The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

By The Athletic

James Richardson and Team Totally are here three times a week with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don’t. On Monday, we review all the weekend’s action. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro crew with James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein looking at matters across the continent. And on Thursday, Duncan Alexander brings the silliness and numbers.

Episodes

Stretched Liverpool take on Chelsea at Wembley, while Arsenal rue lack of depth in Porto

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Natalie Gedra into the studio with some intriguing chat about some intriguing football. It’s the League Cup final this weekend. Liverpool managed to battle back and beat Luton in the Premier League despite their big list of absentees. Are they still the favourites against Chelsea? And will it be better than the last Klopp-Poch final? Arsenal are beaten by the last kick of the game in the Champions League as we question Arteta’s faith in his bench and whether the competition really is the best of the best. There’s almost a full calendar of league fixtures this weekend with the most one-sided game in English football and the first game in English football for Oliver Glasner at Crystal Palace. Raphael Honigstein tells us more. Plus GD, xG and the most irreplaceable player in the Premier League. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Wycombe off to Wembley (01.00) • PART 2: Porto 1-0 Arsenal (03.30) • PART 3: The rest of the Champions League midweek (15.30) • PART 4: Depleted Liverpool take on Chelsea at Wembley (25.00)  • PART 5a: Raphael Honigstein on Glasner’s Palace (37.00) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/02/24·59m 56s

Bayern beaten again as Napoli and Barcelona try to save their seasons

It’s another huge week across the continent, and Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romero have you covered. Bayern Munich are beaten for the 3rd game in a row, this time by Bochum as they slip 8 points behind leaders Leverkusen. What’s happened to Harry Kane and what will happen to Thomas Tuchel if they lose again to Leipzig? Napoli are set to make another managerial switch ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona. Has this been one of the most shambolic seasons in football history from the Italian champions? And are Barca in a worse state than they are? Elsewhere the panel get excited about Inter v Atletico and the forthcoming Europa and Conference League action. Plus Mbappe’s going to Real Madrid, Gattuso leaves Marseille and the fastest goal in Austrian Bundesliga history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend and TV rights (01.00) • PART 2: Bayern Munich beaten by Bochum (15.00) • PART 3a: Champions League preview (26.00) • PART 3b: Europa and Conference League preview (40.00)  • PART 4: Mbappe to Real Madrid (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/24·1h 6m

Liverpool and Arsenal capitalise on City's rare slip up

Jimbo has Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and JJ Bull for company to look back on an injury-tainted win for leaders Liverpool, while goaltastic Arsenal leap ahead of off-colour City. Plus: sexy Wolves; a new tattoo for Mark Clattenburg; and the latest at Crystal Palace   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: weekend roundup and favourite goals (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Sheff U 0 - 5 Brighton and the worst foul of the season (05m 30s) • PART 1c: Luton 1 - 2 Man U (07m 00s)  • PART 2a: City 1 - 1 Chelsea (15m 30s) • PART 2b: Brentford 1 - 4 Liverpool (21m 00s) • PART 2c: Burnley 0 - 5 Arsenal (25m 30s) • PART 3a: Spurs 1 - 2 Wolves and Son’s broken finger (29m 00s) • PART 3b: Fulham 1 - 2 Villa (32m 00s) • PART 3c: Forest 2 - 0 West Ham, crisis time for the Hammers, and a new job for Mark Clattenburg (34m 30s)  • PART 3d: Newcastle 2 - 2 Bournemouth, co-effiencents and Dan Ashworth’s magic laptop (40m 00s) • PART 4: A wild week at Crystal Palace - with Reuben Pinder (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/02/24·57m 35s

Can flakey Chelsea go toe to toe with Man City again?

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Jack Lang and Tom Williams regale us with tales of a Champions League midweek and Premier League weekend to come. Bayern are beaten again in Rome by Lazio. Can they sort themselves out by the time the return leg comes around in 3 weeks time? There are victories for PSG and Real Madrid as well as we give Carlo Ancelotti some praise for his man-management skills. Man City dispose of Copenhagen - next up an unpredictable Chelsea side featuring Cole Palmer, who drew 4-4 with City in November! Elsewhere there’s some love for Roberto De Zerbi whose Brighton side aren’t exactly setting the Premier League alight right now. Plus Do You Speak Football, the Beach Soccer World Cup and that Philogene goal/own goal. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Big news for Tom (01.00) • PART 2a: Lazio 1-0 Bayern Munich (06.00) • PART 2b: PSG and Real Madrid also victorious (12.30) • PART 3: Man City win in Copenhagen - next up Chelsea (24.00)  • PART 4a: The PL’s first ever sacking and the cult of De Zerbi (32.00) • PART 4b: The Beach Soccer World Cup (39.00) • PART 5a: What a midweek in the EFL (46.00) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/02/24·1h 4m

Lifeless Bayern and red-hot Real Madrid get set for the Champions League

Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens look ahead to the return of the Champions League. Bayern warm up for their game with Lazio by losing the top of the table clash at Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. Why did Rapha describe them as embarrassing? Should they give Xabi Alonso a call? Playtime’s over for Girona as Real Madrid win the other top two clash in Spain. It’s Leipzig next in the Champions League. Hear why Los Blancos could dominate Spanish football for the next decade. PSG prepare for Real Sociedad by extending their lead and their unbeaten run in Ligue 1. And Inter make another statement with a big win at resurgent Roma. Plus Daniel Storey joins us to discuss the incredible finale at AFCON where hosts Ivory Coast secure one of the great tournament wins. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2: Crisis at Bayern after Leverkusen defeat - next up Lazio (07.30) • PART 3a: Real Madrid thrash Girona - next up Leipzig (25.00) • PART 3b: Shock defeats for Real Sociedad & Atletico (31.00)  • PART 4a: PSG prepare for Real Sociedad (36.00) • PART 4b: A great week for the Milan clubs (42.00) • PART 5: Ivory Coast win AFCON, with Daniel Storey (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/24·1h 3m

Supreme Arsenal stick six past Moyes’s Hammers

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Michael Cox, Mark Carey and Adrian Clarke after another thrilling weekend of Premier League football. Arsenal embarrass David Moyes and West Ham with a 6-0 win at the London Stadium. Have the Gunners been revitalised by the winter break? And just how concerned should West Ham be? It’s Scott McTominay to the rescue at Villa Park but the panel still aren’t convinced by Man United’s Champions League hopes. There’s credit due to Sheffield United and Caoimhin Kelleher but does Roberto De Zerbi need to be a bit less dogmatic and more adaptable? Plus blue cards, magic tricks, the fastest players in the Premier League and goals we could have scored. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Saints stunners and weekend conclusions (01.00) • PART 2a: West Ham 0-6 Arsenal (07.30) • PART 2b: Liverpool and City victorious too (16.00) • PART 3a: Great weekends for Qatar and Leverkusen (22.00)  • PART 3b: Aston Villa 1-2 Man United (29.30) • PART 3c: Tottenham 2-1 Brighton (34.00) • PART 4a: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Newcastle (38.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (41.00) • PART 4c: The blue card furore (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/02/24·58m 53s

Arsenal test title credentials at West Ham, plus a fitting final at AFCON

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado into The Athletic studio to analyse a big weekend across multiple competitions. Arsenal head to West Ham in the Premier League with the Hammers looking for a 3rd win over the Gunners this season. Do we have Arteta’s team right in terms of what kind of team they are? And why do some West Ham fans continue to be unhappy with David Moyes? Aston Villa take on red-hot Man United at Villa Park. Now that United are taking their chances, is Bruno Fernandes’s hard work about to be rewarded? It was a bad midweek for Villa as they were well beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup. But can we really trust Pochettino’s side to keep this going? Our AFCON final is set for Sunday - Daniel Storey joins us to preview the best team in the competition Nigeria, up against the miracle-working hosts Ivory Coast. Plus the Southampton way, and the Britpop Kevin De Bruyne. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea outclass Villa to headline FA Cup replays (02.00) • PART 2a: Man City v Everton preview (11.45) • PART 2b: West Ham v Arsenal preview (18.00)  • PART 3a: Aston Villa v Man United preview (33.00) • PART 3b: Tottenham v Brighton preview (36.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (42.00) • PART 4: AFCON final preview with Daniel Storey (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/02/24·1h 2m

Inter seize control of Serie A, with the top two set to clash in Spain and Germany

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens take in some monumental match-ups across the continent. Inter beat Juventus to take the title initiative, thanks to the fluidity of Pavard and an Alonso-esque performance from Calhanoglu. Speaking of Xabi, Leverkusen and Bayern both win ahead of their clash in the Bundesliga this Saturday, where Thomas Muller will look for his 501st win at club level. The top two will also meet in Spain this weekend. Girona and Real Madrid both drew, as Atletico missed their chance to keep their title hopes alive. Will Kylian Mbappe be lining up at the Bernabeu next season? His mind is reportedly made up. Who could replace him at PSG? Plus El Bilbao, crisis meetings in Marseille and tennis balls in Berlin. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2a: Inter 1-0 Juventus (07.45) • PART 2b: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (16.45)  • PART 3: Leverkusen and Bayern ready for battle (26.00) • PART 4a: Henderson debuts for Ajax (33.00) • PART 4b: The race for the top 4 in Italy (36.00) • PART 4c: The race for the top 4 in Spain (43.00) • PART 5: Mbappe set for Real Madrid? (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/24·1h 4m

Liverpool lose their heads at Arsenal while Chelsea fans finally lose patience

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Matt Davies-Adams after a weekend packed full of goals and drama in the Premier League. A howler from Van Dijk and Alisson sees Liverpool suffer just their second league defeat of the season. Did the Reds lose their heads? And were Man City the real winners on Sunday? It was another 4 goals shipped by Chelsea as Wolves heaped more pressure on Pochettino at Stamford Bridge. The panel give Gary O’Neil some love and list the many reasons for Blues fans to be upset. Palace fans are also upset after a dreadful day at Brighton while Luton again show they can play in an 8-goal thriller at Newcastle. We have our AFCON semi-finalists with hosts Ivory Coast earning the moniker of ‘zombie elephants.’ Plus sandwiches at Sheffield United and green shoots at Old Trafford. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool (04.00) • PART 2a: Chelsea 2-4 Wolves (13.00) • PART 2b: Man United 3-0 West Ham & Bournemouth 1-1 Forest (24.00)  • PART 3a: Newcastle 4-4 Luton (30.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (34.00) • PART 3c: AFCON semi-finals ahoy (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/24·55m 20s

Brand new Liverpool head to Arsenal and why smart Luton battered Brighton

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Seb Stafford-Bloor pack themselves into a studio surrounded by football stories. Leaders Liverpool hammer Chelsea, led by the irrepressible Conor Bradley and the woodwork-loving Darwin Nunez. Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Spurs overcome Maupay’s Brentford in a game dictated by darts celebrations. Villa lose at home for the first time in almost a year in the Premier League and Luton move out of the relegation zone after smashing the Seagulls.   Maher Mezahi brings us the latest from AFCON where none of the quarter-finalists were in the last 8 at the last tournament. Plus Mancini storms off, All Played Out and Lightning Strikes ’95. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Quiet transfer deadline day (02.30) • PART 2a: Tottenham 3-2 Brentford (08.00) • PART 2b: Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea (17.00)  • PART 2c: Man City 3-1 Burnley (24.30) • PART 3a: Luton 4-0 Brighton (30.00) • PART 3b: Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle (36.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League midweek & weekend (39.00) • PART 4a: Asian Cup update (45.00) • PART 4b: AFCON update with Maher Mezahi (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/02/24·1h 3m

Why Xavi reached breaking point at Barcelona, plus Inter Juve looms large

Jimbo is back with the colossal continental crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein. Xavi announces he will be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season, just 4 months after signing a contract extension as manager. What led to the Barca legend calling it quits and where do the Catalan club go from here? Where does Jurgen Klopp go from here? Is it straight to the German national job? His heir apparent Xabi Alonso saw his Leverkusen side lose ground in the title race this weekend. The top two meet on Sunday with Inter going into their clash with Juventus back on top of the table. Elsewhere in Serie A, is Ruben Loftus-Cheek making a strong bid for the Euros? Plus PSG throw away a 2-0 lead to an increasingly impressive Brest, while we also witness the youngest player to be sent off in Ligue 1 history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: Xavi leaving Barcelona at the end of the season (09.00) • PART 3: Inter and Juve get ready for the Derby d’Italia (30.00)  • PART 4: PSG pegged back by Brest (44.00) • PART 5: Leverkusen drop points and what next for Klopp? (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/24·1h 3m

Klopp leaving Liverpool and the miracle of Maidstone

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Luis Miguel Echegaray into the pod after a surprising weekend in the world of football. Jurgen Klopp announces he will be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season. Along with James Pearce, we discuss what Klopp means to the club, whether Xabi Alonso will be replacing him and whether he might actually stay after all. The FA Cup 5th round sees shocking scenes in the stands at the Hawthorns and on the pitch at Portman Road as 6th tier Maidstone reach the last 16. There’s a full Premier League fixture list to look ahead to with Forest looking to beat Arsenal at the City Ground again. Plus more underdog upsets at AFCON and what is going on with Marcus Rashford? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: West Brom Wolves fan violence (01.30) • PART 2a: Ipswich 1-2 Maidstone (05.00) • PART 2b: Newport 2-4 Man United (12.30)  • PART 3: Klopp to leave Liverpool, with James Pearce (19.00) • PART 4a: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (39.00) • PART 4b: AFCON and Asian Cup last 16 happenings (43.00) • PART 4c: The Premier League midweek to come (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/24·1h

Man City confront Spurs hoodoo in the FA Cup while Chelsea romp to League Cup final with Liverpool

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Adrian Clarke in the middle of another week of red hot cup action. Chelsea and Liverpool will contest yet another cup final at Wembley after navigating their way through their Carabao Cup semi-finals. Just why did Man City sell Cole Palmer again? It’s FA Cup 4th round weekend with Spurs looking to maintain their perfect record against Man City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Plus there’s a big Black Country derby in the morning and a big banana skin for Man United at Newport. Plus Sinclair, Armstrong and Macken - our favourite 4th round memories. And Maher Mezahi joins us again after another week of shocks and sackings at AFCON. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Trevor Sinclair and the worst game ever (01.30) • PART 1b: Liverpool and Chelsea set up League Cup final (05.30) • PART 1c: Spurs v Man City headlines the FA Cup 4th round (12.30)  • PART 2: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (26.00) • PART 3: The AFCON group stage concludes (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/01/24·54m 29s

Leverkusen extend their lead and Juventus go top of Serie A

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are together in the same studio after another seismic weekend across the continent. Bayern are beaten as Leverkusen win late again at Leipzig to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Have Thomas Tuchel’s side underestimated the threat of Leverkusen? And is Kieran Trippier on his way to Munich? With Inter off winning the Super Cup, the rejuvenated Juventus go top of the table. Hear how the Old Lady got younger and about the sad events that saw Udinese Milan suspended. Controversy reigns in Spain with Real Madrid benefitting from big VAR calls in their comeback win over Almeria. Michiel Jongsma joins us to discuss how PSV finally dropped points and why Henderson has been so heralded by Ajax fans. We’ve got more Coupe De France action and whether or not Karim Benzema will be returning to Lyon. And a reminder of just how good the late Gigi Riva was after his passing this weekend. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 1b: Paying tribute to Gigi Riva (07.30) • PART 2: Bayern lose as Leverkusen win again (14.30)  • PART 3: PSV drop points, with Michiel Jongsma (28.00) • PART 4: Real VARdrid and another big win for Girona (37.00) • PART 5: Juventus go top as racism mars Udinese-Milan (50.00) • PART 6: Coupe De France and Monaco for sale (61.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/24·1h 7m

Liverpool stepping up without Salah and why Palace need to act now

It’s Jimbo, Daniel Storey, JJ Bull and Sasha Goryunov on the pod after a reduced but goal-filled Premier League weekend. Leaders Liverpool eventually make light work of a tricky trip to Bournemouth, with Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota continuing to step up in the absence of Mo Salah and young players coming to the fore as well. Arsenal get back to winning ways by hammering Palace 5-0 with the Eagles’ travelling support showing their discontent. Did they make a mistake hiring Roy Hodgson and should they make a change now? Ivan Toney is back with a bang, scoring in Brentford’s win over Forest. Hear why he did his England chances no harm. Plus AFCON, the next generation of referees and we go back to square one. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool (03.30) • PART 1b: Sheffield United 2-2 West Ham (11.00) • PART 1c: The next generation of referees (16.00)  • PART 2a: On This Day - back to square one? (24.00) • PART 2b: Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace (27.00) • PART 2c: Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest (37.00) • PART 3: AFCON, WSL and any other business (46.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/24·57m 39s

Liverpool do battle at Bournemouth as Henderson hotfoots it from Saudi Arabia

Jimbo is joined in The Athletic studio by Natalie Gedra, Caoimhe O’Neill and Duncan Alexander in a week packed full of action across multiple competitions. The two most in-form teams in the Premier League meet on Sunday as Iraola’s resurgent Bournemouth face league leaders Liverpool. Can Dominic Solanke do the business against his old club? What do we expect to see from Ivan Toney as he makes his return to football with Brentford hosting Nottingham Forest? The FA Cup 3rd round replays throw up a number of stories, including the fan who became the 4th official at Molineux and Rob Edwards going viral. The WSL returns from its winter break with champions Chelsea shorn of Sam Kerr for the rest of the season. How worried should the women’s game be worried about all the ACLs? And Maher Mezahi joins us again to review a first round of fixtures full of shocks at AFCON. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Bournemouth v Liverpool preview (03.00) • PART 1b: Henderson leaves Saudi Arabia (13.00) • PART 2: West Ham knocked out by Bristol City (20.00)  • PART 3a: More FA Cup 3rd round replays (25.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (38.00) • PART 4a: The WSL returns (45.00) • PART 4b: AFCON update with Maher Mezahi (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/01/24·1h 4m

Mourinho gets sacked by Roma while Barcelona get thrashed by Real

Jimbo and the Euro crew of Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and James Horncastle are back with all the major European leagues now back in full swing. Drama on Tuesday morning as Jose Mourinho is sacked by Roma. Hear why the fans loved him but the lack of Champions League football was no longer viable. What next for Jose? Pressure on Xavi at Barcelona after they’re hammered by Real Madrid in the Super Cup final. Outclassed by Carlo Ancelotti but can Barca afford to make a change? The Bundesliga is back with Leverkusen demonstrating their bottle, Kane scoring again and Sancho showing more than many expected. Ligue 1 returns with impressive away wins for PSG and Reims, and a remarkable away day for Lyon. Plus PSV’s winning streak and Nemanja Matic’s schooling dilemma. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: Mourinho sacked by Roma (07.45) • PART 3: Real Madrid batter Barca in the Super Cup (20.00) • PART 4a: PSV make it 17 in a row (33.00) • PART 4b: The Bundesliga’s back and so is Sancho (35.00) • PART 5a: Serie A round-up (45.00) • PART 5b: Ligue 1 returns as PSG go 8 points clear (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/24·59m 9s

De Bruyne is back, while Spurs battle back at Man United

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Colin Millar onto the pod after a reduced but eventful weekend of football. Tottenham come from behind twice at Old Trafford to share a point with Man United. We look at the rehabbed Richarlison and the players that Sir Jim Ratcliffe can hang his hat on. Meanwhile Tim went to watch Jadon Sancho’s triumphant return to Dortmund action. The game of the weekend features the goals of the weekend and the return of Kevin De Bruyne in the Premier League as Man City snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at Newcastle. Can anyone stop him and City? And does Eddie Howe deserve criticism over his late substitutions?  The picture at the bottom of the table could be influenced by events on Monday with Forest and Everton set to be charged for breaches of profit and sustainability rules, after a weekend when Reading fans protest against owner Dai Yongge and see their game with Port Vale abandoned. Plus Kompany’s principles and why Fulham are 5% clown show. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man United 2-2 Spurs (02.00) • PART 2a: Newcastle 2-3 Man City (11.45) • PART 2b: Chelsea 1-0 Fulham (23.00) • PART 3a: The rest of the Premier League weekend (29.00) • PART 3b: PSR punishments for Everton & Forest? (36.00) • PART 4a: Reading fans versus Dai Yongge (42.00) • PART 4b: Tim’s trip to watch Jadon Sancho (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/01/24·56m 54s

Chelsea in trouble, Man United v Spurs and AFCON previewed

Half a Premier League schedule but a bumper Totally Football Show, brought to you by Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and Carl Anka. It’s advantage Liverpool and Middlesbrough after the League Cup semi-final first legs with Chelsea particularly embarrassed by their defeat to Championship Boro. Why are we still not seeing any cohesion from Pochettino’s Blues? Only 5 Premier League fixtures this weekend but some headline games, including Newcastle v Man City and Man United v Spurs. We discuss the work that INEOS have to do at Old Trafford and get excited about seeing Timo Werner in a Spurs shirt. AFCON kicks off this weekend and our old friend Maher Mezahi joins us to preview the tournament. Expect Egypt to be more entertaining and Kudus to be Superman for Ghana. Plus Jack tells us all about Brazil’s new manager and the embarrassing turn of events that led to this appointment. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Burnley v Luton kicks off the weekend (02.00) • PART 1b: League Cup semi-final chat (08.00) • PART 2a: Newcastle v Man City preview (17.00) • PART 2b: Man United v Tottenham preview (21.00) • PART 3a: Brazil’s new manager (35.00) • PART 3b: AFCON preview with Maher Mezahi (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/01/24·1h 2m

Another Napoli crisis and the renovation of Real Madrid

Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo into the studio for another voyage across the European football landscape. Napoli have now lost 6 of their 10 matches under Walter Mazzarri as another crisis in Naples looms. Is this the worst title defence ever? And why is Italy angry with VAR? Villarreal are upset by Unionistas in the Copa Del Rey. Next up for the 3rd division side - Barcelona, who just struggled to beat 4th division Barbastro. Not many fairytales in the Coupe De France but there’s the worst Panenka ever and one of the best penalty shootouts ever. We praise the performance of Real Madrid and Juventus in renovating their squads with young players. And Raphael Honigstein pays tribute to the late Franz Beckenbauer, the greatest German footballer of all time. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Paying tribute to Franz Beckenbauer (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (08.00) • PART 2: Madrid derby in Saudi Arabia as Barca struggle to beat Barbastro (14.00) • PART 3: Another crisis at Napoli while Juventus get the job done again (32.00) • PART 4: Revel and Golden Lion thrashed in the Coupe De France (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/24·1h 1m

Arsenal’s season needs saving as Liverpool, Newcastle & Maidstone enjoy their FA Cup weekend

Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Tim Spiers review FA Cup 3rd round weekend as well as some surprising transfer news. Arsenal lose for the 4th time in 6 matches as Liverpool punish their profligacy at the Emirates. Is a striker in January the only thing that can save their season? It’s a much better weekend for Maidstone, Sheffield clubs and Patrick Bamford, while we discuss where Sunderland went wrong against Newcastle. In the transfer market, Bayern look set to sign Harry Kane’s mate while Ange Postecoglou looks to try and transform Timo Werner. Plus the best Championship goal ever and the worst Panenka ever. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: FA Cup round-up…ban replays? (02.45) • PART 1b: Goal of the round? (10.00) • PART 1c: Maidstone through to round 4 (15.00) • PART 2: Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool & Man City 5-0 Huddersfield (20.00) • PART 3a: Werner, Dier and Henderson on the move? (32.00) • PART 3b: Sunderland 0-3 Newcastle and other FA Cup highlights (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/24·50m 45s

Sunderland v Newcastle & Arsenal v Liverpool headline the FA Cup 3rd round

It’s FA Cup 3rd round weekend and Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Adrian Clarke are in the studio to dissect the most delicious ties. Newcastle take on Sunderland for the first time in nearly 8 years. Hear why the Black Cats are perfectly placed to add insult to the Magpies’ significant injuries. Arsenal host Liverpool on Sunday in a game that maybe means more to the Gunners as they try to prove that they have a Plan B while the panel plead the case for Gabriel Jesus. Elsewhere in the 3rd round, Man City contest a fixture they once won 10-1, Bristol City aim to upset the Hammers and Shaun Maloney looks to beat Man United again. Plus why Tottenham should take the cup seriously and why Middlesbrough shouldn’t.  Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Treasured FA Cup memories (01.00) • PART 2: Sunderland v Newcastle preview (10.00) • PART 3a: Arsenal v Liverpool preview (20.00) • PART 3b: Man City looking for 10 again? Manning returns to West Ham (28.00) • PART 4a: Forest points deduction? (35.00) • PART 4b: FA Cup round-up and songs (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/01/24·53m 28s

Sancho and the transfer scene around Europe

The Totally Football Show European Edition returns with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo in The Athletic studio. With the transfer window open, it looks like a return to Dortmund for Jadon Sancho is on the cards. Will Stuttgart sensation Serhou Guirassy be leaving the Bundesliga? Carlo Ancelotti signs a new contract with Real Madrid, great news for Leverkusen in their bid to hang on to Xabi Alonso. Serie A is still in full swing with Juventus closing the gap on Inter at the top. Meanwhile Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is looking to repair the damage to their season in January.  And we look ahead to a magical weekend in store in the Coupe De France, with all eyes on Revel and Golden Lion. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Restaurants of the week (02.00) • PART 2: Serie A round-up - busy January for Napoli? (09.45) • PART 3: Sancho back to Dortmund? Guirassy leaving Stuttgart? (23.00) • PART 4: La Liga returns as Barca buy a striker (35.00) • PART 5: Coupe De France preview (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/24·56m 56s

How will Liverpool cope without Salah and what's happened to Arsenal?

The Totally Football Show is back for 2024 with Jimbo joined by Daniel Storey, Jay Harris and JJ Bull after another significant Premier League weekend. Liverpool are 3 points clear at the top of the table as they smash Newcastle and xG records at Anfield. But will the title race be decided by Mo Salah heading off to AFCON and Kevin De Bruyne returning from injury?  It’s been a damaging Christmas for Arsenal’s title hopes after back-to-back defeats. Have the Gunners become boring and predictable? Man United are beaten again by Nottingham Forest with fans left to rue the decision to exchange Antony for Anthony Elanga. Plus Wayne Rooney is sacked, Cole Palmer is good, Ivan Toney’s future and the worst 5-a-side team in the Premier League. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 4-2 Newcastle (03.30) • PART 2: Fulham 2-1 Arsenal (17.00) • PART 3a: Rooney sacked by Birmingham (30.00) • PART 3b: Nottingham Forest 2-1 Man United (32.00) • PART 4a: Who to look out for in 2025 (41.00) • PART 4b: Ivan Toney’s future (44.00) • PART 4c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/24·1h 6m

Arsenal face title test at Anfield, as Nuno replaces Cooper at Forest

In the final pod of 2023, Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Tim Spiers into The Athletic studio. The final set of Premier League fixtures before Christmas pits the top two against each other with Liverpool taking on Arsenal. Are the Gunners well equipped right now to end their Anfield hoodoo? Also on the calendar, Nuno Espirito Santo’s first game in charge of Nottingham Forest. Nick Miller laments the loss of Steve Cooper while Tim tells us how Nuno is more successful than we remember. Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-finals provide plenty of drama, from Trippier’s nightmare to Onana’s jaunty penalty. Plus Christmas anniversaries, the next fortnight’s breaking news stories and why we should all be watching the coin toss at Spurs v Everton. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Forest’s managerial change with Nick Miller (03.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Arsenal preview (14.00) • PART 2b: Man City at the Club World Cup (23.00) • PART 3a: Christmas On This Day (28.00) • PART 3b: League Cup quarter-final round-up (34.00) • PART 4a: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) • PART 4b: Analysing the news that will break in the next fortnight (60.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/12/23·1h 6m

Champions League draw reaction, as Spanish managers continue to thrive

For the last time in 2023, Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo discuss all the continental happenings in the world of football. The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League throws up some intriguing encounters - Simeone back at Inter, Bosz back at Dortmund, Kane versus Immobile. Harry continues to score but Bayer Leverkusen continue to win. Could AFCON be the thing that scuppers their incredible season? Speaking of incredible seasons, Girona stay top of La Liga, Bellingham scores again and Sevilla make yet another managerial change. PSG slip up late at Lille with Kylian Mbappe seemingly starting to get unhappy with how things are going. But Bologna fans are definitely happy with life as they move into the top 4. Plus Wirtz, David and the prospect of Roma v Feyenoord again. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.45) • PART 2: Champions League last 16 draw reaction (08.30) • PART 3: Leverkusen and Bayern both win 3-0 in the Bundesliga (25.00) • PART 4: Sanchez Flores in at Sevilla as Girona stay top (36.00) • PART 5: Tension rising for Mbappe and PSG (51.00) • PART 6: Motta’s Bologna up into the top 4 (62.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/23·1h 18m

What’s happening with Man City? And why aren’t Liverpool’s frontline clicking?

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Matt Davies-Adams onto the pod after an eventful Premier League weekend. Luton’s Tom Lockyer collapses during their game with Bournemouth due to a cardiac arrest but thankfully is stable in hospital. Liverpool don’t score 7 against Man United this time, failing to find the back of the net at all against Erik ten Hag’s resolute side. A match that highlights how Liverpool are struggling in open play. Sunday’s football also sees Arsenal batter Brighton to go top, with Declan Rice a joke, West Ham thrash Wolves, with Mohammed Kudus a steal, and Aston Villa come out on top in their brawl at Brentford. Man City throw away a two-goal lead to Crystal Palace as their post-treble fatigue continues. Plus chants, why are 0-0s so rare this season and the weirdest red card ever. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Thoughts with Tom Lockyer (01.30) • PART 2: Liverpool 0-0 Man United (09.30) • PART 3a: Brentford 1-2 Aston Villa (18.00) • PART 3b: West Ham 3-0 Wolves (23.00) • PART 3c: Arsenal 2-0 Brighton (27.00) • PART 4: Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace (32.00) • PART 5a: WSL latest and the League Cup in Scotland and England (41.00) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (43.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/12/23·1h 2m

Newcastle and Man United crash out of Europe, as ten Hag's team travel to Anfield

It’s Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Raphael Honigstein and Charlie Eccleshare in The Athletic studio as the Champions League group stage comes to a close. A humbling midweek for English clubs sees Newcastle and Man United drop out of Europe altogether. Will the Magpies now go back to being the team they were last season? And will Man United avoid another drubbing at Anfield on Sunday? Other questions posed by this weekend’s football include can Liverpool juggle the Europa League with a title bid? Can Pochettino get Chelsea back on track? And can Sean Dyche start getting some credit? Plus Rapha explains the new Champions League format and we remember Fabio Capello’s time as England manager.  Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Champions League round-up (01.45) • PART 1b: Newcastle 1-2 Milan (04.00) • PART 1c: Dortmund 1-1 PSG (11.30) • PART 2: Man United 0-1 Bayern & the new UCL format (16.00) • PART 3a: Liverpool v Man Utd preview (25.00) • PART 3b: Man City v Palace & Arsenal v Brighton previews (35.00) • PART 4a: On This Day - England pick Capello (40.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (43.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/23·1h

Big week for PSG in the Champions League and a big win for Girona at Barcelona

It’s Jimbo and co, namely James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo, ahead of the last Champions League group stage games as we know them. Man United must beat Bayern to stay in the competition, a task which may have become harder after Thomas Tuchel’s side were humiliated by Eintracht Frankfurt and now have a point to prove. Group F promises an enthralling finale with a must-win game for both Newcastle and Milan, while PSG could also miss out on the last 16 in what could be a huge week for Luis Enrique. Enrique’s old club Barcelona are dismantled by the new leaders of La Liga - Girona. Publicly the Catalan side say they’re not in the title race, but do we believe them? Plus Aubameyang on fire, the game of the season in the Bundesliga and Parma Palermo. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Champions League group stage memories (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (03.30) • PART 2a: Man United v Bayern preview (08.30) • PART 2b: Newcastle, Milan or PSG - who’s going through? (19.00) • PART 3a: Leaders Leverkusen stay unbeaten (29.00) • PART 3b: Girona go top of La Liga with victory at Barca (34.00) • PART 4: Aubameyang on fire for Marseille (46.00) • PART 5: Juve keep pace with Inter at the top of Serie A (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/23·1h 15m

More misery for Man United & Chelsea - but hats off to Emery, Iraola & Dyche

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Colin Millar and Jordan Campbell into the pod after a weekend of big results in the big league. Another Liverpool late show sends them top of the table. Is this a golden opportunity for them to win the league? Or is it Villa’s strength in depth that could see them go all the way? Hear why Unai Emery is loved like never before at Villa Park. It’s another weekend to forget for Man United and Chelsea, bested by the brilliance of Andoni Iraola and Sean Dyche respectively. But at least the Blues could be active in the January transfer window… Pete Rutzler tells us about Fulham’s firepower as they make it back-to-back 5-0 wins. Plus Tottenham get back to winning ways and Rangers get back into the title race. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Tottenham 4-1 Newcastle (03.30) • PART 1b: Everton 2-0 Chelsea with Matt Davies-Adams (09.00) • PART 1c: Fulham 5-0 West Ham with Pete Rutzler (17.00) • PART 1d: Luton 1-2 Man City (21.30) • PART 2: Man United 0-3 Bournemouth (27.00) • PART 3a: Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal (37.00) • PART 3b: Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool (45.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/23·1h 2m

Villa vanquish Man City - can they do the same to Arsenal?

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, JJ Bull and Luis Miguel Echegaray into the studio in a week literally packed with Premier League football. It’s a performance that made Luis cry as Aston Villa batter Man City with 1-0 flattering the champions. Do City miss Gundogan and can the graduates of Unai-versity do the same to Arsenal on Saturday? Man United get back to winning ways against Chelsea in a game where neither side looks exactly like they know what they’re doing but McTominay overshadows the expensive duo of Caicedo and Fernandez. Chris Wilder is back at Sheffield United as we see the first sacking of the season in the Premier League. Could Steve Cooper and Roy Hodgson be on the move as well? It’s a big weekend in the USA with the MLS Cup final on Saturday. Is Luis Suarez heading stateside as well? Plus primary colours, low shorts and stolen Christmas songs. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: JJ’s stolen Christmas song (01.00) • PART 2: Aston Villa 1-0 Man City - next up Arsenal (04.30) • PART 3a: Aberdeen chat (25.00) • PART 3b: Chris Wilder returns to Sheffield United (27.00) • PART 3c: Discontent at Crystal Palace and Forest (32.00) • PART 4a: MLS Cup final preview as Suarez gets set for Miami (37.00) • PART 4b: Man Utd 2-1 Chelsea (41.00) • PART 4c: The rest of the Premier League week (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/23·56m 47s

Euro 2024 draw and statement wins for Inter and Barcelona

Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back to assess another red hot weekend across the continent. Serie A leaders Inter score a huge win at champions Napoli as Calhanoglu and Thuram impress again. But don’t bank on Allegri’s Juventus dropping out of the title race any time soon. Barcelona see off Atletico with loanee Joao Felix scoring the winner. Can he perform consistently enough to secure a permanent move away from Atleti? It’s honours even between Leverkusen and Dortmund in the Bundesliga while we witness one of the worst own goals ever in the Bundesliga II. Donnarumma sees red for PSG and Nice lose for the first time this season. But it’s the death of a Nantes fan that has people discussing the need for a blanket ban on away fans in Ligue 1. We discuss the Euro 2024 draw and why Germany are feeling relieved. Plus PSV’s record-breaking season, Moise Kean’s new single and Francesco Totti’s ex-wife’s new documentary. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Euro 2024 draw reaction (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (08.00) • PART 2: Italy - Inter impress and Juve hang in there (13.00) • PART 3: France - more fan violence plus a Donnarumma nightmare (24.00) • PART 4: Spain - Felix downs Atleti (37.00) • PART 5: Germany - Leverkusen drop points, Hamburg drop a clanger (49.00) • PART 6: The new Ilary Blasi documentary (58.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/23·1h 6m

Ange’s absolute vindication as Spurs draw 3-3 at Man City

Jimbo is joined by Natalie Gedra, Daniel Storey and Tim Spiers on a goal-tastic Sunday in the Premier League. Goals, drama, some boredom and a refereeing howler at the Etihad but it’s a victory for Postecoglou’s principles while we ask what’s going on with City and what was up with Haaland? Liverpool leave it late at Anfield to beat Fulham 4-3. Pete Rutzler tells us about a brutal finish for the Cottagers. It’s a brutal watch for Man United fans as they’re overpowered by Newcastle. Should Gordon be an England starter? And why is there a lack of protection and seemingly effort from Man United players? Plus the Euro draw, Steve Cooper’s future and why the panel all love Turf Moor. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City 3-3 Tottenham (03.00) • PART 2a: Liverpool 4-3 Fulham with Pete Rutzler (19.00) • PART 2b: Chelsea 3-2 Brighton (25.00) • PART 2c: Newcastle 1-0 Man United (27.00) • PART 3a: Euro 2024 draw (36.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/23·52m 25s

Man United's Champions League chaos and Man City's bogey team Tottenham

Jimbo welcomes Raphael Honigstein, Jack Lang and Colin Millar back into the studio during another enthralling week of football. Man United games continue to provide goals and drama in the Champions League but remain bottom of their group after drawing 3-3 with Galatasaray. We relive one of the games of the season and ask questions of ten Hag and Onana. Elsewhere, it’s an infuriating week for Newcastle after PSG’s controversial 98th minute equaliser from the penalty spot. What is handball and what do the panel think of the plans to bring in sin bins? Plus the Premier League weekend brings discussion on Man City taking on their kryptonite Tottenham Hotspur, what exactly Chelsea are and what Gary O’Neil gets up to down the gym. *** • Give a perfect-fit gift with Indochino. Go to Indochino dot com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/23·1h 8m

Can Newcastle upset PSG again and can Leverkusen be stopped?

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo look ahead to Matchday 5 in the Champions League with destinies set to be decided. The Magpies head to Paris looking to replicate their 4-1 win earlier in the campaign. But can Milan stop wasting chances and beat Dortmund, even without their new 15-year-old prodigy? It’s a big week for Barcelona, starting with a clash with Porto in Catalunya. What has happened to Robert Lewandowski? Bayern’s new number 9 keeps scoring but it’s still Leverkusen who are top of the Bundesliga after the best start ever. And the top two of Juventus and Inter cannot be separated in the Derby d’Italia. Plus Troyes, happy birthdays and Nike adverts. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A mixed international break (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (05.45) • PART 2: PSG v Newcastle and Milan v Dortmund previews (11.45) • PART 3a: Galatasaray v Man United preview / Nike adverts (25.00) • PART 3b: Barcelona v Porto preview (31.00) • PART 3c: Real Madrid v Napoli preview (37.00) • PART 4: Honours even between the top two in Italy (43.00) • PART 5: Leverkusen’s record-breaking start in the Bundesliga (50.00) • PART 6a: Nice stay unbeaten, plus the trials and tribulations of Troyes (57.00) • PART 6b: The rest of the action in La Liga (66.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £19.99 FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Give a perfect-fit gift with Indochino. Go to Indochino dot com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/23·1h 16m

Liverpool’s big point at Man City, Chelsea’s dreadful defence and Garnacho’s goal

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Sasha Goryunov into the studio after a blockbuster Premier League weekend. Arsenal go top after Man City and Liverpool share the spoils at the Etihad as Liverpool’s squad depth comes into play. If only Darwin Nuñez was calmer in front of goal. But it’s Man United who are top of the form table and win against Everton with Alejandro Garnacho scoring one of the greatest Premier League goals of all time. Elsewhere, Chelsea are ripped apart by Newcastle while Villa leapfrog Spurs into 4th with victory in North London. Plus we share some treasured Terry Venables memories after the passing of the former England and Barcelona manager. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Tributes for Terry Venables (01.30) • PART 2a: Everton 0-3 Man United (08.30) • PART 2b: Newcastle 4-1 Chelsea (22.00) • PART 3a: Man City 1-1 Liverpool (30.00) • PART 3b: Tottenham 1-2 Aston Villa (42.00) • PART 3c: Brentford 0-1 Arsenal (49.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/23·1h 5m

Man City take on Liverpool and angry Everton host Man United

It’s a packed pod with Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Jay Harris previewing a blockbuster Premier League weekend. The top two meet at the Etihad and while Jurgen Klopp might not like the kick-off time, are we set for a classic between Man City and Liverpool? Elsewhere Spurs host Villa, Brentford take on Aaron Ramsdale’s Arsenal and an Everton side who have lost 10 points face Man United on Sunday at Goodison Park. In World Cup qualifying, world champions Argentina win in Rio. Jack Lang tells us about a 3rd defeat in a row for Brazil who are waiting for Ancelotti. Plus Ali Dia, Ruben Neves, factoids and curate eggs. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man City v Liverpool preview (04.30) • PART 1b: Brentford v Arsenal and Spurs v Villa previews (10.30) • PART 2a: Euro 2024 qualifying round-up (20.00) • PART 2b: Brazil 0-1 Argentina with Jack Lang (31.00) • PART 3a: Happy Ali Dia day (40.00) • PART 3b: Everton v Man Utd preview (44.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS! • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/23·1h 4m

Everton’s 10-point deduction and Qatar one year on

Jimbo welcomes Charlie Eccleshare, Daniel Storey and more into the pod as Euro qualifying draws to a conclusion. Wales surrender their advantage over Croatia which could be catastrophic for Robert Page as they take on Turkey. Elsewhere, Jorginho missing penalties, Lukaku scoring goals and France beating Gibraltar 14-0. Huge news in the Premier League as Everton are deducted 10 points for breaching profit and sustainability rules. Matt Jones from The Blue Room tells us why he’s not too worried about relegation. Plus Adam Crafton joins us on the one year anniversary of the Qatar World Cup getting underway to discuss what the legacy of that tournament is 12 months on. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Euro qualifying - where we’re at (02.00) • PART 2: Everton’s 10 point deduction with Matt Jones from The Blue Room (21.00) • PART 3: Qatar one year on with Adam Crafton (38.00) • PART 4: Trips to Sweden and Exeter (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS! • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/23·58m 0s

Road to Euro 2024 - Italy must win, Republic of Ireland must lose

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Colin Millar and Adrian Clarke into The Athletic studio as we lead you into the international break. It’s make or break for Italy in Euro qualifying as they take on North Macedonia and then Ukraine. James Horncastle joins us as the Azzurri look to avoid the dreaded play-offs. Wales have their fate in their own hands as they look to pip Croatia to qualification. Meanwhile Republic of Ireland can boost their chances by losing to the Netherlands. Urs Fischer leaves Union Berlin and Emma Hayes leaves Madrid absolutely fuming after some controversial decisions go against Chelsea in the Champions League. Plus ticketing, Branthwaite and the success story that is Sylvinho at Albania. Produced by Charlie Jones and Jesse Howard.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The Euro/Nations League set-up (02.50) • PART 1b: England v Malta preview (07.45) • PART 2: Italy v North Macedonia preview with James Horncastle (18.00) • PART 3a: Fischer leaves Union Berlin (32.00) • PART 3b: Real Madrid Chelsea officiating farce (38.00) • PART 3c: Wales and the rest of Euro qualifying (43.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/23·55m 33s

Napoli sack Rudi García, Leverkusen flying and PSG back on top

Jimbo is back in the Athletic studios with the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. Rudi Garcia is sacked by the champions Napoli after a 1-0 loss to Empoli leaves them 10 points behind league leaders Inter. Álex Grimaldo is in the form of his life for Xabi Alonso's high flying Leverkusen side who beat a struggling Union Berlin 4-0. Mbappe scores a hat-trick but is still in Luis Enrique's bad books as PSG go top of Ligue 1. Girona are still top of La Liga and Griezmann is on top form for Athletico Madrid with the La Liga title race wide open. Produced by Ben Green and Jesse Howard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/23·1h 8m

Chelsea and Man City serve up a Premier League classic

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Matt Davies Adam and James Maw to wax lyrical about the stunning 4-4 draw between Chelsea and Man City. Plus, we ask: how damaging a week has this been for Spurs? Have Newcastle hit their ceiling? And how can Man United simultaneously be the most underwhelming but most in-form team in the league? Produced by Charlie Jones and Ben Green RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Fire walk with Matt (02.00) • PART 1b: Chelsea 4 - 4 City (04.50) • PART 2a: West Ham 3 - 2 Nottingham Forest (22.50) • PART 2b: Palace 2 - 3 Everton (26.40) • PART 2c: Bournemouth 2 - 0 Newcastle (29.30) • PART 2d: Arsenal 3 - 1 Burnley (33.00) • PART 3a: Harry Kane and Wolves 2 - 1 Spurs (37.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) • PART 3c: The Man United conundrum (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/23·57m 5s

Man United beaten in Copenhagen and Spurs lose to Chelsea - the most chaotic week of the season

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Raphael Honigstein and Tom Williams try and wrap their heads around some of the most remarkable games we’ve seen in years. Man United’s Champions League status hangs by a thread after a 4-3 defeat in Copenhagen, a game that turned on a first-half red for Rashford. Crazier still was the first defeat of the season for Spurs, whose 9-man high line was eventually exploited by a Chelsea side doing lots of stupid things themselves. But are the Blues getting to grips with what Pochettino wants ahead of the visit of Man City this weekend? Plus Loftus-Cheek, Jorginho and an in-depth debate on the prawn sandwich. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Copenhagen 4-3 Man United (02.30) • PART 2: The rest of the Champions League midweek (18.00) • PART 3: Tottenham 1-4 Chelsea (30.00) • PART 4: The prawn sandwich brigade (46.00) • PART 5: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/11/23·1h 3m

King Kane reigns supreme while it’s crunch time for Milan in the Champions League

Jimbo is back with the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. It’s a third hat-trick in 6 league matches for Harry Kane as Bayern dismantle Dortmund. Is Kane better than Robert Lewandowski? It’s make or break for Milan in the Champions League as they host PSG while domestically, could Inter be the best Italian team since 2015 Juventus? Girona are top of La Liga - would they even be allowed into the Champions League next season? And Nice are top in France, where Grosso and Gattuso continue to struggle. Plus Aspas and Benitez versus VAR and a 12th defeat on the spin for Union Berlin. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Food and drink chat (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (07.00) • PART 2: Dortmund 0-4 Bayern (10.00) • PART 3: Milan v PSG preview and the rest of Serie A (26.00) • PART 4: Girona top La Liga (47.00) • PART 5: Grosso and Gattuso continue to struggle in France (63.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/23·1h 13m

Diaz levels for Liverpool as Arteta’s Arsenal slip up at St James’s

Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Sasha Goryunov and Matt Davies-Adams after another Premier League weekend packed full of talking points. Luton so nearly beat Liverpool but it’s Luis Diaz of all people who finds the equaliser for the Reds. Are they in this season’s title race? It’s a big blow for last season’s challengers Arsenal who are beaten in a feisty clash with Newcastle, with Mikel Arteta and the club branding the officiating embarrassing. It’s a last-gasp win for Man United but there are plenty of questions surrounding the condition of Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford after the victory at Craven Cottage. Plus Doku, Kudus and the most seismic news of the weekend - Emma Hayes will be leaving WSL champions Chelsea at the end of the season. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Luton 1-1 Liverpool (02.20) • PART 1b: Nottingham Forest 2-0 Aston Villa (11.20) • PART 2: Man City 6-1 Bournemouth (18.00) • PART 3a: Newcastle 1-0 Arsenal (26.00) • PART 3b: Emma Hayes leaving Chelsea (38.00) • PART 4: Fulham 0-1 Man United (42.00) • PART 5a: Fluminense 2-1 Boca Juniors (52.00) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/11/23·1h 9m

Man United get walloped, Pochettino returns to Spurs and Emery celebrates a year at Villa

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Benji Lanyado and Luis Miguel Echegaray onto the pod during a week of multi-competition action. It’s a humbling night in the Carabao Cup for Arsenal and Man United, with Erik ten Hag’s holders in particular suffering another damaging defeat at home to Newcastle. Just when you thought the banter years were over. In the Premier League, Mauricio Pochettino gets ready to return to league leaders Tottenham with Chelsea. But is Poch an elite-level manager? It’s one year since Unai Emery’s first game in charge of Aston Villa and being Peru’s number 1 Villa fan, Luis reflects on 12 months that couldn’t have gone much better. Plus the Copa Libertadores final, the most one-sided fixture in English football history and the most 80s fixture in the Premier League. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Luis’s movie with John Malkovich (01.30) • PART 2a: West Ham 3-1 Arsenal (06.45) • PART 2b: More misery for Man United (13.00) • PART 3a: Tottenham v Chelsea preview (25.00) • PART 3b: Newcastle v Arsenal preview (34.00) • PART 4a: Asmir Begovic on this day (42.00) • PART 4b: Luton v Liverpool preview (44.00) • PART 4c: Forest v Villa preview (48.00) • PART 5a: Copa Libertadores final preview (54.00) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (59.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Refresh your wardrobe with the best prices of the year during Indochino’s Black Friday event. Secure your appointment now with sales starting in-store and online November 6th, at indochino.com. I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/11/23·1h 8m

An incredible weekend for Bellingham & Kane, a bad weekend for Ligue 1

It’s Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. Jude Bellingham wins El Clasico with two late goals in Barcelona. Can he be stopped and does Xavi shoulder the blame for his substitutions? Harry Kane scores a hat-trick, including a goal from inside his own half as Bayern win 8-0. But it’s still Leverkusen, inspired by Florian Wirtz, who lead a goal-filled Bundesliga. Marseille v Lyon is postponed after fan violence which sees Lyon manager Fabio Grosso injured. And Claudio Ranieri’s Cagliari complete perhaps the greatest comeback in Serie A history. Plus a rejuvenated Scamacca, Morata, Fenerbahce and rock-paper-scissors across Europe. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Ballon d’Or reaction (01.30) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (07.00) • PART 2: Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid (12.00) • PART 3: Goals galore in the Bundesliga (24.00) • PART 4: Marseille Lyon postponed due to fan violence (35.00) • PART 5: Ranieri’s Cagliari complete the greatest comeback (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Refresh your wardrobe with the best prices of the year during Indochino’s Black Friday event. Secure your appointment now with sales starting in-store and online November 6th, at indochino.com. I-N-D-O-C-H-I-N-O DOT COM. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/23·1h 3m

Man City outclass Man United, as Tottenham’s remarkable season continues

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford-Bloor into the pod after another seismic Premier League weekend. Man City show their class at Old Trafford, winning the Manchester derby 3-0. An afternoon and a performance that are an awful reflection on Erik ten Hag in the eyes of the panel. It’s another embarrassing weekend for Chelsea as Brentford win yet again at Stamford Bridge. Just how much pressure is on Pochettino to perform given the vast sums spent?  There are big wins for Everton and Bournemouth and big defeats for Sheffield United and Burnley. Plus Spurs maintain their table-topping start with James Maddison looking like the signing of the season. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man United 0-3 Man City (04.00) • PART 1b: The rest of Sunday’s football (16.30) • PART 2a: Chelsea 0-2 Brentford (28.00) • PART 2b: Sheff Utd and Burnley lose again (35.00) • PART 3a: Daniel’s trip to the Faroes (42.00) • PART 3b: Crystal Palace 1-2 Spurs (47.00) • PART 3c: Wolves 2-2 Newcastle (54.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/10/23·1h 4m

The Manchester derby, the Raya-Ramsdale debate and Everton’s possible points loss

Jimbo, Michael Cox, Raphael Honigstein and Duncan Alexander are back to review the Champions League and Premier League action. Newcastle are downed by a determined Dortmund while Warren Zaire-Emery continues to dazzle for PSG. And Celtic and Atletico have another ding-dong in Glasgow. Man United prepare for the Manchester derby with a dramatic win over Copenhagen. And while Arsenal are also victorious in Seville, hear why David Raya needs his own Onana moment. Matt Slater joins us to dig into the reports that Everton could be set for a big points deduction in the Premier League. Plus Gary O’Neil on Monday Night Football, the worst fixture in Premier League history and the madness of the clocks going back. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The latest drama from Group F (02.30) • PART 1b: Celtic impress but Bayern have issues (10.30) • PART 2a: Manchester derby preview (20.00) • PART 2b: Spurs 2 points clear at the top (31.00) • PART 2c: Arsenal and the Raya-Ramsdale issue (33.00) • PART 2d: Everton’s possible points deduction with Matt Slater (41.00) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/10/23·1h

Boring Barcelona, durable Dortmund and Champions League matchday 3

Jimbo welcomes the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens into The Athletic studio. Another big week in the Champions League with Group F again the star attraction. Hear why Newcastle’s opponents Dortmund are one of the best teams in Europe. And can Milan finally produce a big away performance at PSG? The top 3 in Spain are separated by just a point with Girona continuing to surprise all. But even with another Barca youngster emerging, shouldn’t Xavi have them playing better football? It’s a good weekend for Francesco Farioli’s Nice and a terrible one for Fabio Grosso’s Lyon. While in Germany, Union Berlin slip to an 8th defeat in a row. Plus Inter are back on top of Serie A and Mourinho is back to his trolling best. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: Previewing Wednesday’s Champions League action (11.30) • PART 3a: Tuesday’s Champions League action (28.00) • PART 3b: Real, Barca and Girona separated by a point (36.00) • PART 4: Inter back on top and Mourinho back trolling (42.00) • PART 5a: Leverkusen win again but it’s 8 defeats in a row for Union (55.00) • PART 5b: Contrasting fortunes for Italian managers in France (61.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/23·1h 8m

Chelsea surprise Arsenal as Emery's Villa hammer the Hammers

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Jon Mackenzie and Matt Davies-Adams after a Premier League weekend packed with red cards and 2-0 leads. Chelsea throw away said advantage against Arsenal but was this a performance that can launch the Blues onto bigger and better things? And is it time for Mikel Arteta to bring Ramsdale back in for Raya? Another home win for Villa sees them thrash West Ham on Sunday. The Emery effect has seen Villa move from 2 points off the bottom to 2 points off the top in the space of a year. Elsewhere, we discuss there Merseyside derby, what’s going wrong at Bournemouth and Burnley ahead of the misery derby next Saturday and Leicester’s ridiculous bench in the Championship. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Paying tribute to Sir Bobby Charlton (01.00) • PART 2: Aston Villa 4-1 West Ham (05.45) • PART 3a: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal (14.00) • PART 3b: Man City 2-1 Brighton (27.00) • PART 4: Liverpool 2-0 Everton (33.00) • PART 5a: Big weekend in the Championship (37.00) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/23·1h

Liverpool v Everton, Chelsea v Arsenal, Pep v De Zerbi and Bellingham v Italy

The Premier League is back and so too are Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado. England qualify for Euro 2024 after dismantling Italy. With Jude Bellingham in this form, should England be going all the way? Italy’s issues go beyond defeat at Wembley with Sandro Tonali among many investigated for gambling on illegal platforms. The Merseyside derby kicks off the Premier League weekend, plus we’ve got the first ever meeting of Pochettino and Arteta and footballing purists collide with Guardiola versus De Zerbi. Plus Haaland’s lasagne, Kingsley Black’s charcuterie and the expected league table. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: The expected league table (04.00) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Everton preview (10.30) • PART 2b: Chelsea v Arsenal preview (13.00) • PART 2c: Man City v Brighton preview (18.00) • PART 3: England 3-1 Italy (27.00) • PART 4a: Tonali and others investigated for gambling (40.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/10/23·1h 1m

Scotland qualify, Wales win big, England host Italy & Ratcliffe makes his Man United move

Jimbo welcomes Jack Lang, Tom Williams and Tim Spiers into the studio in a stacked week of international football. Scotland qualify for the Euros after Spain eliminate DJ Otzi-loving Norway on Sunday. And Wales produce their best performance in years to stun Croatia and put themselves right back in the mix for a place in Germany. England host Italy on Tuesday with a betting scandal enveloping the squad ahead of kick-off. James Horncastle tells us what to expect from Spalletti’s Italy. Domestically, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is bidding to buy 25% of Manchester United. Adam Crafton tries to get his read around the Glazers running the club but Ratcliffe running football operations. Plus Neymar’s last stand and the dirtiest team of all time. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Wales 2-1 Croatia (01.45) • PART 1b: Scotland qualify as Spain beat Norway (12.00) • PART 2: England v Italy preview with James Horncastle (21.00) • PART 3: South American World Cup qualifying latest (41.00) • PART 4a: On This Day - Man United v Estudiantes (50.00) • PART 4b: Ratcliffe bids for 25% of Man Utd, with Adam Crafton (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/23·1h 4m

Rooney, Hazard, Messi and more on your international break pod

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Dom Fifield and Adrian Clarke are back to cast their collective eye over all football happenings. With the likes of Scotland, France, Austria and Belgium on the verge of qualification for Euro 2024, England prepare to host Australia as we revisit memories of friendly encounters with the Socceroos gone by. And can we please see Lewis Dunk as the new lynchpin of the Three Lions defence? Eden Hazard announces his retirement from football. One of the greatest players of his generations but a man whose socks told us how his career would ultimately end. Wayne Rooney is out of DC and into BCFC as the new manager of Birmingham. Will we finally find out how good a coach he is now that he’ll have some money to spend? Plus Paul Tenorio gives us his thoughts on Rooney and the impact that Lionel Messi failing to make the play-offs will have on MLS. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Euro 2024 qualifying bonanza (02.30) • PART 2: England v Australia preview (09.00) • PART 3: Eden Hazard retires from football (23.00) • PART 4: Rooney in at Birmingham (34.00) • PART 5: Paul Tenorio on Messi’s MLS impact (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/23·57m 2s

Bellingham, Guirassy and Fiorentina hit new heights

Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo as continental club football signs off for the international break. Jude Bellingham is matching and perhaps surpassing Cristiano Ronaldo with every week in a Real Madrid shirt. Elsewhere in Spain, Sevilla have just sacked their Europa League winning manager. Stuttgart continue to surprise in the Bundesliga with Serhou Guirassy having a record-breaking campaign in front of goal. Bayern keep winning on the pitch as their supporters make their voice heard over the potential signing of Jerome Boateng. Milan go top of Serie A in front of the watching Kanye West at Genoa, with Olivier Giroud ending the match in goal. And Fiorentina are into the top 4 after winning at champions Napoli. Plus Pogba, Lewis Ferguson and Luis Enrique giving it back to the journalists. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Napoli lose again and Giroud goes in goal (06.30) • PART 3a: Paul Pogba’s B sample comes back positive (26.00) • PART 3b: Stuttgart continue to surprise (30.00) • PART 4a: Sevilla’s search for a manager and Bellingham’s brilliance (43.00) • PART 4b: The latest from Ligue 1 (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/10/23·59m 58s

Arsenal snatch massive win over Man City, but Tottenham top the table

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Jay Harris and James Maw after a potentially pivotal Premier League weekend. A late deflected goal sees Arsenal finally best Man City after 12 consecutive defeats against them. James McNicholas tells us why this is emblematic of a new Arsenal in the title race. Tottenham are top heading into the international break after victory at Luton. Hear why this is more than just good vibes. We discuss the battle - or lack of - at the bottom of the Premier League table. Which is where Brentford are close to finding themselves after an incredible late turnaround at Old Trafford. But Man United’s problems are far from solved. Plus Kudus, Adingra and the Premier League’s most efficient striker.   Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 1-0 Man City with James McNicholas (02.45) • PART 1b: Luton 0-1 Tottenham (11.30) • PART 2a: West Ham 2-2 Newcastle (21.00) • PART 2b: Brighton 2-2 Liverpool (26.00) • PART 3a: Man Utd 2-1 Brentford (33.00) • PART 3b: Burnley 1-4 Chelsea (41.00) • PART 4: The battle - or lack of - at the bottom (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/23·54m 20s

Newcastle hammer PSG, Man United wilt again and Arsenal try to master Man City

In a week that’s literally bursting with football, Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Raphael Honigstein and Duncan Alexander to try and make sense of it all. Newcastle channel the crowd to beat PSG 4-1 in the Champions League. Did the Parisians underestimate the Toon Army and will the Magpies be putting all their emotional energy into these European nights? It’s back-to-back Champions League defeats for the first time ever for Man United. Where has their confidence gone? Contrasting fortunes for Arsenal and Man City as they prepare to face off in the Premier League on Sunday. Could Rico Lewis be the key to victory as he was in Leipzig? Off the field, there’s the 2030 World Cup announcement and the most exciting audio release of the season so far, the PGMOL Luis Diaz drama. Plus moral offsides, Luka Modric and can Tottenham top the table?   Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Newcastle 4-1 PSG (03.30) • PART 1b: The rest of Wednesday’s Champions League action (11.30) • PART 2a: Man Utd 2-3 Galatasaray (17.00) • PART 2b: The rest of Tuesday’s Champions League action (29.00) • PART 3a: PGMOL release the Diaz audio (38.00) • PART 3b: Six nation World Cup? (48.00) • PART 4a: Can Tottenham go top? (55.00) • PART 4b: Arsenal v Man City preview (59.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/10/23·1h 11m

Napoli on fire in time for Real Madrid, while PSG head to St James’ Park

Jimbo brings in the continental big guns - James Horncastle, Raphael Hongstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo - as the Champions League returns. Napoli have scored 8 goals in their last 2 matches, with Osimhen and Kvaratskhelia seemingly back to their best. A fine time for Jude Bellingham’s Real Madrid to be visiting. PSG head to Newcastle after another 0-0 at Clermont. Leipzig host Man City after losing their sporting director last week. And Thomas Tuchel is starting to wonder whether he’s the problem at Bayern. Domestically, it’s a good time for Genoa and a bad time for Andrea Pirlo’s Sampdoria. Leverkusen make their best start ever while Lyon are in as much bother as the Nantes mascot. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.30) • PART 2: Champions League Tuesday preview (09.30) • PART 3: Champions League Wednesday preview (27.00) • PART 4: Bundesliga - Leipzig and Bayern have issues (38.00) • PART 5: A look around France and the Europa League (47.00) • PART 6: Contrasting fortunes for Genoa & Sampdoria (57.00) • PART 7: Relations remain frosty between Barca and Sevilla (64.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/10/23·1h 16m

Big wins for Wolves, Villa & Luton, and a big defeat for VAR at Spurs-Liverpool

Jimbo convenes with Carl Anka, Tim Spiers and Sasha Goryunov after a Premier League weekend full of shocks and surprises. Tottenham leave it extremely late to continue their unbeaten run and defeat 9-man Liverpool. But the post-match talk is dominated by the officiating error that led to Luis Diaz’s goal being incorrectly disallowed for the Reds. Which way would you vote now in the VAR referendum? The champions are beaten as Man City lose their 100% record at Molineux. Steve Madeley tells us how a Neto and Dawson inspired Wolves did it. Villa press the life out of Brighton as they win 6-1 while Luton give a truly Dychian performance to secure their first ever Premier League victory at Goodison. Plus player fatigue and welfare, and Roy Hodgson makes history at Old Trafford. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Tottenham 2-1 Liverpool (03.45) • PART 2a: Wolves 2-1 Man City, with Steve Madeley (26.00) • PART 2b: Bournemouth 0-4 Arsenal (36.00) • PART 3a: Aston Villa 6-1 Brighton (38.00) • PART 3b: Everton 1-2 Luton (42.00) • PART 4a: Player fatigue and welfare (47.00) • PART 4b: Man United 0-1 Crystal Palace (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/23·1h 1m

Liverpool take the Tottenham test, the Osimhen affair and the WSL returns

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Caoimhe O’Neill and Tom Williams into The Athletic’s studios ahead of another packed weekend of football. Man City are knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Newcastle while Liverpool progress past Leicester thanks to a screamer from Szoboszlai. Now it’s time for Tottenham as Jurgen Klopp tries to tackle Ange-ball on Saturday. James Horncastle joins us to discuss the remarkable turn of events in Italy that has led to the league’s star striker Victor Osimhen deleting all pictures involving Napoli from his Instagram. The WSL is back this weekend as we ask if the Big Fish can help propel Chelsea to a 5th successive title. Plus golf, the reason Kevin Keegan resigned from Newcastle and what happened to all the stats from the first 10 years of the Premier League? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Carabao Cup round up (01.30) • PART 2: Napoli mock Osimhen, with James Horncastle (15.00) • PART 3: Tottenham v Liverpool preview (25.00) • PART 4: The WSL returns this weekend (40.00) • PART 5: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today • Go to Indochino.com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/09/23·1h 5m

Atletico win the derby, PSG win Le Classique and Girona and Brest face the cotton test

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back with your continental catch-up on all the weekend’s football. Alvaro Morata inspires Atleti to a derby win over Real Madrid. But it’s Barcelona and Girona that sit top of La Liga. Hear why the Gironistes are like a Spanish Brighton. PSG don’t even need Kylian Mbappe to beat up a Marseille side in turmoil. But Luis Enrique’s side are below Brest and Nice in the table. Inter make it 6 wins out of 6 in Serie A while Juventus suffer their first defeat of the season in shambolic circumstances at Sassuolo. The Bundesliga is the home of the striker with Kane, Boniface and Guirassy all in red-hot form. Plus Michiel Jongsma gives us the latest from Ajax after Der Klassieker is abandoned. Plus the panel are freaked out by Count Cancelo  Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.45) • PART 2: Barca and Girona top the table after Real derby defeat (08.45) • PART 3: PSG thrash Marseille while but Brest and Nice are the top two (25.00) • PART 4: Chaos at Der Klassieker with Michiel Jongsma (37.00) • PART 5: Kane, Boniface and Guirassy firing in the Bundesliga (43.00) • PART 6: Juve’s comedy of errors (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today • Go to Indochino.com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/23·1h 3m

Spurs impress at Arsenal, Everton win at last and the Blades are beaten 8-0

Jimbo’s joined by Charlie Eccleshare, Adrian Clarke and Daniel Storey after the most super of Sundays in the Premier League. Tottenham twice come from behind to take a point from Arsenal in the North London derby. A hugely impressive performance from Postecoglou’s side with Bissouma and Udogie catching our panel’s eye. Not so impressive from Sheffield United who suffer their record home defeat, 8-0 to Newcastle, giving Paul Heckingbottom cause to worry about his future. Jacob Tanswell tells us about Villa’s win at Chelsea as Mauricio Pochettino’s lemons analogy comes back to haunt him at Stamford Bridge. And Everton’s attack clicks at last as they win at Brentford. Plus Brighton’s 3-1s, Burnley’s lack of firepower and that Luton penalty. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Sheffield United 0-8 Newcastle (01.30) • PART 1b: Arsenal 2-2 Spurs (05.00) • PART 1c: Man City 2-0 Nottingham Forest (22.45) • PART 2: Chelsea 0-1 Aston Villa with Jacob Tanswell (28.00) • PART 3a: Brentford 1-3 Everton (40.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today • Go to Indochino.com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/09/23·58m 4s

Man United bruised by Bayern, now get set for a dazzling derby in North London

Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Raphael Honigstein and Duncan Alexander into the studio after the conclusion of Champions League Matchday 1. A sloppy, yet dominant Bayern see off Man United 4-3 in Munich. Hear why United - and Chelsea - aren’t actually playing that badly at the moment. Elsewhere in the Champions League, an overawed Newcastle, an on-fire Joao Felix and goalscoring goalkeepers. Arsenal and Tottenham are in great nick ahead of a fixture that always seems to deliver - the North London derby in the Premier League this weekend. Plus Jurgen Klopp’s future and the best goals scored at Selhurst Park. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Bayern 4-3 Man Utd (02.30) • PART 1b: Goings on in Group F (12.00) • PART 1c: Barca battering and goalkeeper goals (16.30) • PART 2a: North London derby preview (23.00) • PART 2b: The rest of Sunday’s football (32.00) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/09/23·56m 34s

The Champions League returns while Alonso and Vlahovic show their value

It’s Champions League matchday 1, as Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo preview a big week on the continent. Milan and PSG host Newcastle and Dortmund respectively after big defeats at the weekend. PSG at the hands of Nice, Milan thrashed by rivals Inter in the derby. Elsewhere in Italy, Roma win 7-0, Vlahovic stars for Juve while Paul Pogba is provisionally suspended after a drugs test. Leverkusen rescue a point in the top of the table clash against Bayern who host Man United next. Is Xabi Alonso next on Real Madrid’s wish list?  Plus Joselu does it again for Real Madrid. And will Louis Van Gaal soon be doing it for Germany? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Champions League matchday 1 preview (05.45) • PART 3a: Inter and Roma hand out the hidings (25.00) • PART 3b: Paul Pogba suspended (35.00) • PART 4: Leverkusen’s passed test and Germany’s manager hunt (40.00) • PART 5: Ligue 1 gets set for two big derbies (54.00) • PART 6: Real maintain 100% record while Barca win big (62.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/23·1h 15m

Brighton outclass Man United, as Arsenal edge past uninspired Everton

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Laurie Whitwell and Matt Davies-Adams after a nip/tuck weekend of Premier League football. Arsenal find a way to break down an Everton team with very little life about them, even with a takeover in the offing at Goodison. Meanwhile Man United fans turn on ten Hag’s decisions as the brilliant De Zerbi oversees another win for the Seagulls. Liverpool, Tottenham and Man City all come from behind to earn morale-boosting victories, with the panel struck by Haaland’s humanity and how mass stoppage time will affect team’s mentalities going forward. Plus Jhon Duran’s flexibility and Nathan Jones running topless towards Laurie. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Everton 0-1 Arsenal (04.30) • PART 1b: Man United 1-3 Brighton (10.15) • PART 1c: Bournemouth 0-0 Chelsea (23.00) • PART 2: Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham all come from behind (26.00) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today • Start hiring NOW with a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at indeed.com/TOTALLYFOOTBALL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/09/23·53m 4s

Will Arsenal lose at Goodison again? Will Man United lose to Brighton again?

The Premier League is back and so is Jimbo, alongside Natalie Gedra, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado in a packed studio. Arsenal travel to their bogey ground Goodison Park this weekend while we hear why the returning Pep Guardiola should be worried about West Ham. And Man United host a Brighton side that have beaten them in three successive league meetings. We revisit the trials and tribulations of Maguire and Richarlison this international break. Plus Swindon Town 93/94 and the correct number of exclamation marks. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: West Ham v Man City preview (04.30) • PART 1b: Everton v Arsenal preview (15.45) • PART 2: Man United v Brighton and Spurs v Sheffield Utd previews (23.00) • PART 3: Neymar, Richarlison and Maguire - the international break (34.00) • PART 4: Swindon Town and the rest of the Premier League weekend (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today. • Go to Indochino.com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more • Start hiring NOW with a SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLAR SPONSORED JOB CREDIT to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/TOTALLYFOOTBALL Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/09/23·1h 11m

Flick fired as Germany manager while Scotland look well set for Southgate’s England

Matt Davies-Adams is in the hot seat, alongside Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers, Adrian Clarke and many more in the midst of a dramatic international break. Hansi Flick is sacked as Germany manager, with a home Euros looming next summer. Raphael Honigstein and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss why and what next? England are held in Ukraine with some of Gareth Southgate’s decisions called into question again. Is he a good enough coach to lead the Three Lions to glory at Euro 2024? Will England come unstuck against Scott McTominay’s Scotland on Tuesday? Luciano Spalletti’s debut as Italy manager sees them slip up in Skopje. James Horncastle has more. Elsewhere on the international scene, Neymar is Brazil’s all-time top scorer, Lamine Yamal is the future and Luxembourg are legit. Plus Arsenal’s Champions League heartache, some worldies at Mansfield and a last-ditch abandonment at Scunthorpe. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Ukraine 1-1 England (03.00) • PART 2a: Cyrus 0-3 Scotland (23.00) • PART 2b: Hansi Flick sacked by Germany (30.00) • PART 3a: Spalletti’s Italy debut ends in disappointment (37.00) • PART 3b: Portugal are perfect, Luxembourg are legit (44.00) • PART 3c: Yamal and Morata star for Spain (49.00) • PART 4a: Neymar and Antony in the news (51.00) • PART 4b: The best of the rest in club football (57.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/23·1h 7m

Henderson, Scotland and Brazil - the international break is here

It’s Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams all together in the same studio, ready to feast upon another international weekend. Rampant England face Rebrov’s Ukraine in Euro qualifier action. Iryna Koziupa joins us from Kyiv to discuss Ukraine’s chances. Gareth Southgate’s side will then face 1872 rivals Scotland, as Jordan Campbell helps us discuss a side on the verge of Euro qualification again. Elsewhere, you should have your eyes on Kazakhstan and Kansas City while Brazil have a new interim manager as they kick off World Cup qualification for 2026. Plus Jordan Henderson and Andy Carroll. Both in the news this week. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Thank you Wikipedia (01.00) • PART 1b: Euro qualifying update - games to look out for (04.00) • PART 2a: Ukraine v England preview with Iryna Koziupa (16.00) • PART 2b: Jordan Henderson and Andy Carroll in the news (27.00) • PART 3: Scottish hopes with Jordan Campbell (35.00) • PART 4: The latest from Wales and Brazil (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/09/23·1h 3m

Bellingham love affair continues while it’s worrying times for Dortmund, Roma and Lyon

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein are back to review the continental club action. Champions Napoli lose, Milan and Inter top Serie A while it’s the relegation zone for Roma. Does Jose Mourinho continue to be teflon in the capital? Leverkusen are on fire in the Bundesliga as they prepare to face Bayern after the international break. But where has all the stardust gone at Dortmund? Some of it’s in Madrid as Jude Bellingham scores yet again for Real in their bow at the revamped Bernabeu. And Lyon are given a drubbing by PSG and then a dressing down by their ultras as they slip to the very bottom of Ligue 1. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Napoli lose while Roma are in the bottom three (08.45) • PART 3: Rock bottom Lyon thrashed by PSG (25.00) • PART 4: Reaction to some draws (39.00) • PART 5: Leaders Leverkusen in the goals again (45.00) • PART 6: Bellingham strikes again for Real (61.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/23·1h 17m

Arsenal show their personality, with Son, Ferguson and Sancho also in the headlines

Jimbo welcomes Raphael Honigstein, Daniel Storey and Liam Tharme into the pod after a riveting round 4 in the Premier League. Arsenal overcome Man United at the Emirates but it’s still not clicking for Kai Havertz or his team-mates. And what next for Jason Sancho after his public spat with Erik ten Hag? Liverpool thrash Villa as we discuss what Gravenberch will bring and what Szoboszlai is currently bringing. Evan Ferguson brings goals, as do Postecoglou’s Tottenham, while Pochettino is in danger of dealing with all the same problems as Potter did at Stamford Bridge. Plus Bayern’s deadline day and the Boss in New Jersey. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal 3-1 Man United (04.00) • PART 2: Crystal Palace 3-2 Wolves & Liverpool 3-0 Villa (19.00) • PART 3a: Chelsea 0-1 Forest (29.00) • PART 3b: Brighton 3-1 Newcastle (38.00) • PART 4a: Burnley 2-5 Tottenham (45.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/09/23·1h 1m

Arsenal battle Man United, fun Villa head to Anfield and Luton’s big night arrives

It’s Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Jay Harris in attendance ahead of another prestige Premier League weekend. Arsenal host Man United with both clubs looking to avoid heading into the international break in mini-crisis. Will Havertz keep his place and how will ten Hag handle these injuries? Liverpool v Aston Villa threatens to be the most exciting game of the weekend with a Moussa Diaby-inspired Villa against a depleted Liverpool backline. And on the other side of Merseyside, it’s an immediate scoring start for Beto at Everton. Luton stage the first ever Premier League game at Kenilworth Road on Friday night against high-flying West Ham. We try not to patronise Hatters fan Alex Brodie of The Athletic. And the panel enjoy the prospect of Ansu Fati to Brighton and try to wrap their heads around Cole Palmer to Chelsea. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Zip wires, the fixture computer and will.i.am (02.00) • PART 2: Arsenal v Man United preview (09.00) • PART 3a: Liverpool v Villa preview (21.00) • PART 3b: Crystal Palace v Wolves & Sheffield Utd v Everton previews (27.00) • PART 4: Brighton v Newcastle preview (50.00) • PART 5a: The rest of the Premier League weekend (38.00) • PART 5b: The first ever PL game at Kenilworth Road (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/08/23·1h 2m

Lukaku reunites with Mourinho, Yamal lights up La Liga and Pulisic does it again

The Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back in a busy week on and off the pitch. Some big moves in the last week of the transfer window with PSG attempting to squeeze Kolo Muani into a packed frontline. Plus Romelu Lukaku is set for a reunion with Jose Mourinho. Is this one last big roll of the dice at Roma for Mourinho? In Spain, Barca’s wonderkid Lamine Yamal is dominating headlines on the back pages while Luis Rubiales continues to take the headlines on the front pages. Harry Kane scores a brace on his home debut in the Bundesliga for Bayern. But could Xabi Alonso’s Leverkusen be the big challengers for the title this season? Plus Christopher Nolan and the unstoppable force of globalisation. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Nolan and the moment of the weekend (04.30) • PART 2: Ligue 1 latest and multi-club ownership (11.30) • PART 3: La Liga update and the Rubiales saga rolls on (29.00) • PART 4: Deadline Day looms (44.00) • PART 5: Serie A update (50.00) • PART 6: Bundesliga bulletin (66.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/23·1h 16m

Liverpool and West Ham defy the odds as Everton stay rock bottom

Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Jon Mackenzie bring you red-hot analysis of a remarkable against-all-odds Premier League weekend. Darwin Nuñez inspired Liverpool to an unlikely win from a man down and a goal down at Newcastle. Did Eddie Howe get it wrong with his substitutions? And how good is Anthony Gordon going to be this season? West Ham upset Brighton at the Amex in a classic example of Moyes-ball. But how will they integrate Mohammed Kudus? Arsenal throw away two points against 10-man Fulham. Hear why Kai Havertz is bearing the brunt of the fan fury. And things get bleaker for Everton in their defeat at home to Wolves. Plus Man United chaos, the Rubiales saga and Robbie’s ode to Ange. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Newcastle 1-2 Liverpool (06.00) • PART 2a: Sheffield United 1-2 Man City (19.30) • PART 2b: Brighton 1-3 West Ham (22.30) • PART 2c: Arsenal 2-2 Fulham (29.00) • PART 3a: Everton 0-1 Wolves (38.00) • PART 3b: Man United 3-2 Nottingham Forest (43.00) • PART 4a: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) • PART 4b: The Rubiales saga (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/08/23·1h 3m

Liverpool’s defence to be tested at Newcastle, as a basement battle looms at Goodison

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Caoimhe O’Neill into the studio ahead of another intriguing Premier League weekend. Liverpool’s worrying defence head to St James Park to take on top 4 rivals Newcastle while on Merseyside, Everton host Wolves in what’s been a miserable week for the Toffees. There’s hope for the Hatters as Luton travel to Stamford Bridge and there’s some love for league leaders Brighton and in particular, Kaoru Mitoma. Elsewhere, is it a bit early for Arsenal to be hanging on this much? And has Casemiro been on the Calippos? Plus the biggest question posed on the pod, which is better - Home Alone or Home Alone 2? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Trust the process (01.30) • PART 2: Newcastle v Liverpool preview / Home Alone review (05.30) • PART 3a: Everton v Wolves preview (18.00) • PART 3b: Chelsea v Luton preview (24.00) • PART 4: Arsenal, Brighton and Man City look to remain perfect (32.00) • PART 5: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/08/23·1h 7m

Dream debuts for Kane and Pulisic as Lyon endure nightmare start

It’s Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo as we get fully underway across the continent. Harry Kane scores and assists on his Bundesliga bow but is it what he brings off the pitch that will most benefit Bayern this season? Milan impress on Serie A’s opening weekend thanks to Captain America but Juventus are the team that look like they really mean business. PSG are still winless under Luis Enrique, even with Kylian Mbappe back on the scoresheet. But it could be worse, they could be Laurent Blanc’s Lyon. Bellingham and Yamal light up La Liga but it’s the conduct of Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales after Spain’s World Cup win that dominates the headlines. And we remember Carlo Mazzone, Guardiola’s former manager, who passed away this weekend. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2: Kane inspires Bayern on Bundesliga opening weekend (05.30) • PART 3: Milan and Juventus lay down markers in Serie A (18.00) • PART 4: La Liga latest and the Rubiales fall-out continues (29.00) • PART 5: Monaco top, Lyon in crisis (40.00) • PART 6: Remembering Carlo Mazzone (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/23·59m 1s

Spain pip England to World Cup glory, while Tottenham get their club back

Jimbo, Tim Spiers, Benji Lanyado and Matt Davies-Adams gather together in the studio after Spain win the World Cup in Sydney and after another enthralling Premier League weekend. It’s the Spanish who overcome all their off-field troubles to secure the biggest prize in women’s football. Did Sarina Wiegman shoot herself in the foot with her substitutions? In the Premier League, Chelsea suffer their first defeat under Mauricio Pochettino at the hands of West Ham. An impressive outing for Sterling but less so for Caicedo. Tottenham overcome Man United with the fans falling in love with Ange Postecoglou and the team once again. But it’s a miserable weekend for Everton and Wolves who face off next weekend. Plus Liverpool’s defending, the non-celebration and who looked like they’d lost all their possessions in a house fire? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spain win the Women’s World Cup, with Laia Cervello Herrero (04.30) • PART 2a: West Ham 3-1 Chelsea (17.00) • PART 2b: Aston Villa 4-0 Everton (26.00) • PART 3a: Tottenham 2-0 Man Utd (32 .00) • PART 3b: Man City 1-0 Newcastle (38.00) • PART 3c: Wolves 1-4 Brighton (40.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Grab your EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal by going tohttps://nordvpn.com/totally to get a Huge Discount off your NordVPN Plan + 4 months for free! It’s completely risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/08/23·1h

Can Newcastle finally win at the Etihad? Can the Lionesses become world champions?

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and a down under Daniel Storey feast their eyes upon a mouthwatering football weekend. Newcastle have never won a league game at the Etihad but this might be their best chance for some time as the red-hot Magpies take on a De Bruyne-less Manchester City. The Athletic's George Caulkin explains more. Chelsea add two more expensive central midfielders to their ranks. Hear why they need Caicedo and Lavia to hit the ground running now. And it’s been a busy week for Man United on and off the pitch. England take on Spain in the final of the Women’s World Cup final in Sydney on Sunday, with Sarina’s side seemingly untouchable as they grasp immortality. Plus Everton’s signings system and the best ways to throw a strop Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City v Newcastle preview with George Caulkin (03.45) • PART 2a: West Ham v Chelsea preview (22.00) • PART 2b: Liverpool v Bournemouth preview (30.00) • PART 3: A busy week at Man United (35.00) • PART 4a: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) • PART 4b: Women’s World Cup final preview (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/08/23·1h 4m

Mbappe stays, Kane & Bellingham debut and Serie A returns

It’s the return of the Euro pod with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens serving up the continental football chat. Kylian Mbappe appears to be staying at PSG for the next couple of years after all. Luis Enrique’s new team will be looking for him to finish one of the thousand passes they’re putting together. Harry Kane debuts for Bayern Munich but Thomas Tuchel and many others are worried about just how fragile the team appear to be after a Super Cup humbling by Leipzig. It’s a scoring debut for Jude Bellingham in La Liga as the physicality of Real Madrid comes to the fore. Atletico are looking good but Barcelona take part in the dullest Spanish game ever. And while Luciano Spalletti looks set to replace Roberto Mancini as Italy manager, we look ahead to the new Serie A season with a title race that’s too close to call. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.00) • PART 2: Kane’s Bayern lose to Leipzig (07.00) • PART 3: Bellingham brilliant, Barca boring (20.00) • PART 4: Neymar goes and Mbappe stays at PSG (33.00) • PART 5a: Mancini resigns as Italy manager (45.00) • PART 5b: Serie A season preview (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/23·1h 10m

Chelsea look refreshed while Newcastle look relentless

Jimbo, Jay Harris, Sasha Goryunov and Matt Davies-Adams gather in the studio to cast an eye over the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Chelsea and Liverpool contest yet another draw but it’s a more encouraging afternoon for Mauricio Pochettino in his first game as Blues boss. It’s a point for Tottenham too in their first game of the post-Kane era with Bissouma in particular like a new signing at Brentford. Newcastle are the big winners of the weekend, hammering and exposing Villa. What could they achieve with a full season of Isak at their disposal? Plus Roy gets rough and Brighton take the Pervis. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool (04.00) • PART 2a: Burnley 0-3 Man City (13.00) • PART 2b: Newcastle 5-1 Aston Villa (17.00) • PART 2c: Arsenal 2-1 Nottingham Forest (23.00) • PART 3a: Aussie shoot-out rules (30.00) • PART 3b: Spurs begin life after Kane with a draw at Brentford (33.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/08/23·50m 17s

Previewing the Premier League season - will it contain Kane?

Premier League opening day is upon us and Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke are in The Athletic studio with their preview faces on. Spurs are about to enter another campaign but is Harry Kane about to exit Spurs as the club accepts the latest offer from Bayern Munich? What can we expect this season from the promoted trio of Burnley, Sheffield United and Luton? Why are West Ham the hardest team to predict and what on Earth is happening at Wolves who replace Julen Lopetegui with Gary O’Neil less than a week before their opening fixture? Plus San Siro, snakes and the team most likely to go through 3 managers in the next 12 months. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Tottenham accept Bayern’s bid for Kane (01.30) • PART 1b: Happy new Premier League season (06.00) • PART 2: A look at Luton, Burnley and Villa (12.00) • PART 3a: West Ham - the hardest team to predict? (25.30) • PART 3b: What is going on at Wolves? (32.00) • PART 4a: Your tweets (39.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the weekend’s fixtures (47.00) • PART 4c: Predicting the top 4 and bottom 3 (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to indochino.com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more. • Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/totally. Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/08/23·59m 29s

England through, Arsenal victorious and the state of Liverpool

It’s Jimbo, Raphael Honigstein, Jay Harris and Adrian Clarke with the latest Totally Football Show as the domestic season officially gets underway. Arsenal win the Community Shield on penalties to gain some measure of payback on Manchester City. Plenty to debate regarding the performances of Kai Havertz and Declan Rice. But could David Raya be a destabilising signing? England are certainly destabilised by Lauren James’s crazy red card against Nigeria but although the Lionesses are looking leggy, they still progress to the World Cup quarter-finals on spot-kicks. The Athletic’s James Pearce tells us what shape Liverpool are in and whether they can make any additions so that their phenomenal firepower isn’t undone by defensive weakness. Plus the EFL’s opening weekend brings goals, rain and induction songs. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England progress past Nigeria on penalties (01.20) • PART 2: Arsenal win the Community Shield (14.00) • PART 3: James Pearce on Liverpool’s prospects (36.30) • PART 4: The EFL returns (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to indochino.com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more. • Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/totally. Go to shopify.com/totally to take your business to the next level today Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/08/23·56m 41s

Kane, Buffon and the return of the EFL

It’s Totally time with Jimbo, Jack Lang, Matt Davies-Adams, Raphael Honigstein and Michael Cox in attendance. The Community Shield is upon us as Man City take on Arsenal at Wembley. Will we see Rice v Lewis in midfield? Will we find anything to get excited about? Plenty of excitement surrounds Chelsea and their summer business. Is Christopher Nkunku the real deal or another Timo Werner? And Rapha tells us why Bayern are feeling so optimistic about signing Harry Kane. Michael is in New Zealand to discuss what he’s looking forward to, ahead of some mouthwatering last 16 ties at the Women’s World Cup. The Football League returns, which includes new-look Leicester, new-look Leeds and Tom Brady at Birmingham. Plus there’s time for some warm reminiscing about the now retired Gianluigi Buffon. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Community Shield preview (02.45) • PART 2a: How are Chelsea shaping up this summer? (12.00) • PART 2b: Raphael Honigstein on Nkunku and Kane (20.00) • PART 2c: Gigi Buffon calls time on his career (28.00) • PART 3: The EFL returns (35.00) • PART 4: Michael Cox’s Women’s World Cup adventure (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/08/23·52m 17s

Saudi money and some transformative transfers in the Premier League

The Totally Football Show is back! It’s Jimbo, James Horncastle, Carl Anka and Charlie Eccleshare in the studio as the domestic season appears on the horizon. What did we miss? Apart from Nani’s move to Adana Demirspor? A whole host of players heading to the Saudi Pro League, that's what. Wael Jabir joins us from Riyadh to discuss how this influx is being discussed in the kingdom. The panel are feeling a bit sceptical about the signings of Hojlund, Havertz and Tonali but very optimistic about Onana at Man United. Plus we talk Charlie’s summer with Harry Kane and Ange Postecoglou. And Allan Saint-Maximin’s card game. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: What did we miss? (01.00) • PART 2: Saudi cash splash with Wael Jabir (15.00) • PART 3: Charlie on tour with Tottenham (35.00) • PART 4: Man United making moves in the market (46.00) • PART 5: More of your “posts” (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/23·1h 11m

Introducing... The Daily Football Briefing

Welcome to the Daily Football Briefing; all the football news you need to know to start your day. Today: Chelsea had a really bad Tuesday. Simon Johnson tells us why. Tottenham started life under Ange Postecoglou with a loss, so what's changed? Charlie Eccleshare has the details And Liverpool might need to find some new midfielders sharpish. Andy Jones has dived into the data to tell us who he'd choose. Host: Michael Bailey Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Iain Macintosh Click here to get a subscription to The Athletic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/07/23·13m 8s

What to expect from the Totally Football Show

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08/07/23·1m 26s

Silvio Berlusconi part 2: The Bunga Bunga years

In the second part from our Golazzo archive, Jimbo, James Horncastle and Gab Marcotti discuss Berlusconi's move into politics. Wherever he went, sex and scandal usually followed - did he take his eye off the ball at the San Siro? Produced by Charlie Jones RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Berlusconi forms Forza Italia (01m 00s) • PART 2: Berlusconi’s results for Milan and politically (10m 00s) • PART 3a: The formation of Ancelotti’s Milan (16m 00s) • PART 3b: The Milan structure begins to disintegrate (18m 00s) • PART 4a: Berlusconi’s bunga bunga parties (21m 00s) • PART 4b: Berlusconi’s links to organised crime (26m 00s) • PART 5: What Berlusconi’s up to now with Monza (30m 00s) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/23·45m 58s

Silvio Berlusconi part 1: The man who made Milan

Silvio Berlusconi died this week at the age of 86, so we're republishing this Golazzo two-parter from 2020 profiling the man who helped make Milan such a formidable force in the 80s, 90s and 00s. In this first episode, Jimbo, James Horncastle and Gab Marcotti looks at how Berlusconi brought an elite level set-up on and off the pitch, making his three-time Champions League winners AC Milan the benchmark in European football. Produced by: Charlie Jones RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: The powerful man will fix things (01m 00s) • PART 2: Berlusconi’s beginnings, forming Italy’s first national commercial TV network (06m 00s) • PART 3a: Berlusconi moves into football with AC Milan (15m 30s) • PART 3b: Silvio secures Sacchi and makes some big signings (28m 00s) • PART 3c: Success comes for Milan in Serie A and in Europe (32m 30s) • PART 4a: Capello’s Milan take things further (38m 00s) • PART 4b: Milan 4-0 Barcelona in the 94 Champions League final (44m 00s) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/23·49m 55s

Man City win the Champions League in Istanbul as the 22-23 season comes to an end

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Tim Spiers and Daniel Storey for the final Totally Football Show of the season. City finally win the Champions League and complete a historic treble with Rodri scoring the only goal in a tense final. Sam Lee and James Horncastle join from Istanbul to break down how the Champions League final went for both sides. The Athletic's Paul Tenorio joins to talk about how and why Messi is moving to the MLS and what it might mean for the league. Plus your questions and a look back at the season with some best bits from Totally regulars as the 22-23 season finally reaches it's conclusion. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Sam Lee joins from Istanbul to talk about Citys treble win (03'00) • PART 1b: A closer look at the final (07'30) • PART 2: James Horncastle talks the final from Inters perspective (26'40) • PART 3: Messi in Miami (36'00) • PART 4: The end of the 22-23 season and your questions (50'00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/06/23·1h 11m

The Inter Totally Final - Producer Charlie Vs Tom Williams

Jimbo is in the Athletic studios for a special livestreamed finale to Europes biggest footbalI competition, the Intertotally Cup. The conclusion of this season's knockout quiz sees Producer Charlie up against Tom Williams with 2 rounds and 10 questions each to decide this years winner. Produced by Jesse Howard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/23·30m 35s

West Ham European champions in Prague, Postecoglou appointed by Spurs and Inter stand in the way of City treble

Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Adrian Clarke and Charlie Eccleshare to discuss the Europa Conference League, Postecoglou's appointment and the Champions League Final. Benji Lanyado joins from Riga airport on his way back from West Ham's historic night in Prague, as the Hammers beat Fiorentina to win the Conference League. Spurs finally land their next manager as Celtic's treble winning Australian Ange Postecoglou is appointed 72 days after Conte was sacked. A look at what's happening in the Saudi Pro League and the Saudi's investment in sport generally with Benzema and Kante headed to the Middle East. And a preview of the Champions League final as Man City face Inzaghi's Inter as they bid to finally win their first Champions League. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: West Ham win the Conference League (02'00) • PART 2: Spurs appoint Postecoglou (17'50) • PART 3a: Transfer deals and Saudi Pro League makes it's play (30'00) • PART 3b: Some transfer roundup (33'00) • PART 4: A Champions League preview (39'00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/23·1h 3m

City beat Man Utd to the FA Cup with two Gündoğan vollies and West Ham attempt The Italian Job in Prague

Jimbo is joined by the all star lineup of Duncan Alexander, Daniel Storey and Jay Harris to discuss the FA Cup Final and James Horncastle drops by to discuss West Ham's chances against Fiorentina. A volley with each foot for Gündoğan was enough to see of a spirited Manchester United who couldn't stop City's treble bid at Wembley. The panel discuss how far behind City United are and whether this game reflects on a good season or a decade of bad decisions at the club. Plus James Horncastle gives the lowdown on Vincenzo Italiano's impressive Fiorentina side ahead of them facing West Ham in the Conference League Final in Prague. Plus the Scottish Cup, The Women's Champions League Final and it's TV scheduling issues, and even bigger ones for the Women's World Cup this Summer, plus your questions. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: City win The FA Cup Final (04'40) • PART 2: How far behind are Man United? (24'50) • PART 3a: James Horncastle talks Fiorentina ahead of the Conference League (39'40) • PART 3b: West hams chances and Rice's future (43'20) • PART 4: The Scottish Cup, Womens CL and World Cup TV issues and your questions (46'30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/23·1h 3m

Sevilla win their 7th Europa League, Manchester Derby in the FA Cup Final and Wednesday promoted

Jimbo is joined in The Athletic studio by Charlie Eccleshare and Tom Williams and Laurie Whitwell joins down the line to discuss the Europa League final and the FA Cup final ahead. James Horncastle dials in from Budapest to talk Sevilla beating Roma to win their 7th Europa League final and Jose losing his first ever European final (and being predictably magnanimous in defeat). The first ever Manchester Derby in a major final awaits, with injury issues for Man Utd as they bid to stop City winning the treble. Plus Nancy Froston joins to tlak Darren Moore's Wednesday going up in the League One final and your questions. And the second Inter Totally Cup semi-final showdown sees Tom Williams take on Michael Cox. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Sevilla win the Europa League (05'00) • PART 2: The FA Cup final preview (27'00) • PART 3a: Wednesday win the League One play off (39'40) • PART 3b: The Scottish Cup Final, Womens CL Final and your questions (45'00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup Semi Final - Tom Williams Vs Michael Cox (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/06/23·1h 13m

Dortmund blow the Bundesliga. Will Mourinho leave Roma with the Europa League trophy?

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back for the last Tuesday pod of the season. Heartbreak in the Bundesliga as Bayern are champions, after one of those Dortmund moments costs them the title. Was it the first half of the season that actually cost them? And what can we expect from Union Berlin in the Champions League next season? Lens are also back in Europe’s elite competition while Lyon say goodbye to Jean-Michel Aulas. Who will be the next PSG manager? Could it be Jose Mourinho who could be exiting Roma with the Europa League trophy, as they face Sevilla on Wednesday? Plus hear why we're all wrong to underestimate Inter against Manchester City.   Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (04.00) • PART 2: Dortmund lose the title (10.30) • PART 3: Lens qualify for the Champions League (28.00) • PART 4: Europa League final preview (36.00) • PART 5: Are Inter about to upset Man City? (47.00) • PART 6: Barca bid farewell to the Camp Nou (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/23·1h 8m

Goodbye Leeds and Leicester, hello Luton

Jimbo is joined in The Athletic studio by Duncan Alexander, Tim Spiers and Daniel Storey after a dramatic conclusion to the Premier League season. Everton survive after beating Bournemouth as Leeds and Leicester drop down to the Championship. Hear how two clubs that made all the wrong decisions this season have paid the price. Coming up to the Premier League are a club that have made all the right decisions in Luton Town after their shootout win over Coventry at Wembley. Aston Villa claim the Conference League spot as people continue to sleep on just how good their players are. We discuss Lopetegui, Rice as Roy Keane and who had the worst Premier League season ever. And the first Inter Totally Cup semi-final sees Rory Smith take on Producer Charlie. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Everton survive (03.30) • PART 1b: Leeds and Leicester relegated to the Championship (10.00) • PART 2: Luton promoted to the Premier League (24.00) • PART 3a: Aston Villa qualify for the Conference League (35.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Smith v Producer Charlie (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/05/23·1h 9m

Who will be in the Premier League next season?

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Adrian Clarke into the studio ahead of the conclusion of this lengthy Premier League campaign. Only one of Everton, Leicester and Leeds will survive the drop to the Championship. The Toffees are in the driving seat but will Gary O’Neil’s Bournemouth be fired up and ready to spoil the party? And was Dean Smith’s ultra-defensive game plan for Leicester at Newcastle on Monday a masterstroke? Who will replace the outgoing Premier League teams - Coventry or Luton? Nancy Froston joins us to preview the weekend’s play-off finals, featuring comeback kings Sheffield Wednesday. Brighton seal Europa League qualification with an impressive display against Man City. Hear why Roberto De Zerbi is the real deal. No Slot for Spurs it would seem. Are they about to resurrect the summer of 2021, off the back of Harry Kane’s consolation season? And who will be the last semi-finalist in the Inter Totally Cup - Tom or Matt Davies-Adams? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: The season’s ending? (01.30) • PART 2: Will Everton, Leicester or Leeds survive? (08.00) • PART 3: EFL play-off finals preview with Nancy Froston (26.00) • PART 4a: Brighton 1-1 Man City (38.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44.00) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup - Williams v Davies-Adams (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/05/23·1h 3m

Vinicius, Juventus and Dortmund on the brink of the Bundesliga

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are here for you on the most packed of Euro pods. Juventus are deducted points. Again, After losing 10 points that will probably cost them Champions League football, we look at the possible repercussions this summer and discuss how it’s not a stain that can be washed away. Vinicius Jr once again faces racist taunts from fans in Spain, with the panel looking at La Liga’s process for dealing with racist abuse and whether any significant change might be forthcoming. Drama in the Bundesliga as Dortmund overtake Bayern at the top of the table. It could be good for the Bundesliga and bad for Kahn and Salihamidzic. Plus the Napoli honeymoon appears to be over with Luciano Spalletti maybe on the way out. And how far can Lyon’s 19 year old prodigy Rayan Cherki go? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (04.30) • PART 1b: Juventus deducted points again (09.00) • PART 2: Dortmund go top of the Bundesliga (24.00) • PART 3: Those European finals (36.00) • PART 4: Vinicius racially abused again (44.00) • PART 5: The Cherki show (59.00) • PART 6: Spalletti leaving Napoli? (66.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/05/23·1h 13m

Man City are champions, Forest are safe and Brighton are in Europe

Jimbo gathers Charlie Eccleshare, Jay Harris and Benji Lanyado together, as verdicts are handed down in the Premier League. Manchester City are champions for the 5th time in 6 seasons. The Athletic’s Sam Lee tells us about a season that wasn’t plain sailing, with dressing room problems that needed to be fixed. Nottingham Forest are safe after beating Arsenal. Who will join them in the Premier League next season - Everton, Leicester or a Leeds side without any fight? West Ham are in the Conference League final. We discuss Declan Rice and the enigma that is Knollsy. Arne Slot might be the man for Spurs as the Seagulls complete a wonderful season by qualifying for Europe. Two-time champion Michael Cox takes on Jay in the Inter Totally Cup. Plus why we love Roberto Firmino and why Harry Kane is even better than we think. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City are champions, with Sam Lee (04.00) • PART 2a: Forest 1-0 Arsenal (24.00) • PART 2b: West Ham 3-1 Leeds, Knollsy and the battle to stay up (29.00) • PART 2c: Farewell Declan Rice? (37.00) • PART 3a: Bye bye Bobby Firmino (41.00) • PART 3b: Brighton are in Europe (46.00) • PART 3c: Tottenham 1-3 Brentford (49.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Harris v Cox (58.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/23·1h 10m

Man City’s catharsis, Toney’s ban and Kane’s future

Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Rory Smith and Duncan Alexander as the Champions League and Championship play-off finals become set in stone. Man City demolish holders Real Madrid 4-0 to set up a meeting with Inter in Istanbul. One of the most dominant performances at this stage of the competition imaginable and a symbol of the super powerful structure that City have become. Where next for Los Blancos? Where next for Coventry City? Wembley for an unlikely play-off final with Luton for a place in the Premier League, where nostalgia will be the winner. The weekend’s Premier League action won’t feature Ivan Toney, after he’s banned for 8 months for 232 breaches of the FA’s gambling rules. But it will feature potentially the title, top 4 and relegation all being decided. And maybe Harry Kane’s last home game for Spurs? Rory takes on Sasha Goryunov in the second quarter-final of the Inter Totally Cup. Plus Forest’s small pitch and the Man United sale. Ends this Friday. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City beat Real Madrid 4-0 to set up Inter final (03.00) • PART 2a: Ivan Toney banned for 8 months (30.00) • PART 2b: The battle at the bottom of the Premier League (36.00) • PART 3a: Coventry v Luton for a place in the Premier League (45.00) • PART 3b: Man United takeover chat (49.00) • PART 3c: Harry Kane’s future (55.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Smith v Goryunov (58.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/05/23·1h 12m

Barcelona win La Liga, Bayern and Dortmund win big and a big semi-final week in Europe

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are spread out across Europe as we reach crunch time in the continent. Man City host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. Is it a coin toss as to who goes through? Meanwhile Inter have the advantage of Milan. Romelu Lukaku apparently has a 6/10 chance of staying at Inter, while Rafael Leao will probably feature for Milan at 60% fitness. Barcelona are La Liga champions for the first time in 4 years, although they’re chased off the pitch after winning against city rivals Espanyol. It’s still neck and neck in the Bundesliga with Bayern and Dortmund dishing out drubbings, as Thomas Muller’s future continues to dominate discussion in Bavaria. Plus the anti-homophobia campaign in Ligue 1, Sampdoria heading for insolvency and of course, Eurovision. Produced by Ben Green, Jay Beale and Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (04.00) • PART 2: Champions League semi-final previews (09.30) • PART 3a: Barcelona win La Liga (25.00) • PART 3b: Europa League semi-final previews (30.00) • PART 4a: Conference League semi-final previews (37.00) • PART 4b: Ligue 1’s anti-homophobia saga (39.00) • PART 4c: Sampdoria and Monza heading in different directions (45.00) • PART 4d: Big wins for Bayern and Dortmund (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/23·1h 1m

Brighton end Arsenal’s title hopes and Pochettino gets set for Chelsea

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Jon Mackenzie and Sasha Goryunov into the pod after a decisive weekend in the Premier League season. Arsenal’s title bid is all but over as Brighton dispatch them 3-0 at the Emirates. We discuss the Seagulls’ bravery, mean streak and top 4 hopes. And what next for Roberto De Zerbi? Man City are one win away from the title after seeing off Everton with Ilkay Gundogan staking his claim for a lengthier deal at the Etihad next season. Southampton are officially relegated. We look back at some highlights from their 11 year stay in the Premier League. Including Mauricio Pochettino, who’s on his way to Stamford Bridge. Plus Notts County’s long-awaited return to the Football League and the first Inter Totally Cup quarter-final between defending champion Daniel and debutant Producer Charlie. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Thanks for the memories Southampton (01.00) • PART 2a: Arsenal 0-3 Brighton (07.30) • PART 2b: Everton 0-3 Man City (20.30) • PART 3a: Pochettino heading to Chelsea (29.00) • PART 3b: More on the battle at the bottom (33.00) • PART 4a: Notts County promoted to the EFL at Wembley (42.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup - Storey v Producer Charlie (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/05/23·1h 8m

Man City battle back at the Bernabeu. What next at Goodison?

It’s Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and Charlie Eccleshare at The Athletic studios and very much in the business end of the season. The panel very much enjoyed Real Madrid’s draw with Man City in the Champions League semi-finals but will Sean Dyche’s Everton blow the title race wide open on Sunday? And is Carlo Ancelotti Brazil-bound? Inter take a two-goal advantage into the second leg of the other semi after a very bad night for Milan’s defence. In the Premier League, we look at the battle at the bottom and look ahead to the Conference League play-off between Villa and Spurs. There’s a segment of appreciation for Sergio Busquets who’s leaving Barcelona, before the final Inter Totally Cup first round match-up between Jack and Jay Harris. Plus will Notts County do a King’s Lynn and what you should do when you fall in cold water. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: The writing process (01.00) • PART 2: Real Madrid 1-1 Man City (04.00) • PART 3: Milan 0-2 Inter (17.30) • PART 4a: Everton v Man City and Arsenal v Brighton previews (25.00) • PART 4b: More on the battle at the bottom (34.00) • PART 5: Busquets leaves Barca and the rest of the Premier League weekend (41.00) • PART 6: Inter Totally Cup - Lang v Harris (57.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Take your business to the next level and sign up today for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/reddevils Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/05/23·1h 11m

Everton and Forest find some goals and a way out of the bottom three

It’s Jimbo in the company of Tim Spiers, Tom Williams and many more after one of the most remarkable days in Premier League history. The table is turned on its head. Everton fans thought they might be gone but another un-Dyche-like performance sees them run out 5-1 winners at Brighton. Forest are also out of the relegation zone after edging a 7 goal thriller against doomed Southampton. Is sticking with the manager about to pay off for them and West Ham? Leicester concede 5 at Fulham as they slip into the drop zone. Would Brendan Rodgers have done any worse? There’s an incredible finale in the Championship with Sunderland stealing into the play-offs at the expense of Millwall and Blackburn. Plus a marquee match-up in the Inter Totally Cup as defending champion Daniel Storey takes on Julien Laurens! Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Brighton 1-5 Everton (04.00) • PART 2a: Nottingham Forest 4-3 Southampton (15.00) • PART 2b: Fulham 5-3 Leicester (20.00) • PART 3a: West Ham 1-0 Man United (31.00) • PART 3b: The title race is still alive (40.00) • PART 4a: The final day of the Championship season (46.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup - Storey v Laurens (54.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Take your business to the next level and sign up today for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/05/23·1h 9m

Guardiola looking to banish memories of Bernabeu bedlam

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are with you earlier than usual ahead of a massive midweek of European football. Man City travel to Madrid in a rematch of last year’s Champions League semi-final. Can Real halt Haaland? Can City vanquish Vinicius? The fitness of Rafael Leao is the big concern for Milan as they prepare for the derby with Inter in the other semi-final. In the Europa League, can apprentice Alonso get one over master Mourinho? And will Mourinho be wearing a wire? Michiel Jongsma joins us to outline AZ Alkmaar’s chances in their Conference League semi against West Ham. Plus the game of the season in Europe’s top 5 leagues and the worst miss in xG history. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.00) • PART 2: Real Madrid v Man City preview (10.00) • PART 3: Milan v Inter preview (22.00) • PART 4: Europa League semi-finals preview (29.00) • PART 5: Lyon 5-4 Montpellier and the Messi situation at PSG (40.00) • PART 6: Conference League semi-finals preview with Michiel Jongsma (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/23·1h 7m

Big Sam’s return, Haaland’s record and Lampard’s future

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Adrian Clarke and Sasha Goryunov in a week of yet more managerial upheaval. Leeds replace Javi Gracia with Sam Allardyce for the final 4 matches of the season. Is Big Sam as good as he says he is? And could we see yet more managerial changes in the Premier League this season? The panel debate Frank Lampard’s future in management after a 6th defeat in a row against Arsenal at the Emirates. Plus there’s a guy at the Etihad who’s breaking records as Man City stay top of the table. The battle at the bottom promises to excite as Leicester go all-out attack under Dean Smith. And we dig deeper into Trent Alexander-Arnold’s new role at Liverpool. Finally, it’s Sasha’s turn to step up in the Inter Totally Cup as he takes on Nancy Froston! Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Big Sam’s back at Leeds (02.00) • PART 2a: Man City 3-0 West Ham (14.30) • PART 2b: Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea (22.30) • PART 3a: Leicester 2-2 Everton (35.00) • PART 3b: The relegation run-in (42.00) • PART 4a: Women’s Champions League and the rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) • PART 4b: Inter Totally Cup - Goryunov v Froston (62.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/23·1h 16m

PSG embarrassed again, Bayern back on top and Napoli nearly champions

Jimbo is back with the Euro crew, as James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens discuss the business end of the season. Bayern go top of the Bundesliga again as Dortmund are victims of a controversial penalty decision at Bochum. Meanwhile Rapha explains Fortuna Dusseldorf’s plans to start letting their fans in for free. Napoli were 6 minutes away from sealing the Scudetto in Naples on Sunday. The locals will have to wait a bit longer before they start setting off volcanoes. PSG lose at home for the 3rd time in 4 games. Jules is feeling thoroughly embarrassed by Christophe Galtier’s side. Elsewhere, there’s silverware secured by PSV and Toulouse. Plus Barcelona’s record-chasing defence, Girona’s European prospects and La Liga’s best relegation battle ever. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Bayern back on top and Fortuna freebies (09.00) • PART 3: Napoli nearly champions (24.00) • PART 4a: PSV and Toulouse win silverware (33.00) • PART 4b: PSG beaten at home again (38.00) • PART 5: Barca still impenetrable (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally *** • Go to indochino.com and use code TOTALLY to get 10% off any purchase of $399 or more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/23·1h

Calling out Klopp, applauding Alvarez and asking what next for Kane and Hodgson?

Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Jon Mackenzie and Matt Davies-Adams along for a good old chat about a goal-tastic weekend of football. Liverpool win 4-3 in an incredible counter with Spurs on Sunday but it’s the behaviour of Jurgen Klopp that has the panel’s blood boiling. Plus where is the most suitable destination for Harry Kane? Man City are top of the Premier League for the first time since February. Erling Haaland may have 50 goals but it’s time to show some love to Julian Alvarez. Elsewhere we discuss Roy Hodgson’s future, how much Leeds fans miss Marcelo Bielsa and whether or not Julen Lopetegui is the worst dressed manager in the Premier League. Plus we salute Souness and bring you the marquee match-up of the Inter Totally Cup first round - Michael Cox versus Charlie Eccleshare! Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Why so many goals? (01.30) • PART 2: Liverpool 4-3 Tottenham (06.00) • PART 3a: Fulham 1-2 Man City (23.00) • PART 3b: Crystal Palace 4-3 West Ham (29.00) • PART 3c: Man United and Newcastle sew up top 4? (32.30) • PART 4: The battle at the bottom and Brighton battering Wolves (40.00) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup - Cox v Eccleshare (62.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/05/23·1h 17m

Man City school Arsenal, while Chelsea are just sad to watch

Jimbo’s back and joined for a special late night pod by Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Matt Davies-Adams. It was billed for months as an epic title decider but it didn’t materialise as a Man City masterclass saw Pep’s men wipe the floor with Arsenal at the Etihad. Is the championship race over for Arsenal and is there anything this City side can’t do? The Gunners will be top dogs in London, while Chelsea may still finish below all their Premier League counterparts in the capital. It’s 5 defeats out of 5 for Frank Lampard. Mauricio Pochettino can’t get there soon enough. Elsewhere, there’s a massive win for Nottingham Forest against Brighton, Villa continue to impress and Sheffield United are promoted back to the top tier. The other colossal match-up on Wednesday sees Tom take on Adrian Clarke in the Inter Totally Cup. Plus bottling, beach-based violence and Billy the white horse. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City 4-1 Arsenal (03.00) • PART 2a: Chelsea 0-2 Brentford (20.00) • PART 2b: Nottingham Forest 3-1 Brighton & West Ham 1-2 Liverpool (29.00) • PART 2c:Sheffield United promoted to the Premier League (34.00) • PART 3a: Tuesday night’s action in the Premier League (38.00) • PART 3b: Stellini out, Mason in at Spurs (46.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Williams v Clarke (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/23·1h 15m

Juventus get their points back but Bayern Munich are breaking down

Matt Davies-Adams welcomes James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo into the studio after a seismic weekend across Europe. Napoli are one win away from the Scudetto after a last-gasp victory in Turin. But it’s Juventus that are dominating the headlines after getting their 15 point deduction overturned. Hear why Serie A is in a cocktail shaker right now. There’s a big inquest at Bayern as Dortmund overtake them with 5 games to go in the Bundesliga title race. Will Kahn carry the can? And which striker will be the answer to their problems this summer? Elsewhere, Barcelona see off Atletico with yet another 1-0 as Lionel Messi appears to be packing his 15 suitcases for a return to the Camp Nou. Plus Alonso, Alexis and Air En-Nesyri. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.00) • PART 2: Serie A in a cocktail shaker amid Juve points predicament (05.30) • PART 3: Big inquest at Bayern and Alonso’s on the up (22.00) • PART 4: Barca 1-0 their way to the title (42.00) • PART 5: Lens and Marseille in the race for Champions League football (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/04/23·59m 36s

The Manchester cup final is coming, Man City Arsenal is here and Spurs are sinking fast

Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Liam Tharme after FA Cup semi-final weekend and a pivotal matchday in the Premier League title race. Manchester United overcome Brighton on penalties to set up a Manchester derby in the FA Cup final. City in the final is a scary prospect when there’s a treble and legacy on the line. The next big City fixture is in the Premier League on Wednesday, the long-awaited clash with Arsenal at the Etihad. The Gunners stumble spectacularly at home to Southampton on Friday night, with squad depth maybe set to cost them the title. More North London misery as Tottenham give us possibly the worst start to a game in Premier League history at St James’s Park. After a 6-1 defeat, Daniel Levy needs to appease the fans but will finding the right managerial appointment take patience and quite some selling? Wrexham are back in the Football League after 15 years away. We ask who wouldn’t want Reynolds and McElhenney in charge of their club? Plus it’s Rory Smith versus Tim Spiers in the last 16 of the Inter Totally Cup! Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: United and City set up an all Manchester FA Cup final (01.45) • PART 2: Newcastle 6-1 Spurs with Charlie Eccleshare (23.00) • PART 3: Arsenal prepare for Man City meeting with Saints saga (33.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46.00) • PART 5: Wrexham promoted to the Football League (60.00) • PART 6: Inter Totally Cup - Smith v Spiers (63.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/04/23·1h 18m

Milan clubs set up a semi-final. Will we see an all Manchester FA Cup final?

Matt Davies-Adams is joined in The Athletic studio by Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Joey D’Urso in a week chock-full of Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup action. Man City ease past Bayern to set up a Champions League semi-final rematch with Real Madrid, as Erling Haaland is agonisingly close to doing a Clive Allen. Real unsurprisingly sweep aside Chelsea to end their season. How far could the Blues slip down the table over the next 7 games? The other semi-final will be a Milan derby, thanks partly to the unfashionable fleece Olivier Giroud. James Horncastle tells us why defeat will feel like relegation for the losing side. It’s FA Cup semi-final weekend and Brighton and Sheffield United are the teams looking to foil a first ever all Manchester final. The Premier League weekend sees top play bottom and what could be a Champions League play-off between Newcastle and Spurs. Plus Steven Gerrard at Villa, the last 10 minutes of Gillingham v Leyton Orient, and Duncan versus Producer Charlie in the Inter Totally Cup! Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Parliamentary crypto affairs (01.00) • PART 2a: Man City through to the Champions League semi-finals (02.45) • PART 2b: Milan clubs set up a semi, with James Horncastle (07.45) • PART 3: Chelsea’s season ended by Real Madrid (19.00) • PART 4: FA Cup semi-finals preview (26.00) • PART 5: Premier League weekend preview (36.00) • PART 6: Inter Totally Cup - Alexander versus Producer Charlie (60.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally • Get serious about selling and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/04/23·1h 13m

Chelsea’s last chance, Inter’s last dance and PSG’ s manager hunt set to advance?

Matt Davies-Adams is in the hot-seat, with James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo for company. Napoli trail Milan by a goal in the most delicately balanced Champions League quarter-final. Can the returning Osimhen fire the Serie A leaders to the semi-finals? It’s mission improbable for Chelsea and Bayern. Can the next manager get the Blues back into the Champions League? And would Bayern be open to selling Sadio Mane? Domestically, Dortmund somehow threw away a two-goal lead with an extra man in a major dent to their title credentials. PSG look to have sealed another title but could it be Thiago Motta in the dugout at the Parc Des Princes next season? And bridges continue to be burned between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2a: Napoli v Milan preview (06.30) • PART 2b: Chelsea v Real Madrid preview (11.30) • PART 3a: Bayern Munich v Man City preview (22.00) • PART 3b: Inter v Benfica preview (30.00) • PART 3c: Europa & Conference League previews (32.00) • PART 4a: PSG 3-1 Lens (41.00) • PART 4b: Dortmunditis, and Barca and Real burning bridges (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally • Get serious about selling and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/23·1h

Bigging up Bournemouth and Brighton, as complacency costs Arsenal

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Benji Lanyado and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod after a Premier League weekend that felt very significant. Arsenal throw away another 2-0 lead as West Ham fans are reminded of the good times in the Moyes marriage. Have the Gunners got complacent and will that Saka penalty miss prove to be the pivotal moment in the title race? Chelsea and Tottenham are both humbled at home by South Coast opposition as we salute Brighton and Bournemouth. Could Gary O’Neil be one of the best caretakers of all time? Elsewhere, is the top 4 race all done and dusted and how much is Ollie Watkins wishing there was a summer World Cup? Plus Benji takes on Matt in the first matchup of the Inter Totally Cup 2023! Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal slip up at West Ham while Man City keep on winning (03.00) • PART 2a: Tottenham 2-3 Bournemouth (17.00) • PART 2b: Chelsea 1-2 Brighton (25.00) • PART 2c: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Man Utd (30.00) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (37.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Davies-Adams versus Lanyado (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally • Get serious about selling and sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at shopify.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/04/23·1h 4m

Pep’s proper football beats Bayern as lethargic Leicester look to Smith

It’s Jimbo, Jack Lang, Tom Williams and Adrian Clarke at Totally HQ to discuss all the red-hot Champions League and Premier League action. We witness the highest level of football as Man City dismantle Bayern 3-0 at the Etihad. Raphael Honigstein tells us about the Sane-Mane bust-up and why Bayern don’t have buyer’s remorse over Thomas Tuchel. Chelsea might be feeling more remorseful when it comes to Tuchel as Frank Lampard’s side are easily swept aside by Real Madrid. They’re a mid-table side and a team of individuals. Dean Smith is the new Leicester manager. He needs to get them running if they’re to have any chance of staying up. Plus it’s Watkins v Isak and red-hot Villa v red-hot Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime. Also on the agenda, Wrexham, East 17 and Gary O’Neil at the gym Plus it’s the draw for the Inter Totally Cup 2023! Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City 3-0 Bayern, with Raphael Honigstein (03.00) • PART 2a: Real Madrid 2-0 Chelsea (18.00) • PART 2b: Heading for a Milan derby semi? (27.00) • PART 3a: Leicester appoint Dean Smith (33.00) • PART 3b: West Ham v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Newcastle previews (39.00) • PART 3c: Forest v Man Utd and Spurs v Bournemouth previews (48.00) • PART 4a: Big weeks for Wrexham and Colwyn Bay (52.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (58.00) • PART 4c: The Inter Totally Cup draw 2023 (61.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/23·1h 11m

Calcio is back, Champions League returns but where have all the goal scorers gone?

Jimbo and the Euro collective of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo cast their eyes over all the weekend and midweek action. The Champions League returns with Guardiola v Tuchel, Ancelotti v Lampard and an under pressure Inzaghi at Inter. Meanwhile Maurizio Sarri is back on song with Lazio who look like a proper Sarri side and should be playing Champions League football next season. On paper Sevilla shouldn’t have much chance against Man United in the Europa League but they make a lot more sense than they did under Sampaoli. A debate over Dusan Vlahovic leads us to ask where have all the goal scoring strikers disappeared to, across Europe. Plus a fair few feuds - Valverde v Buena, Cassano v Mourinho and Galtier v Nice ultras. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Champions League quarter-final previews (07.00) • PART 3: Inter under pressure, Lazio on fire (20.00) • PART 3a: Europa League quarter-final previews (34.00) • PART 3b: Where have all the goal scorers gone? (40.00) • PART 4: Real Madrid v Villarreal and Valverde v Baena (48.00) • PART 5: Galtier returns to Nice with a PSG win (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/04/23·1h 7m

Haaland, Hodgson and a hell of a game at Anfield

Jimbo, Carl Anka, Duncan Alexander and Tim Spiers are with you after a pulsating Premier League weekend and one of the games of the season. Arsenal are pegged back from 2-0 up to draw 2-2 with Liverpool at Anfield. But given the late onslaught, will it turn out to be a crucial point for the Gunners in the title race? Man City are in the ascendancy with Erling Haaland continuing to make our league look like a farmer’s league. And Jedi Roy Hodgson manifests an incredible 5-1 win for Palace at Elland Road. Leicester are looking doomed to the drop while we ask given all the refereeing wrongs they’ve suffered this season, should Brighton be awarded some more points? Burnley are rolling on a river all the way back to the Premier League. Andy Jones tells us what to expect after Vincent Kompany’s side secure promotion Plus the Tete-Solanke half and half scarf and Lionel Richie visits Wycombe. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: The Tete and Solanke half and half scarf (02.00) • PART 2a: Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal (06.30) • PART 2b: Southampton 1-4 Man City (18.00) • PART 3a: Leeds 1-5 Crystal Palace (28.00) • PART 3b: Leicester 0-1 Bournemouth (35.00) • PART 4a: Spurs 2-1 Brighton (43.00) • PART 4b: Newcastle, Man United and Villa win but Chelsea lose again (52.00) • PART 5: Burnley promoted to the Premier League, with Andy Jones (60.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/04/23·1h 14m

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea and Arsenal’s Anfield acid test

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Jon Mackenzie are back in a week packed full of Premier League football and yet more managerial movement. Frank Lampard is back at Chelsea as interim manager until the end of the season. He needs to introduce more spirit at Stamford Bridge and more chairs at Cobham. Newcastle thrash West Ham 5-1 in a game so odd it could be considered a one-off. And a big weekend beckons, with leaders Arsenal hoping their excellent away record can stand the test of time at Anfield. Plus why Leeds have been lucky, that Ferguson flick and Tottenham’s eyes on De Zerbi. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: A James Milner stat (02.00) • PART 2: Lampard returns to Chelsea, with Dom Fifield (03.30) • PART 3a: Midweek Premier League roundup (21.00) • PART 3b: A big week for Leeds (31.00) • PART 4a: Liverpool v Arsenal preview (38.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/04/23·58m 34s

More misery for Messi at PSG. And lads…it’s Dortmund

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens - aka the Euro crew - are back to review a crazy weekend across the continent. Thomas Tuchel’s Bayern blitz past Dortmund in his first game in charge. But maybe it might have been different if it wasn’t for that early Kobel calamity. Hear how Tuchel wants to play. Plus why Chelsea would be a bad choice for Nagelsmann, not the other way round. PSG lose at home again, this time to Lyon, with Messi booed as he loses the ball 26 times. Jules thinks it’s impossible that Christophe Galtier will still be there next season and possible they might not win the title. Napoli suffer a shock 4-0 defeat at home to Milan ahead of their Champions League quarter-final. It may not cost them the title but the fans are far from happy with the ownership. Plus the lack of competition in La Liga and the main message of True Detective. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Dream start for Tuchel as Bayern batter Dortmund (07.00) • PART 3: Milan win 4-0 at league leaders Napoli (22.00) • PART 4: PSG lose at home again (36.00) • PART 5: Real hit 6 but Barca stay 12 points clear (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/23·1h 5m

Chelsea part ways with Potter, as Leicester release Rodgers

Jimbo’s back in the hot seat but the same can’t be said of Graham Potter or Brendan Rodgers who are sacked on Sunday. Natalie Gedra, Daniel Storey and Sasha Goryunov make up the panel in a packed podcast. Liam Twomey gives us the latest on who Chelsea are after in their managerial hunt as we ask what do the Blues board want the club to be and what is their vision? Rob Tanner tells us about Leicester’s acceptance that things wouldn’t change for the better without a change in the dugout. Enter Potter at the King Power? On the field, it was raining shots at Selhurst Park. What the hell happened to Hodgson? Manchester City hammer Liverpool 4-1 as the Reds show that they don’t know how to suffer this season Plus Jesus, Emery, De Gea and Bolton. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea sack Graham Potter with Liam Twomey (03.00) • PART 2a: Crystal Palace 2-1 Leicester (22.00) • PART 2b: The dismissal of Brendan Rodgers, with Rob Tanner (28.30) • PART 2c: Is Cooper next for the sack? (33.00) • PART 3a: Man City 4-1 Liverpool (38.00) • PART 3b: The battle at the bottom (47.00) • PART 4: Brighton 3-3 Brentford & Newcastle 2-0 Man Utd (54.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/04/23·1h 12m

Man City v Liverpool, Newcastle v Man United and Luton v Watford

The Premier League is back and so too is Kelly Somers, alongside Duncan Alexander, Jay Harris and Dom Fifield. Manchester City are chasing leaders Arsenal and host their old nemeses Liverpool at lunchtime on Saturday. A big game after a difficult international break for Virgil Van Dijk. Newcastle look to leapfrog Man United into 3rd at St James’s Park while Selhurst Park welcomes back Roy Hodgson for the visit of Leicester. Yes there are big games in the Premier League but are any as big as Luton v Watford in the Championship? Just don’t call it the M1 derby. Plus the accountancy derby, why there’s no mid-table and how severely Mitrovic should be punished. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: International round-up (04.30) • PART 1b: Man City v Liverpool preview (09.30) • PART 1c: Arsenal v Leeds preview (15.30) • PART 2a: Newcastle v Man Utd (23.00) • PART 2b: Crystal Palace v Leicester preview (28.00) • PART 2c: Forest v Wolves & Bournemouth v Fulham previews (36.00) • PART 3a: Luton v Watford preview (45.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/03/23·1h 6m

Conte gets canned by Spurs as Bayern turn to Tuchel

Joining Kelly Somers on the pod are Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Tom Williams, as the international weekend is overshadowed by some monumental managerial movements. Spurs finally sever ties with Antonio Conte late on Sunday night, with Cristian Stellini in charge for the rest of the season. Time now for a long-term appointment that could put smiles on the faces of people at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In more shocking news, Bayern swap Julian Nagelsmann for Thomas Tuchel ahead of a defining period in their season. Raphael Honigstein has all the details. England look as though they’ve already booked their spot at Euro 2024 by making it 2 wins out of 2. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch. Coming up this week, Scotland v Spain and the Republic of Ireland v France. Or Ferguson v Mbappe as it’s also being dubbed.  Plus Kazakhstan’s heroics, Zlatan v Lukaku and the WSL’s best ever title race. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Conte finally leaves Spurs (03.30) • PART 1b: Bayern swap Nagelsmann for Tuchel, with Raphael Honigstein (19.00) • PART 2a: England 2-0 Ukraine (30.00) • PART 2b: Big wins for Kazakhstan, Portugal and Belgium (43.00) • PART 3a: Republic of Ireland v France preview (55.00) • PART 3b: Scotland v Spain preview (60.00) • PART 3c: Wales v Latvia preview (62.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/03/23·1h 8m

Hello international break, farewell Mesut Ozil

With Jimbo away for the international break, Kelly Somers is in the Totally hot seat, with Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Charlie Eccleshare for company. This week sees the retirement of two sometimes great and sometimes terrible former Arsenal and Real Madrid players, Emmanuel Adebayor and Mesut Ozil, with the German in particular leaving a hugely divisive legacy. A genius turned live blogger. The Euro 2024 qualifying campaign begins with some stellar fixtures including Italy v England, Spain v a Haaland-less Norway, Zlatan’s Sweden v Belgium and captain Mbappe’s France v Koeman’s Netherlands. Paul Tenorio joins us to discuss a turbulent few months for the US national team since the World Cup, the courting of Folarin Balogun and why Patrick Vieira should be the next USA manager. Plus Hodgson, Conte and handsome Herve Renard. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Ozil and Adebayor, we hardly knew ye (02.00) • PART 2a: Roy Hodgson returns to Crystal Palace (13.00) • PART 2b: Conte somehow still at Spurs (19.00) • PART 3a: Italy v England preview (27.00) • PART 3b: Hughton’s Ghana get ready for action (33.00) • PART 3c: France v Netherlands preview (36.00) • PART 3d: Sweden v Belgium preview (46.00) • PART 4a: Paul Tenorio on an eventful few months for the USA (50.00) • PART 4b: New eras for Wales and Spain (57.00) • PART 4c: Sampaoli out, Renard in (62.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/03/23·1h 11m

Dortmund top, Rome derby boils over and Feyenoord flying

The Euro crew assemble in the Athletic studio with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo bringing you the latest from the continent. The Champions League draw pits City and Pep against his old club Bayern and Chelsea against Real Madrid and James makes a case for Inter reaching the final. Barca win El Clásico to all but seal the La Liga title amidst their huge problems off the pitch and Atletico are flying. Lazio do the double in the Rome Derby as things heat up off the pitch with Jose Mourinho and Lazio owner Claudio Lotito. Dortmund finish a weekend of football top of the Bundesliga for the first time since 2019 as Bayern lose to Bayer Leverkusen. Michiel Jongsma joins us to talk Feyenoord and in France, PSG lose and Will Still's Reims finally lose. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: The Champions League draw (09.00) • PART 3: El Clasico and La Liga (14.00)  • PART 4: Rome derby and Serie A (24.20) • PART 5: Dortmund go top and the Bundesliga (35.40) • PART 5b: Michiel Jongsma joins to talk Feyenoord (46.00) • PART 6: PSG lose again and Will Still's run ends in Ligue 1 (51.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/23·1h 8m

Conte tears into Tottenham as Palace get ready for Roy return

Jimbo gathers together Daniel Storey, Nick Miller and Tom Williams to pick through an eventful weekend in the Premier League and FA Cup. Man United will face Brighton in the semi-finals after overcoming a Fulham side that implode at Old Trafford. Meanwhile Haaland makes it 8 goals in 2 games to set up a semi with Championship Sheffield United. Southampton and Spurs share six goals in the Premier League but the headlines are made by Antonio Conte’s extraordinary post-match press conference. Has he burned his bridges with everyone at Tottenham? Managerless Crystal Palace are swept aside by the league leaders Arsenal on Sunday. Dom Fifield tells us why the Eagles might be right to replace Patrick Vieira with Roy Hodgson. We also discuss the embarrassing paranoia of Wolves and Nottingham Forest when it comes to refereeing decisions. Plus Brooks, Koulibaly, Gordon Smith xG and what Erling Haaland goals can we remember? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Saka or Haaland for POTY (01.30) • PART 2a: Man United 3-1 Fulham and Brighton 5-0 Grimsby (04.00) • PART 2b: Man City 6-0 Burnley and Sheff Utd 3-2 Blackburn (14.00) • PART 3a: Dom Fifield on the sacking of Patrick Vieira and the return of Roy? (25.00) • PART 3b: Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace (33.00) • PART 3c: Wolves 2-4 Leeds (35.00) • PART 4a: Antonio Conte tears into Tottenham (39.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (43.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/23·1h 4m

Napoli, Grimsby and what do Liverpool want to be?

Jimbo welcomes Rory Smith, Raphael Honigstein and Duncan Alexander into the pod in a week packed full of Champions League, FA Cup and Premier League action. Liverpool are eased out of the Champions League by Real Madrid, ending their trophy hopes in the process. Why do Jurgen Klopp’s side need everything to be perfect and why can’t they win when playing badly? Five-star Haaland leads Man City to victory over Leipzig. And Napoli are one of three Italian teams in the quarter-finals. Hear why Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia and co are the saviours of European football. Speaking of quarter-finals, the FA Cup returns with Kompany returning to Man City and League Two Grimsby looking to upset darlings of the pod Brighton. In the Premier League, an under pressure Patrick Vieira returns to his old club, league leaders Arsenal, as the historic bun fight at the bottom of the table continues. Plus pizza, Crufts and crew necks v turtlenecks.  Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Is Serie A back? (01.00) • PART 2a: Man City 7-0 Leipzig (06.00) • PART 2b: Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool (14.00)  • PART 3: Napoli 3-0 Frankfurt (23.00) • PART 4: FA Cup quarter-finals preview (36.00) • PART 5: Premier League weekend preview (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/03/23·1h 13m

Real Madrid’s big week and Galatasaray’s record streak

Packed into The Athletic studio, it’s Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo to cater for your continental needs. Liverpool travel to Madrid, three goals down against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Then Ancelotti’s men have El Clasico after Real confirmed their intention to join the complaint against Barca after they were charged with corruption. Man City take on Leipzig while cup manager Inzaghi looks for another big result as Inter go to Porto. Over in Turkey, Banu Yelkovan tells us about Super Lig leaders Galatasaray who have won 14 games in a row and have a more star-studded squad than you’d realised. And in France, Reims are still unbeaten in Ligue 1 under Still, and Benzema and Deschamps are having a very public row over the World Cup. Plus that Osimhen song, that Nuno Santos Rabona and that goal worthy of Maradona. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Real Madrid v Liverpool & the Barcelona scandal (06.30) • PART 3: Man City v Leipzig preview & the Bundesliga round-up (22.00)  • PART 4: Inzaghi under the microscope at Inter (31.00) • PART 5: 14 wins on the spin for Galatasaray with Banu Yelkovan (40.00) • PART 6: No more title race in Ligue 1 (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/03/23·1h 3m

Trossard transforming Arsenal, Liverpool’s away day woe and who’s going down?

Jimbo, Jack Lang, Daniel Storey and Jay Harris reconvene to discuss a slightly bizarre Premier League weekend. Liverpool follow up their 7-0 win over Man United with a 1-0 surrender at Bournemouth. Which does little to convince the panel that they can overcome a three-goal deficit at Real Madrid in the Champions League this week. Leaders Arsenal cruise to a 3-0 win at Fulham with Leandro Trossard setting up all three goals. And Gabriel Jesus is back. It’s an unhappy Sunday for another Brazilian as Casemiro sees red again at Old Trafford. Why is he falling foul of officials so often when he didn’t in La Liga? And with the bottom 5 all taking points, and with 5 points separating the bottom 9, we ask who the heck is going down? Are Leicester too good? Or are Forest set to slide down the table without Johnson? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: An analysis-free Match of the Day (01.00) • PART 2a: Bournemouth 1-0 Liverpool (04.30) • PART 2b: Crystal Palace 0-1 Man City (10.00)  • PART 3a: Fulham 0-3 Arsenal (17.00) • PART 3b: Man United 0-0 Southampton (22.00) • PART 3c: Everton 1-0 Brentford (26.00) • PART 3d: West Ham 1-1 Aston Villa (31.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/03/23·54m 24s

Tottenham’s dire Champions League exit and Potter’s fresh start at Chelsea

Jimbo welcomes along Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Adrian Clarke into the studio after a Champions League midweek full of drama and disappointment, and ahead of a Premier League weekend full of quirks. Tottenham’s joyless Champions League campaign ends with the first ever 0-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as Milan progress to the last 8. Do the club need a reset and who is the manager to replace Conte and rebuild? Chelsea ease the pressure on Potter with victory over Dortmund as they keep their hopes of silverware alive. Did we see a new Potter and has he stumbled upon a starting 11 that he should stick with? PSG suffer another last 16 exit. Julien Laurens tells us why the Parisians don’t have a strong enough squad and why Bayern Munich aren’t as good as they should be. In the Premier League this weekend, leaders Arsenal travel to Craven Cottage with reason to fear Mitrovic, Solomon and co. And Man City are at Selhurst Park where they’ve had a hard time in the past. Elsewhere we discuss Brighton chance’s of a top 4 finish and Evan Ferguson’s chances of a big money move. Plus El Blockico, the king of the flick-ons and Adrian’s triple retake. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Parker and Billic both lose their jobs (03.00) • PART 2a: Chelsea through to the last 16 (06.00) • PART 2b: Spurs eliminated by Milan (15.30)  • PART 2c: PSG knocked out by Bayern, with Julien Laurens (26.30) • PART 3a: Crystal Palace v Man City and Fulham v Arsenal previews (38.00) • PART 3b: Bournemouth v Liverpool preview (46.00) • PART 4a: On This Day - Mourinho sprints down the touchline (49.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/03/23·1h 12m

Will Bayern keep Mbappe at bay? Will Sevilla and Valencia go down?

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back together at The Athletic studios in anticipation of some red-hot Champions League second legs. Bayern host PSG with a 1-0 lead but can they contain Kylian Mbappe, PSG’s newly crowned all-time top scorer? Especially when Julian Nagelsmann seems to have lost faith in Joao Cancelo. Dortmund travel to Stamford Bridge after securing their 10th win in a row in 2023. They’ve learned how to play without the ball and the brilliant Julian Brandt is archetypal of the new Dortmund. Spurs welcome Milan to North London for a fixture that’s too close to call. Is Rafael Leao due a big performance for the Rossoneri? Domestically, Sevilla are smashed 6-1 by Atletico with Sampaoli and Monchi both under the microscope. And Will Still is still unbeaten in Ligue 1 with Reims. Plus Scott Parker, Piers Morgan and boil-in bag rice. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2a: Bayern v PSG preview (07.00) • PART 2b: Chelsea v Dortmund preview (15.30)  • PART 3a: UEFA refund Liverpool fans (28.00) • PART 3c: Tottenham v Milan preview (31.00) • PART 4a: Man United v Real Betis preview (37.00) • PART 4b: Are Sevilla and Valencia going down? (43.00) • PART 4c: Will Still still unbeaten in Ligue 1 (52.00) • PART 5: Roma 1-0 Juventus (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/23·1h 5m

Liverpool 7-0 Man United and that Reiss Nelson moment

Jimbo is joined by Tim Spiers, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams after massive wins at Anfield and the Emirates in the Premier League this weekend. Man United suffer their joint heaviest defeat ever, collapsing 7-0 at Anfield. Salah’s on song for the Reds, as is Fabinho as United look like toddlers in a playground. None more so than Bruno Fernandes. Saturday sees one of the games of the season and one of the noises of the season as leaders Arsenal come from 2-0 down to beat Bournemouth 3-2. Reiss Nelson providing ecstasy at the Emirates. Elsewhere, Wolves are looking good to stay up as they see off Spurs in the Tim Spiers derby. Do they actually have a better squad than Tottenham? Plus praise for De Zerbi and Johnson, the less than effective Kai Havertz and West Ham as the Roy Hodgson GIF. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 7-0 Man United (01.00) • PART 2: Arsenal 3-2 Bournemouth (26.00) • PART 3a: Conti Cup for Arsenal, PSG record for Mbappe (36.00)  • PART 3b: Wolves 1-0 Tottenham (40.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/03/23·1h 2m

Grimsby in the FA Cup quarters, Spurs chopped by the Blades, Arsenal go 5 points clear, Fulham's incredible campaign and a look ahead to the weekend's fixtures

James is joined by Duncan Alexander, Caoimhe O'Neill, and Jack Lang to review the mid week FA Cup and Premier League action and look ahead to the weekend's fixtures. Grimsby in the FA Cup Quarter finals for the first time in 84 years and Spurs chances of silverware all but ended by Sheffield United. Adrian Clarke joins to talk about Arsenal's emphatic 4-0 win against Everton as they win their game in hand and go 5 points clear at the top. Foden and Alvarez reignite City's attack as they beat Bristol ahead of their lunchtime kick off with Newcastle. Liverpool vs Man United on Sunday as Liverpool chase top 4 and Man United hunt down the top two. The Athletic's Fulham correspondent Peter Rutzler joins to talk about their incredible season and the job Silva is doing. Plus all the rest of the weekend's games. Produced by Jesse Howard RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: FA Cup 5th Round Up (07.00) • PART 2a: Adrian Clarke talks Arsenal's 4-0 win (20.20) • PART 2b: Foden's back and Man City vs Newcastle (29.45)  • PART 2c: Liverpool Vs Man United (31.30)  • PART 3a: Peter Rutzler talks Fulham's remarkable season (39.20) • PART 4a: Chelsea Vs Leeds (47.20) • PART 4b: The rest of the weekend's fixtures and some continental cup fun (53.40) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/03/23·1h 9m

PSG pull away, Dortmund and Bayern level pegging, La Liga top 4 all drop points and Milan and Inter battle for second

Jimbo is joined by Alvaro Romeo, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens, and James Horncastle to discuss all the latest action from across the continent. Mbappe hits 200 and Messi reaches his 700th league goal as PSG beat Marseille in Le Stade Vélodrome. Plus Monaco come unstuck against Nice with Lilian Thuram's son Khephren on the scoresheet. Bayern beat title rivals Union 3-0 and Dortmund keep pace with a goal of Brandt's back. Dropped points for all of the top 4 in La Liga as Barca lose to relegation threatened Almería, Real and Atlético Madrid draw and Real Sociedad lose to Valencia. Napoli win again as Inter lose at Bologna and AC Milan win at Atalanta to put the Milan sides level on points in second and third. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (05.20) • PART 2: PSG beat Marseille and Nice beat Monaco (08.00) • PART 3: Bayern beat Union and Dortmund unbeaten run continues (22.00) • PART 4: La Liga top 4 all drop points (33.00)  • PART 5: Milan and Inter battle for second as Napoli win again (44.05) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/02/23·1h 2m

Man United ease to League Cup victory, more blues at the Bridge, City and Arsenal both win and 6 points for Javi Gracia's Leeds

Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey to discuss the League Cup final and the weekend's Premier League action. Ten Hag wins his first trophy as Man United held Newcastle at arm's length to lift the League Cup at Wembley. Chelsea's misery continues as Spurs beat them at the Bridge; they now have just 2 wins in 15. Klopp looks to the summer as Liverpool drop points again at Vieira's Palace who themselves haven't won in 2023. Up in the North, Celtic beat Rangers to the Scottish League Cup thanks to their Japanese star Kyogo Furuhashi, whilst down in Southend the Shrimpers could have played their last game. Arsenal and Man City both win and a look ahead to the midweek fixtures including Arsenal's game in hand against Everton, plus the battle at the bottom and all the rest of the weekend's action. Produced by Jesse Howard RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man United win the League Cup (5.15) • PART 2a: Chelsea's blues continue (23.00) • PART 3a: Liverpool drop points at Palace (37.20)  • PART 3b: Celtic win the Scottish League Cup (41.00)  • PART 3c: Arsenal win ahead of their midweek game in hand (44.40) • PART 3c: Man City back to winning ways (49.35) • PART 4a: The relegation battle and rest of the games (52.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/02/23·1h 10m

Liverpool hit for 5 but going for top 4, City struggling away and the Carabao Cup final awaits

Jimbo is joined in the Athletic studios by special guest Martin O'Neill, Duncan Alexander and Joey D'Urso to discuss the midweek games and look ahead to the Premier League weekend. Liverpool collapse on their worst European night at Anfield as Real Madrid come from 2-0 down to win 5-2. Man City draw at Leipzig as City's away troubles continue and the panel ponder whether Man City are a better side with or without Haaland. League toppers Arsenal go to Martin's old side Leicester, and he remembers Bergkamp's hatrick against them and Henry missing chances on his debut at Filbert Park. Newcastle take on Man United at Wembley in the League Cup final with third choice keeper Loris Karius in goal, as they bid for their first trophy since 1969. Martin reminisces on his secret night out in Madrid after winning the 1980 European Cup Final with Forest and talks about his book 'On Days Like These'. Plus Gareth Ainsworth leaves Wycombe after 10 years in charge and your questions for Martin. Produced by Jesse Howard RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: A classic at Anfield (06.00) • PART 2a: Man City held in Leipzig and Haaland talk (22.00) • PART 2b: Arsenal Vs Leicester (29.40)  • PART 3a: The League Cup Final preview (37.00)  • PART 3b: Ainsworth leaves Wycombe after 10 years (48.20) • PART 3c: Listener questions for Martin O'Neill (50.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/02/23·1h 16m

All tied in the Bundesliga, Napoli cruising, chaotic PSG leave it late and off-field unrest at Barca

Jimbo is joined by Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, Raphael Honigstein and James Horncastle to discuss the midweek Champions League and Europa League games, as well as all the weekend's action from the continent. Bayern lose, Union draw and Dortmund win to leave all 3 clubs tied at the top on 43 points ahead of Leipzig's tie with Man City and Frankfurt's tie with Napoli in the Champions League. Barcelona have been asked to explain historical payments of €7m over 20 years to Catalan referee José María Enríquez Negreira as La Liga boss Javier Tebas calls for Joan Laporta to step down. Lecce do the double over Atalanta and Napoli keep on winning at the top of Serie A. Meanwhile, Napoli face Frankfurt and Leipzig take on Man City in the mid week Champions League ties. Messi rescues PSG with a last minute free kick as they beat Lille 4-3 with sporting director Luis Campos shouting at players and officials in the technical area and Neymar getting injured in time for carnival. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: All tied at the top of the Bundesliga (06.00) • PART 3: Barcelona accusations + La Liga round-up (22.00)  • PART 4: Serie A updates from Florence (33.40)  • PART 5: Chaos at PSG and Ligue 1 round-up (44.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/23·1h 1m

Arsenal leave it late and City drop points as Man Utd bids come in and Potters Chelsea can't score

Jimbo is joined by Tim Spiers, Adrian Clarke and Daniel Storey to discuss the weekend's action and look ahead to a busy week in both the Champions and Europa leagues. Arsenal overcome adversity to go back top of the league against their old manager and goalscoring goalkeeper in a special game at Villa Park. Man City come unstuck at the City Ground with a late Wood goal enough to claim a point for Forest as City cede the top spot ahead of their mid week Champions League game at Leipzig. Laurie Whitwell joins to talk about the potential Manchester United takeover, the win against Leicester and United's busy week ahead on the field. Their Carabao cup final opponents, Newcastle, have their unbeaten run ended by Liverpool who strike early as Pope sees red. Ward-Prowse prolific free kick run continues at Stamford Bridge to add to Graham Potters woes; he's now only 1 goal behind David Beckham who is the Premier League all time top free kick scorer. Plus a few listener questions and all the rest of the weekend's action with all of the bottom three winning and Son back in the goals. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal comeback at Villa (05.00) • PART 2a: City frustrated at Forest (15.45) • PART 2b: Man United takeover with Laurie Whitwell (22.00)  • PART 3a: Popeless Newcastle lose to Liverpool (35.20)  • PART 3b: Ward Prowse punishes Potter (43.00) • PART 3c: Dr Tottenham beat West Ham (52.00) • PART 4a: All the rest of the weekend's action (58.35) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/23·1h 11m

City beat Arsenal and go top, Chelsea and Spurs lose in the Champions League and the Premier League preview

Jimbo is joined in the Athletic studios by Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Sasha Goryunov to discuss the midweek games and look ahead to the Premier League weekend. Man City activate their 'Novak Djokovic 5th set' super power and break a defiant Arsenal down, to win 3-1 and go top of the Premier League. Liam Twomey talks to James from Dortmund following Chelsea's loss with a Karim Adeyemi wonder goal and Spurs lose at the San Siro. Newcastle face Liverpool on Saturday and James catches up with the Athletic's George Caulkin about the game and his new 'Bobby 90' podcast series which includes unheard footage of Bobby talking about his career and life in football. Plus, Sasha (who was in Paris) discusses the UEFA enquiry into the chaotic scenes outside Stade de France last Summer and the panel look ahead to all the rest of the weekend fixtures. Produced by Jesse Howard RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal vs Man City (02.50) • PART 2a: Liam Twomey on Chelsea's loss (16.20) • PART 2b: Jesse gives Saints give their 'Marsching orders' (21.45)  • PART 3a: Spurs drawing blanks at the San Siro (24.10)  • PART 3b: Scott Parker in Bruges and the rest of the CL action (29.20) • PART 3c: The Merseyside Derby and Liverpool v Newcastle (33.40) • PART 4a: The UEFA report on the Champions League final (46.40) •PART 4b: The rest of the weekend's action (53.00 *** • Get 6 months of Babbel language learning for free when you purchase a 6 month subscription by entering the code ATHLETIC at babbel.com/play Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/02/23·1h 6m

Champions League returns with PSG problems and Spurs and Milan unpredictable, whilst Real Madrid win yet another trophy

Jimbo is joined by Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo, whilst Raphael Honigstein and James Horncastle phone in from across the continent to discuss the midweek Champions League and Europa League games, as well as the action from the weekend. PSG are in trouble on and off the pitch losing in the league to Monaco and the cup to Marseille and struggling with various injuries ahead of their game with Bayern. Bayern and Dortmind both win ahead of their games with PSG and Chelsea in the Champions League and Union Berlin keep the title race alive. Milan win via a Giroud goal, whilst Spurs lose to Leicester ahead of a huge tie for the two teams 5th in their respective leagues at the San Siro and Napoli keep on winning at the top of Serie A. Real Madrid win the Club World Cup and Barcelona win again ahead of their Europa League tie with Man Utd. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: PSG in trouble ahead of Bayern (05.40) • PART 3: Bundesliga updates and Bayern and Dortmund in the Champions League (18.15)  • PART 4: Serie A updates and a Milan Spurs preview (35.00)  • PART 5: Milan get embarassed at Sassuolo (40.00) *** • Get 20% Off and FREE shipping with the code EPL23 at manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/02/23·59m 9s

City win and Arsenal draw ahead of their midweek clash, Nathan Jones goes and Champions League returns

Jimbo is joined by Matt Davies-Adams, Benji Lanyado and Jack Lang to discuss the weekends action and look ahead to a busy week in football. The top of the league clash between Arsenal and Man City is finally here with only 3 points separating the top two. Arsenal come into it with 2 points dropped against Brentford and an apology from the PGMOL whilst City rotated and beat Villa. Chelsea's new 'Klarna signings' look lively in the lunchtime kick off but held again by a defiant West Ham and Soucek's goalkeeping. Dortmund and Milan await for Chelsea and Spurs in the Champions League as Spurs capitulate at Leicester in the Premier League. Leeds sucker punched by two late great Man Utd goals as their search for a manager continues. Meanwhile Saints join the manager hunt after a damaging loss to Wolves. Plus Willian's West London revival comes at Forest's expense as two centre backs go down and Palace scrape Brighton draw. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal vs Man City preview (06.30) • PART 2a: West Ham vs Chelsea (22.00) • PART 2b: Champions League Preview and Spurs capitulate (31.00)  • PART 3a: Man U with a late Leeds sucker punch ahead of their Barca clash (39.30)  • PART 3b: Leeds and Southampton search for managers (43.30) • PART 3c: Fulham vs Forest and freak groin injuries (52.00) • PART 4a: The rest of the weekends games. (57.40) *** • Get 6 months of Babbel language learning for free when you purchase a 6 month subscription by entering the code ATHLETIC at babbel.com/play Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/02/23·1h 5m

A rollercoaster week for Leeds, City lawyer up, Liverpool search for a spark in the Derby and Arsenal host Brentford

James is joined by Duncan Alexander, Jay Harris and Tom Williams in the Athletic studios, plus Amitai Winehouse drops in to talk Leeds and Caoimhe O'Neill of the Walk On podcast talks Liverpool. Leeds search for a manager goes on as they put on an impressive display for their caretaker management team at Old Trafford. Man City re-appoint Lord Pannick QC to fight their off field battles, whilst Emery's Villa face them on the field. Arsenal have a tricky tie against in-form Brentford with one eye on their big title clash ahead on Wednesday. Caoimhe O'Neill tries to put her finger on what's gone wrong at Anfield this season and whether their season can be revived in the Derby with Real Madrid awaiting in the Champions League. And with the first million pound signing made on this day in 1979, Duncan explains what some things would cost in 2023 if inflation had risen at the same rate as Premier League footballers. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Amitai Winehouse talks Leeds vs Man Utd and life after Marsch (07.00) • PART 2a: Chelsea Vs West Ham (17.00) • PART 2b: Arsenal take on Brentford (19.30)  • PART 3a: Man City's finances as they face Villa (24.00)  • PART 3b: Caoimhe O'Neill talks Liverpool (31.30) • PART 3c: What next for Nathan Jones and Southampton as they take on Wolves (43.00) • PART 4a: Howe returns to Bournemouth (47.00) • PART 4b: Leicester Spurs and the rest of the weekends fixtures *** • Get 6 months of Babbel language learning for free when you purchase a 6 month subscription by entering the code ATHLETIC at babbel.com/play Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/02/23·1h 2m

Bayern back to winning ways, Inter win the derby as Napoli go clear, Marseille beaten at home and Mallorca beat Madrid

Jimbo is joined in the Athletic studios by Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo and James Horncastle phones in en route to Milan to discuss the latest football action across the continent. Bayern back to winning ways and Sebastien Haller scores his first goal since returning from his treatment for testicular cancer. In Spain, Madrid lose to Mallorca and Sociedad lose to Valladolid whilst Barcelona thrash Sevilla to go 8 points clear at the top. Inter beat AC Milan in the Derby della Madonnina and Napoli win 3-0 to go thirteen points clear. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.55) • PART 2: Bayern and Dortmund win (07.50) • PART 3: Ajax update (21.30) • PART 4: Madrid ans Sociedad lose and Barca win (22.40) • PART 5: Marseille lose at home and Messi saves PSG (34.30)  • PART 6: Napoli flying as Inter win the derby (42.00) *** • Get 20% Off and FREE shipping with the code EPL23 at manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/23·1h

Man City accused of breaking financial rules as they lose to record breaking Kane, Dyche debut win and Liverpool thrashed again

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Jon McKenzie to discuss the weekend's Premier League action. The Athletic's Matt Slater drops in to explain all as Man City are hit with over 100 charges of breaching financial rules by the Premier League, over a nine-year period. On the pitch, City's struggles at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium continue as Harry Kane beats Jimmy Greaves goal record for Spurs. Sean Dyche wins his debut game in charge at Goodison against table topping Arsenal. Liverpool come unstuck again as Lopeteguis Wolves beat them 3-0. Plus Leicester win away at Villa, Potter's Chelsea can't score again at neighbours Fulham and a look ahead to the midweek FA Cup replays. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Dyche masterclass agaisnt Arsenal (03.41) • PART 2a: Harry Kane becomes Spurs all time top scorer in win against City (10.55) • PART 2b: Matt Slater talks Man City financial charges (22.20)  • PART 3a: Wolves beat Liverpool 3-0 (30.55)  • PART 3b: Forest beat Leeds with Brennan Johnson strike (37.00) • PART 3c: FA Cup replays (49.40) • PART 4a: Fulham Chelsea stalemate (52.40) *** • Get 6 months of Babbel language learning for free when you purchase a 6 month subscription by entering the code ATHLETIC at babbel.com/play Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/02/23·1h 10m

Record spending in the transfer window, Arsenal on Mersey for Dyche's debut and Spurs take on Man City

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Rory Smith to discuss this weekend's fixtures and the main takeaways from the January transfer window. Football finance expert and author of Price Of Football, Kieran Maguire drops in to talk about Chelsea's spending and what it means. Sean Dyche is unveiled as Everton manager and faces a stern test at Saturday lunchtime with the league leaders Arsenal visiting. Conte undergoes gall bladder surgery, and his Spurs side host Man City, against whom they often do well. Plus a classic rivalry of years gone by as Forest take on Leeds in the Premier League for the first time since 1999. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Transfer dealine day and football finances with Kiran maguire (00.45) • PART 2a: Chelsea Vs Fulham (16.10) • PART 2b: Dyche's debut against Arsenal (27.40)  • PART 3a: City losing Cancelo and host Spurs (33.50)  • PART 3b: Leeds host Forest for the first time in the top flight since 1999 (44.10) • PART 3c: Newcastle and Man Utd win Carabao Semi Finals (49.40) • PART 4a: All the rest of the weekends fixtures (01.01.40) *** • Get 20% Off and FREE shipping with the code EPL23 at manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/02/23·1h 15m

Madrid and PSG drop points, a title race in Germany and Milan's Malaise

Jimbo and the distinguished panel of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back in the studio together for the first time in 3 years to discuss the latest football action across the continent. Balogun scores with the last kick of the game for Reims to secure a dramatic 1-1 draw against 10 man PSG. A title race is on in the Bundesliga as Bayern drop points at Frankfurt and Dortmund and Union Berlin win. Osimhen scores a stunner for Napoli as they chase the Scudetto, whilst Milan get humiliated at Sassuolo and Juve's misery continues with 2-0 loss at Monza. Plus transfer deadline across the continent and Ajax search for a new manager. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (06.10) • PART 2: Balogun pegs PSG back (12.00) • PART 3: The Bundesliga title race (22.50)  • PART 4: Ajax sack their manager and sit 4th (35.00)  • PART 5: Milan get embarassed at Sassuolo (36.20) • PART 6: Gattuso sacked at Valencia (49.40) *** • Get 20% Off and FREE shipping with the code EPL23 at manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/01/23·1h 7m

Brighton best Liverpool again and Dyche rocks up at Everton

Jimbo is joined by Tim Spiers, Daniel Storey and Liam Tharme after a captivating FA Cup 4th round weekend and ahead of the transfer window slamming shut. Non-league Wrexham entertain us all with a 3-3 draw against Sheffield United, but Brighton are the big winners on Sunday, getting the better of Liverpool again. We rave about Mitoma and why the Big Six keep flocking to the Seagulls for players. Elsewhere, Man City edge past Arsenal with their big man little man strike partnership, Spurs are eyeing silverware even with moaning Danjuma, and agricultural Walsall catch Tim’s eyes. Plus Gordon, Caicedo, Semenyo and that Ronaldo free-kick against Portsmouth. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: It’s Sean Dyche at Everton (02.00) • PART 2a: Wrexham 3-3 Sheffield Utd (08.00) • PART 2b: Brighton 2-1 Liverpool (14.00)  • PART 3a: Man City 1-0 Arsenal (28.00)  • PART 3b: Preston 0-3 Tottenham (33.00) • PART 3c: Fulham 1-1 Sunderland (37.00) • PART 4a: Happy transfer deadline day (40.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally • Get 20% Off and FREE shipping with the code EPL23 at manscaped.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/01/23·59m 16s

Pure Clichés: The Language of Football

Not heard Adam Hurrey's equal parts hilarious and ridiculous Football Clichés podcast yet? Well here's a little taster for you to carry you over the FA Cup weekend. And if you like it, make sure to check out their extensive back catalogue of episodes, featuring interviews with Jamie Carragher, Keir Starmer and none other than James Richardson himself. Jimbo and the gang will be back as usual on Monday to discuss all the big weekend talking points. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/01/23·8m 37s

Wrexham in the spotlight, Guardiola versus Arteta and are Man United & Newcastle Wembley-bound?

Jimbo reconvenes with Duncan Alexander, Nancy Frostick and Adrian Clarke ahead of FA Cup 4th round weekend. Man City and Arsenal go head to head at the Etihad on Friday night. Will Pep and Mikel throw down the gauntlet or try to throw each other off the scent ahead of their Premier League meetings? All eyes on Wrexham this Sunday as the National League side host Sheffield United. Elsewhere can Accrington upset Leeds and are Brighton the competition’s dark horses? It’s advantage Man United and Newcastle in the Carabao Cup semi-final first legs, which has Duncan explaining the finer details of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Plus Danjuma’s change of mind and Bristol City’s penalty conspiracy. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Everton’s exciting week (02.00) • PART 2a: Accrington v Leeds preview (11.30) • PART 2b: Wrexham v Sheffield Utd preview (16.00)  • PART 3a: Man City v Arsenal preview (24.00)  • PART 3b: Fancying Sheffield Wednesday and Walsall to progress (33.00) • PART 3c: Southampton 0-1 Newcastle (36.00) • PART 4a: Forest 0-3 Man Utd (41.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (46.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/01/23·1h 2m

Juventus deducted 15 points and the Bundesliga’s back with a bang

Jimbo and the distinguished panel of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo take in a dramatic weekend across the continent. Juventus are deducted 15 points following an investigation into their past transfer dealings. With Inter losing on Monday as well, it’s all looking very rosy for Napoli. The Bundesliga is back with the highest scoring matchday of the season, and the return of Sebastian Haller after his cancer diagnosis last year. Antoine Griezmann stars for Atletico but is solo artist Memphis Depay doomed under Simeone? Plus Mbappe scores 5 for PSG in the Coupe De France, Ajax can’t stop drawing and Harry Winks might not be able to save Sampdoria. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.45) • PART 2: Juventus deducted 15 points (08.00) • PART 3: The Bundesliga’s back (17.00)  • PART 4: Juve 3-3 Atalanta & Sampdoria’s struggles (25.00)  • PART 5: Mbappe scores 5 in the Coupe De France (34.00) • PART 6: Griezmann shines for Atletico (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/23·51m 35s

Another big test passed by Arsenal but Man City are stirring

Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Jon Mackenzie and Jay Harris cast their eyes over an intriguing and potentially pivotal Premier League weekend. Arsenal overcome Man United in dramatic fashion with Nketiah proving a brilliant alternative to Jesus and the inverted Zinchenko proving hugely influential. Man City are back in the goals though with universal acclaim for Erling Haaland and Rico Lewis. Can they chase the Gunners down in the title race? Some drab 0-0s across the matchday, including at Anfield but Mykhailo Mudryk’s exciting cameo for Chelsea shows why they might not need a striker. Plus Mitoma, Gnonto and why Sean Dyche would keep Everton up. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 3-2 Man United (03.00) • PART 1b: Man City 3-0 Wolves (17.00) • PART 2a: West Ham 2-0 Everton (27.00)  • PART 2b: Bournemouth 1-1 Forest & Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa (35.00)  • PART 3a: Juve’s points deduction (38.00) • PART 3b: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (41.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/01/23·1h 2m

Arsenal v Man Utd is big again, plus Klopp’s landmark date with Chelsea

Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams onto the latest Totally Football Show, ahead of another eye-catching Premier League weekend. Leaders Arsenal host Man United in a throwback to what the fixture used to be. The Gunners are celebrating the absence of the suspended Casemiro. Will De Gea be the key man at the Emirates? Jurgen Klopp takes charge of his 1000th game in management (or does he?) against a Chelsea side who one of our panel thinks are about to take the Premier League by storm. It’s been another turbulent week at Everton with the fans and the board at odds over how things have been reported. The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe explains more. All that plus an FA Cup midweek headlined by Gnonto’s wonder goal and Neil Etheridge’s triple save. Also Trossard is Arsenal-bound, Olise is an enigma and Ward-Prowse is saving us from the aliens. Produced by Jesse Howard and Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Leeds and Liverpool through to the FA Cup 4th round (04.00) • PART 2: Arsenal v Man United preview (13.09) • PART 3: Liverpool v Chelsea preview (28.40)  • PART 4a: West Ham v Everton with Greg O’Keeffe (36.00)  • PART 4b: Southampton v Aston Villa - JWP saves humanity (45 .00) • PART 5a: The John Yems mess and the Haaland conundrum (51.15) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (54.20) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/01/23·1h 12m

Napoli race clear but could we see title races in France & Germany?

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back to review all the Euro action. PSG are beaten for the second away game in a row by their bogey team Rennes, allowing Lens to close the gap on the leaders to just 3 points. Napoli are 9 points clear after thrashing Juventus 5-1 as a first Serie A title for Spalletti surely beckons. Plus are Gasperini’s Atalanta back after putting 8 past Salernitana? Xavi secures silverware with the Spanish Super Cup, while Real Sociedad win the Basque derby, with Imanol Alguacil proving to be another great Basque manager. The Bundesliga returns on Friday with Leipzig looking to upset a Neuer-less Bayern. Plus Shakira versus Pique, Sampaoli’s Sevilla could go down and why Lyon players are the goats. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: PSG lose again to Rennes (07.00) • PART 3: Napoli hammer Juve, Atalanta spank Salernitana (19.00)  • PART 4: Shakira, the Super Copa and the Basque Derby (33.00)  • PART 5: The Bundesliga returns on Friday (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/01/23·1h 4m

Arsenal swagger past Spurs - is the Man City Liverpool era coming to an end?

Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey into the pod after a monumental Premier League derby weekend. Arsenal go 8 points clear and become title favourites for the very first time with a comfortable victory at Tottenham. So what exactly is the point of Antonio Conte at Spurs? Man City slip up again due to some refereeing controversy and an incredibly well organised Man United slide under Erik ten Hag. Brighton outclass Liverpool at the Amex with Roberto De Zerbi impressing more and more each week. Why did Liverpool choose to rebuild from front to back? And there are two points separating the bottom 7, with about 5 managers seemingly hanging on for dear life. Plus who is the biggest disappointment of the season? And hear why Forest have definitely signed a young Brazilian Rodri. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal (03.00) • PART 1b: Man Utd 2-1 Man City (12.00) • PART 2a: Brighton 3-0 Liverpool (26.00)  • PART 2b: Chelsea beat Palace and sign Mudryk (34.00)  • PART 2c: Newcastle 1-0 Fulham (42.00)  • PART 3: Two points separate the bottom seven (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/01/23·1h 8m

Saints stun City, ahead of Manchester and North London derby weekend

Jimbo’s joined by Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Tom Williams ahead of a mouthwatering Premier League weekend. Man City are knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Southampton, ahead of the Manchester derby against red-hot United. Hear how City have been low-key underwhelming for a while and why that might be. We also look ahead to a pivotal North London derby, Who can counterpunch their way to the local bragging rights? Plus Adam Crafton pops in to tell us about QSI’s interest in Spurs. Elsewhere, the relegation 12 pointer between Everton and Southampton, what would constitute an upset at Brighton Liverpool, and which fixture is a Paul Rudd meme of a match? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: A Welshman’s Gareth Bale memories (01.00) • PART 2a: Southampton 2-0 Man City (07.00) • PART 2b: Manchester derby preview (15.00)  • PART 3a: Adam Crafton on QSI’s interest in Spurs (26.00)  • PART 3b: North London derby preview (35.00)  • PART 4a: Brighton v Liverpool preview (42.00)  • PART 4b: Burn’s Newcastle take on Fulham (46.00) • PART 4c: Chelsea v Crystal Palace preview (50.00) • PART 5: The rest of the League Cup and Premier League action (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/01/23·1h 6m

Felix on his way, Deschamps set to stay and Bale calls it a day

Jimbo and the Euro crew are back after a weekend of moving and manoeuvring across the continent. Joao Felix is on his way from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea. Have the Blues struck gold or is this the latest error in a case study in how not to help a manager? Barcelona go 3 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga but are we looking at a two horse race with weak horses? Didier Deschamps is staying as France manager but it’s the disrespecting of Zinedine Zidane by the head of the FFF that’s causing the biggest stir. Plus the Coupe De France brings shocks, sackings and the greatest talent of his generation… James Horncastle sifts through all the apex height stats to round up Serie A as the top two - Napoli and Juventus - prepare to clash on Friday. And we pick out our favourite memories from the career of the recently retired Gareth Bale. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.00) • PART 2a: Joao Felix off to Chelsea (09.00) • PART 2b: Barcelona go 3 points clear (14.00)  • PART 3: Gareth Bale retires (24.00)  • PART 4: Serie A - comebacks and crazy stats (30.00)  • PART 5a: Deschamps stays as France boss (44.00)  • PART 5b: The magic of the Coupe De France (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/23·1h 1m

Wolves cry foul while Potter needs patience

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Tim Spiers into the pod after a pulsating FA Cup 3rd round weekend. Chelsea are thrashed by Man City at the Etihad and we have that crazy conversation about Graham Potter’s future at the Bridge. Are the players playing for Potter? Do the fans need to accept some short-term pain for long-term gain? Wolves fall victim to some questionable offside decisions in their draw with Liverpool at Anfield as Lopetegui continues to improve the players. But Emery’s Villa are upset by Stevenage while Wrexham, Boreham Wood and Chesterfield do the National League proud. Elsewhere there’s the non-celebrating Josh Windass, the calm Marco Silva and the happy Marcus Rashford. Plus it’s Carabao Cup quarter-final time with possibly the biggest game of Newcastle’s season. Real Madrid are beaten by Villarreal with The Athletic’s new Real correspondent Guillermo Rai telling us why the champions are so suspect defensively. And the panel pay their tributes to the late, great Gianluca Vialli. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Wrexham and Stevenage cupsets (02.00) • PART 2a: Chesterfield 3-3 West Brom (07.00) • PART 2b: Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Newcastle (11.00)  • PART 3a: Man City 4-0 Chelsea (16.00)  • PART 3b: Liverpool 2-2 Wolves (25.00)  • PART 3c: Other 3rd round highlights (31.00)  • PART 3d: Carabao Cup QF preview (42.00)  • PART 4a: Villarreal 2-1 Real Madrid with Guillermo Rai (47.00)  • PART 4b: Paying tribute to Gianluca Vialli (53.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally LISTEN TO OUR GIANLUCA VIALLI SPECIALS ON GOLAZZO: • https://spoti.fi/3ZlNZb2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/01/23·1h 1m

FA Cup awaits for Liverpool, Everton and the crisis clubs

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado reconvene to discuss a hectic midweek Premier League schedule and FA Cup 3rd round weekend. A turbulent week on Merseyside with Liverpool losing at Brentford and losing Virgil Van Dijk for the foreseeable future. How much do they need to make the top 4 during this transitional season? Everton are hammered 4-1 by Brighton as the pressure intensifies on Frank Lampard. And it may already be red hot in the hot-seat at St Mary’s after just 4 league games at Southampton for Nathan Jones. Elsewhere Newcastle channel Simeone’s Atletico at the Emirates. And we look ahead to FA Cup 3rd round weekend which stirs up memories of Kevin Moran and Sam Hammam. Plus Bryan Gil, Evan Ferguson and Annie’s. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Duncan’s January move and the passing of David Gold (01.30) • PART 2a: Crystal Palace 0-4 Spurs (07.00) • PART 2b: Brentford 3-1 Liverpool (12.30)  • PART 3a: Everton 1-4 Brighton (22.00)  • PART 3b: Leeds 2-2 West Ham (29.00)  • PART 3c: Southampton 0-1 Nottingham Forest (33.00)  • PART 3d: Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle (37.00)  • PART 4: FA Cup 3rd round preview (42.30)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/01/23·1h

Parker pops up at Brugge, PSG lose and Serie A returns

After nearly 2 months apart, the Euro crew of Jimbo, Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back and in full effect. Ligue 1 returns with Lens closing the gap on PSG to 4 points by inflicting a first league defeat of the season on the Parisians. Will Lionel Messi help or hinder PSG when he returns? La Liga is back with unfortunately another racism controversy and with referee Mateu Lahoz adding to his celebrity status. Serie A restarts on Wednesday with Napoli on fire on the pitch and Juventus in trouble off it with their entire board resigning. And Kristof Terreur tells us just how did Scott Parker end up being appointed as the new manager of Club Brugge. Plus Bayern’s goalkeeper hunt, Will Still, and life for Lyon after Aulas. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.30) • PART 2a: Lens 3-1 PSG (06.30) • PART 2b: Scott Parker to Brugge, with Kristof Terreur (19.00)  • PART 2c: Transfer chit-chat (25.00)  • PART 3: Serie A returns (31.00)  • PART 4: La Liga - Lewandowski and Lahoz (40.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/01/23·56m 21s

What is Arsenal’s weakness and what has happened to Spurs?

For the first pod of 2023, Jimbo is joined by Tim Spiers, Nick Miller and Matt Davies-Adams in the middle of a bumper Premier League schedule. We keep expecting them to falter but Arsenal go 7 points clear at the top of the table. What exactly will be the thing that stops them going all the way? The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe tells us how chasing Man City slipped up against Everton. Up next for City, it’s Chelsea. It’s another disappointing weekend for Graham from Solihull as the Blues are pegged back by Forest. And for Tottenham who are beaten 2-0 at home by Villa. What’s happened to Son and what has happened to Spurs? Plus samurai Palhinha, walking Thiago and the joy Wout Faes brought us. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Farewell Pele and farewell Ronaldo (01.00) • PART 2a: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea (05.00) • PART 2b: Man City 1-1 Everton with Greg O’Keeffe (13.00)  • PART 3a: Brighton 2-4 Arsenal (24.00)  • PART 3b: Tottenham 0-2 Aston Villa (31.00)  • PART 3c: Wolves 0-1 Man Utd (38.00)  • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend and midweek (40.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/01/23·58m 49s

A Feast of Festive Football

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper to reflect on a feast of festive football in the Premier League. Arsenal kept their title-challenging form going by beating West Ham in front of a returning Arsène Wenger.  Newcastle United also carried on their ominous pre-World Cup form by swatting aside Leicester City. Yorkshireman Erling Haaland returned to his place of birth. His two goals for Manchester City against Leeds United saw him become the fastest player to reach twenty goals in the Premier League. Plus Chelsea and Manchester United picked up wins as they try and regain some lost ground after stuttering starts. At the bottom, there’s disagreement over the prospects for Nathan Jones at Southampton.  But there’s consensus that Everton are in troubling form; the sort that may not see Frank Lampard’s time in the Goodison dugout last much longer. Produced by Steve Hankey RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal beat West Ham (03.00) • PART 2: Newcastle beat Leicester (12:30) • PART 3: Haaland hauling Leeds over hot coals and footballer’s weight (19:30)  • PART 4a: Wolves with two wins under Lopetegui (25.30)  • PART 4b: Everton are in trouble (30:00)  • PART 4c: Man Utd beat Forest (32:30) • PART 5a: Liverpool lure Cody Gakpo (38:00) • PART 5b:Brentford’s draw with Spurs, but how will they manage without Toney? (41.30)  • PART 5c: How will Nathan Jones do at Southampton? And star spangled Fulham (49.30) • PART 6: Chelsea and a lesser-spotted Denis Zakaria (59:30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/12/22·1h 7m

Welcome back, Premier League

Jimbo is joined by Charlie Eccleshare, Carl Anka and Matt Davies-Adams for a revelatory refresher on the return of the Premier League on Boxing Day. With the World Cup now in the rear view mirror, can Arsenal hang on to top spot domestically without Gabriel Jesus? Can Miguel Almiron maintain his electrifying form? And can the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool force their way into the top 4? At the other end of the table, is there more mutiny around the corner at Everton? Plus we get an update on the state of Jadon Sancho and get to know Nathan Jones and Nottingham Forest’s skateboarding new signing. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: What have you forgotten about the Premier League season? (01.00) • PART 2a: Arsenal v West Ham preview (10.00) • PART 2b: Leeds v Man City preview (15.30)  • PART 2c: Leicester v Newcastle preview (18.30)  • PART 2d: Brentford v Spurs preview (23.30)  • PART 3a: Aston Villa v Liverpool preview (30.30)  • PART 3b: Chelsea v Bournemouth preview (36.30)  • PART 4: Nathan Jones, Jadon Sancho and a look at the bottom of the table (42.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/12/22·1h 4m

Messi and Argentina win the best World Cup final ever

Jimbo, Tim Spiers, Adrian Clarke and Daniel Storey react to an amazing day for football, as the game’s best player stars in the game’s best ever match to win the game’s biggest prize. Argentina dethrone France as world champions via penalty shoot-out after an enthralling 3-3 draw, as Lionel Messi cements his legacy on the grandest stage. With added reaction from Julien Laurens and Martin Mazur, we try and get to the bottom of what the hell happened in Doha. The Dir Maria selection, the Deschamps substitutions, the Mbappe hat-trick, the Martinez shenanigans and all the non-stop drama. Plus a word for Sinisa Mihajlovic, Croatia and Morocco, and we montage our way out of Qatar 2022. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Argentina and Messi are world champions (01.00) • PART 1b: A word from Julien Laurens (15.00) • PART 2a: What the hell happened? (18.00)  • PART 2b: A word from Martin Mazur (33.00)  • PART 2c: Croatia finish 3rd (36.00)  • PART 3a: RIP Sinisa (39.00)  • PART 3b: We’re gonna need a montage (41.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/12/22·49m 28s

Totally Tifo - World Cup final preview

It’s a crossover episode as Totally migrates to the Tifo studio, with Jimbo, Sasha Goryunov, JJ Bull and Jon Mackenzie discussing who will lift the World Cup - France or Argentina? Will Deschamps or Scaloni win the tactical battle? Will Mbappe or Messi steal the show? Or will it be all-rounder Julian Alvarez? And when was the last time we got a great World Cup final? Plus why Antoine Griezmann is worth his weight in gold, why we should tune in to Croatia v Morocco and why you should buy Azzedine Ounahi. Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE3OiC33DfU  Produced by Charlie Jones. SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/22·1h 5m

France destroy Morocco’s dreams, thanks to the evolution of Griezmann

Jimbo discusses the second semi-final with Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams as France continue their defence of the World Cup. Les Bleus see off Morocco without dazzling but once again getting the job done. We discuss how Antoine Griezmann became the midfield dynamo that Didier Deschamps’ tactical approach depends upon. Their opponents on Sunday will be Argentina. Martin Mazur tells us how everyone is singing, everyone wants stickers and everyone wants to do it for Messi instead of Messi doing it for them. Plus 3rd/4th place play-offs and the unsung XI. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: France 2-0 Morocco (02.00) • PART 2: Argentina prepare for the final with Martin Mazur (11.00) • PART 3: The unsung XI and other final thoughts (31.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/12/22·46m 17s

It's the Messi Show - Argentina are in the final

Jimbo welcomes Raphael Honigstein and Charlie Eccleshare into the pod as Argentina book their ticket to the World Cup final. Croatia are overcome by La Albiceleste in the first semi-final on Tuesday, with Messi continuing to dazzle in Qatar. Does Argentina effectively playing with 10 men and luxury Lionel show the differences between elite club competition and the World Cup?  France or Morocco await for Argentina in the final. Can the holders succeed where Spain and Portugal failed in finding a way to the Africans’ goal? And how will brothers Mbappe and Hakimi fare against each other? Plus we dive into the foreign manager debate and whether Thomas Tuchel would fancy a crack at the England job. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Argentina 3-0 Croatia (03.30) • PART 2: A foreign England manager and Bayern’s injury woes (23.00) • PART 3a: France v Morocco preview with Julien Laurens and Maher Mezahi (31.00)  • PART 3b: Rapha pays tribute to Grant Wahl (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/12/22·48m 5s

England exit but show signs of progress as Morocco make the semi-finals

Jimbo’s got a stacked card of Carl Anka, Adrian Clarke, Dom Fifield, Daniel Storey, Maher Mezahi and Natalie Gedra as the World Cup semi-finals are set in stone. Holders France eliminate England but Gareth Southgate’s side show attacking intent and outplay the world champions so are there reasons to be cheerful? Plus hear why Saka needs more protection and why Griezmann is the player of the tournament. Not up for France - Morocco, a team dripping with tactical discipline, who become the first African side ever to reach the last 4 by beating Portugal. But should Cristiano Ronaldo have been comforting his team-mates rather than shedding his own tears? Finally we check in on where it went wrong for the number 1 ranked team in the world Brazil. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Alex Abnos pays tribute to Grant Wahl (01.00) • PART 2: England 1-2 France (04.00) • PART 3: Morocco 1-0 Portugal (23.00)  • PART 4a: More on Brazil’s elimination (40.00) • PART 4b: Your semi-finals are… (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/12/22·55m 53s

Netherlands Argentina madness, Slaven Bilic stops by and England France is 50/50

Jimbo, Tim Spiers and Sasha Goryunov gather their thoughts after an incredible day of quarter-final action in Qatar. Argentina overcome the Netherlands on penalties after a game that features comebacks, late drama, the pass of the tournament and the free-kick of the tournament. Messi and co will face Croatia in the semi-finals after they defeat Brazil in a shootout. Slaven Bilic joins us in the studio to detail what makes his country so effective at team sports. Saturday’s quarter-finals see Morocco look to make history as the first African nation to reach the last 4. And it’s England v France, with the Three Lions looking to unseat the defending champions. Julien Laurens gives us the French perspective. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties (03.00) • PART 2: Croatia beat Brazil on penalties, with Slaven Bilic (15.00) • PART 3a: Portugal v Morocco preview with Bruno Sousa and Maher Mezahi (30.00)  • PART 3b: England v France preview with Julien Laurens (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/22·56m 32s

Morocco make history as rampant Ramos replaces Ronaldo

After 17 days of non-stop action, Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tim Spiers and Daniel Storey take stock after another huge day at the World Cup. Portugal smash the Swiss 6-1 to progress to the quarter-finals, on an evening where all of Fernando Santos’s decisions paid off. Including dropping Cristiano Ronaldo for hat-trick hero Goncalo Ramos. Morocco become just the 4th African team ever to reach the last 8 of the World Cup. As Maher Mezahi explains, a star is born in manager Walid Regragui. But where now for Spain, who have very little to show for their thousands of passes. Plus former Netherlands winger Ryan Babel joins us to preview the Dutch team’s clash with Argentina on Friday and explain why he rapped about Louis Van Gaal. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Portugal 6-1 Switzerland (02.00) • PART 2a: Morocco beat Spain on penalties with Maher Mezahi (13.00) • PART 2b: Highlights from the first 17 days (27.00)  • PART 3: Netherlands v Argentina preview with Ryan Babel (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/12/22·48m 29s

Brazil blitz South Korea as Croatia creak past Japan

Jimbo has Liam Tharme and Sasha Goryunov for company to reflect on a quite spectacular performance by Brazil who blew past South Korea. Natalie Gedra gives us her thoughts on the Seleção's dominating display at Stadium 974. Brazil will face Croatia in the quarter-finals after Luka Modric and co huffed and puffed their way past Japan in a game that featured perhaps the worst penalty shoot out of all time. Also in the podcast, we look ahead to Tuesday's last 16 ties, with Switzerland taking on Portugal and Alvaro Romeo giving his thoughts on Spain's match with Morocco. Make sure you join us again tomorrow to see how it all goes down. Produced by Charlie Jones and Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/12/22·41m 44s

England see off Senegal to tee up tie with world champions France

Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka, Lynsey Hooper, Julien Laurens and Jack Pitt-Brooke into the pod after a bumper day of last 16 World Cup action. England, inspired by Jude Bellingham, ease past Senegal in convincing fashion. Maybe Gareth Southgate is good at this managing at major tournaments malarkey. That said, the Three Lions face the French in the quarter-finals, after the holders pick off Poland. Olivier Giroud completes his remarkable career story by becoming his nation’s all time top scorer. And Kylian Mbappe looks like the best player on the planet. Monday sees Brazil play South Korea while Japan take on Croatia. Tas Okawa tells us what the best week in Japanese football history has meant to the people back home. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England 3-0 Senegal with Jack Pitt-Brooke (01.00) • PART 2: France 3-1 Poland with Julien Laurens (17.00) • PART 3a: Brazil v South Korea preview (33.00)  • PART 3b: Japan v Croatia preview with Tas Okawa (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/12/22·52m 10s

The Netherlands turn up as the USA exit, and Demba Ba on England-Senegal

Jimbo’s joined by Michael Cox and Tim Spiers as the knockout stages of the World Cup get underway. Argentina make their way past a spirited Australia with Lionel Messi turning it on. But is it their defensive steel that could take them all the way? The Netherlands impress as they brush aside USA with the wing-backs flourishing and Memphis Depay opening the scoring from a 20 pass move. As for America, Paul Tenorio tells us the striker search starts now. England battle Senegal and the ITV curse on Sunday. Demba Ba tells us why Gareth Southgate should fear conceding the first goal. And penalties. Plus France take on Poland. But the Polish press aren’t feeling too proud of their team back home. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Argentina 2-1 Australia (03.00) • PART 2: Netherlands 3-1 USA with Paul Tenorio (10.00) • PART 3a: England v Senegal preview with Demba Ba (27.00)  • PART 3b: France v Poland preview (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/12/22·46m 21s

South Korea go through, Uruguay and Ghana go home, the Swiss succeed against Serbia

It’s Jimbo, Tom Williams and Sasha Goryunov on the pod after Day 13 of the World Cup. South Korea score an unbelievably late winner to progress from Group H leaving Uruguay to do some Seoul searching. Korean journalist Sungmo Lee gives us his reaction. Uruguay’s win over Ghana wasn’t enough for them and the Black Stars were awarded another penalty against the South Americans...which the they missed. Just a little bit of history repeating… In Group G, Serbia succumbed to Switzerland 3-2 despite two goals from their superb centre forwards Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dusan Vlahovic. The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur gives us on-the -whistle reaction from the 974 stadium. Finally, we look ahead to the knockouts! The first last 16 tie sees the US play the Netherlands. The Athletic's Jeff Rueter and our old Dutch pal Michiel Jongsma give us the respective perspective from the Amerikee and Holland. Produced by Steve Hankey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/22·45m 21s

Japan go through, Germany go home, Croatia crack on

It’s Jimbo, Lynsey Hooper and Duncan Alexander on the pod after Day 12 of the World Cup. Japan and Morocco make surprise progressions and Belgium and Germany make surprise exits. The reigning runners up Croatia progress despite some uninspiring performances so far. Juraj Vrdoliak gives us the perspective from Croatia. Germany are one of two big teams to go out today and Rafa Honigstein gives us his reaction from the bowels of the Al Bayt Stadium.  We look back to look ahead as Ghana and Uruguay prepare to face off for the first time since that infamous 2010 quarter final in South Africa. The Athletic’s Carl Anka reminds us why it grates Ghanaians so much still. Gilmar Deledon joins us from Uruguay to tell us they don’t think about Ghana at all…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/22·54m 8s

Australia advance, Poland progress and Mexico come maddeningly close to qualifying

It’s Jimbo, Maram AlBaharna and Tim Spiers on the pod after Day 11 of the World Cup as Australia, Argentina and Poland advance to the knockout stages. Samantha Lewis joins us after Australia pulled off a shock knockout stage progression at Denmark’s expense. Argentina make early fears of a premature exit after their defeat to Saudi Arabia seem premature after a comfortable win over a Poland side who started counting yellow cards to avoid elimination.  Mexico so nearly made it through but a conservative start to the tournament couldn’t be compensated for by a barnstorming finish against Saudi Arabia. Looking ahead, Belgium face behind the scenes bedlam and an improving Croatian side as obstacles to their progress in this World Cup. Kristoff Terreur gives us a review of what could be a hellish night for the Red Devils. This Totally Football Show was produced by Steve Hankey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/22·50m 52s

USA handle the pressure, England turn on the style and are Netherlands any good?

It’s Jimbo, Adrian Clarke and Matt Davies-Adams in the pod after Day 10 of the World Cup as England and USA advance to the knockout stages. Alex Abnos joins us on the final whistle after USA win the tactical battle with Iran and show they have players for the big occasion. It’s a stroll for England against Wales with the recalled Rashford and Foden grabbing the goals. A good night for Southgate and for Rashford, unrecognisable from where he was a year ago Next up for the Three Lions, steely Senegal show they’re a team full of winners as they grind their way to victory over Ecuador and the knockout stages. Netherlands join them with an easy win over Qatar. Michiel Jongsma joins us to try and determine whether the Dutch are any good. And Martin Mazur looks ahead to a day where Messi’s World Cup could come to an end. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Wales 0-3 England (04.30) • PART 2: USA 1-0 Iran with Alexander Abnos (13.30) • PART 3a: Ecuador 1-2 Senegal (22.00)  • PART 3b: Netherlands 2-0 Qatar with Michiel Jongsma (28.00) • PART 4a: Wednesday preview (37.00) • PART 4b: Poland v Argentina preview, with Martin Mazur (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/11/22·53m 57s

Brazil bypass Switzerland, Ghana get away from South Korea and Portugal pass Uruguay

Jimbo, Sasha Goryunov and Duncan Alexander gather to summarise Day 9 of the World Cup. We had two contenders for game of the tournament on the same day! Cameroon took the lead against Serbia but the Serbs scored three in succession to lead 3-1 only for Cameroon to drag it back to 3-3. The result probably means both sides are out but Vincent Aboubakar did score a lovely lob. Ghana looked like they were sailing to victory with a 2-0 lead over South Korea heading into half time.  Then two goals in three second half minutes saw South Korea level before Mohammed Kudus scored his second, Ghana’s third, and secure what could be a massive three points in Group H. Massive because Portugal’s win over Uruguay sees the Portuguese qualify and leaves Ghana in pole position to follow them through. Plus we look ahead to the biggest game at the tournament tomorrow… Iran vs USA. Bassil Mikdadi gives us the Iranian perspective on their winner takes all game. And The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal gives us the perspective from the American side. Produced by Charlie Jones & Steve Hankey Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/22·53m 1s

Canada crash out, Morocco make waves and Fullkrug the fulcrum for Germany?

Jimbo, Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke gather to summarise Day 8 of the World Cup as Germany stay alive. It’s all about the supersubs for Spain and Germany as the spoils are shared in Qatar. Is Niclas Fullkrug the long awaited answer to Hansi Flick’s striking problems? Morocco upset underwhelming Belgium in Group F. Maher Mezahi joins us to celebrate manager Walid Regragui.  Canada become the second team to exit the competition after defeat to Croatia. They’re creative but why were they naive? And are we underestimating the 2018 finalists? Plus we look ahead to Monday’s action as Oliver Zesiger tells us why we should be talking more about Switzerland as they prepare to face Brazil. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Spain 1-1 Germany with Raphael Honigstein (04.30) • PART 1b: Japan 0-1 Costa Rica (13.30) • PART 2a: Croatia 4-1 Canada (14.00)  • PART 2b: Belgium 0-2 Morocco with Maher Mezahi (25.00) • PART 3a: Monday preview (35.00) • PART 3b: Brazil v Switzerland preview, with Oliver Zesiger (38.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/22·48m 43s

Messi, Mbappe, maybe for Australia and maybe not for Germany?

Jimbo’s joined by Michael Cox and Dom Fifield to dissect a pivotal Day 7 of World Cup action. Argentina stay in the tournament with a 2-0 victory over Mexico in Doha. Is this the start of something special? Or are they too reliant on Messi magic? And elsewhere in Group C, it’s a big day for Robert Lewandowski and Wojciech Szczesny. France are the first nation through to the last 16 with the irresistible Kylian Mbappe leading the holders to victory over Denmark. And it looks like Australia could be joining them. Samantha Lewis tells us about the fight and the fire of the Socceroos. Plus we look at all the slow first halves and Raphael Honigstein previews what could be the curtain call for Germany as they prepare to face Spain on Sunday. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Argentina 2-0 Mexico (03.30) • PART 2a: Poland 2-0 Saudi Arabia (11.00) • PART 2b: France 2-1 Denmark (14.00)  • PART 2c: Tunisia 0-1 Australia with Samantha Lewis (23.00) • PART 3a: Sunday preview (35.00) • PART 3b: Germany v Spain preview, with Raphael Honigstein (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/11/22·50m 24s

USA & Iran set up crunch clash, Qatar crash out and where were Foden, Bale & Ramsey?

Day 6 of the World Cup and Jimbo’s joined by Tom Williams, Liam Thame, Omid Djalili and more! England and USA battle to a goalless draw as The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio once again rues missed opportunities for the US. And why can’t Gareth Southgate find room for Phil Foden? The early game between Wales and Iran highlights the agony of sporting defeat, the ecstasy of sporting victory and as Omid outlines, the grief surrounding what’s happening back home in Iran. But can progress to the last 16 help highlight Iran’s troubles to the world? Elsewhere, Qatar are the earliest exiting hosts ever as Enter Valencia continues to rack up the stats for Ecuador. And we ask Sebastian Garcia about the mood in Buneos Aires as they face potential elimination against Mexico on Saturday. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England 0-0 USA with Paul Tenorio (03.00) • PART 2: Wales 0-2 Iran with Omid Djalili (13.00) • PART 3: Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador & Qatar 1-3 Senegal (28.00)  • PART 4a: Neymar out for the next 2 games (36.00) • PART 4b: Saturday preview (38.00) • PART 4c: Argentina v Mexico preview, with Sebastian Garcia (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/22·50m 41s

Brazil beat Serbia and Portugal Siiiuuurvive Ghana comeback

Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka and Adrian Clarke into the studio on Day 5 of the World Cup. Favourites Brazil opened their campaign by seeing off Serbia 2-0 courtesy of two goals from Richarlison. ESPN Brazil’s Natalie Gedra says aloha from Doha to give her reaction. Uruguay and South Korea brought us yet another 0-0 in this World Cup. Switzerland edged past Cameroon 1-0 as goalscorer Bree Embolo didn’t celebrate netting against the land of his birth. Plus Portugal beat Ghana in a thrilling 3-2 victory.  And we look ahead to Friday’s action as The Athletic’s Sam Stejskal gives us the American perspective on USA vs England. Produced by Steve Hankey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/11/22·49m 30s

Japan shock Germany and Spain smash Costa Rica

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov into the studio on Day 4 of the World Cup. The less said about Morocco versus Croatia the better but after that there were some amazing games.  Japan pegged back 2014 world champions Germany to produce the biggest shock of the tournament… had Saudi Arabia not beaten Argentina.  The German players showed that a protest is actually possible at this World Cup with hands over their mouths and rainbows on their laces. Spain smacked Costa Rica for seven. Is this just a lovely day out for La Roja or the start of something more?    Canada somehow lost to a Belgium side that have aged… And we look ahead to Thursday’s action as Jose Delgado talks to us about the prospects for Portugal against Ghana.  Produced by Steve Hankey. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/22·47m 27s

Saudi Arabia enjoy their greatest day - can Canada follow suit?

Jimbo is joined by Jay Harris, Liam Tharme, James Horncastle, Joshua Kloke and Wael Jabir after a historic day 3 in Qatar. Saudi Arabia shock the world by coming from behind to beat Argentina. How far can the Saudis go? How much did the lack of a plan B expose Lionel Scaloni? We look ahead to Wednesday’s action as The Athletic’s Joshua Kloke previews the biggest game in the history of the Canadian national team as they prepare to take on the number 2 ranked team in the world Belgium. Canada don’t have a new kit but will they look the part? France also come from behind to make light work of Australia, with Olivier Giroud equalling the all-time France scoring record. And elsewhere there’s plenty of goals saved above average from Ochoa, Denmark and Tunisia. Plus some fretting over Kane’s ankle and Ronaldo’s employment. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Ronaldo’s off and Kane’s ankle (01.30) • PART 1b: Argentina 1-2 Saudi Arabia with Wael Jabir & James Horncastle (04.00) • PART 1c: Mexico 0-0 Poland (22.30)  • PART 2a: France 4-1 Australia (27.00) • PART 2b: Denmark 0-0 Tunisia (31.00) • PART 3a: A look ahead to Wednesday’s action (36.00) • PART 3b: Josh Kloke on Canada’s big day (38.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/11/22·52m 42s

A heartening and a disheartening day for England and Wales

Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka and Tom Williams into the studio on Day 2 of the World Cup, a day that generates as much conversation off the field as on it. England hammer Iran 6-2 with Gareth Southgate throwing caution to the wind with his high full-backs and Bellingham showing why he might be a player that shapes the next decade.  But it’s a colossal missed opportunity as England and other European nations back down from their previous stance of wearing the One Love captain’s armband for fear of sanctions from FIFA. Adam Crafton gives us his thoughts from Qatar. Bale’s Wales come from behind to grab a draw against the USA, with Robert Page righting a potential wrong by bringing on Kieffer Moore at half-time. Sneaky good Netherlands sneak a win against Senegal on a very good day for the Gakpo fan club. And we look ahead to Tuesday’s action as Niels Harild tells us about a lot of people’s dark horses - Denmark. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the day (02.30) • PART 1b: USA 1-1 Wales (04.30) • PART 2a: England 6-2 Iran (12.00)  • PART 2b: Senegal 0-2 Netherlands (18.00) • PART 2c: The armband issue with Adam Crafton (22.00) • PART 3a: A look ahead to Tuesday’s action (39.00) • PART 3b: Danish prospects with Niels Harild (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/11/22·50m 15s

Qatar confusingly rubbish, and can dumb USA outsmart Wales?

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams take in the opening day of the 2022 World Cup. Ecuador ease to a comfortable victory over the hosts. Are Qatar among the worst teams to compete at a World Cup or were they just overawed by the occasion? Monday sees England open their campaign against Iran as they look to score some goals for once, while pale horse the Netherlands take on Mane-less Senegal. Tom Williams sings Wales’ prospects ahead of their fixture with the USA while Sam Stejskal tells us the American kids are alright. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Qatar 0-2 Ecuador with Nick Miller (02.30) • PART 1b: Senegal v Netherlands preview (12.00) • PART 2a: England v Iran preview (20.00)  • PART 2b: The Welsh perspective with Tom Williams (23.00) • PART 2c: The American perspective with Sam Stejskal (27.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE NEXT 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/11/22·44m 10s

World Cup preview - Groups E to H

Jimbo welcomes Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander, Liam Tharme and many more into the studio to dissect the final 4 groups of the Qatar World Cup. Group E includes Germany and their bogey team Spain. Rapha expects Musiala to shine while Alvaro Romeo is waiting for big things from Pedri. Group F contains the hipster clásico of Canada v Belgium, the best midfield in the tournament and the best full-back pairing in the tournament. In Group G, Natalie Gedra tells us why it’s not all about Neymar for Brazil, while Rigobert Song struggles to get to grips with the names in his Cameroon squad. And there’s Group H, the group of revenge. Carl Anka suggests Ghana would rather beat Uruguay than progress. Sungmo Lee has his eye on the Kim backline. And will Fernando Santos stink up the joint again? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Group E - will Germany flop again? (02.30) • PART 1b: Group E - Any hope for Japan or Costa Rica? (12.00) • PART 1c: Group E - Spain with Alvaro Romeo (15.30)  • PART 2a: Group F - Oh Canada (and Morocco) (23.30) • PART 2b: Group F- Belgium and Croatia no longer golden? (27.30) • PART 3a: Group G - Brazil with Natalie Gedra (34.00) • PART 3b: Group G - Who progresses with Brazil? (38.00) • PART 4a: Group H - Portugal to implode? Uruguay to punch above their weight? (46.00) • PART 4b: Group H - Carl Anka on Ghana (55.00) • PART 4c: Group H - Sungmo Lee on South Korea (58.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/22·1h 7m

World Cup preview with Mauricio Pochettino: Groups C & D

Jimbo, Mauricio Pochettino, Michael Cox and James Horncastle study two groups that feature two of the favourites - France and Argentina. Mauricio gives us his insight into managing the famed front three of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar. Hear why he got unlucky with Messi, wanted more consistency from Mbappe and loved every second of Neymar. As for Argentina, will the confidence gained from having won the Copa América power them on to a first World Cup since 1986? We check in with Julien Laurens on the world champions France who the rest of the panel are expecting to bore us silly in the group stage. Plus can we call Denmark dark horses? Can Poland finally deliver at a World Cup? And can you imagine rooming with Diego Maradona? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Rooming with Batistuta & Maradona (01.00) • PART 2a: Group C - Argentina free of pressure? (05.30) • PART 2b: Group C - Who else will go through? (12.00)  • PART 2c: Group D - France’s chances with Julien Laurens (19.00) • PART 2d: Group D- Danish dark horses. Any chance for Australia and Tunisia? (32.00) • PART 3: Final thoughts on Groups A-D (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/22·43m 35s

World Cup preview with Mauricio Pochettino: Groups A & B

Jimbo, Michael Cox, James Horncastle and former Spurs and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino sit down to pick the bones out of Groups A and B as we count down to Qatar. Can England settle on a style and go all the way? Can Iran put the controversy back home behind them? Bassil Mikdadi tells us more. Are the Netherlands dark horses for the tournament under the guidance of special guy Van Gaal? Will Qatar prove to not actually be rubbish? Are we better off playing now than in June? And we ask Maher Mezahi whether Senegal can add to their AFCON glory. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Hello Mauricio (01.00) • PART 2a: Group A - Ecuador set to surprise us? (05.30) • PART 2b: Group A - Netherlands dark horses battling history (09.00)  • PART 2c: Group A - Senegal’s prospects with Maher Mezahi (14.30) • PART 2d: Group A- Might Qatar not actually be rubbish? (21.00) • PART 3a: Group B - How far can England go? (26.00) • PART 3b: Group A- Iran with Bassil Mikdadi (32.00) • PART 3c: Group A- Wales and USA previews (40.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/11/22·48m 12s

Mourinho betrayed, Union thrashed and the lack of violence in La Liga

For the final time in 2022, the Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo saddle up and ride again across the continent. Napoli look to be unstoppable at the top of Serie A, while Jose Mourinho shocks everyone by severing ties with one of his own Roma players. Union Berlin continue to tumble down the Bundesliga table after getting thrashed by Freiburg. Christian Streich’s side move up to 2nd as they look to chase down Bayern. Marseille win a thriller at Monaco while Auxerre kindly allow PSG to retire for the World Cup unscathed. Alvaro proffers the idea that La Liga should stop punishing non-violence and start showing a bit more actual violence. Plus Ferguson, Felix and the best player not at the World Cup. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.30) • PART 2: Ligue 1 - Monaco Marseille thriller (08.00) • PART 3: Bundesliga - Freiburg up to 2nd (16.00)  • PART 4: La Liga - Atletico suffering under Simeone (28.00) • PART 5: Serie A - Mourinho v Karsdorp (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/22·51m 4s

Ronaldo, resurgent Rodgers and the brilliance of Brentford

For the final time before Christmas, Jimbo reviews the Premier League weekend in the company of Rory Smith, Jay Harris and Tim Spiers. Limping, wounded Brentford produce possibly the best result in their history by winning at the Etihad. Were Man City some way off full tilt ahead of the World Cup? And will the 5 point lead for Arsenal prove crucial ahead of two head-to-heads with City in the second half of the season? When we last spoke to The Athletic’s Rob Tanner, Brendan Rodgers was on the brink of the sack from Leicester. How has it all turned around so dramatically for the Foxes? What did we make of Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview with Piers Morgan? And will Alejandro Garnacho be giving a similar one in 20 years time? Plus Nick Miller en route to Qatar, why Everton fans should be terrified, problems for Potter and Spurs as a metaphor for marriage. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Cristiano Ronaldo’s interview (01.00) • PART 1b: Man City 1-2 Brentford (06.00) • PART 1c: Wolves 0-2 Arsenal (16.00)  • PART 2a: Spurs 4-3 Leeds (23.00) • PART 2b: Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea (29.00) • PART 2c: Liverpool 3-1 Southampton & Fulham 1-2 Man Utd (32.00) • PART 3a: Leicester’s rise up the table with Rob Tanner (38.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45.00) • PART 3c: Nick Miller on the road to Qatar (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/22·1h 4m

Introducing... Away From Home

The Athletic has a brand new documentary series following Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk. Here is an introduction to the series. In this episode, The Athletic’s Adam Crafton speaks to Taras Stepanenko, the captain of Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk, as he and his young family take refuge in an underground shelter when war breaks out in Ukraine.  Adam also meets with Shakhtar's Croatian head coach, Igor Jovicevic, who was separated from his family when Russia invaded.  Meanwhile, as the team prepares for their first match in Europe’s elite competition, the Champions League, we hear from Shakhtar midfielder Ivan Petryak, who lost a family member to the war with Russia. With all the odds against Shakhtar, can the Ukrainian club pull off a shock victory against the German club Red Bull Leipzig? Credits Presenter: Adam Crafton Producers: Adam Crafton, Abi Paterson, Mike Stavrou Sound mixing: Ollie Bellwood Featuring footage from: The Daily, AP, ABC News, Sport BILD, DW News, Al Jazeera, and BT Sport Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/11/22·42m 46s

Maddison makes it to the World Cup, not now League Cup and Burnley-Blackburn

Jimbo welcomes back Charlie Eccleshare, Lynsey Hooper and Duncan Alexander ahead of the last Premier League weekend before the World Cup. Gareth Southgate names his England squad for Qatar with James Maddison, Ben White and Callum Wilson the big picks. The panel are just hoping Kieran Trippier doesn’t get injured this weekend. Wolves v Arsenal and Newcastle v Chelsea are the headline fixtures this weekend. Will we see full intensity from the World Cup-bound players? Will the likes of Haaland and Salah fill their boots? Will we see some very early reducers at Fulham v Man United? Nancy Frostick gives us the lowdown on possibly the biggest game of the weekend in England, the East Lancashire derby between the top two in the Championship, Burnley v Blackburn. Plus Gary Bull, pre-planned celebrations and the inconvenience of the Carabao Cup. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Scrap the League Cup? (03.30) • PART 1b: A full pelt Premier League weekend? (07.30) • PART 1c: Man City v Brentford & Newcastle v Chelsea (09.30)  • PART 2a: Bournemouth v Everton (20.00) • PART 2b: Burnley v Blackburn with Nancy Frostick (24.00) • PART 2c: Brighton v Aston Villa and Spurs v Leeds (31.00) • PART 2d: Wolves v Arsenal (40.00) • PART 3a: England’s World Cup squad announced (48.00) • PART 3b: Which clubs will be most affected by the break? (52.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/22·1h 6m

Pique calls it a day, PSG v Bayern and the Shakhtar story

Jimbo and the gang of Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo review all the big Euro stories. The Champions League draw threw up some mouthwatering last 16 ties. Are Choupo-Moting's Bayern the worst possible opponents for PSG? Hear why Napoli shouldn’t underestimate Eintracht Frankfurt. Gerard Pique plays his last game at the Camp Nou after announcing his immediate retirement. We discuss the on-field and off-field legacy of one of Spain’s best ever defenders. Bayern are back on top of the Bundesliga after an Union Berlin implosion. And Marseille and Lyon stink up the joint in France. Plus Nick Miller watches Ajax PSV and Joey D’Urso tells us about new podcast series “Away From Home” about the incredible Shakhtar Donetsk. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: Champions League last 16 draw reaction (08.30) • PART 3: Pique calls it a day (26.00)  • PART 4a: Leverkusen 5-0 Union (38.00) • PART 4b: Nick Miller on Ajax-PSV and more (44.00) • PART 5a: Unstoppable Napoli and resurgent Juve (49.00) • PART 5b: Joey D’Urso on his new Shakhtar series (58.00) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/11/22·1h 10m

All hail Howe, Emery and Arteta as Saints search for a saviour

Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Maram AlBaharna and Jobi McAnuff pore over the drama and the data of another hugely significant Premier League weekend. Elite coach Unai Emery gets off to a winning start at Villa, with a first home league win over Man United for 27 years. And Arsenal show maturity beyond their years as they see off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to return to the top of the table. Eddie Howe’s Newcastle continue to be underestimated by opponents as Southampton react by sacking Ralph Hasenhuttl. The Athletic’s Jacob Tanswell tells us about their potential pursuit of Luton’s Nathan Jones. Elsewhere Dr Tottenham strikes again as Liverpool secure their first away win of the season in the Premier League. Plus Tielemans and Olise’s post-match etiquette and how to do a knee slide. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Aston Villa 3-1 Man United with Dan Bardell (03.00) • PART 2a: Southampton 1-4 Newcastle (16.00) • PART 2b: Saints’ managerial search with Jacob Tanswell (21.30)  • PART 2c: Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal (26.30) • PART 2d: Players saving themselves for the World Cup (34.00) • PART 3: Spurs 0-2 Liverpool (40.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/11/22·1h 8m

Sluggish Spurs, brilliant Benfica and Auba v Arteta

Jimbo ushers Michael Cox, Dom Fifield and Duncan Alexander into the Totally pod ahead of a blockbuster Premier League weekend. Arsenal travel to Chelsea with a chance to assert dominance over their London rivals, while a depleted Spurs host an unpredictable Liverpool. Elsewhere, we pay homage to Marco Silva, look ahead to Unai Emery’s first match at Villa and ask if Jesse Marsch would have been better off if Leeds went down. The Champions League group stage wraps up in dramatic style, with Benfica pipping PSG to top spot, courtesy of the return of the away goals rule Plus Nick Miller is off on the road to Qatar, a salute to Ronnie Radford and looking ahead to the quiet weekend. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A salute to Ronnie Radford (01.00) • PART 1b: Marseille 1-2 Spurs (05.30) • PART 1c: Benfica pip PSG to top spot (11.30)  • PART 1d: Giroud leads Milan to the last 16 (15.30) • PART 2a: Villa v Man Utd preview (22.00) • PART 2b: Chelsea v Arsenal preview (25.00) • PART 2c: Man City v Fulham preview (31.00) • PART 3a: Spurs v Liverpool preview (25.00) • PART 3b: Nick Miller’s off to Qatar (44.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/22·1h 2m

Napoli’s worlds to conquer, Simeone’s decline and Europe’s baldest leagues

The Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein convene to assess another dramatic weekend. Napoli make it 13 wins in a row while Inter also turn on the style. But the ultras at San Siro enforce a walk-out among the fans whether they like it or not, a reminder of their power. There’s more 99th minute misery for Atletico in La Liga as we ask just how much of this decline is on Diego Simeone? There’s a 97th minute winner from Union Berlin to stay top of the Bundesliga and another stellar display from Lionel Messi in Ligue 1 with Phil Neville sniffing around. Plus Felix, Focaccina and a final in France for Spurs. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Pogba out of the World Cup (01.30) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (04.30) • PART 2: Champions League matchday 6 preview (10.30)  • PART 3: Serie A – 13 in a row for Napoli + Inter ultras show their power (19.00) • PART 4: La Liga – more misery for Atletico (36.00) • PART 5: Ligue 1 – Miami for Messi or is he too happy? (46.00) • PART 6: Bundesliga – Union and Werner back on track (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/22·1h 6m

Potter out-Pottered, the remarkable Rashford and Tottenham’s final in France

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Ahmed Shooble into the pod after another momentous weekend in the Premier League. It’s a miserable return to Brighton for Graham Potter with Chelsea. Andy Naylor tells us about an afternoon where De Zerbi made the former Seagulls manager look a bit foolish. Leeds are shock winners at Anfield as they show that they’re playing for Jesse Marsch. Meanwhile Liverpool continue to look awful out of possession. Arsenal blitz a feeble Forest to stay top of the table while Spurs come from 2-0 down to emerge victorious at the Vitality. Julien Laurens discusses what awaits at the Velodrome on Tuesday on and off the pitch. As for Bournemouth, Ahmed fills us in on the latest on their takeover and managerial search. And Marcus Rashford reaches 100 goals at Manchester United despite a turbulent couple of years. Plus Little Simz, unicorn midfielders, who’s a thug and who made one of the best Premier League saves ever? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 5-0 Nottingham Forest (03.00) • PART 1b: Leicester 0-1 Man City (11.00) • PART 2: Brighton 4-1 Chelsea with Andy Naylor (16.30)  • PART 3a: Liverpool 1-2 Leeds (26.00) • PART 3b: Bournemouth 2-3 Spurs (35.00) • PART 3c: Marseille v Spurs with Julien Laurens (42.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/22·1h 9m

Big losses for Barca, agony for Atleti and Potter returns to Brighton

Jimbo’s joined by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Colin Millar after a frantic midweek in the Champions League. Three Spanish sides are knocked out, with Barcelona forced to face the financial repercussions of group stage failure, while the climax to Atletico’s draw with Leverkusen will live long in the memory. The Premier League weekend serves up potentially Jesse Marsch’s last game at Leeds, as they head to Anfield. Graham Potter returns to the Amex with Chelsea. Can the Seagulls snatch their first win since Potter left?  David Moyes is back at Old Trafford to face a Man United side who finally have team spirit and a plan. Plus Patrick Bamford is struggling, Darwin Nunez is fun and Ruben Amorim is hung over. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A bad week for Spanish football (02.00) • PART 1b: Spurs Sporting VAR drama (11.00) • PART 2: Liverpool, Napoli, PSG and Benfica impress (17.00)  • PART 3a: Brighton v Chelsea and Arsenal v Nottingham Forest previews (30.00) • PART 3b: Leicester v Man City and Liverpool v Leeds previews (35.00) • PART 4a: Newcastle v Aston Villa preview (47.00) • PART 4b: Man United v West Ham and the rest of the Premier League weekend (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/22·1h 3m

Mesmerising Messi, self-deprecating Sarri and exiting Emery

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back for another continental feast of football. Champions League matchday 5 approaches with Barcelona and Juventus on the verge of elimination and Salzburg looking to spring an upset against Chelsea. In France, Lille are turning on the style under Paulo Fonseca, as is Lionel Messi, looking like a truly great midfielder. There are some crucial away wins in Italy, for Napoli, Inter and Lazio who keep keeping clean sheets for d*ckhead Maurizio Sarri. Plus Unai Emery, Daniele De Rossi and Jaws. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Emery leaves Villarreal for Villa (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (06.00) • PART 2: Champions League Matchday 5 preview (11.30)  • PART 3: Serie A – big away days for Lazio and Inter (21.30) • PART 4: Ligue 1 – Lille and Messi turn on the style (33.00) • PART 5: La Liga – Barca get ready for Bayern (46.00) • PART 6: Bundesliga – Bochum beat Union (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/10/22·1h 4m

Discontent at Wolves, Leeds and Spurs, while Villa get their groove back

Jimbo, Natalie Gedra, Tim Spiers and Daniel Storey bring you the calm after the storm of another Premier League weekend. Managerless Wolves are hammered by Leicester, on a day surrounded by Terry Connor vibes, and criticism of Scott Sellars subs. There’s similar unrest at Leeds towards Jesse Marsch and at Spurs towards Antonio Conte. But Newcastle are in the top 4 with Eddie showing he knows Howe to defend. Forest get back on track in spectacular fashion, as do Aston Villa. Dan Bardell tells us what Danks did that Gerrard didn’t.  Plus Iwobi, Casemiro and which game are the panel most bitter about? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Nottingham Forest 1-0 Liverpool (03.00) • PART 1b: Wolves 0-4 Leicester (11.00) • PART 1c: Leeds 2-3 Fulham (19.00)  • PART 2a: Villa 4-0 Brentford with Dan Bardell (27.00) • PART 2b: Everton 3-0 Crystal Palace (33.00) • PART 3a: Spurs 1-2 Newcastle (36.00) • PART 3b: Chelsea 1-1 Man Utd (46.00) • PART 4: On This Day and what the top two got up to (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/10/22·1h 4m

Man United reach Zone 14, Conte’s drab Spurs and Arsenal batter Lyon

Jimbo, Carl Anka, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams discuss a midweek short of goals and a weekend full of drama. Probably. Manchester United put in their most impressive performance, possibly in years, as they ease past Spurs. And while results have been good, why does the football under Antonio Conte have to be so uninspiring? And what do Graham Potter’s Chelsea have in store for United on Saturday? This weekend it’s Nottingham Forest v Liverpool, a fixture that throws up memories of Edward Sheringham, Robin Hood and could be decided by agent of chaos Darwin Nuñez. Wolves have approached – and since been rejected – by QPR’s Michael Beale. What was it about Steven Gerrard’s former assistant that made the Molineux hierarchy alter their usual approach? Goals galore in the Women’s Champions League. Charlotte Harpur joins us from Lyon as Arsenal dismantle the eight-time European champions. Plus 5-a-side in a swimming pool, Trevor Ford, and Palace in the Bundesliga. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man Utd beat Spurs – next up Chelsea (04.00) • PART 2a: Forest v Liverpool preview (via Brighton and West Ham) (21.00) • PART 2b: Elsewhere in midweek in the PL (31.00)  • PART 2c: Wolves’ pursuit of Mick Beale (35.00) • PART 3a: Lyon 1-5 Arsenal with Charlotte Harpur (40.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (46.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/22·1h 2m

Good week for Benzema & Berlin, bad week for Xavi & Xabi

Jimbo and the continental crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eyes over a huge weekend in Europe. Karim Benzema wins the Ballon d’Or and scores in El Clasico as Real Madrid assert their dominance over Barcelona. Questions start to be asked of Xavi as elimination from the Champions League looms for Barca. It’s been a bad seven days for Xabi Alonso at Leverkusen after two thrashings but Union Berlin defeat Dortmund to stay top of the Bundesliga. Can they go all the way? Can Napoli or an Ademola Lookman-inspired Atalanta go all the way in Serie A? And in France, Laurent Blanc returns and Kylian Mbappe U-turns.  Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Benzema wins the Ballon d’Or (02.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (06.00) • PART 2: La Liga – a rough week for Barca (10.30)  • PART 3: Ligue 1 – Mbappe u-turn and Blanc is back (25.00) • PART 4: Bundesliga – Union stay strong, Alonso’s Leverkusen crumble (35.00) • PART 5: Serie A – can Atalanta go all the way? (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/10/22·1h 1m

Liverpool’s return, Kepa’s comeback and Arsenal as accidental champions

Here’s Jimbo, in the company of Tom Williams, Amitai Winehouse and Sasha Goryunov after a big weekend at both ends of the Premier League table. Man City suffer their first defeat of the season as Liverpool and Mo Salah get their mojo back. Which allows Arsenal to go 4 points clear at the top of the table, with some belated assistance from VAR at Elland Road. Chelsea make it 5 wins in a row and 4 clean sheets in a row as the resurrection of Kepa under Graham Potter continues. We revisit the most famous of Darren Bent’s 106 Premier League goals. Plus Nuno, Solly March, the Forest social media team and the Ivan Toney penalty.  Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 1-0 Man City (03.30) • PART 2a: Leeds 0-1 Arsenal (19.00) • PART 2b: Spurs 2-0 Everton & Man Utd 0-0 Newcastle (27.00)  • PART 3a: Aston Villa 0-2 Chelsea (32.00) • PART 3b: Brentford 2-0 Brighton (40.00) • PART 4a: On This Day – Bent and the beachball (45.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/22·1h 6m

More Mbappe melodrama, Barca-Inter, Liverpool-City and what happened to Juventus?

Raphael Honigstein, Rory Smith and Duncan Alexander join Jimbo on a voyage across the Champions League, Premier League and beyond. Barcelona and Inter produce one of the best group stage games of all time while Club Brugge and Juventus continue to wow us all, but in very different ways. Tuesday’s drama is all off the field with suggestions that Kylian Mbappe wants to leave Paris in January. Julien Laurens describes what this might mean for PSG and for France at the World Cup. Liverpool are 7-1 winners at Rangers, ideal preparation for their meeting with Man City at Anfield on Sunday. Have Klopp’s men got their mojo back or is this another Bournemouth false dawn? Plus Mikel Arteta’s signature, Steven Gerrard’s lack of philosophy and Graham Taylor’s Impossible Job. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Some book plugging (01.30) • PART 1b: Barcelona 3-3 Inter (05.30) • PART 1c: Brugge, Juve and the myth of predictability (09.00)  • PART 1d: The rest of the Champions League midweek (15.00) • PART 2: Even more Mbappe melodrama with Julien Laurens (24.00) • PART 3a: Liverpool v Man City preview (37.00) • PART 3a: Leeds v Arsenal preview (48.00) • PART 4a: On This Day – Koeman KO's Taylor (51.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/10/22·1h 7m

Nagelsmann’s naivety, Mbappe’s pivot and Xabi’s smart start

Jimbo and the continental panel of Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo shine a light on the big stories in European football this week. Bayern throw away a 2-0 lead in Dortmund, with questions starting to be asked of whether Julian Nagelsmann is the long-term future of the club. But it’s the perfect start for Xabi Alonso at Leverkusen. Bayern’s former striker Robert Lewandowski is a bit starved of service at Barca as they face Inter in a huge Champions League clash. In France, there’s more Mbappe melodrama at PSG with the star striker criticising Christophe Galtier’s tactics on Instagram. Elsewhere, Kristof Terreur gives us the lowdown on the perfect Club Brugge and Jules purrs over the perfect Enzo Fernandez.  Plus some harsh red cards and some not so harsh red cards. Produced by Charlie Jones RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2: Germany – Klassiker classic and a not too Xabi start (06.00) • PART 3: Spain – big weeks for Barca and Real (18.00)  • PART 4: Kristof Terreur on the remarkable Club Brugge (29.00) • PART 5: France - more Mbappe melodrama (37.00) • PART 6: Italy – champions Milan stay on Napoli’s tail (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/10/22·1h 1m

Should Liverpool have sold Salah? Are Wolves doomed? Can Brazil be stopped?

Jimbo’s joined by Natalie Gedra, Jay Harris and Daniel Storey after a potentially pivotal Premier League weekend. Arsenal stay top with a thrilling 3-2 win over Liverpool. What does it say about the state of the Reds under Klopp and should they have taken the money for Salah and rebuilt? It was a good weekend for Natalie’s compatriots Martinelli, Antony, Paqueta and Guimaraes. Can Bruno lead Newcastle into the Champions League? Also Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 700th club goal while Phil Foden continues to fly under the radar. And how big a job might Julen Lopetegui have on his hands if he takes the vacancy at Wolves? Plus we go inside Paul Pogba’s house and into the mind of the goalkeeper sent off for urinating. Produced by Charlie Jones RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 3-2 Liverpool (03.20) • PART 1b: Man City 4-0 Southampton (16.00) • PART 2a: Everton 1-2 Man Utd (20.00)  • PART 2b: Newcastle 5-1 Brentford (26.00) • PART 3a: The Euro draw and Brazil’s World Cup hopes (35.00) • PART 3b: Chelsea 3-0 Wolves (40.00) • PART 3c: Brighton 0-1 Spurs (44.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/22·1h 3m

Arsenal favourites against Liverpool, Napoli, Maddison and the best kick-off times

A maze of football this week. No better collective than Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jack Lang and Duncan Alexander to help you navigate your way through it. Some impressive performances in the Champions League but none more so than Napoli’s 6-1 win in Amsterdam. Chelsea waltz past Milan but actually don’t play very well. Sevilla lose their manager and their dinner money. Arsenal v Liverpool is the headline fixture on Sunday with the Gunners favourites to torment the Reds down the flanks. And hear why Brighton v Spurs could be the game of the weekend, with or without Kulusevski. Plus what could be Hasenhuttl’s last match, the brilliance of Maddison, Beckham v Greece, Gunnersaurus and what are the best kick-off times? Produced by Charlie Jones RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Best of the Champions League – Napoli on fire (02.00) • PART 2a: Arsenal v Liverpool preview (12.00) • PART 2b: Man City v Southampton preview (20.00)  • PART 3a: Chelsea v Wolves preview (26.00) • PART 3b: Brighton v Spurs preview (32.00) • PART 3c: Everton v Man Utd preview (36.00) • PART 4a: On This Day – Beckham and Gunnersaurus (42.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/10/22·1h 8m

Inzaghi under pressure and why are there so many goals in the Bundesliga?

It’s Jimbo, Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens in effect ahead of matchday 3 of the Champions League. Simone Inzaghi’s Inter can’t stop losing. They host a Barcelona side who have just gone top of La Liga. It was another disappointing weekend for Sevilla and Dortmund who also go head to head this week. And then it’s Der Klassiker for Dortmund. We take our hats off to Lorient, Udinese and Athletic Bilbao, flying high in their respective leagues. Plus Higuain’s retirement, Smalling for England and the quality of bread in France. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.00) • PART 2a: Trouble for Inter as Barca visit (08.00) • PART 2b: Ajax v Napoli and Chelsea v Milan (19.30)  • PART 3a: Disappointment for Dortmund with Der Klassiker looming (23.30) • PART 3b: Frankfurt v Spurs & Leipzig v Celtic (30.00) • PART 4a: Spain qualify for the Nations League finals (35.00) • PART 4b: The Lorient fairytale and Benfica v PSG (38.00) • PART 5a: Real Madrid stuttering, Athletic flying (46.00) • PART 5b: Goodbye Gonzalo (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/10/22·1h 1m

Arsenal’s school of hard knocks and Mannequin United

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke back into the pod after a pulsating Premier League weekend. We bear witness to the highest scoring Manchester derby of all time. Is it impossible to stop City at their best? Is Erling Haaland a genius? And did ten Hag score the biggest own goal post-match? But it’s Arsenal who stay top after they see off Spurs at the Emirates. Hear how this young team has been punched in the face but keeps getting back up. Geeky PE teacher Bruno Lage is sacked as Wolves manager on Sunday. But which Portuguese Jorge Mendes client will they go for next? Plus the problem with Liverpool, non-celebrations and why Everton have nailed it.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City 6-3 Man Utd (02.30) • PART 2: Arsenal 3-1 Spurs (16.30) • PART 3a: Liverpool 3-3 Brighton (29.00)  • PART 3b: Crystal Palace 1-2 Chelsea (35.00) • PART 4a: West Ham 2-0 Wolves – bye bye Bruno (40.00) • PART 4b: Southampton 1-2 Everton (49.00) • PART 4c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/22·1h 2m

Can Tottenham go top? Can United halt Haaland & De Bruyne?

The Premier League is back with a bang and here to light the fuse are Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Dom Fifield and Laurie Whitwell. The North London derby kicks off the weekend. Can Spurs unseat Arsenal from the top of the table, with Son and Richarlison in red-hot form? And in Manchester, will it be another unhappy outing for Erling Haaland against ten Hag, Martinez and Antony? Roberto De Zerbi makes his managerial bow at Brighton with the formidable task of a trip to Anfield, while Graham Potter welcomes back all his Chelsea players from around the globe ahead of a trip to Selhurst Park. Will there be any respite for the bottom 4 who all face each other this weekend? Plus Watford being Watford, why clubs are called what they’re called and why losing 9-0 is fine. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: International round-up (02.00) • PART 2: Arsenal v Spurs preview (07.00) • PART 3a: Liverpool v Brighton preview (17.00)  • PART 3b: Crystal Palace v Chelsea preview (21.00) • PART 3c: The bottom 4 all face each other (25.00) • PART 3d: Events at Bournemouth, Fulham, Southampton and Leeds (28.30) • PART 4a: Watford sack another manager (36.00) • PART 4b: Man City v Man Utd preview (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/22·56m 27s

World Cup state of play – can anyone beat France but France?

Jimbo, Raphael Hongstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo assess the big hitters in Europe with the Nations League qualifiers over and the World Cup on the horizon. England and Germany fight out a 3-3 thriller in a game that exposes both team’s flaws. Are we only just seeing Southgate’s shortcomings when the rest of the continent has been aware for a while? France beat Austria and lose to Denmark, yet with the talent Didier Deschamps has at his disposal, could they become the first nation in 60 years to retain the World Cup? Or will it be Argentina or Brazil who are looking strong by comparison to the likes of Spain, who have a settled midfield and goalkeeper but not much else. And Michiel Jongsma joins us to discuss the only major European nation that are looking strong right now – Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Getting excited for World Cup (02.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (05.00) • PART 1c: England 3-3 Germany (09.30)  • PART 2: France – boom or bust in Qatar? (25.00) • PART 3: Spanish struggles (34.30) • PART 4a: Michiel Jongsma on the resurgent Netherlands (43.00) • PART 4b: What about Brazil and Argentina? (50.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/09/22·1h 3m

Beyond understanding Southgate, and the challenges posed by Iran and Qatar

Jimbo is back for another international break pod in the company of Joey D’Urso, Nick Miller and Tom Williams. England are timid and disappointing in defeat to Italy that sees them relegated from the top tier of the Nations League. And to make matters worse, their first World Cup opponents Iran might just be resurgent. Bassil Mikdadi tells us why we shouldn’t underestimate Carlos Queiroz’s side. Wales are relegated too while France just about survive. But is another full-scale meltdown amongst Les Bleus on the horizon? Plus having been to Qatar and back, Joey gives us the lowdown on the infrastructure of the first World Cup to be hosted in a Muslim country but one that comes with a lot of baggage.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Italy 1-0 England (03.00) • PART 2a: Bassil Mikdadi on Iran’s World Cup prospects (18.00) • PART 2b: The Qatar conundrum (25.00)  • PART 3: Wales relegated, France on the verge of meltdown (38.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/09/22·55m 3s

Relegation beckons for England and Wales, plus a huge weekend in the WSL

It’s international week so Jimbo assembles the pod squad of Carl Anka, Colin Millar and Tom Williams to focus on the fixtures. It’s Italy v England in the Nations League as James Horncastle paints a picture of the Azzurri camp right now. We’ve got our eyes on the England midfield, and the not that tall Toney. The drop to the second tier is a possibility for Wales as well, where the big question is whether it’s Ward or Wayne. And whether Michael Sheen will be in the dressing room. Charlotte Harpur breaks down a WSL weekend that brings us the North London and Merseyside derbies. Plus Woodgate and the worst debut ever, Brazil v Ghana, and why John McGinn is the new Jon Obi Mikel. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Lots to look forward to (02.00) • PART 1b: Italy v England preview with James Horncastle (10.00) • PART 1c: Brazil v Ghana preview (28.00)  • PART 2a: Woodgate and the worst debut ever (33.00) • PART 2b: Wales battle relegation, Spain and Scotland strive for promotion (37.30)  • PART 3: A huge WSL weekend with Charlotte Harpur (49.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/09/22·1h 2m

Marred Madrid derby, Monza, Mane and more red cards in France

Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein reassemble after a dramatic weekend on the continent. Bayern Munich lose at Augsburg and are on their worst run for 20 years. Sadly for Sadio Mane. The Madrid Derby is won by Real but marred by racist chants and gestures towards Vinicius from Atletico fans. We dive into a story that also involves dancing and El Chiringuito. A seismic day in Serie A with Milan, Inter, Roma and Juventus all losing on the same day. But it’s the Old Lady’s defeat at bottom club Monza that really has Allegri under the microscope. And in France, there’s 9 second red cards and Favre out of favour at Nice. Could Mauricio Pochettino be set for an immediate return to Ligue 1? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (04.00) • PART 2a: Bayern on worst Bundesliga run in 20 years (07.40) • PART 2b: Madrid derby marred by racism towards Vinicius (16.00)  • PART 3: Milan, Inter, Juve and Roma all lose on the same day (29.00) • PART 4: Pochettino to Nice? (42.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/09/22·1h

Managerial change at Brighton – more to follow at Leicester, Forest and Brentford?

Jimbo welcomes Jay Harris, Matt Davies-Adams and Sasha Goryunov to look back on a reduced but rousing Premier League weekend. Brighton appoint Roberto De Zerbi as their new manager. Hear from James Horncastle about why the Italian is one of the most exciting young managers in Europe. Arsenal slay some demons at the Brentford Community Stadium to stay top of the table. With the Bees surprisingly downbeat, is it because Thomas Frank could be on his way to Leicester? The Foxes look like making a change after a 6th defeat in a row for Brendan Rodgers. The Athletic’s Rob Tanner tells us what’s gone wrong at the King Power. Will Steve Cooper be exiting Nottingham Forest as well and is it the old guard that are letting him down? Plus armchair Aleksandar, a new Bournemouth and Ronnie Rosenthal. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Brentford 0-3 Arsenal (04.00) • PART 1b: Spurs 6-2 Leicester with Rob Tanner (11.00) • PART 2a: Brighton appoint Roberto De Zerbi, with James Horncastle (23.30)  • PART 2b: Forest 2-3 Fulham (29.30) • PART 3a: The WSL and Ronnie Rosenthal (36.30)  • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/22·57m 57s

Patience for Potter, hero Haaland and Conte’s conundrum

After a hectic Champions League midweek and ahead of a more leisurely Premier League weekend, Jimbo welcomes Charlie Eccleshare, Dom Fifield and Duncan Alexander into the pod. Erling Haaland does it again with one of the goals of the season to down Dortmund. But should Man City fans be concerned about their first 80 minutes? Graham Potter’s first game as Chelsea manager results in a very Brighton performance and a disappointing draw with Salzburg. Is it a pointless appointment if Potter isn’t given time? Liverpool get back to winning ways with the return of Thiago. He’s irreplaceable but possibly unreliable in terms of his fitness. Spurs meanwhile are beaten at Sporting. Have sides worked out Conte’s Spurs this season? Plus the Premier League weekend, Boehly’s big ideas, minidiscs, and Desert Island Discs. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Glenn Hoddle - commentary pioneer (01.30) • PART 2a: Man City 2-1 Dortmund (04.45) • PART 2b: Chelsea 1-1 Salzburg (12.00)  • PART 3a: Boehly’s big ideas (20.30) • PART 3b: Liverpool 2-1 Ajax and the rest of the Champions League (25.00) • PART 4a: Spurs slip up at Sporting (32.30) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (42.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/09/22·1h

Juventus get ugly, as Lewandowski heads back to Bayern

Champions League matchday 2 ahoy, with Jimbo joined by James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. There’s reunions aplenty with Haaland facing Dortmund and most intriguingly, Lewandowski returning to Bayern Munich. Is he already more loved at Barcelona than he was in Bavaria? And will Julian Nagelsmann be feeling the presence of free agent Thomas Tuchel? Plenty to ponder for Liverpool and for Juventus after their remarkable VAR room brawl and draw with Salernitana. Hear why they’re so poor and why Max Allegri won’t be getting sacked. Plus Lacazette, Shakhtar stats and can Union Berlin do a Leicester? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Ajax (07.30) • PART 2b: Bayern v Barcelona (14.00)  • PART 3: Juve’s Salernitana drama (27.30) • PART 4a: Group E – Chelsea v Salzburg (37.30) • PART 4b: Group F - Real Madrid v Leipzig (39.30) • PART 5: The latest from Ligue 1 (46.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/09/22·55m 55s

Who next for Brighton and what next for Liverpool?

Jimbo’s joined by Jack Lang, Jobi McAnuff & Daniel Storey for a look at some of the biggest stories in the world of football. Graham Potter is the new manager of Chelsea. Why is this such an exciting appointment? Andy Naylor gives us a steer as to where Brighton will turn next in their managerial hunt. And what’s it like to be an interim player-coach? Diego Costa is set for a return to the Premier League, although playing football isn’t something he’s done much of in the last year or so. Michiel Jongsma fills us in on an Ajax side feeling very good about themselves as they head to Anfield in the Champions League on Tuesday. And Jobi remembers, or tries to forget, Reading 5 Arsenal 7. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Graham Potter, Chelsea manager (04.00) • PART 1b: Who next for Brighton, with Andy Naylor (13.00) • PART 1c: Player-managing on an interim basis (21.00)  • PART 2a: Reading 5-7 Arsenal (27.00) • PART 2b: Diego Costa set for Wolves (33.00) • PART 3: Liverpool v Ajax preview with Michiel Jongsma (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/09/22·57m 56s

PhenomeNapoli, world-record Walsh and Potter set for Stamford Bridge

Another action-packed week, unpacked by Jimbo, Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Duncan Alexander. Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel with Brighton’s Graham Potter set to replace him at Stamford Bridge. We look at where it went wrong for Tuchel who never found an attacking solution, as Potter looks to back himself at one of the top jobs Terrified Liverpool give one of the worst defensive displays in Champions League history and in the words of Jurgen Klopp, need to reinvent themselves. Napoli are rampant, Bayern impress while PSG’s front three strut their stuff but also refuse to defend. Andrew Todos talks us through the feel-good story of the week in the Champions League – Shakhtar’s 4-1 win in Leipzig. It’s another goal-filled week for the unstoppable Erling Haaland. If only he’d picked England. And Michael tells us all about Keira Walsh and her world record move to Barcelona, ahead of the return of the WSL RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea sack Tuchel and chase Potter, with Liam Twomey (02.30) • PART 2a: Napoli 4-1 Liverpool (19.00) • PART 2b: Bayern and PSG impress (29.00)  • PART 2c: Shakhtar win in Leipzig, with Andrew Todos (35.30) • PART 3: Man City v Spurs and other PL offerings (42.00) • PART 4: Barca break world record for Keira Walsh (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/09/22·1h 4m

The Champions League returns. But what’s going on at Freiburg and Sevilla?

Ahead of matchday 1 across European competition, it’s Jimbo, it’s James Horncastle, it’s Raphael Honigstein, it’s Julien Laurens and it’s Alvaro Romeo on the Totally Football Show. PSG face Juventus for the first time in Champions League history. The under-fire Allegri has Juve playing 60s football. And that’s not a good thing. Will Man City run riot against a Sevilla side hovering above the relegation zone in La Liga? Hear why this sorry state of affairs is Monchi’s fault. Plenty of feel-good stories in Germany where Eintracht Frankfurt prepare for their Champions League bow and Freiburg and Union Berlin fly high in the Bundesliga. Will new-look Napoli heap more misery on Liverpool in Naples on Wednesday? There’s plenty of love for Luciano Spalletti. Plus Ben Yedder’s bowels and the Martin Braithwaite redemption story. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2a: PSG v Juventus preview (09.30) • PART 2b: Spurs v Marseille preview (19.00)  • PART 3a: Inter v Bayern preview and Frankfurt prepare for UCL bow (22.30) • PART 3b: Freiburg top the Bundesliga (30.00) • PART 4a: How to keep up with the wealth of the Premier League (34.00) • PART 4b: Napoli v Liverpool preview (41.00) • PART 4c: Udinese smash Roma in La Liga (45.00) • PART 5: Barca smash Sevilla in La Liga (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/09/22·1h 3m

Ten Hag getting everything right and why VAR was always a bad idea

Joining Jimbo to discuss 5-2’s, derby drama and far too much VAR, it’s Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Adrian Clarke. It’s 4 wins in a row for Erik ten Hag’s Man United as they end Arsenal’s 100% record. The panel agree that all of the Dutchman’s decisions are paying off right now. The Premier League weekend is steeped in VAR controversy. Hear why it was doomed from the start. Brighton batter Leicester in a meeting of the most opposite clubs in the Premier League. Liverpool stumble once more in the Merseyside derby - is this a transitional season for the Reds? Kieran Devlin joins us to discuss two of the most in-form teams in Europe clashing in the Champions League on Tuesday – it’s Celtic hosting Real Madrid. Plus hedge etiquette, the most exciting player in Europe and Adrian ghost-writing for Gary O’Neil (and Paolo Di Canio). RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd 3-1 Arsenal and the VAR fallacy (05.00) • PART 1b: Brighton 5-2 Leicester (07.30) • PART 2a: Aston Villa 1-1 Man City (24.00)  • PART 2b: Everton 0-0 Liverpool (30.00) • PART 2c: Celtic v Real Madrid preview with Kieran Devlin (39.30) • PART 2d: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Bournemouth (46.00) • PART 3: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/22·1h 12m

Merseyside derby, Chelsea's struggles and Haaland the heel

Drowning in Premier League football? Let Jimbo, Charlie Eccleshare, Matt Davies-Adams and Duncan Alexander pull you to shore with a look at several matchdays. Liverpool snatch a 98th minute victory over Newcastle and travel to Goodison to face Gordon and Garner’s Everton. Is Harvey Elliott the answer to Liverpool’s midfield issues? Is Arthur? Southampton impress by knocking off Chelsea. The Saints recruitment is looking pretty smart. What about Chelsea’s, with Aubameyang set to sign? Elsewhere, how many goals will Erling Haaland score this season? Will he be pushing for Dixie Dean’s record? And can the new Arsenal avoid another Old Trafford meltdown? Plus Ahmed Shooble on Scott Parker’s sacking and Charlie on the poetry of football commentary. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Charlie’s book on football commentary (01.30) • PART 1b: Scott Parker sacked by Bournemouth, with Ahmed Shooble (06.30) • PART 2a: A look ahead to the Merseyside derby (15.00)  • PART 2b: Erling Haaland…discuss (26.00) • PART 3a: What’s going on at Chelsea? (35.00) • PART 3b: West Ham 1-1 Spurs & a great week for Mitrovic (44.30) • PART 4: Man United v Arsenal preview (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/09/22·1h 3m

Pogba family drama and the Griezmann conundrum

Scouring the continent for content, it’s Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. There are surprise top two’s in Spain and Germany. And they both meet this weekend. Real Madrid host Real Betis. Bayern travel to the rampant Union Berlin. PSG drop points as Galtier subs Messi, while the giants of Roma take a point from Turin. And find out why Antoine Griezmann isn't featuring that much for Atletico. Plus Cavani, Dele, Riqui and the whole sorry affair with the Pogba brothers. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.20) • PART 2: Serie A – Roma take their first point from the Allianz (06.00) • PART 3: Bundesliga – Bayern and Union prepare for top of the table clash (17.00)  • PART 4a: Dele and Riqui resurrected (25.30) • PART 4b: La Liga – Real Madrid and Betis prepare for top of the table clash (28.30) • PART 5: Ligue 1 – PSG drop points against Monaco (37.00) • PART 6: The Pogba Pogba Mbappe story (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/08/22·55m 30s

Arsenal’s joy, Liverpool’s 9-0 and Potter’s future

Jimbo, Adam Hurrey, Lynsey Hooper and Daniel Storey dissect another action-packed Premier League weekend with their scalpels. It’s a record-equalling win for Liverpool who batter Bournemouth 9-0. Why can’t we ever get to 10? And how big a lead do you need to build up to beat Man City? Arsenal make it 4 wins out of 4 against Fulham with their celebrations upsetting some people. Meanwhile we talk up the possibility of Mitrovic to Chelsea, Pochettino to Villa and Potter to Dortmund. Plus Burnley’s announcement videos, Evita and what constitutes a whipping boy. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 9-0 Bournemouth (05.30) • PART 1b: Wolves 1-1 Newcastle (15.30) • PART 2a: Man City 4-2 Crystal Palace (20.00)  • PART 2b: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Spurs (27.00) • PART 3a: Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham (39.00) • PART 3b: Arsenal 2-1 Fulham (43.30) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (52.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/08/22·1h 7m

Champions League group stage draw - nobody wants to go to paradise

In a special extra Euro edition, Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo dissect the Champions League group stage draw. Ajax, Liverpool, Napoli and Rangers is the group that grabs the headlines. But can Barcelona escape a group containing Bayern and Inter? Tottenham face a kind draw and the Chris Waddle derby. Just why is Antonio Conte’s Champions League record so bad? Will Shakhtar provide a fairytale story and cause Real Madrid yet more problems? Plus why PSG are no joke and why Juve should be afraid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/08/22·51m 48s

Saluting Rangers, Iwobi and Isak, puzzled by Van Dijk and Gordon

Ahead of another big Premier League weekend, Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke into the pod. It’s Hasenhuttl v ten Hag at St Mary’s. Can United play the same way they did against Liverpool? Or will Ralph wreak havoc with his substitutions? Speaking of Liverpool, what is going on with them and Virgil Van Dijk? And are Chelsea really going to spend £60million on Anthony Gordon? Rangers really are in the Champions League group stage. Jordan Campbell joins us after a memorable night in Eindhoven.   Plus some analysis of Isak, Iwobi, paprika and what was number 1 in 2004. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Southampton v Man Utd preview (03.00) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Bournemouth preview (15.00)  • PART 2b: Man City v Crystal Palace preview (23.30) • PART 3a: PSV 0-1 Rangers with Jordan Campbell (26.00) • PART 3b: Arsenal v Fulham preview (34.30) • PART 3c: Brighton v Leeds and Chelsea v Leicester (39.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/08/22·1h 4m

Another PSG blitz and new ways of Dortmunding

Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo, cover a record-breaking weekend on the continent. Mbappe, Neymar and Messi put their differences aside to help PSG demolish Lille 7-1 on a matchday with 11 red cards in France. Bayern are averaging 5 goals a game in the Bundesliga, while nearest challengers Dortmund find an incredible way to lose against Werder Bremen. In Italy, new-look Napoli are top of the table thanks to an incredible start by Georgian midfielder Khvicha Kvaratskhelia. And Villarreal lead the way in Spain after Unai Emery finally beats Diego Simeone. Plus some reaction from Old Trafford and how Man United’s shock victory against Liverpool was covered across Europe. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool (01.30) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (08.00)  • PART 1c: Bayern and Bremen breaking records in the Bundesliga (11.30) • PART 2: Lille 1-7 PSG + 11 red cards in Ligue 1 (21.00) • PART 3: Serie A – new look Napoli on top (30.00) • PART 4: La Liga – Emery finally beats Simeone (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/08/22·59m 22s

Major Leeds Soccer, plus can Casemiro fix United?

Jimbo, Tom Williams, Daniel Storey and Benji Lanyado convene to converse about another pulsating Premier League weekend. Newcastle and Man City contest a six-goal thriller as we address whether the Magpies are for real. Jesse Marsch’s Leeds appear to be the real deal as Aaronson tortures the Blues, with Chelsea needing some Wesley Fofana recovery pace. Good day for Leeds, bad day for Kalvin Phillips. Alvaro Romeo joins us to discuss what Man United can expect from new signing Casemiro, a man who lives between the yellow and the red card. Plus favourite chants, the Match of the Day theme, Thilo Kehrer’s height, Mitchell for England and Pereira for Brazil. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Newcastle 3-3 Man City (03.30) • PART 2: The Casemiro verdict with Alvaro Romeo (11.30)  • PART 3a: Leeds 3-0 Chelsea (22.00) • PART 3b: Arsenal and Spurs emerge victorious (31.00) • PART 4a: Happy birthday MOTD (39.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/22·57m 35s

Man Utd v Liverpool a foregone conclusion? And ranking Forest signings

It’s the Totally Football Show so stop having an absolute nuclear, shut your mouth and eat it. In the company of Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and Jobi McAnuff. Old Trafford could be the scene for yet more humiliation for the hosts as Liverpool arrive on Monday. We talk Nuñez and also Nunes, the new record signing at Wolves. Arsenal aim for 3 wins out of 3 as they travel to Bournemouth and All Or Nothing draws to a close. There’s also credit where it’s due for Jesse Marsch and Michail Antonio. Plus Palmeiras v Flamengo, ranking Forest signings and what if Ronaldo had gone to City? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man Utd v Liverpool preview (03.00) • PART 2a: What if Ronaldo had joined Man City? (18.00)  • PART 2b: Wolves make their move for Nunes and head to Spurs (23.00) • PART 2c: Leeds Marsching on and all or nothing for Arteta (27.00) • PART 3a: Palmeiras v Flamengo preview (40.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (43.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/08/22·1h 4m

Mbappe v Neymar and major Musiala hype

It’s the Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo in full effect. Drama in Paris as despite PSG’s rip-roaring start to the season, Kylian Mbappe falls out with Neymar over penalty duties and literally stops playing at one point. Lots for Luis Campos to sort out. In the Bundesliga, there’s a first goal for Dortmund’s Jamie Bynoe-Gittens. But it’s Bayern youngster Jamal Musiala who Lothar Matthaus thinks could be the best player in the world.  Inter’s difficult summer doesn’t prevent them from securing a last-gasp victory at Lecce on the opening day of the Serie A season. And as La Liga returns, it’s not just Barcelona who are struggling to register players. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 1b: Mbappe versus Neymar and other Ligue 1 goings on (06.00)  • PART 2: Serie A returns – Monza off to a losing start (19.00) • PART 3: La Liga - Barca draw a blank (26.00) • PART 4: Bundesliga – Tedesco and Dortmund’s kids (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/08/22·56m 40s

Frank’s masterclass mullers Man United, plus Arsenal as Andy Murray

The Premier League does not let you down. And nor do Jimbo, Natalie Gedra, Charlie Eccleshare and Daniel Storey. Brentford batter Man United 4-0 in West London, after a masterclass of pressing and set-piece routine work from Thomas Frank’s Bees. Plenty of problems for Erik ten Hag but hear why Ronaldo must go. After an absorbing affair, and a handshake for the ages, the spoils are shared between Chelsea and Spurs on Sunday, thanks to Antonio Conte finally having a bench to call upon. Only Man City and Arsenal have 2 wins out of 2. How far can Jesus take the Gunners? And Forest get lucky at the City Ground but a very promising midfield partnership is blooming. Plus Werner, Willian and Brighton playing Jenga. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (01.00) • PART 1b: Brentford 4-0 Man United (05.00)  • PART 2a: Chelsea 2-2 Spurs (25.30) • PART 2b: Arsenal 4-2 Leicester (33.30) • PART 3a: Forest 1-0 West Ham (41.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/22·1h 3m

Alan Shearer on 30 years of the Premier League

Thirty years ago today, the Premier League kicked off for the first time, so who better for Jimbo to look back on three decades of the Best League in the World™ with than Alan Shearer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/08/22·22m 39s

It's the Gerrard Lampard debate (not that one)

With Premier League matchday 2 in view, Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jay Harris and Duncan Alexander peruse an intriguing fixture list. Tottenham travel to Chelsea with both sides looking to lay down a marker for who are the kings of London. But is the bigger capital game on Saturday as Brentford host struggling Manchester United? It’s the first ever managerial meeting of Gerrard and Lampard this weekend. Who’s had a better coaching career and are both already under pressure?  The City Ground will host Premier League football for the first time in 23 years but we can’t shake the feeling that Forest might be making too many signings.  Plus Qatar, Bernardo Silva’s future and why are we seeing more goals from the halfway line? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The World Cup start date changes (02.00) • PART 1b: Chelsea v Spurs, Brentford v Man Utd and Arsenal v Leicester (05.30)  • PART 2a: Aston Villa v Everton – Gerrard v Lampard (18.00) • PART 2b: Nottingham Forest v West Ham (23.30) • PART 3a: Sarr and Pinell go viral (30.00) • PART 3b: Man City v Bournemouth & Liverpool v Palace (35.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/08/22·58m 45s

Messi’s happy, but Lewandowski’s forgotten

It’s the first Euro pod of the season as Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo cast their eyes across the continent. PSG are 5-0 winners at Clermont with Lionel Messi scoring the first overhead kick of his career. Hear why he’s happy and why this could be his last season in Paris. The Bundesliga kicks off with a 6-1 win for Bayern at Eintracht Frankfurt. After being so reliant on their Polish icon, why don’t Nagelsmann’s men miss Robert Lewandowski? Speaking of Lewandowski, Barcelona are a confusing financial mess ahead of the new La Liga season. Will they be ready for the big kick-off this weekend? After a summer of hype, are Jose Mourinho’s Roma set to launch a title challenge? Plus Rabiot’s move to Man United and the Ramsey curse strikes again. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 1b: Bayern win big in the Bundesliga (05.30)  • PART 2: The mess at Barcelona and the return of La Liga (17.00) • PART 3: Happy Messi and the return of Ligue 1 (30.00) • PART 4: Rabiot to Man Utd and can Roma challenge for the title? (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/08/22·1h 1m

Brighton’s brains over brawn, while Man City scare us all

The Premier League is back and so are the quartet of Jimbo, Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Sasha Goryunov on the Totally Football Show. Man City stroll to an opening day victory at the London Stadium. Who can stop the latent threat of Erling Haaland? And have Liverpool already given City an advantage they won’t claw back? Brighton claim their first ever win at Old Trafford in classy style. We sing the Seagulls’ praises and ask why do United keep signing centre-backs? Elsewhere, William Saliba owns his Premier League debut and Dejan Kulusevski makes all the top clubs in Europe wonder what they missed out on. Plus Scott Parker’s suit, which game was unwatchable and which player resembled a Victorian child ghost? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Hasty predictions (02.00) • PART 1b: Man City win, Liverpool don’t (05.30)  • PART 2a: Man Utd 1-2 Brighton (21.00) • PART 2b: Daniel went to Leeds and Leicester (29.30) • PART 3a: Arsenal, Spurs and Chelsea are victorious (37.00) • PART 3b: Bournemouth win and Forest lose (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/22·59m 11s

Haaland, Ronaldo, Mitrovic and more – opening day is upon us

Premier League matchday 1 sees Jimbo assemble a pod squad of Tom Williams, Laurie Whitwell and Adrian Clarke. Will Erling Haaland score another debut hat-trick? Will Aleksandar Mitrovic finally step up to the Premier League? Who will be sadder this weekend – Brendan Rodgers or the Spanish Brendan Rodgers? Laurie gives us the lowdown on how Erik ten Hag is trying to instill discipline at Old Trafford. And how Cristiano Ronaldo is proving an obstacle to that. Inspired by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus, which players just looked wrong in a different jersey? Plus opening day memories, Adrian’s holiday with Luke Ayling, and unfortunately for us all, Forest are trying to sign someone called Jizz Hornkamp.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: All or Nothing musings (03.00) • PART 1b: Opening weekend memories (06.30)  • PART 1c: West Ham v Man City & Fulham v Liverpool previews (11.00) • PART 2a: PL players no longer taking the knee (20.00) • PART 2b: Everton v Chelsea, Palace v Arsenal and players that look weird in another shirt (23.00) • PART 3: Man Utd v Brighton preview (36.00) • PART 4: Newcastle v Forest and the rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/08/22·1h 11m

Premier League season preview 22/23

The new Premier League season is upon us and you can’t say fairer than Jimbo, James Horncastle, Charlie Eccleshare and Daniel Storey to preview it for you. Are Liverpool motivated to right some wrongs and win the title? Are City worse than last season? Can Spurs insert themselves into the title race after a full pre-season under Conte? 4th place looks up for grabs. Is a meltdown imminent at Chelsea after a summer in which they might have gone backwards? Can Arsenal or even Man United capitalise? At the other end, is it curtains for Everton or Brentford? Or will all 3 promoted clubs go straight back down? Plus the best performance of the last 30 years, the best objects of the last 30 years and Jimbo’s Richard Keys revelation. And a quiz! RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Things to look forward to and a trip back to ‘92 (01.00) • PART 1b: Who will win the title? (08.30)  • PART 2: Who will finish 4th? (25.00) • PART 3a: Favourite stats and the best performance in PL history (36.00) • PART 3b: Who’s going down? (40.00) • PART 3c: Let’s end with a quiz (54.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/08/22·1h

Game-changing England and game-changing Nuñez

Reacting to a historic day for English football, Jimbo is joined by Raphael Honigstein, Charlotte Harpur, Daniel Storey and Nick Miller. England are European champions, defeating Germany at Wembley after extra-time. The Lionesses were grafting years before Sunday’s final. Can this be a landmark moment, not just in England but in Germany and around the world? Less significantly, Liverpool claim the Community Shield beating title rivals Man City 3-1. Is Darwin Nuñez more vital to the Reds than Erling Haaland is to City? And might Pep regret letting Raheem Sterling go? Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo is never far away from the headlines as we debate where his next destination might be. Plus the majesty of Musiala and the brilliance of Burnley. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England win the Euros (01.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool win the Community Shield (26.00)  • PART 2b: Bayern win the Super Cup & other Bundesliga goings on (36.00) • PART 3: Ronaldo on his way and the return of the EFL (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/08/22·1h 2m

It’s England v Germany and the return of the EFL

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Tim Spiers and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod ahead of a bumper weekend of football action. England look to make history as they face Germany at Wembley in the Euro 22 final. Can the Lionesses stop Popp? And should super-sub Russo start? The Community Shield isn’t really exciting our panel, so we discuss some alternative curtain-raisers instead. The return of the EFL is a lot more exciting as Kompany and Bellamy take charge at Turf Moor, Wilder looks to bring Boro up and Derby prepare for life in the third tier. Plus Dybala, McNeil and our favourite back-heel goals. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Wolves’ adventures in Benidorm (02.00) • PART 1b: England v Germany preview (04.00)  • PART 2a: Alternatives to the Community Shield (19.00) • PART 2b: Differing fortunes for Pogba & Dybala (23.00) • PART 2c: McNeil on the move, so too Kounde (26.00) • PART 3: The big kick-off in the EFL (33.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/07/22·43m 1s

Six second clips

The Lionesses are ready for the Euro semi with the Swedes, as are Jimbo, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams. Frida Fagerlund joins us to give us the inside scoop on Swedish preparations, who might just fancy playing against a team that will attack them a bit. Can England end their semi-final hoodoo? Daniel has his say on the great Jesse Lingard debate while we also ask whether it reflects badly on Leicester that they’re the only Premier League team yet to make a summer signing. Should we draw too many conclusions from pre-season results? Like Arsenal finishing in the top 4 at the expense of Chelsea? Plus Mourinho proposals, Lego and the Ben Mee character arc. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Locked in with heat and lego (01.00) • PART 1b: England v Sweden preview with Frida Fagerlund (05.00)  • PART 2a: France v Germany preview (23.00) • PART 2b: The great Jesse Lingard debate continued (28.00) • PART 2c: Leicester growing stale? (36.00) • PART 3: Should we be interested in pre-season results? (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/22·55m 12s

Best smothered in maple syrup

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Benji Lanyado as the Lionesses do England proud once again. The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur gives us the lowdown from Brighton as England come from behind against Spain and gut it out to reach the last 4 of Euro 2022. Can they break their semi-final hoodoo? Unhappy Hammer Benji gets hot under the collar about Jesse Lingard and his potential move to Forest ahead of West Ham, as we also discuss who’s had the strongest transfer window so far. Despite the vuvuzelas, the Jabulani and the dirtiest final of all time, we attempt to show some love to the 2010 World Cup. And Carl and Marcus Rashford have another book out today. But does it have as good a title as Asamoah Gyan’s? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Carl releasing with Rashford again (01.00) • PART 1b: England 1-0 Spain with Charlotte Harpur (07.00)  • PART 2a: Who’s had the strongest window? (16.30) • PART 2b: The great Jesse Lingard debate (21.30) • PART 2c: Ten Hag and Ronaldo (29.00) • PART 3: Wigan down West Ham and Holloway clashes with Capello (33.30) • PART 4: The 2010 World Cup – where is the love? (38.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/07/22·54m 47s

Born with that scream inside me

Jimbo’s back and welcomes James Horncastle, Matt Davies-Adams and Sasha Goryunov into a baking hot pod. Euro 2022 enters the quarter-final stage with England taking on Spain at the Amex on Wednesday. Are the Spanish too twee to pose the Lionesses any big problems? In the transfer market, Chelsea bring in gentle giant and model pro Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli. But do they risk losing more academy prospects in the process? Laurie Whitwell joins us from Australia where Erik ten Hag’s Man United keep winning and they’ve just added leftie Lisandro Martinez. Is it time to start to taking United seriously again? Barca secure the signing of Lewandowski. But is it a depressing state of affairs for European football as Barca mortgage their future?   We look back at Sasha’s favourite World Cup – Spain 82. The tournament of Northern Ireland, Brazil’s loss of innocence and Soviet Union’s 3 managers. Plus Monza, the new Top Gun movie and how Dennis Wise is getting up to something very different today than he was 20 years ago RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England v Spain preview (03.30) • PART 2a: Koulibaly signs for Chelsea (12.00)  • PART 2b: Dybala signs for Roma (19.00) • PART 2c: Spence, Perisic and Moura – Conte’s wing-backs (26.00) • PART 3a: Man Utd on tour with Laurie Whitwell (33.00) • PART 3b: Broke Barca continue to do business (43.00) • PART 4: Sasha’s favourite World Cup – Spain 82 (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/07/22·1h 8m

Oh No Zinedine

Matt Davies-Adams welcomes Lynsey Hooper, Michael Cox and Tom Williams to the latest Totally Football Show. Lynsey gives us an on the ground perspective of England’s form and thought processes after the demolition of Norway 8-0 on Monday night. Is this the high point or is the best yet to come for the Lionesses? There’s also a look ahead to the rest of the week's Euro fixtures as the group stages draw to a close.  In Transfer Talk, we wonder why Wolves haven’t signed anyone beyond the most expensive Irish footballer ever (no not Robbie Keane) in Nathan Collins. We also consider if thirty million pounds is too much for Morgan Gibbs-White, and whether Everton are making the same mistakes yet again in the transfer market. On the 14th July in 2006 the punishments in the Calciopoli scandal were doled out, at exactly the same time as Italy were on the way to winning the World Cup! We reflect on that tournament in Germany including compelling commentary, excellent ads and… yes we talk about the headbutt. Plus we point you in the direction of The Athletic’s coverage of the Woman’s Africa Cup of Nations, because it’s excellent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/07/22·53m 35s

Brilliantly White Horses

Jimbo welcomes Adam Hurrey, Adrian Clarke and Daniel Storey to a scorching summer Totally Football Show. Daniel talks us through a tentative start to Euro 2022 for the Lionesses, plus there’s a look ahead to a finely poised group game against Norway. The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio tells us about Wayne Rooney’s impending move to manage DC United plus what the expectations are for Gareth Bale at LAFC. We talk about Jack Wilshere’s retirement from playing at just 30 and what a life in coaching holds for him. And we look back at Adrian’s favourite World Cup – Mexico 86. The Azteca footballs, ornate pitch designs if not ornate surfaces and some terrible sartorial and singing decisions from Scotland and England. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/22·1h 8m

God of justice

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Julien Laurens and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod for another summer Totally. Euro 22 gets underway with England overcoming stubborn Austria in the tournament opener, with special praise reserved for Kirby and Keira. And Frida Fagerlund previews possibly the game of the weekend – Sweden v Netherlands. In the transfer market, we discuss why Chelsea signing Sterling makes sense. But will we see the return of Raheem the dribbler? Plus Forest’s summer splurge, ten Hag channels Souness and can Newcastle finish top 8? We look back at Julien’s favourite World Cup – France 98. A time of Davor Suker scoring goals galore, Martin O’Neill roasting Robbie Williams and Jimbo almost getting arrested Also, the panel’s mixed experiences with Pierluigi Collina and the Paris born and bred XI.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: An evening with Collina (02.00) • PART 1b: England 1-0 Austria (08.00)  • PART 1c: Sterling to Chelsea and other transfer chat (14.00) • PART 1d: A new era at PSG? (29.00) • PART 2a: On This Day – Berti and Matterface (35.00) • PART 2b: Sweden v Netherlands preview with Frida Fagerlund (38.00) • PART 2c: Jules’s favourite World Cup – France 98 (44.30) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram • find us on Facebook • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow   READ STUFF ON OUR WEBSITE: • check out thetotallyfootballshow.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/22·1h 2m