British GQ football podcast: Strike!

British GQ football podcast: Strike!

By GQ Magazine

British GQ, the men’s magazine with an IQ, brings you Strike! The weekly Wednesday podcast features a slew of star guests, from footballers to film stars, invited on to discuss and debate all the latest football action. The podcast is hosted by GQ Style Fashion Director, Elgar Johnson.


Ozil - Man or Mouse?

This week on Strike myself and Boyd Hilton discuss Mesut Ozil is he really a wimp ? The Copa Libertadores fiasco and ian Wright’s brilliant new tv documentary about racism in football.
28/11/1831m 27s

David Silva Deserves A Gold Medal

This week myself and Boyd are joined by Editor of Soccer bible Pete Martin. We discuss why David Silva is just too good, how VAR is everybody's favourite excuse and how the new generation of football fan is much more open than ever before.
14/11/1838m 23s

Ready Steady Eddie...

This week on GQ Strike, myself and Boyd Are joined by avid Manchester Utd fan Vice and the brilliant I-D supremo Declan Higgins. Today we ask just how rubbish is Mourinho with money? Is Eddie Howe ready to step up, and does Spurs beckon? And who is the scariest footballer in Premier League history?
31/10/1832m 3s

Nations Cup Of Nonsense

For this week’s episode, Elgar and Boyd Hilton discuss the Nations cup, whether Rashford is really that good and why Neymar is always the bridesmaid and never the bride…
17/10/1829m 17s

Hazard lights are on for Mourinho.......

Today Boyd and I are joined by photographer and lifelong Liverpool fan Dave Hughes. Dave is a longtime collaborator with GQ Style and has worked with some of the biggest names within the fashion industry. In today's show we will be discussing how long does Mourinho have left at Man Utd? How good is Eden Hazard, and why Arsenal may well be ready to gate crash the top four party.
03/10/1833m 32s

Raheem Sterling - The Man, The Myth, The Legend?

Back after being pleasantly stranded in Barcelona, this week's guest is Jessie Lily Adams, Editor In Chief of The Ingenue. Alongside my trusty sidekick Boyd Hilton we discuss GQ style cover Raheem Sterling, how big can the women’s game become and why Jose Mourinho falling over may well have been a sign from the gods.
18/09/1829m 4s

Respect Respect Respect

While Elgar Johnson is stranded in Barcelona due to plane cancellation issues, co-host Boyd Hilton flies solo with very special guest, comedy impressionist Luke Kempner, which means cameo appearances from Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Donald Trump as we look back at a weekend of goalkeeping errors and head-butts, plus England and Champions League mini-previews.
05/09/1833m 10s

RED MIST - A Tale Of Two Cities...

Today we're joined by the incredible Sophia Walker, AKA Queen Gooner. If the name didn't give it away, Sophia is not only a huge Arsenal fan (God help me) but also works behind the scenes for ITV and BT Sport. With my trusty sidekick Boyd Hilton, we discuss whether Liverpool are the real deal, what's happening at Arsenal and West Ham, and is Arsene Wenger the new Indiana Jones?
22/08/1838m 59s

Be Here Now! GQ Strike Season 2

It’s the return of the football season after a brilliant World Cup and an (almost) glorious ending. Myself and Boyd Hilton are joined by Luke Roper, founder of menswear brand LUKE. Luke has designed the new Aston Villa kit for this season. We discuss what it’s like to have your boyhood heroes run out onto the pitch in your very own brand. We’ll also be previewing the new Premier League season and speculating on deadline transfer deals.
08/08/1827m 27s

Episode 15: World Cup Special

This week's GQ Strike! is a World Cup featuring the GQstrike! team; Elgar Johnson, Boyd Hilton and Oliver Sharp. The topics discussed include: our World Cup predictions, the TV coverage panels and World Cup Songs.
13/06/1832m 56s

Episode 14: Superstar Salah or the biggest one-hit wonder since Charles and Eddie?

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! are British photographer and film-maker, Ewen Spencer and writer and director of Brothers in Football and co-founder of Corinthian 1882, Chris Watney. The topics discussed include: Mo Salah’s success story, Pochettino at Spurs and the two up-coming finals; FA Cup and Champions League.
16/05/1837m 7s

Episode 13: The Legend of Arsene Wenger

Guest on this week's GQ Strike! is former Arsenal, Bolton and Birmingham midfielder, Fabrice Muamba. The topics discussed include: Wenger's departure, Pochettino to Arsenal and the upcoming FA Cup final.
25/04/1831m 51s

Episode 12: Manchester City: Champions of England

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! include Rizzle Kicks’ Jordan Stephens and ESPN Chelsea F.C. correspondent, Liam Twomey. The topics discussed include: Champions of England, Manchester City, the problems at Southampton and the upcoming PFA awards.
18/04/1833m 10s

Episode 11: Battle of England, Liverpool FC vs Manchester City FC

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! are British Grime Rapper AJ Tracey and Murdock London’s number one go to barber, Joe Pomper. Topics discussed include: Manchester City and Liverpool’s big game, the battle between football agents and football managers and will Spurs ever win anything?
10/04/1833m 32s

Episode 10: Is International Football really that rubs?

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! include captain of Watford Football Club, Troy Deeney along with football writer, pundit and the author of ‘Two Tribes: Liverpool, Everton and a City on the Brink’ Tony Evans. Topics discussed include: results of the international games ahead of the World Cup, English Hooliganism in Amsterdam and just how boring is international football?
28/03/1837m 12s

Episode 9: Wenger Vs Putin

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! Author of ‘Saturday Bloody Saturday’, British GQ Journalist and Political Aide, Alastair Campbell and Bristol-born UK Garage producer, Conducta. Topics discussed include: Jamie Carraghers recent spat, Mo Salah and player of the year, Jose Mourhino’s latest activities and much more.
21/03/1832m 42s

Episode 8 - Manchester City gives rivals the Winter Blues

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! include Phoenix Rising Footballer, former England International and Co-Founder of OnTheBall App, Shaun Wright-Phillips. Co-Founder of London fashion brand Blood Brother, James Waller. Co-Founder of South London’s most exciting brand, Oi Boy, George Langham. Topics discussed include: “The unbeatable Manchester City”, “Are Burnley the new Leicester City” and “The unplayable Wilfried Zaha”
25/01/1836m 3s

Episode 7: Manchester is raving again!

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! include Liverpool Football Club and Wales National team record goal scorer, Ian Rush; East London rapper, Yxng Bane; and, ESPN’s Arsenal Correspondent, Mattias Karen. Topics discussed include: Manchester beat Arsenal, Newcastle self destruct, the evolution of the fullback position and much more.
06/12/1728m 57s

Episode 6: Liverpool v Chelsea's late goal

Soccer Bible's Phillip Dickinson, Intrepid London's Anya Yiapanis and international rugby player Danny Cipriani discuss the weekend's football on the sixth episode of the GQ Strike! podcast
29/11/1730m 13s

Episode 5: Arsenal remind Spurs to mind the gap

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! include British lightweight and super featherweight boxer, Anthony Crolla. Arsenal Women’s captain and England International Alex Scott MBE. And, Co-Chair of Chelsea Pride, Chelsea FC’s LGBT Fan Group, Tracy Brown. Topics discussed include: Arsenal’s win over North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs, West Brom’s decision to sack Tony Pulis, What is next for the Welsh National team and much more.
22/11/1732m 59s

Episode 4: Are Gay Footballers Just Virtual Reality?

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! include GQ Football Columnist, former Tottenham Hotspur and England International, Jermaine Jenas and TV presenter, journalist and author of his new book Science(ish): The Peculiar Science Behind the Movies, Rick Edwards. Topics discussed include: "Introduction of Openly Gay Players on Football Manager 2018", "Is the Premier League more important than International games" and, "the popularity of women's football continuing to rise".
14/11/1735m 35s

Episode 3: Hammers get nailed

Guests on this week's GQ Strike! include Adebayo Akinfenwa, aka The Beast, and author of The Beast: My Story. Actor Tomiwa Edun, who besides having an impressive reel of theatre and television apprearances, he also stars as Alex Hunter in EA Sport’s FIFA 17 & 18. Surrey and England International Cricketer, Jason Roy who will be playing in the Big Bash for playing for Sydney Sixers. And last, but certainly not least, newly called-up England Ashes team member, Tom Curran. Topics discussed include: "Has West Ham United’s season spiraled out of control?" “Mourinho loses to Chelsea and Antonio Conte" and, "How does playing for England in football compare to cricket?”
07/11/1729m 10s

Episode 2: Will Carlo Ancelotti replace Antonio Conte?

On this week's GQ Strike! Guillem Balague, legendary football journalist and author of Brave New World: Inside Pochettino’s Spurs and Boyd Hilton, Entertainment Director at Heat Magazine and co-founder of Footballistically Arsenal discuss topics including "Are Tottenham Hotspur a one-man team?", "Is this England’s new golden generation?" and, "Will Carlo Ancelotti replace Antonio Conte?" with GQ Style Fashion Director, Elgar Johnson.
31/10/1735m 0s

Episode 1: Merseyside Blues, solving racism in football and the magic of Wembley

On this week's GQ Strike! Crystal Palace and Ivory Coast winger Wilfried Zaha, London menswear designer Oliver Spencer and Brit award-winning singer-songwriter James Bay ask whether Liverpool FC and Everton FC are in turmoil, discuss the problem of racism in football and wonder if Wembley is losing its magic.
24/10/1734m 45s

Episode 0

Are Chelsea weaker this season? Have Spurs finally lifted the curse of Wembley? Has Guardiola brought his Barcelona magic to Man City? Theo Walcott, Darren Barker, Dan Sandison and Elgar Johnson discuss all this and more on the first GQ strike! podcast.
18/10/1730m 32s
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