John Murray and Ian Dennis go behind the scenes at St George’s Park ahead of England’s matches against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Gareth Southgate’s side could book their place at next summer’s European Championships. John and Ian speak to Southgate…
Solskjær and Silva fight for their jobs
Oct 8 • 34 min
Kelly Cates is joined by former Scotland midfielder Don Hutchison, chief football writer at the Independent - Miguel Delaney and Ben Haines from 90 min. They discuss if Solskjær’s and Silva’s managerial futures at Manchester United and Everton are at risk…
Man City stumble, out-of-form Alli and brotherly love
Oct 7 • 39 min
Kelly Cates is joined by Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Andy Townsend to review the weekend’s action, including a look at Manchester City’s problems following their defeat to Wolves. They also assess why Tottenham’s Dele Alli is struggling for form, and…
Misery for both Manchester City and United
Oct 6 • 40 min
Emma Saunders is joined by former West Ham and Stoke midfielder Matthew Etherington, former Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Reid and former Wolves and Burnley midfielder Michael Kightly to reflect on shock defeats for both Manchester City and United in…
The Big Weekend Preview Pod
Oct 4 • 39 min
Jermaine Jenas is joined by former England defender Matt Upson, West Ham Michail Antonio and former Leicester City winger Matt Piper. They debate if Spurs will still be affected by their 7-2 home defeat against Bayern Munich and assess Leicester City…
Euro Leagues: More to come from Gnabry and tactical tattoos
Oct 3 • 39 min
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur find out why Bayern has a star who needs to be carefully managed in Serge Gnabry, discuss tactical tattoos and unfortunate Inter.
Liverpool avoid slip up to Salzburg and Abraham’s birthday goal
Oct 2 • 31 min
Jonathan Overend is joined by former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton and BBC senior football reporter Ian Dennis to reflect on Liverpool letting a 3-0 lead slip before going on to beat RB Salzburg 4-3 in the…
Spurs battered by Bayern
Oct 1 • 29 min
Tottenham Hotspur were left humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League when they lost 7-2. Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling came off the bench to score in a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb. Kelly Cates is joined by former Tottenham winger Chris Waddle,…
Stalemate at Old Trafford, but Leicester continue to impress
Sep 30 • 33 min
Mark Chapman is joined by Darren Fletcher and Dion Dublin, and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball to analyse Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford. Hear reaction from United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and goalscorer Scott McTominay, as…
Henderson’s howler, Newcastle’s nightmare and marvellous McGinn
Sep 29 • 40 min
Emma Saunders is joined by former Burnley manager Owen Coyle, ex-West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening and Daily Telegraph sports journalist Luke Edwards to discuss the talking points from the Premier League matches of the weekend. They assess Chris…
The Big Weekend Preview Pod
Sep 27 • 41 min
Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole and Chelsea Women’s boss Emma Hayes join Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas to look ahead to this weekend’s fixtures, including Manchester v Arsenal and Tottenham against Southampton.
Euro Leagues: Broken Barca and battles at Bayern
Sep 26 • 37 min
Former Spain international Luis Garcia joins Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein to discuss the problems at Barca - plus the keeper row in Germany, Bayern’s young Canadian star and Portugal’s surprise package.
Burton’s blackout and West Ham get hammered
Sep 25 • 30 min
Mark Chapman is joined by Andy Townsend and Pat Nevin to analyse West Ham’s battering, 4-0 at the hands of League One side Oxford United in the EFL Cup. There were other shocks, as League One Sunderland won away 1-0 at Premier League Sheffield United and…
Tottenham crash out of the EFL Cup to Colchester as Man City march on
Sep 24 • 32 min
Kelly Cates is joined by former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison, former Premier League manager Owen Coyle, BBC football correspondent John Murray and BBC commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball to analyse Tottenham being knocked out in the third round of the…
MNC: Manchester United, Maddison and sleepovers with Bergkamp
Sep 23 • 40 min
Mark Chapman and Ian Wright are joined by Chris Sutton and Micah Richards to assess where the problems lie at Manchester United following their defeat at West Ham. The team also look at the significance of Liverpool’s win at Chelsea, and the abilities of…
A big win for Liverpool and a giant Alan Partridge painting
Sep 22 • 39 min
Emma Saunders, Rob Green, Stephen Kelly and David Thompson discuss a dramatic weekend – with Man City hitting eight, more misery for Man Utd and Liverpool winning at Chelsea. Plus, which one of the panel has a 12ft painting of Alan Partridge at home?
The Big Weekend Preview Pod
Sep 20 • 40 min
Darren Fletcher, ex-Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan, former Stoke, Palace and West Brom boss Tony Pulis and Alistair Bruce-Ball preview the weekend’s action. They assess how Man City will react to last weekend’s defeat to Norwich when they host Watford.…
Euro Leagues: More misery for Zidane and a Norwegian scoring sensation
Sep 19 • 38 min
Emma Saunders, Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur discuss more misery for Zinedine Zidane and his Real Madrid team, worries for Inter and Barca - plus a Norwegian wunderkind who has a father well known to slightly older English football fans.
City cruise as Spurs get “Spursy”
Sep 18 • 30 min
Manchester City’s Champions League campaign gets underway with a comfortable win against Shakhtar Donetsk. Spurs threw away a two goal lead against Olympiacos - ending in a draw. Plus, is Zinedine Zidane struggling at Real Madrid? Mark Chapman gets all…
Liverpool and Chelsea suffer penalty problems in Champions League defeats
Sep 17 • 37 min
Kelly Cates is joined by former Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green, former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock and BBC football correspondent John Murray to analyse Liverpool’s 2-0 defeat at Napoli in their opening Champions League group game. The team discuss…
Missed chances for Villa and the Champions League returns
Sep 16 • 34 min
As the group stages of the Champions League return, Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton, Lee Hendrie and Arlo White to preview Liverpool and Chelsea’s opening games. Correspondent John Murray has the latest from Naples as Liverpool begin the defence of…
Norwich conquer the champions while Liverpool keep on winning
Sep 15 • 40 min
Emma Saunders is joined by ex-Bolton and Burnley manager Owen Coyle, former West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening and Norwich’s academy coach Grant Holt. They assess the fallout from Norwich’s 3-2 victory over Manchester City, Watford’s entertaining…
Back from the brink
Aug 28 • 39 min
Former Bolton Manager Owen Coyle joins the Football Daily on the day Bolton Wanderers future was secured, 24 hours after Bury were expelled from the Football League. The Guardian’s football finance expert David Conn and Tranmere owner Mark Palios -…
Bury FC expelled from the Football League
Aug 27 • 21 min
Kelly Cates is joined by Steve Crossman and BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Minay to react to the news that Bury Football Club has been expelled from the Football League. A takeover deal to buy Bury FC collapsed earlier on Tuesday and the club couldn’t prove…
The day that Bury survived?
Aug 23 • 34 min
On a day full of ups and downs Steve Crossman heads to Bury to work out how much the town loves their club. Plus Nicky Adams tells us why he feels ‘cheated’ by chairman Steve Dale
All about Bernardo Silva - exclusive interview
Aug 15 • 33 min
Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva takes Steve Crossman on a journey from his early life in Lisbon to Premier League stardom. The 25-year-old discusses his first experience of the Manchester rain, singing in the shower, the incredible…
All about Crystal Palace with Milivojević and Townsend
Aug 7 • 30 min
Emma Saunders goes behind the scenes at Crystal Palace – and catches up with former player Clinton Morrison to chat about Wilfried Zaha’s future at the club and the team’s summer so far. They hear from captain Luka Milivojevic and winger Andros Townsend.
All about Arsenal with Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Bellerin and Pepe
Aug 7 • 49 min
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Hector Bellerin and Nicholas Pepe join Nick Bright and David Ornstein to talk the new season, saving the world and who should be kicked out of the players’ WhatsApp group.
All about Newcastle with Bruce, Dubravka and Lascelles
Aug 7 • 49 min
Steve Crossman and former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan spend the day with Newcastle United to look ahead to the new season. Hear from Steve Bruce on how he couldn’t turn down the chance to manage his boyhood club, Martin Dubravka talks getting to grips…
All about Sheffield United with Wilder, Jagielka, McBurnie and more
Aug 6 • 47 min
Steve Crossman and former Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown go behind the scenes as the Blades prepare for their first season back in the top flight since 2007. Hear from manager Chris Wilder and returning defender Phil Jagielka, who says he has…
All about Spurs with Son and Winks
Aug 6 • 30 min
Nick Bright and Ben Haines go to Tottenham’s training ground for pre-season chats with Harry Winks and “uncle” Son Heung-Min. They talk K-pop, have issues with wasps and spend far too much time trying out handshakes, something that is surprisingly visual…
All about Liverpool with Klopp and Robertson
Aug 6 • 29 min
Jurgen Klopp and Andy Robertson speak to Juliette Ferrington and reveal what Liverpool have been learning from a surfer, and how Klopp learnt English by watching Friends. This episode also features John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap and stories about Andy…
All about West Ham with Rice, Fabianski and more
Aug 3 • 25 min
In the third of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at West Ham United. We find out what really happened to Declan Rice in the hilarious viral video that did the rounds in the off-season, and why he asked Manuel Pellegrini…
All about Leicester with Schmeichel, Rodgers and Fuchs
Aug 2 • 29 min
Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Leicester City in the second of our series of Premier League specials. Hear from manager Brendan Rodgers on trying to break into the top 6, what superhero character Leicester player of the season Ricardo Pereira…
All about Villa with Grealish, Smith, Mings and more
Jul 31 • 47 min
In the first of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Aston Villa ahead of the new season. Learn how Jack Grealish’s Mum was more worried than he was when he was attacked by a Birmingham fan, why Tyrone Mings knew he’d…
Man United make moves, World Cup QFs and have FIFA failed?
Jun 26 • 43 min
It’s a football sandwich in this edition, Steve Crossman with the latest transfer news and Caroline Barker from the Women’s World Cup. Steve is joined by BBC Sports News correspondent David Ornstein to look at a possible second summer signing for…
The ultimate guide to the Women’s World Cup
Jun 3 • 30 min
Emma Saunders is joined by former England forward Rachel Yankey, former England goalkeeper Rachel Finnis-Brown and BBC World Cup commentator Vicki Sparks to bring you a guide on the teams and players to look out for in the Women’s World Cup 2019. As…
Hazard’s off as Chelsea win Europa League
May 29 • 29 min
Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League and in the process stop Arsenal qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Lee Dixon, Andy Townsend, Pat Nevin and Alan Pardew pore over what this means for the future of this Chelsea squad with Eden…
Meet England’s World Cup squad
May 23 • 37 min
Emma Saunders presents a special show as we meet The Lionesses ahead of the Women’s World Cup, which gets underway next month. Former England players Rachel Brown-Finnis and Rachel Yankey and commentator Vicki Sparks join the panel - as we get to know the…
All about Raheem: Is Sterling the most influential sportsperson in Britain?
May 15 • 49 min
Mark Chapman is joined by NY Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith, journalist and broadcaster Musa Okwonga, England youtube channel host Craig Mitch and Clive Ellington who discovered Sterling as an eight-year-old. They consider if the England and…
The key matches of Rafa Benitez’s career
Apr 25 • 31 min
From Valencia to Istanbul and Inter to Tyneside - Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez tells Guillem Balague about the key matches from his managerial career
Who does Fergie fancy for the title?
Apr 14 • 39 min
Thanks to Chinese whispers we know who Sir Alex Ferguson is tipping for Premier League title. Would Liverpool getting 97 points and still coming second to Manchester City be a “disaster” for the club? And which team of the two will contain the winner of…
Chris Smalling: Maidstone, Man United and Messi
Apr 12 • 47 min
Chris Smalling talks about growing up in a one-parent family and how even though they couldn’t afford his bus fare to go to football training sessions, he still managed to make it from non-league Maidstone to Manchester United. He tells Guillem Balague…
Mandela to Mourinho – Juan Mata exclusive interview
Mar 26 • 39 min
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata discusses the freedom his football career has given him, his struggles with his guitar and his heroes in an in-depth exclusive interview.
Inside Leeds: How Bielsa Works
Feb 28 • 50 min
A special podcast examining the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United. Guillem Balague spent four days behind the scenes at Elland Road speaking to his players, staff, fans and the man himself. We find out how he’s transformed the training ground, why…
Virgil van Dijk - Denzel, Disneyland and becoming a legend
Feb 21 • 39 min
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk opens up on his love of Disneyland and Game of Thrones, honing his skills on Cruyff courts and how he switches off from football in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview.
Zlatan is Football Daily
Nov 21, 2018 • 33 min
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Steve Crossman about Paul Pogba, Man Utd, fatherhood, dodgy showers and life on Planet Zlatan in a wide-ranging interview.
Pep Music: The songs that made Guardiola
Oct 25, 2018 • 57 min
Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before. The Manchester City boss selects several of his favourite songs that reference key moments in his life, as he takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings to the very top of the football world.…