The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

By The Athletic

James Richardson and Team Totally are here every night throughout Euro 2024 with all the analysis, insight and news you need to know from Germany - and plenty that you don’t.

Episodes

Heartbreak for England as Spain are crowned European champions

Jimbo is joined by Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and many, many more after Spain deservedly win Euro 2024. It’s a 4th European title for the Spanish, with a late winner from Mikel Oyarzabal breaking England hearts in Berlin. Plenty to discuss regarding the Kane conundrum, Southgate’s style of football and whether he and England can go again. Plus our panelists from across the tournament relive their highlights of these Euros. From the fans to the kids. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spain 2-1 England (02.30) • PART 2: A look back at Euro 2024 (28.00) 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
15/07/2450m 17s

England v Spain: Euro 2024 final preview

Joining Jimbo are Daniel Storey, Pol Ballus, Dom Fifield, Jay Harris and Liam Tharme ahead of the highly anticipated conclusion of the Euros. England take on Spain. The English contingent on our panel are feeling more relaxed and more trusting in this Three Lions team than ever before. Tactically how can they overcome La Roja who have won 6 out of 6 at this tournament? Plus who do the Spanish fear in Gareth Southgate’s side? And will Lamine Yamal be having a very happy 17th birthday celebration? Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull. 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
12/07/2443m 14s

Watkins winner sends England to another Euros final

Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Tim Spiers and Raphael Honigstein after a glorious night for Gareth Southgate’s England. The Three Lions are through to a second successive Euros final after a last-gasp victory over Netherlands. Ollie Watkins comes on for Harry Kane and scores the winner. Time to start giving Gareth some credit? Or did the officials offer a helping hand? Did the team show that they might have what it takes to beat the best team in the tournament? Spain await on Sunday in Berlin as we look ahead to the final.  Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England 2-1 Netherlands with Seb Stafford-Bloor (01.00) • PART 2: A look ahead to the final and a look back (24.00) 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
11/07/2437m 38s

Yamal fires Spain to the final - can England join them?

Jimbo welcomes Tom Williams and Adrian Clarke into the studio after Spain overcome the French to book their place in the final in Berlin on Sunday. 16-year-old Lamine Yamal steals the show as La Roja reach their first major tournament final in 12 years. Will the best team at the Euros win the whole thing? And what are the factors that led to Kylian Mbappe being one of the flops of the tournament? England and Netherlands face off on Wednesday night to determine who will take on Spain. Hear why it may or may not be Jude Bellingham’s night, plus Sjoerd Mossou tells us about the Dutch expectations ahead of a special match in Dortmund. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spain 2-1 France with Pol Ballus (04.00) • PART 2a: The first Euro final and Bellamy to Wales (24.00) • PART 2b: England v Netherlands preview with Sjoerd Mossou (28.00) 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
10/07/2452m 13s

England's shootout glory - next up Netherlands in the semi-final

Jimbo is joined by Tim Spiers, Mark Carey, Daniel Storey and more as the semi-final line-up for Euro 2024 is completed. England labour once again but emerge victorious against Switzerland. Why were the penalties so good? Why did England stop playing for so long? How have England made it to yet another semi under Southgate? It will be the Netherlands on Wednesday after they come from behind to beat Turkey in Berlin. Will we see a more open England game with Koeman’s side in opposition? Plus we look ahead to the other semi-final between Spain and France - the unstoppable force and the immovable object. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England beat Switzerland on penalties (03.45) • PART 2: Netherlands 2-1 Turkey with James Horncastle (21.00) • PART 3: Spain v France preview with Pol Ballus (33.00) 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
07/07/2447m 17s

France pip Portugal on penalties as Spain dramatically knock out Germany

Jimbo is back with Tim Spiers and Colin Millar for company after the first two quarter-finals go the distance at Euro 2024. It’s not an easy watch but France are in the semi-finals after progressing past Portugal on penalties. Charlotte Harpur is feeling optimistic about the French style but how badly do they need a Giroud up front? Spain stun hosts Germany with a victory secured in the last-minute of extra time by Mikel Merino. Seb Stafford-Bloor reflects on a German campaign where everyone can hold their heads high. Saturday will see Netherlands face Turkey and England take on Switzerland. Valentin Schnorhk tells us how the best group of players the Swiss have ever had can make history and reach a semi-final for the very first time. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: France beat Portugal on pens with Charlotte Harpur (03.00) • PART 2: Spain 2-1 Germany with Seb Stafford-Bloor (17.00) • PART 3a: England v Switzerland preview with Valentin Schnorhk (31.00) • PART 3b: Netherlands v Turkey preview (42.00) 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
06/07/2450m 38s

Turkey upset Austria after Dutch domination against Romania

Jimbo's joined in the studio by JJ Bull and Adrian Clarke to wrap up the last two round of 16 clashes at Euro 2024. We begin with events in Leipzig - as Turkey hung on to progress to the quarterfinals for the first time in 16 years thanks to a stunning last-gasp save from goalkeeper Mert Gunok in their 2-1 win over Austria. Michael Cox stops by with his on the whistle thoughts on a rainy night in Saxony. Earlier in the evening, the Netherlands confirmed safe passage to the last eight as they ultimately cruised to a 3-0 victory over Romania in Munich. Seb Stafford-Bloor gives us his match report - and a shoe update! Then it's all eyes on Friday and Saturday's incredibly intriguing quarterfinal ties. Portuguese journalist David Novo's on the line to reflect on the Ronaldo saga and the role he could play against France on Friday night... Produced by Lucy Oliva. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Austria 1-2 Turkey with Michael Cox (03.15) • PART 2: Romania 0-3 Netherlands with Seb Stafford Bloor (15.40) • PART 3a: Spain v Germany preview (27.00) • PART 3b: Portugal v France preview with David Novo (31.10) 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
03/07/2449m 4s

Ronaldo’s Portugal progress on pens to face France in the quarter-finals

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander and Jay Harris into the studio after France and Portugal set up a quarter-final date in dramatic fashion. Portugal overcome Slovenia on penalties after a 0-0 draw that revolves around Cristiano Ronaldo and his obsession with scoring. How much longer can Roberto Martinez indulge his captain and how annoyed must his team-mates be? France need a late own goal to see off Belgium as they still wait for one of their own players to score from open play. Julien Laurens tells us why Didier Deschamps won’t be changing his approach any time soon. And Tuesday sees the last day of last 16 action. Andreas Heidenreich explains what makes this Austria side so special as they aim to make it all the way to the final. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Portugal progress past Slovenia with Matt Slater (02.00) • PART 2: France 1-0 Belgium with Julien Laurens (21.00) • PART 3a: Austria v Turkey preview with Andreas Heidenreich (31.00) • PART 3b: Netherlands v Romania preview (38.00) 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
02/07/2445m 16s

England leave it late against Slovakia to set up Swiss showdown

Jimbo is joined by Tom Williams, Mark Carey, Daniel Storey and Kristof Terreur after another day of drama at Euro 2024. England are through to the quarter-finals after a last-gasp comeback against Slovakia. But it’s yet another unconvincing display from Gareth Southgate’s side. With Switzerland coming next, what can the England manager do to get them firing? Is Phil Foden the one who has to make way? Georgia give Spain a scare but La Roja show their class in a 4-1 win. Up next - Germany. Monday’s last 16 ties will see France take on Belgium in the latest chapter in their rivalry. And Portugal face Slovenia with a certain Cristiano Ronaldo looking to finally get on the scoresheet. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England 2-1 Slovakia (02.30) • PART 2: Spain 4-1 Georgia (19.00) • PART 3a: France v Belgium preview (28.00) • PART 3b: Portugal v Slovenia preview (40.00) 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
01/07/2448m 14s

Holders Italy crash out as Germany storm past Denmark

Jimbo's joined by Adrian Clarke and Sasha Goryunov to look back on an eventful first evening of round of 16 ties at Euro 2024. We begin in Dortmund, where there was lightning, thunder and torrential rain - but it didn't stop Germany from getting the job done in a 2-0 victory over Denmark which wasn't without VAR drama. Seb Stafford-Bloor checks in from a wet and wild Westfalenstadion. Then to Berlin - where holders Italy crashed out of the tournament following a pretty dismal showing against Switzerland in a 2-0 defeat. Michael Cox and James Horncastle are on hand to bring reaction - and ponder what next for the Azzurri and their manager Luciano Spalletti. Finally, it's all eyes on the next two round of 16 ties coming our way on Sunday - with Spain taking on Georgia after England face Slovakia in Gelsenkirchen. Kristian Flak drops in to bring us a flavour of the mood from Bratislava ahead of the game. Produced by Lucy Oliva. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Germany 2-0 Denmark with Seb Stafford-Bloor (2.55) • PART 2: Switzerland 2-0 Italy with Michael Cox & James Horncastle (14.15) • PART 3a: England v Slovakia preview with Kristian Flak (31.20) • PART 3b: Spain v Georgia preview (41.15) 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
30/06/2456m 12s

A special announcement from AC Jimbo: It's Totally Live in London in October!

While Team Totally catches up on their zzzs ahead of the knockouts, we want to tell you about our upcoming live show! Join Jimbo, the stats-tastic Duncan Alexander, the utterly Gallic Julien Laurens, the enigmatic Producer Charlie and a special mystery guest* at the Leicester Square Theatre in London's West End on Tuesday October the 8th. We'll talk about what's going on in the Premier League, discuss who'll be doing what in the revamped Champions League, and tell you tales that are just far too spicy for the regular pod. Tickets are on sale now - and you can get full details at leicestersquaretheatre.com, or by searching for 'Totally Football Show live' on your Google machine __ * The mystery guest is quite probably James Horncastle, but he's a little tied up at the moment and we can't remember if he just agreed to the show in principle when we asked him a few weeks ago or whether he did indeed 100% confirm. Keep listening to the pod and following us on X to stay up to date. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/241m 4s

Georgia stun Portugal, Belgium booed - and England set to face Slovakia

Jimbo's got Charlie Eccleshare and Colin Millar alongside him - plus a variety of special guests over in Germany - as the Euro 2024 group stages reach their conclusion. We begin with events in Group F - which saw Georgian heroics as they booked their place in the last 16 in their first ever appearance at a major tournament after the 2-0 win over Portugal. Nika Kevkhishvili joins us to revel in the momentous victory. But heartbreak for the Czechs, sent packing after the 2-1 defeat by Turkey in Hamburg. It's fair to say it wasn't such a thrilling conclusion to Group E - with Slovakia and Romania playing out a 1-1 draw which Carl Anka was on hand to witness - and boos ringing out for Belgium after their goalless draw with Ukraine. Dom Fifield joins us from Stuttgart to reflect the sour mood amongst the Red Devils support base... With two rest days incoming before the round of 16 begins in earnest over the weekend - we take a look ahead to the full line-up of fixtures - and speak to Rafa Honigstein ahead of Germany v Denmark on Saturday night... Produced by Lucy Oliva. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Georgia 2-0 Portugal with Nika Kevkhishvili (05.50) • PART 1b: Czech Republic 1-2 Turkey (15.25) • PART 2a: Slovakia 1-1 Romania with Carl Anka (20.20) • PART 2b: Ukraine 0-0 Belgium with Dom Fifield (25.30) • PART 3a: Round of 16 look ahead - Germany v Denmark with Rafa Honigstein (30.50) 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
27/06/2444m 23s

Limp England win their group while sloppy France miss out on top spot

Jimbo is accompanied by Tom Williams, Jay Harris and many more after an exciting day and dull night of Euro action. England top Group C but only after another insipid display and a 0-0 with Slovenia. Is there any chance of them turning this form around? And do Southgate’s substitutions show that he doesn’t have the answers? Elsewhere Austria win a thriller with the Dutch to sensationally top Group D at the expense of France, thanks to Lewandowski’s double stutter. Julien Laurens highlights the issues facing Didier Deschamps now. Plus we look ahead to Wednesday’s action where Ukraine look to inspire again Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England 0-0 Slovenia with Oli Kay (03.00) • PART 2a: Netherlands 2-3 Austria with Tim Spiers (17.00) • PART 2b: France 1-1 Poland with Julien Laurens (26.00) • PART 3a: Ukraine v Belgium with Iryna Koziupa (37.00) • PART 3b: The rest of Wednesday’s action (46.00) 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
26/06/2452m 59s

Last-gasp Italy equaliser breaks Croatian hearts

Jimbo's joined by Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov to reflect on the dramatic climax to Group B at Euro 2024. We begin in Leipzig - where Mattia Zaccagni scored in the final minute of stoppage time as Italy broke Croatian hearts with a late equaliser in a 1-1 draw that ensures the defending champions progress to the last 16 - and leaves Luka Modrić and co all but eliminated. A beer-soaked Tim Spiers dials in on the final whistle before James Horncastle reports back from a rather spiky Luciano Spalletti press conference... No such drama for Spain, who cruised into the next round with their third victory and third clean sheet of the tournament in their 1-0 win over Albania (which happened to assure the Three Lions of a spot in the next round...). Michael Cox is on hand to tell us more from the Düsseldorf Arena. Then, it's all eyes on Group C and D who face their final outings on matchday three. We get the Slovenian perspective from journalist Miran Zore ahead of their meeting with England - and preview the fortunes of the other sides in action on a bumper day 12 out in Germany. Produced by Lucy Oliva. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Croatia 1-1 Italy with Tim Spiers & James Horncastle (3.00) • PART 1b: Albania 0-1 Spain with Michael Cox (13.55) • PART 2a: England v Slovenia preview with Miran Zore (19.55) • PART 2b: Denmark v Serbia preview (29.05) • PART 3a: Netherlands v Austria preview (30.35) • PART 3b: France v Poland preview (32.20) 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
25/06/2440m 28s

Scotland out of the Euros as Kane bites back

Jimbo welcomes Adrian Clarke, Dom Fifield and many more on another sad night for Scottish football. The Tartan Army are heading home after a last-gasp defeat against Hungary in Stuttgart. Did Scotland let themselves down? Or do they lack depth physically and technically? Germany also need a stoppage time equaliser against Switzerland to confirm top spot in Group A as questions are asked again about the defence. Italy take on Croatia in the standout game on Monday night. James Horncastle sets the scene as the Azzurri’s hold on the trophy hangs in the balance. Plus we discuss Harry Kane’s comments about England players turned pundits. Should they be cheerleaders or should the current crop expect to be criticised? Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Scotland 0-1 Hungary with Kieran Canning (04.00) • PART 1b: Switzerland 1-1 Germany with Seb Stafford-Bloor (14.00) • PART 2a: Italy v Croatia preview with James Horncastle (22.00) • PART 2b: Albania v Spain preview (33.00) • PART 2c: Kane takes aim at the pundits (36.00) 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
24/06/2441m 43s

Belgium bounce back as Portugal cruise into the knockouts

Jimbo's got Sasha Goryunov, Liam Tharme and Seb Stafford-Bloor alongside him to capture all the fallout from Day 9 at the Euros. Belgium finally turned up in their 2-0 win over Romania to mean Group E is fascinatingly poised - with all four teams sat on three points going into the final round of matches. Michael Cox drops in from Cologne to talk us through the game. Portugal booked their place in the round of 16 as Group F winners after their comfortable 3-0 win over Turkey, while substitute Saba Lobjanidze wasted a golden chance for Georgia with *literally* the final kick of the game as the debutants claimed a first ever point in a major tournament with a 1-1 draw against the Czech Republic - which does neither many favours. Plus, an opportunity to look ahead to Sunday's action - which sees Switzerland face hosts Germany and Scotland take on Hungary. AFP's Kieran Canning joins us to preview the Tartan Army's crunch tie which could see them reach the knockout phase of a major tournament for the first time ever... Produced by Lucy Oliva. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Belgium 2-0 Romania with Michael Cox (07.05) • PART 2a: Turkey 0-3 Portugal (14.40) • PART 2b: Georgia 1-1 Czech Republic (22.25) • PART 3a: Scotland v Hungary preview with Kieran Canning (35.10) • PART 3b: Switzerland v Germany preview (42.35) 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
23/06/2449m 42s

France draw with the Dutch while Austria and Ukraine are victorious

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander and Mark Carey into the studio as we see our first elimination from Euro 2024. Poland are gone but we should be seeing a lot more of France and the Netherlands who battle to a 0-0 in Leipzig. No France player has scored a goal yet - how badly do they need Mbappe back? Are the dark horses back? Austria dismantle the Poles and look like making a real impact at this tournament. Tim Spiers tells us more from Berlin. And Ukraine come from behind to beat Slovakia and reignite their campaign. Plus we look ahead to Saturday’s action. Jose Delgado details why Portugal fans feel frustrated with Martinez. And we could be set for an incredible finale in Group E. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Netherlands 0-0 France (03.45) • PART 2a: Poland 1-3 Austria with Tim Spiers (13.00) • PART 2b: Slovakia 1-2 Ukraine (20.00) • PART 3a: Portugal v Turkey preview with Jose Delgado (27.00) • PART 3b: The rest of Saturday’s action (37.00) 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
22/06/2447m 1s

England dire in Denmark draw as Spain outclass Italy

Jimbo, Adrian Clarke and Benji Lanyado are in the studio after England fail to live up to expectations but Spain definitely don’t. It’s 4 points from 2 games for Gareth Southgate’s side but the performances seem to be getting worse. We try to get to the bottom of things and wonder whether England are the worst coached team at the Euros. Spain took on Italy. Or was it Man City v Burnley? La Roja batter the Azzurri 1-0 with Nico Williams providing perhaps the standout performance of the tournament. Plus Julien Laurens joins us to look at France’s clash with Netherlands and specifically the state of Kylian Mbappe’s nose.  Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spain 1-0 Italy with Pol Ballus (04.00) • PART 2a: England 1-1 Denmark with Dan Sheldon (16.00) • PART 2b: Slovenia 1-1 Serbia (33.00) • PART 3a: France v Netherlands preview with Julien Laurens (38.00) • PART 3b: The rest of Friday’s action (45.00) 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
21/06/2453m 43s

Scotland keep Euro hopes alive as England prepare for Denmark

It’s Day 6 of the Euros and Jimbo is joined by JJ Bull, Tom Williams and more after Scotland get off the mark in Koln. A draw for Steve Clarke’s side against Switzerland sets up a winner take all clash with Hungary on Sunday as they look to advance from the group stage for the first time ever. Germany in their lovely kit cruise into the last 16 with victory over the Hungarians while earlier on Wednesday, Albania come back to draw with Croatia in another one of the games of tournament so far. Thursday sees England in action against Denmark on Matchday 2. Daniel Storey wants to see more attacking substitutions from Gareth Southgate. Plus Spain take on Italy in the most regular rivalry in Euros history. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Scotland 1-1 Switzerland with Nick Miller (04.00) • PART 2: Germany 2-0 Hungary (19.00) • PART 3a: Croatia 2-2 Albania (28.00) • PART 3b: Spain v Italy preview (34.00) • PART 3c: England v Denmark preview (38.00) • PART 3d: Slovenia v Serbia preview (46.00) 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
20/06/2452m 31s

Portugal snatch all three points after Turkey and Georgia thriller

Jimbo has Sasha Goryunov, Mark Carey and Seb Stafford-Bloor alongside him for your daily dose of Euro 2024 reaction. There was late drama as Portugal snatched all three points in a 2-1 win over the Czech Republic courtesy of a stoppage time goal from super sub Francisco Conceição. Tim Spiers was in Leipzig and joined us at the final whistle. Elsewhere, Turkey and Georgia produced the game of the tournament so far in a thrilling encounter in the pouring rain in Dortmund - with teenage superstar Arda Güler scoring a wondergoal as part of a 3-1 victory for Vincenzo Montella's side. We take a closer look ahead to Wednesday's action and the second matchday for Group A and B - including the small matter of Scotland v Switzerland. Jordan Campbell stops by as we gauge the mood ahead of what could prove to be a must win game for Steve Clarke's side. Produced by Lucy Oliva. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Portugal 2-1 Czech Republic with Tim Spiers (4.15) • PART 2a: Turkey 3-1 Georgia (11.50) • PART 3a: Transport tribulations in Germany (26.00) • PART 3b: Scotland v Switzerland preview with Jordan Campbell (31.30) • PART 3c: Germany v Hungary preview (37.00) • PART 3d: Croatia v Albania preview (42.30) 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
19/06/2450m 36s

Romania and Slovakia shock while France win - but at what cost to Mbappé?

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams to recap a busy day of action at Euro 2024. France get the job done in a tight 1-0 victory over Austria - but it wasn't particularly pretty from Mbappé and co - who's tournament *could* be in jeopardy after breaking his nose... A beleaguered Belgium saw TWO Romelu Lukaku goals disallowed as they were stunned in a 1-0 defeat by Slovakia. Meanwhile, Romania returned to the Euros in style with a 3-0 thrashing of Ukraine - back on this stage for the first time since 2016 AND recording their biggest ever win in the competition. Romanian football expert Emanuel Roşu reflects on a seismic day in Munich. Plus - we get an inside look at expectations for the Czech Republic facing Portugal and Georgia taking on Turkey as the first round of group games comes to a close on Tuesday. Journalists Karel Häring and Nika Kevkhishvili are on hand to help us preview those Group F clashes. Produced by Lucy Oliva. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Austria 0-1 France (05.05) • PART 2a: Belgium 0-1 Slovakia (14.30) • PART 2b: Romania 3-0 Ukraine with Emanuel Roşu (22.00) • PART 3a: Turkey v Georgia preview with Nika Kevkhishvili (33.20) • PART 3b: Portugal v Czech Republic preview with Karel Häring (44.25) 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
18/06/2455m 16s

Bellingham brilliance sees England sneak past Serbia

Jimbo welcomes Adrian Clarke and Charlie Eccleshare into the pod after a mixed evening for England at Euro 2024. Gareth Southgate’s side open their tournament with a 1-0 win over Serbia but many still question whether England’s manager is able to react in terms of his game-management. Plus is it actually a good thing if Harry Kane doesn’t touch the ball much? Elsewhere in Group C, Denmark are held by Slovenia while Michael Cox gives us details of the Netherlands’ come from behind win against Poland in Group D. Monday’s action is headlined by dark horses Austria taking on favourites France. Lee Wingate tells us how Ralf and Rod can inspire Austria to victory. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: England 1-0 Serbia (03.30) • PART 2a: Slovenia 1-1 Denmark (18.00) • PART 2b: Poland 1-2 Netherlands with Michael Cox (24.00) • PART 3a: Austria v France preview with Lee Wingate (31.00) • PART 3b: The rest of Monday’s action (40.00) 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
17/06/2447m 44s

England get set for Serbia as Spain conquer Croatia

Jimbo is back with Daniel Storey and JJ Bull after a record-breaking Day 2 at Euro 2024. Lamine Yamal becomes the youngest player ever at the Euros and is instrumental in Spain beating Croatia before half-time. Is there any way back for Modric and co? Albania score the fastest Euros goal ever but Spalletti’s Italy come back to get their title defence off to a winning start. Plus the Swiss make light work of dark horses Hungary. Sunday’s action sees England finally take to the field. Will Serbia’s giants overpower the Three Lions in the air? Plus why should we watch Slovenia Denmark and are the Dutch about to batter Poland? Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Day 2 done and a word for Kevin Campbell (01.30) • PART 2a: Spain 3-0 Croatia with Pol Ballus (06.30) • PART 2b: Hungary 1-3 Switzerland (14.00) • PART 2c: Italy 2-1 Albania with James Horncastle (19.45) • PART 3: England v Serbia and day 3 previewed (29.00) 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
16/06/2440m 31s

Germany smash Scotland to kick off the Euros

Jimbo is joined by Raphael Honigstein, Tom Williams and Jay Harris after witnessing the biggest win ever on opening night of the Euros. Hosts Germany tear apart the Tartan Army with a 5-1 victory in Munich. Can Musiala and Wirtz lead the Germans to something special? Or might Scotland be the worst team at the tournament. Saturday’s action brings back memories of a Euros classic as Spain take on Croatia. Juraj Vrdoljak tells us about what has become a derby match in Europe. And also in Group B, holders Italy hope to channel the spirit of Grosso as they head to Dortmund to take on Albania. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Germany 5-1 Scotland (01.30) • PART 1b: Hungary v Switzerland preview (16.30) • PART 2a: Spain v Croatia preview with Juraj Vrdoljak (22.00) • PART 2b: Italy v Albania preview (33.00) 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
15/06/2444m 24s

Euro 2024 preview Part 2 - the dark horses

Jimbo is back with Duncan Alexander, JJ Bull and Tim Spiers just a couple of days before the big kick-off in Germany. We begin with Scotland taking on the hosts in Munich on Friday. Can Steve Clarke’s side cause an upset? A returning Raphael Honigstein sets the mood in Munich. Are there ominous signs for England with a group rocked by shock squad selections and a defence that might not be good enough for a major tournament? Kristof Terreur isn’t feeling too optimistic about Belgium’s chances, even though they’re unbeaten under Domenico Tedesco. We make the case for which teams will surprise everyone this summer, notably Ralf Rangnick’s Austria and Sylvinho’s Albania. Plus Erik ten Hag, watered down beer and which Euro 2024 manager was the worst player? Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Ten Hag stays at Man United (01.30) • PART 2a: The latest from Germany with Raphael Honigstein (07.30) • PART 2b: How far can Scotland fare? (12.30) • PART 3a: A turbulent week for England (23.00) • PART 4a: Kristof Terreur on Belgium (31.00) • PART 4b: Making the case for Ukraine (36.00) • PART 5: Who are the other dark horses? (39.00) 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
12/06/2458m 40s

Euro Stories: 2016

Recorded on the eve of England's first ever Euro final, we look back at their darkest day in the tournament when, in the shadow of the Brexit vote, Roy Hodgson's side crashed out to Iceland at France 2016. Oh, how we laughed at the time. Elsewhere, Wales made history, Italy and Germany participated in the worst penalty shoot out of all time, and Portugal and Ronaldo had a shot at redemption. It's Euro 2016 - and the final in our delightful Euro Stories series. Only a few more sleeps now till Euro 2024, and Jimbo and co will be with every night there's a game on. Woof! Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green With: Stefan Augustsson for Iceland, Rafa Honigstein for Germany, Lynsey Hooper for England, James Horncastle for Italy, Tom Kundert for Portugal, Julien Laurens for France, Kristof Terreur for Belgium, and Tom Williams for Wales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/2448m 55s

Euro Stories: 2012

This is the penultimate episode of Euro Stories series, and our timeline has taken us all the way to 2012. This tournament is again co-hosted, with Poland and Ukraine sharing the honours. Now, we wrote and recorded this show in 2021 and a lot has happened in the world since. That's why we don't mention the war or any of the hideous things that have happened in Ukraine in the past two and half years - but do talk an awful lot about two fiendishly taxing groups, Andy Carroll, and a lot of spying. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green With: Elko Born, Sasha Guryunov Rafael Honigstein, Lynsey Hooper, James Horncastle, Themis Kesaris, Tom Kundert, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/2448m 18s

Euro Stories: 2008

It's 2008 and the world is obsessed with Barack Obama and Beyonce. Football-wise, we're more interested in events at Austria and Switzerland because it's Euro 2008 and it's great. Yes, there's no England, they failed in the rain at Wembley against Croatia. But there's Spain's tiki taka, Turkey's late late goal scoring, and one hell of a thunderstorm. Oh, and there's the French doing, well, nothing really. It's Euro 2008 and it's here. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green With: Elko Born, Sasha Goryunov, Rafael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, Juraj Vrdoljak, and Yordi Yamali Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/06/2449m 9s

Euro Stories: 2004

We arrive at 2004, the year of Frankee and Eamonn's musical back and forth, the Blackberry, and one of the most unexpected tournaments in Euros history. Yup, we're in Portugal where there are teams on the up, like England, and teams on the down, like Germany. And this time there's a dark horse that no one expects will actually do anything at all. Will we ever learn? This is Euro 2004 brought to you by the voices that lived and breathed it from across the continent. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Guests: Elko Born, David Cermak, Rafael Honigstein, Lynsey Hooper, James Horncastle, Themis Kessaris, Tom Kundert, and Julien Laurens Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2448m 7s

Euro Stories: 2000

This is the fourth episode from our Euro Stories series taking you back to classic European championships from the past. It's a new millennium and we've got co-hosts: Euro 2000 is split between Belgium and the Netherlands. Crazy. Some small print before we kick off - this series was first broadcast in 2021 and recorded in the dark days of Covid so some of the audio sounds like it was recorded in a kitchen because, frankly, it was. Enjoy! Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Guests: Elko Born, Rafael Honigstein, Lynsey Hooper James Horncastle, Sasa Ibrulj, Tom Kundert, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, and Kristof Terreur Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/06/2445m 22s

Euro Stories: 1996

While Jimbo and co prepare for the Euros in a few days' time, allow us to take you back to Euro 96 - a tournament that will certainly resonate with listeners of a certain vintage. All together now, It's Coming Home, It's Coming Home, It's Coming Home, Football's Coming...oh. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Guests: David Cermak, Niels Harild, Rafael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Sasa Ibrulj, Oliver Kay, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, Stewart Weir Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/2447m 53s

Euro Stories: 1992

It's the second of our Euro Stories and we're heading back to Sweden and a far off land called 1992 for a tournament full of twists and turns, and a surprise addition who no one expects much of. Join journalists from across the continent as they relive this contest and its unexpected results. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Guests: Elko Born, Niels Harild, James Horncastle, Rafael Honigstein, Sasa Ibrulj, Oliver Kay, Julien Laurens, Olof Lundh, and Stewart Weir. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
06/06/2437m 15s

Euro Stories: 1988

As Jimbo and Team Totally gear up for this summer's Euros in Germany, we're revisiting the classic tournaments of the past in our most excellent documentary series, Euro Stories. We start in 1988, and you'll hear from experts from across the continent as they share their memories, stories, facts and recall the iconic moments from the tournament. Without a single goalless draw or a sending off, this was a tournament filled with drama and unexpected moments. And orange. Loads and loads of orange Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Guests: Elko Born, Dion Fanning, Sasha Goryunov, James Horncastle, Rafael Honigstein, Oliver Kay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/06/2432m 13s

Euro 2024 preview Part 1 - the favourites

Jimbo welcomes the esteemed panel of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Daniel Storey to take a look at the big hitters at Euro 2024. Has England’s moment arrived with the talent at Gareth Southgate’s disposal? Or is he not the right man to make the most of that talent tactically? Are France the only team that can beat France? Or do Portugal have the strongest squad at the tournament? Elsewhere, we’re looking forward to seeing a Spain side with a different dimension of exciting young wide players. And will Italy’s good record at the Euros in the 21st century continue? Plus how Toni Kroos has changed everything for Germany and can Xavi Simons become a star for the Netherlands? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: How are holders Italy holding up? (02.40) • PART 1b: Speedy young Spain look to make an impact (10.30) • PART 2: England deserved favourites? (20.00) • PART 3a: Or will France strike again? (31.00) • PART 3b: Michiel Jongsma on the Netherlands (40.00) • PART 4a: Seb Stafford-Bloor on Germany (44.00) • PART 4b: Jose Delgado on Portugal (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
03/06/241h 4m

Ancelotti leads Real to another Champions League title

As the domestic season draws to a close, Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Seb Stafford-Bloor. Real Madrid are below par but still secure their 15th European Cup with a late rally against Dortmund at Wembley. How do they keep doing it, should Carlo Ancelotti be considered the greatest manager of all time and what’s the deal with Dortmund’s new sponsor? We look at some of the shocks and trends of last season but wonder whether all this football will lead to a player’s strike next season. And there’s more silverware up for grabs as Tom takes on Michael Cox in the Inter Totally Cup Final 2024. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Real Madrid 2-0 Dortmund (04.00) • PART 2: Jose Mourinho and thoughts on next season (33.00) • PART 3: Inter Totally Cup Final - Cox v Williams (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
02/06/241h 13m

Real Madrid and Dortmund head to Wembley as Maresca heads to Chelsea

Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Nick Miller into the studio as the domestic season nears its dramatic conclusion. Olympiakos become the first Greek team ever to win European silverware, securing the Conference League and heaping more cup final misery on Fiorentina. Now it’s time for Real Madrid and Dortmund to do battle in the Champions League final at Wembley. Seb Stafford-Bloor makes the case for the Germans achieving one of the great upsets in competition history. Enzo Maresca looks all set to leave Leicester and sign on as the new manager of Chelsea. Rob Tanner tells us Maresca is no yes man but could any coach succeed in the Stamford Bridge setup? Plus Tom Williams awaits the winner of Michael Cox v Julien Laurens, for a place in the 2024 Inter Totally Cup final. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Olympiacos win the Conference League (03.30) • PART 2a: Forest win the European Cup (18.00) • PART 2b: Champions League final preview (21.00)  • PART 3a: Flick joins Barca (42.00)  • PART 3b: Maresca leaving Leicester for Chelsea (44.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Cox v Laurens (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
30/05/241h 13m

Man United stun City to win the FA Cup, as Saints return to the Premier League

Jimbo has a studio packed full of Daniel Storey, Carl Anka and Tim Spiers after a big Wembley weekend. Man United finally play the way Erik ten Hag wants them to with an outstanding derby win in the FA Cup final. Will the Dutchman be there to enjoy more performances like that next season? And did Pep set the tone for City with his team selection? Southampton see off Leeds in the Championship play-off final to make an instant return to the top tier. Will Russell Martin join McKenna and Maresca in immediately being sought after by Premier League clubs? Vincent Kompany is on the verge of being appointed Bayern Munich manager. Seb Stafford-Bloor joins us from Germany to try and explain why. Plus more managerial movements and Paqueta’s potential ban. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man United beat Man City to win the FA Cup (03.00) • PART 2: Southampton promoted to the Premier League by beating Leeds (22.00) • PART 3a: The managerial merry-go-round (31.00) • PART 3b: Kompany to Bayern explained by Seb Stafford-Bloor (34.00)  • PART 3c: Paqueta’s potential betting ban (41.00) • PART 4: Rooney to Plymouth and other cup final wins (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
26/05/2455m 27s

Lookman downs Leverkusen, Chelsea’s manager search and City v United at Wembley

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Tom Williams are in the studio in a week full of big cup finals and big shocks. Leverkusen lose after 51 games unbeaten as Atalanta run riot to win the Europa League in Dublin. James Horncastle joins us to discuss the Lookman final. Chelsea surprise the football world by parting company with Mauricio Pochettino. Liam Twomey tells us why and where their managerial search is taking them. And what next for Poch? It’s an all Manchester derby in Saturday’s FA Cup final. How can United upset the odds? And will Marcus Rashford be a big factor even though he’s not going to the Euros? It’s the first Inter Totally Cup semi-final as Tom takes on defending champion Producer Charlie in a rematch of last year’s final. Plus cup measurements and making the case for Kompany at Bayern. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Atalanta thrash Leverkusen to win the Europa League (02.30) • PART 2a: Pochettino leaves Chelsea (24.00) • PART 2b: Kompany to Bayern? (33.00) • PART 3a: England’s provisional Euro squad (38.00)  • PART 3b: FA Cup final preview (45.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Williams v Producer Charlie (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
23/05/241h 11m

Leverkusen and Atalanta look to make history

Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle and Seb Stafford-Bloor for a special look ahead to Wednesday night's Europa League final in Dublin. Who will come out on top: never losin' Bayer Leverkusen, who are chasing a treble and looking to make it 52 games unbeaten in all competitions? Or Atalanta, conquerors of Liverpool, Marseilles and Sporting, in their first ever European final, and coached by the legendary Gian Piero Gasperini? Presenter: James Richardson With: James Horncastle and Seb Stafford-Bloor Producer: Charlie Jones and Ben Green  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Welcome to utopia (01.30) • PART 2: The case for Leverkusen (05.30) • PART 3: The case for Atalanta (15.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/2429m 30s

Man City win the title race as Klopp and De Zerbi exit English football

Jimbo welcomes Tim Spiers, JJ Bull and Matt Davies-Adams into the studio after the final day of a record-breaking Premier League season. Man City make light work of West Ham at the Etihad to confirm their 4th league title in a row. Hear why City have had to dig deeper than we give them credit for. It’s an emotional goodbye for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, plus Roberto De Zerbi decides to leave Brighton. Will we see managerial changes at Chelsea and Man United this summer too? Elsewhere, confident Crystal Palace and free-flowing Newcastle are in sensational final day form. Plus it’s a fairytale ending for Emma Hayes and who will be taking the last spot in next season’s Premier League? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City are champions, with David Mooney (04.30) • PART 2a: Farewell Jurgen Klopp (21.00) • PART 2b: The race for Europe and the WSL conclude (26.00) • PART 3a: And that’s a wrap for the Premier League (38.00)  • PART 3b: EFL play-off round-up (58.00) 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
19/05/2449m 4s

Farewell Jurgen Klopp, goodbye Premier League season and so long VAR?

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Sasha Goryunov ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League. Man City go 2 points clear of Arsenal with victory at North London neighbours Spurs, to the glee of some Tottenham fans but not Ange Postecoglou. Can West Ham do the Gunners a favour on Sunday? Aston Villa qualify for the Champions League while Chelsea are looking well set to reach the Europa League, although Mauricio Pochettino also doesn’t seem happy. Jurgen Klopp manages Liverpool for the very last time as we look at his legacy and some of the moments that helped forged such a tight bond with the Anfield faithful. We may also be saying goodbye to VAR if Premier League clubs decide to vote against it this summer. But would we just want it back the following season? Plus it’s the final Inter Totally Cup quarter-final as Daniel Storey takes on defending champion Producer Charlie. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Tottenham 0-2 Man City as the final day looms (05.00) • PART 2: Chelsea leading the way in the race for Europe (25.00) • PART 3: Farewell Jurgen Klopp (35.00) • PART 4a: Premier League clubs to scrap VAR? (52.00)  • PART 4b: Villa in the Champions League (58.00) • PART 4c: Inter Totally Cup - Storey v Producer Charlie (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
16/05/241h 17m

Mbappe says goodbye to PSG, Bologna say hello to the Champions League

Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Seb Stafford-Bloor as the European season reaches its exciting conclusion. Leverkusen make it 50 unbeaten while Atalanta appear to be peaking ahead of their Europa League final meeting. And when was the last time there was such a clear favourite in the Champions League final? It’s a slightly messy goodbye for Mbappe at PSG but Lyon’s phenomenal second half of the season continues. Could they be the big challengers for the Ligue 1 crown next season? Big promotion news as Como join Serie A, while St Pauli and Holstein Kiel move on up to the Bundesliga. Plus one of only 9 Spanish league champions are back in the second division. Plus Bologna are in the European Cup for the first time in 60 years but will Thiago Motta be there with Juventus. And why aren’t Milan fans satisfied? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.30) • PART 2: The European cups finals are set (09.30) • PART 3: Real celebrations and aging Atletico (21.00) • PART 4: Mbappe out, Lyon on the up (32.00)  • PART 5a: Como and St Pauli promoted (46.00) • PART 5b: Koln keep themselves alive heading into final day (58.00) • PART 6: Why aren’t Milan fans satisfied? (64.00)  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
14/05/241h 18m

Arsenal take the title race to the final day as Man City head to Spurs

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and JJ Bull into the pod after the penultimate weekend of this Premier League season. A nervy Arsenal rely on their defensive steel to overcome Arsenal at Old Trafford, guaranteeing the title race will go down to the last day. Now they need a favour from rivals Tottenham who host the seemingly unstoppable Man City on Tuesday. It was the weekend where Burnley, and almost certainly Luton, were relegated straight back to the Championship. Hear why we were so disappointed in the Clarets and the Hatters. Chelsea look like they’ve finally clicked under Pochettino, with European football a real possibility. Plus we show some love for Oliver Glasner’s Crystal Palace and Messrs Eze, Olise and Wharton.  Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal (03.40) • PART 1b: Fulham 0-4 Man City - next up Tottenham (11.00) • PART 2: Burnley and Luton joining the Blades in the Championship (23.00) • PART 3a: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea (32.00)  • PART 3b: 777 worries for Everton (38.00) • PART 3c: No malice for the Palace (43.00)  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
12/05/2452m 3s

Real Madrid set up Dortmund final as Arsenal face their Old Trafford hoodoo

Jimbo’s back and he’s got Duncan Alexander, Benji Lanyado and Seb Stafford-Bloor for company in the studio. The Champions League final is set with Real Madrid taking on the fairytale story of Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in June, after Los Blancos’ incredible late comeback against Bayern at the Bernabeu. Will it be Hansi Flick attempting to win silverware for Harry Kane next season? It’s a Premier League weekend where the top 4 race and the relegation battle could all be settled. Arsenal look to keep the title race alive they head to Old Trafford where things never seem to go their way. Can they win and then get a favour from Spurs? Plus the hunt for silverware goes on in the Inter Totally Cup as Benji takes on Julien Laurens in the third quarter-final. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern (02.20) • PART 1b: PSG 0-1 Dortmund (07.30) • PART 2a: Man Utd v Arsenal preview (33.00) • PART 2b: Fulham v Man City preview (38.00)  • PART 2c: David Moyes bids farewell to West Ham (44.00) • PART 2d: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50.00)  • PART 3: Inter Totally Cup - Lanyado v Laurens (59.00)  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
09/05/241h 13m

Will it be a Real Madrid-PSG Champions League final?

Matt Davies-Adams is in the Euro hot seat alongside Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, Seb Stafford-Bloor and James Horncastle as the continental competitions reach their climax. Real Madrid are champions of La Liga and are now looking to add the Champions League trophy, the last trophy Harry Kane could win this season, as Bayern head to the Bernabeu. Dortmund have the advantage against PSG in the other semi, as two teams who save their best for the Champions League do battle in Paris. Elsewhere, Leverkusen make it 48 games unbeaten, with the chance to add the Europa League and the Pokal to maybe the greatest season ever. Plus Will Still could be heading to England, Girona are heading to the Champions League and is Stefano Pioli heading for a pizza? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the week (01.00) • PART 2a: Real Madrid v Bayern preview (07.30) • PART 2b: PSG v Dortmund preview (18.30) • PART 3a: Milan’s manager search (27.00)  • PART 3b: Europa League & Conference League preview (36.00) • PART 4: 48 unbeaten for Leverkusen (46.00)  • PART 5: Still leaves Reims & Girona reach the Champions League (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
06/05/241h 7m

Tottenham taken apart by Liverpool as Ipswich join the elite

Matt Davies-Adams welcomes Carl Anka, Tim Spiers and Jordan Campbell into the studio after a big weekend for determining the line-up of next season’s Premier League. Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are almost over after a 4th defeat in a row against Liverpool at Anfield. How disappointed should Postecoglou be about the lack of response from his players? David Moyes’s tenure at West Ham appears to be ending on a sour note as the Hammers lose 5-0 at Chelsea. Is it all finally clicking for the Blues under Pochettino? Arsenal and Man City win again with neither looking likely to slip up as the title race goes down to the wire. It’s an historic weekend for Ipswich who are promoted to the Premier League after 22 years away. Nancy Froston joins us to discuss the incredible job Kieran McKenna has done. Plus Sean Dyche and music, and who should replace Mark Clattenburg on Gladiators. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 4-2 Tottenham (02.20) • PART 1b: Brighton 1-0 Aston Villa (09.00) • PART 1c: Chelsea 5-0 West Ham (15.00) • PART 2: Arsenal & Man City win again (26.00)  • PART 3: Ipswich promoted to the Premier League, with Nancy Froston (38.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00)  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
05/05/241h 5m

Sancho shines in the Champions League, plus the next chapter in the title race

Matt Davies-Adams is in the hot seat, alongside Duncan Alexander, Jack Lang and Tom Williams as the season reaches boiling point. Bayern and Real Madrid draw 2-2 in the Champions League semi-final first leg while it’s advantage Dortmund against PSG as Jadon Sancho steals the show. And what next for Bayern after Ralf Rangnick turns them down? Arsenal and Man City take their next steps in the title race. Does the visit of Bournemouth to the Emirates represent the toughest test left for Arteta? Liverpool welcome Spurs to Anfield which brings back memories of the good process. Luton and Forest both face must-win fixtures in the battle to stay up while Ipswich are on the verge of returning to the Premier League. Plus we’ve got a blockbuster fixture in the Inter Totally Cup as Michael Cox takes on Charlie Eccleshare. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Dortmund 1-0 PSG (02.00) • PART 1b: Bayern 2-2 Real Madrid (09.30) • PART 2a: Farewell Thiago Silva (23.00) • PART 2b: Liverpool v Spurs preview (26.00)  • PART 2c: Arsenal and Man City trade blows again (33.00) • PART 2d: The battle at the bottom (39.00)  • PART 3: Ipswich heading up, WSL and Copa America (47.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Cox v Eccleshare (51.00) 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
02/05/241h 6m

Can Dortmund damage PSG’s Champions League dreams?

Jimbo has James Horncastle and Julien Laurens in the pod and Alvaro Romeo and Seb Stafford-Bloor on the line to look ahead to the first legs of the Champions League semi-finals. Can Dortmund do the do against PSG? Who will come out on top of Kane v Bellingham as Bayern Munich host Real Madrid? Plus: Leverkusen leave it late yet again, Brest qualify for Europe and mooted managerial moves around the continent.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moments of the Weekend (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Dortmund v PSG preview (10m 00s) • PART 2b: Bayern v Real Madrid preview (20m 30s) • PART 3: La Liga round up (28m 30s) • PART 4: More Leverkusen magic and Europa League and Conference previews (37m 30s) • PART 5: More from Ligue 1 and Serie A (49m 00s)    Presented by: James Richardson With: James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Seb Stafford-Bloor Produced by: Ben Green   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
29/04/241h 2m

Arsenal’s stressful win at Spurs and Salah’s spat with Klopp

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Charlie Eccleshare, JJ Bull and Adrian Clarke after a dramatic weekend on and off the pitch. Strange goings on in the North London derby but Arsenal come out on top against Tottenham. Man City also get the job done against Nottingham Forest to retain the advantage in the title race. Liverpool look out of that race after drawing at West Ham but it’s substitute Mo Salah’s touchline row with Jurgen Klopp that dominates the headlines. Is Salah right to be upset? And what can Salah expect from Arne Slot’s Liverpool next season? It was a weekend where the Premier League said goodbye to Sheffield United and hello to Leicester. Hear why more teams need a bit of Everton in them. Plus on the anniversary of that Keegan moment, whatever happened to mind games? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Tottenham 2-3 Arsenal (03.30) • PART 1b: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Man City (14.00) • PART 2a: On This Day - Keegan would love it (22.00) • PART 2b: West Ham 2-2 Liverpool (26.00)  • PART 2c: What to expect from Slot at Liverpool (34.00) • PART 3: Aston Villa 2-2 Chelsea (42.00)  • PART 4a: EFL ups and downs (47.00) • PART 4b: The rest pf the PL weekend (49.00) 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
28/04/241h 5m

Va-Va Voom! Tom Williams talks modern French football

Tom Williams has written a fantastic new book all about French football from the 1980s to the present day, and he popped by the Totally studios to tell Iain Macintosh - and, by extension, you, dear listener - all about it. So plump up a cushion and brace yourself for tales of Marseilles-era Chris Waddle, Jean-Pierre Papin, Bernard Tapie, Basile Boli, Guy Roux, Claude Bez, PSG's multiple European failures and much, much more. Or beaucoup plus, as they say en français. Get your hands on Va-Va Voom: The Modern History of French Football right now! Presented by Iain Macintosh Produced by Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/04/2429m 26s

Everton win Klopp’s last derby, as free-scoring Arsenal take on Tottenham

An epic week sees Jimbo joined by the epic trio of Duncan Alexander, Rory Smith and Sasha Goryunov. Jurgen Klopp suffers his first defeat at Goodison Park in his last visit there, a result that surely ends Liverpool’s title hopes. Have the Reds been too emotional? Did they lose it at Old Trafford? Will the fans accept Slot? And has this been a good season for Everton? Arsenal’s title bid is still on track after their biggest win ever over Chelsea. It’s a great night for Havertz and what could be the crucial goal difference. Next up, the North London derby. Elsewhere, we talk the numerous records that Sheffield United could break and the reinvention of Crystal Palace under Oliver Glasner. Plus the first match-up of the 2024 Inter Totally Cup pits Sasha up against last year’s runner up Tom Williams. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Everton 2-0 Liverpool (04.45) • PART 2: Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea - next up the North London derby (23.00) • PART 3: Man Utd 4-2 Sheffield Utd & the rest of the PL midweek (34.00) • PART 4a: Chelsea Women welcome Barca to the Bridge (45.00)  • PART 4b: Inter Totally Cup - Goryunov v Williams (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
25/04/241h 3m

Inter win their 20th title, while Bellingham wins another Clásico

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are all around the world after a weekend of drama across Europe. Inter win their 20th Scudetto and they do it in the Milan derby. Hear why the Nerazurri are the best in Italy by a big margin and whether this will be Stefano Pioli’s last derby at Milan. It was the weekend where the world learned that La Liga doesn’t have goal-line technology. Jude Bellingham scored another stoppage time winner in El Clásico. But could Xavi actually stay at Barcelona? It’s been a great week for Luis Enrique at PSG. And Leverkusen stay unbeaten after yet another late comeback. Plus what Julian Nagelsmann signing a new contract with Germany means for Bayern and Jurgen Klopp. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (04.00) • PART 2: Inter win their 20th Scudetto (10.45) • PART 3: Real Madrid 3-2 Barcelona (27.00) • PART 4: Nagelsmann stays on at Germany (42.00)  • PART 5: A good week for Luis Enrique at PSG (54.00) 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
23/04/241h 2m

An embarrassing weekend for Man United and Nottingham Forest

Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka, Charlie Eccleshare and Jay Harris into The Athletic studios after a weekend full of incredible talking points. Man United throw away a 3-0 lead against Championship Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final and are a toenail away from losing, before progressing to the final on penalties. We credit Cov and discuss the damage done to Erik ten Hag’s job prospects.   Everton beat Nottingham Forest in the relegation six-pointer on Sunday but Forest’s full-time tweet about the VAR being a Luton fan dominates the headlines. Did Forest cross the line or did these issues with officiating need to be highlighted no matter what? While Man City are booking their place in the FA Cup final, Arsenal and Liverpool win to leapfrog them in the Premier League table. Plus we ask can Burnley do the unthinkable and survive, and should West Ham stick with David Moyes? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man United beat Coventry on penalties (02.45) • PART 1b: Man City 1-0 Chelsea (18.30) • PART 2a: Everton 2-0 Nottingham Forest - VAR’s a Luton fan (28.00) • PART 2b: Luton lose, Burnley win (40.00)  • PART 3: Arsenal and Liverpool win to leapfrog City (46.00) • PART 4a: Aston Villa 3-1 Bournemouth (55.00) • PART 4b: Crystal Palace 5-2 West Ham (58.00) 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
22/04/241h 8m

No double treble for Man City - can Chelsea upset them in the FA Cup semis?

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Adrian Clarke to discuss a massive week across 3 massive competitions. The English coefficient takes a battering as both Man City and Arsenal are knocked out of the Champions League. Arsenal make it 2 defeats and no goals scored in a matter of days after their defeat in Munich. Have the Gunners progressed too fast too soon and what do they need to do to make it to the next level? The holders are eliminated on penalties by Real Madrid. Just how tired are City and is Haaland still worth his place in the team? Next up for City, it’s penalty-feuding Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals. The Blues stifled Pep’s side twice in the Premier League this season, can they do it again? And in the other semi, would it really be that much of a shock if Coventry beat Man United? The Premier League sees some huge games at the bottom with Everton hosting Forest and Luton taking on Brentford. How many points will it take to stay up? Plus Pompey, Mansfield and football in the 1340s. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Real Madrid knock out Man City on penalties (03.45) • PART 1b: Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (12.00) • PART 2: PSG and Dortmund also reach the semi-finals (22.00) • PART 3: FA Cup semi-finals preview (28.00)  • PART 4: Previewing the Premier League weekend (41.00) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup draw (54.00) 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
18/04/241h 3m

Leverkusen are champions…who will be Champions League semi-finalists?

It’s the Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo ahead of a mouth-watering week of continental football. Bayer Leverkusen are crowned champions of Germany for the very first time. Hear why the future is bright for lovable Leverkusen. Starting with West Ham on Thursday in the Europa League. The Champions League quarter-final second legs are delicately poised, with Arsenal travelling to Munich and Real Madrid off to the Etihad. Will Luis Enrique stop making his PSG team selections so surprising as they take on Barcelona? Elsewhere, Paulo Fonseca and Jonathan David could really impress Premier League suitors with a win over Aston Villa and Atalanta look to replicate their incredible performance against Liverpool. Plus Inter edge closer to the Scudetto and Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a match winner in Lyon. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Congratulations Bayer Leverkusen (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (06.00) • PART 2: Champions League quarter-final second leg preview (13.30) • PART 3: Europa League quarter-final preview (34.00)  • PART 4: West Ham v Leverkusen and the Conference League (48.00) • PART 5: Inter close in on Scudetto, plus Lyon 4-3 Brest (57.00) 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
15/04/241h 7m

Liverpool and Arsenal both beaten as Man City take control of title race

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Tim Spiers after some title race shenanigans in the Premier League. It’s advantage Manchester City who go top on Saturday and then watch Liverpool and then Arsenal lose on Sunday. For the Reds, it’s a second home defeat in 4 days as Glasner’s Palace get the job done. With all the chasing they’ve had to do in games, has this poor run been coming? Arsenal are undone by former manager Unai Emery whose Villa side make huge strides towards next season’s Champions League. Is there any hope of catching the champions? And can the Gunners pick themselves up for Bayern on Wednesday? Elsewhere, wilting Tottenham come up against the best finisher in the Premier League. And it’s another matchday in which Man United concede at least 20 shots. Plus Stockport, Wrexham and one of the worst mistakes in Premier League history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool and Arsenal both beaten as Man City go top (03.00) • PART 2a: Newcastle 4-0 Tottenham (26.00) • PART 2b: Bournemouth 2-2 Man United (32.00) • PART 3a: Drama in Scotland, Women’s FA Cup and the EFL (37.00)  • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40.00) 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
14/04/2453m 41s

Arsenal and Man City get countered in spectacular Champions League week

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams after some exhilarating Champions League quarter-finals. It was a midweek in which Bayern and Harry Kane turned up. Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe? Not so much. Penalty shouts dominate the conversation at the Emirates but after holding the Gunners to a draw, can Bayern be as effective and counter-attack next week in Munich? And has Kane added a new spot-kick to his arsenal? Longe range goals galore at the Bernabeu as holders Man City draw 3-3 with Real Madrid. And it’s another bad night for Donnarumma in the Champions League at the Parc Des Princes. The Premier League weekend sees Unai Emery return to leaders Arsenal with Aston Villa, while the teams at the other end look to take advantage of Everton’s extra 2 point deduction. Plus the coefficient dance, the cool Euro Pulis and the player with the most shots without scoring. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: What a Champions League midweek that was (02.00) • PART 2a: Real Madrid 3-3 Man City (14.00) • PART 2b: Arsenal 2-2 Bayern (21.00) • PART 3: The PL top 3 look for more points this weekend (38.00)  • PART 4: The battle at the bottom and beyond (45.00) 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
11/04/241h 4m

Broken Bayern face Arsenal in the Champions League, plus why PSG will reach the final

Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens into the pod ahead of a massive midweek of quarter-final action. Bayern are beaten again ahead of their trip to Arsenal in the Champions League. Have they ever been at a lower ebb heading into a quarter-final? Is it damage limitation for Thomas Tuchel? A well rested Real Madrid take on holders Man City, Atletico and Dortmund are happy to be playing each other and one of our panel thinks PSG are heading all the way to the final. All aboard the Bilbao barge as Athletic win their first trophy in 40 years. While Leverkusen are one win away from the Bundesliga title but might struggle to find somewhere to celebrate. Plus Ajax’s biggest defeat ever and Fenerbahce’s Super Cup protest. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Bayern head to Arsenal as the title looms for Leverkusen (10.30) • PART 3a: Real Madrid v Man City (20.00) • PART 3b: Atletico v Dortmund preview (24.00)  • PART 3c: PSG v Barcelona preview (27.00) • PART 4 : Europa League & Conference League QF previews (36.00) • PART 5: Ajax lose 6-0 and Athletic win the Copa (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
08/04/241h 3m

Controlled Arsenal overtake wasteful Liverpool after chaos at Old Trafford

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Jay Harris after a hugely dramatic Premier League weekend with twists and turns at both ends of the table. Liverpool dominate chaotic Man United at Old Trafford but once again cannot beat the Red Devils. Is it wastefulness that will cost Jurgen Klopp’s side the title? And can there be any case for Erik ten Hag staying at Old Trafford next season?  Arsenal go top on goal difference after an impressive 3-0 win at Brighton, with Havertz reaping rewards again. But what happens if they go behind? And will their exploits against Bayern affect them? Man City also ease past Palace with Kevin De Bruyne showing he’s not done while Jack Grealish might be coming back to prominence. At the other end, there are big wins for Everton and Luton, plus Brentford bag a point in one of the games at weekend at Villa. Where will Thomas Frank be next season? Plus the yellow card race and which goal scorer this weekend might be the most important player to their club in the Premier League? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man United 2-2 Liverpool (05.00) • PART 2a: Brighton 0-3 Arsenal (23.00) • PART 2b: Crystal Palace 2-4 Man City (33.00) • PART 3a: Sheff Utd 2-2 Chelsea (37.00)  • PART 3b: Big wins for Luton and Everton at the bottom (43.00) • PART 4a: Tottenham 3-1 Forest (47.00) • PART 4b: Aston Villa 3-3 Brentford (54.00) • PART 4c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (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
08/04/241h 12m

Is Foden footballer of the year? Will we get another Man Utd Liverpool classic?

Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Carl Anka and Duncan Alexander into the studio in the middle of a packed week of Premier League football. Man City dismantle Aston Villa thanks to a Phil Foden hat-trick. Is he becoming the frontrunner for the player of the year award or could it be his learned friend Rodri? City are still behind Arsenal in the table who rotate but still ease past Luton. Do Pep and Arteta’s sides face potential banana skins at Palace and Brighton respectively this weekend? For Liverpool, it’s another trip to Old Trafford on Sunday. Will the shots continue to rain down on Man United’s goal and has Casemiro been unfairly maligned this season? Plus who the kids support, a bad day for Darwen, Shaqiri on a pogo stick and when commentators sing. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City and Arsenal win again (04.00) • PART 2a: On This Day - a big Darwen defeat (18.00) • PART 2b: Forest win big in the battle at the bottom (20.00) • PART 2c: Everton, Burnley, pogo sticks and crooning commentators (27.00)  • PART 3: Man Utd v Liverpool and the Premier League weekend (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
04/04/241h 2m

Could Nagelsmann head back to Bayern and could Juventus miss out on the Champions League?

The Euro pod is back with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Julien Laurens and Raphael Honigstein on the scene. Bayern are beaten in Der Klassiker and miss out on Xabi Alonso who is staying with champions-elect Bayer Leverkusen. Could Julian Nagelsmann be tempted back to Munich a year after being sacked? Max Allegri is also under pressure as Juventus lose again in Igor Tudor’s first game in charge of Lazio. Could the Old Lady be set for an extraordinary collapse out of the top 4/5? 10-man PSG beat Marseille in Le Classique with headlines once again surrounding Luis Enrique’s decision to take off Kylian Mbappe. Plus yet more incidents of racism in Spanish football. And how far can the richest club in Italian football go? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.20) • PART 2: Alonso stays, what next for Bayern? (08.00) • PART 3: 10-man PSG win Le Classique (20.00) • PART 4: Tudor wins first game at Lazio against Juve (30.00)  • PART 5: Big win for Atleti in the race for the top 4 (45.00) 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
02/04/241h 3m

Spoils shared at the Etihad as City and Arsenal draw and Liverpool go top

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke with Daniel Storey joining from the Etihad. An organised Arsenal keep the title fight open with a draw and a rare clean sheet at The Etihad, limiting City to just 1 shot on target. Earlier on Sunday, Salah had a record equalling 12 shots and one of them went in to help Liverpool go top of the Premier League. On Saturday it was goals galore with Newcastle's 4-3 comeback against West Ham the pick of the bunch whilst Spurs and Villa won and Man Utd and Chelsea drew. Plus a championship title rice and Arsenal Women win the Conti Cup in extra time following an on field collapse from their midfielder Frida Maanum. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City Arsenal (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Liverpool go top with win at Brighton • PART 2a: Arsenal women win the Conti Cup (21m 00s) • PART 2b: A thriller at St James Park (23m 30s) • PART 2c: Spurs and Villa win in CL chase (26m 00s) • PART 2d: Chelsea and Man Utd prepare for the midweek ‘banter derby’ with disappointing draws (39m 30s)  • PART 3a: The Championship title race swings again (45m 00s) • PART 3b: The PL relegation battle (47m 00s) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/04/241h 1m

Will Rice and Havertz make the difference for Arsenal against City?

Jimbo has Charlie Eccleshare, Benji Lanyado and a dejected Tom Williams in the pod to talk about England, Wales, and the rest of the international headlines before getting stuck into the long-awaited return of the Premier League - not least, Man City v Arsenal. Plus, who is the top flight's fouliest player? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Welsh Euro dreams dashed but Ukraine and Georgia through (01m 20s) • PART 2a: Assorted international news (13m 00s) • PART 2b: England 2 - 2 Belgium, Mainoo, Toney, etc (17m 00s) • PART 3a: City v Arsenal preview (26m 00s) • PART 3b: Liverpool v Brighton and the best/worst foulers in the PL (34m 30s)  • PART 4a: West Ham v Newcastle 40m 00s) • PART 4b: Spurs v Luton and love for Ross Barkley (44m 00s) • PART 4c: Villa v Wolves and the rest of the PL weekend (50m 10s)    Produced by Ben Green   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
28/03/241h 3m

Does Rice need help for England, are Germany back and can Wales do it again?

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Seb Stafford-Bloor and more in the midst of a historic international break. Brazil break down England at Wembley with the first ever international goal of Endrick’s career. Hear why the Three Lions need two defensive midfielders and why that’s not defensive. Kristof Terreur gives us the lowdown on England’s next opponents Belgium. And Tom Williams feels that Wales are heading in the right direction ahead of their Euro 2024 play-off clash with Poland. Germany raise many eyebrows by scoring against France after 7 seconds and outclassing their illustrious opponents, with Wirtz and Mittelstadt perhaps set to star this summer. Plus Paul Cook, Ralf Rangnick and Gus Poyet’s contract situation. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: England 0-1 Brazil (02.30) • PART 1b: A look at Belgium with Kristof Terreur (13.45) • PART 2a: Wales v Poland preview with Tom Williams (29.00) • PART 2b: Big nights for Ukraine and Georgia (37.00)  • PART 3a: Leicester charged, Chesterfield promoted (45.00) • PART 3b: France 0-2 Germany (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
24/03/241h 3m

England v Brazil, Euro 24 play-offs and that Forest points deduction

Jimbo, Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander and Jack Lang look ahead to the enigma that is the March international break. The last 3 spots at Euro 2024 will be decided with fans from Wales to Luxembourg dreaming of a place in Germany. But could it be a nightmare for the host nation? England host Brazil at Wembley in a friendly that marks Dorival Junior’s first game in charge and perhaps sees the Seleção as underdogs. We ask when were Brazil last Brazil? Elsewhere, San Marino’s bad moment continues against Saint Kitts & Nevis. Nottingham Forest are deducted 4 points for breaching PSR, with potentially more deductions to come for Everton. Plus Rhys Ifans, Ian Ormondroyd and Gladiators. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Points per game and Gladiators (01.30) • PART 2: England v Brazil preview (04.45) • PART 3a: A look at the Euro 24 playoffs (17.00) • PART 3b: France v Germany headlines other friendlies (27.00)  • PART 4a: Richard Hughes and the Women’s Champions League (33.00) • PART 4b: Nottingham Forest deducted 4 points (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
21/03/2446m 50s

Barcelona’s phenomenal week and what has happened to Juventus?

Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein are back to feast upon all the continental action. The draws for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and beyond have everyone excited. Hear why it was the worst possible draw for Bayern and Real Madrid. And are PSG already at Wembley? Not if Barcelona have their say. It’s been a great week for Xavi and the new generation of La Masia graduates as they hammer Atletico. Juventus were challenging for the title two months ago but now their place in the top 4 is in real jeopardy. Where has it gone wrong for Max Allegri and the Old Lady? Leverkusen make it 38 games unbeaten as the Bundesliga title becomes increasingly inevitable. Could David Moyes be the first manager to beat Xabi Alonso this season?  Speaking of managers, it’s Sarri out and Tudor in at Lazio. Plus Christian Streich is leaving after 12 years at Freiburg, and Ralph Hasenhuttl is returning to management with Wolfsburg. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 1b: Those European quarter-final draws (07.00) • PART 2: Bundesliga - Streich out as Leverkusen win yet again (17.00) • PART 3: La Liga - Barca batter Atletico and Almeria win at last (29.00)  • PART 4: Serie A - Sarri leaves Lazio and Juventus go off the rails (43.00) • PART 5: Ligue 1 - Mbappe’s hat-trick sinks Montpellier (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
19/03/241h 17m

Man United edge an FA Cup classic and join Coventry, Chelsea and Man City in the FA Cup semi finals

Jimbo is joined in the studio by JJ Bull, Matt Davies-Adams and Tim Spiers to discuss the weekend's FA Cup and Premier League action. Man United edged an FA Cup classic 4-3 against Liverpool with two extra time goals from Rashford and Diallo. Liverpool led in normal time before Antony struck back to take it to extra time. Klopp's side then led again in extra time via Harvey Elliott before Man Utd's late double sealed the tie. Coventry provided the shock of the weekend, knocking out Gary O'Neil's Wolves side with two stoppage time goals to earn a trip to Wembley to face Man Utd. Chelsea and Man City complete the other semi final after wins against Leicester and Newcastle. Plus Henderson watch, clashing socks and a look at all the Premier League games with big wins for Fulham and Burnley. Produced by Jesse Howard.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd Vs Liverpool (05'20) • PART 2a: Chelsea Vs Leicester (18'00)  • PART 3a: Coventry shock Wolves (27'30) • PART 3b: City beat Newcastle (33'00) • PART 4a: Tim on Henderson watch (35'10) • PART 4b: Premier League roundup (45'10) 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
18/03/241h 1m

Arsenal show their steel and Man United look to save their season against Liverpool

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams in a week packed full of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League action. Not one but two penalty shootouts this week as Arsenal overcome Porto and Atletico power past Inter. Do the Gunners get enough credit for their defensive solidity? And are Dortmund the team everyone wants to play in the last 8? However the game of the week came at the Vitality in the Premier League as Bournemouth come from 3-0 down at half-time against Luton to win 4-3. Elias Burke tells us about a heartbreaking night for the Hatters ahead of a literal six-pointer against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. It’s FA Cup quarter-final weekend with Man United versus Liverpool the headline fixture. Can Erik ten Hag save the season? Plus hear how Michael Edwards returning to Liverpool is significant. Plus Saarbrücken, former Chelsea managers and why this is the most annoying weekend of the season. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal progress past Porto on penalties (05.30) • PART 1b: Penalty joy as well for Atleti against Inter (12.45) • PART 1c: Barca and Dortmund both through to the last 8 (16.00) • PART 2a: Bournemouth 4-3 Luton with Elias Burke (24.00)  • PART 2b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (29.00) • PART 3: FA Cup quarter-final preview (35.00) 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
14/03/2459m 8s

Big Champions League week for Barcelona and Inzaghi’s irresistible Inter

Jimbo is joined by the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein ahead of a must-win week for clubs in the Champions League. Napoli travel to Catalunya to take on Barcelona in the last 16 second leg. It could be season over for the losers, and an especially bleak future for Barca given their wage bill. Meanwhile can Porto disrupt Arsenal and go through? Will Dortmund show the resilience against PSV that has characterised their Champions League campaign? Inter take on Atletico having won 13 out of 13 in 2024. Why isn’t Simone Inzaghi being linked with more top jobs? We revisit Roma’s incredible 4-0 win over Brighton in the Europa League with De Rossi adapting and De Zerbi losing his rag. Plus Marseille make it 5 wins out of 5, Rafa Benitez’s Celta Vigo are in trouble and Harry Kane is chasing the Bundesliga scoring record. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Champions League last 16 preview (07.00) • PART 3a: Ligue 1 - Marseille cooking with Gasset (27.00) • PART 3b: Europa League and Conference League last 16 preview (37.00)  • PART 3c: Serie A - Atalanta players in the shop window (47.00) • PART 4a: La Liga - Real Madrid thump Celta Vigo (53.00) • PART 4b: Bundesliga - Kane chasing the record (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
12/03/241h 14m

Liverpool and Man City battle to epic draw as Havertz heads Arsenal top

Another huge weekend in the Premier League and Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Colin Millar and Mark Carey to dissect it all. Liverpool and Man City draw 1-1 at Anfield in a pulsating encounter. Is it a good point for either side or a big missed opportunity for either side?  That result allows Arsenal to go top with victory over Brentford, as tall summer signings Rice and Havertz reap rewards for the Gunners. Tottenham tear apart Aston Villa in the Champions League six-pointer, with James Maddison proving to be a newly hidden threat. Plus PSR, fun Luton, pragmatic Brighton and Everton’s xG woes explained. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 1-1 Man City (03.30) • PART 2a: Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham (21.00) • PART 2b: Brighton 1-0 Forest & West Ham 2-2 Burnley (27.00) • PART 2c: Arsenal 2-1 Brentford (33.00)  • PART 3a: Leicester and more PSR chat (41.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too 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
11/03/241h 7m

Klopp v Pep for the last time at Anfield, plus the worst teams in Premier League history

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Seb Stafford-Bloor into the studio after a “meh” Champions League week and a mouthwatering Premier League weekend. Liverpool host Man City at Anfield in the last Premier League meeting between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. We look back at some of the highlights of one of the most high-quality rivalries of all time. At the other end of the scale, we discuss the dismal pantheon of worst teams in Premier League history after Sheffield United lowered the bar even further against Arsenal on Monday night. The big teams in action all progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals this week, with Kane, Haaland and Mbappe all showing off their signature skills. And it’s 4th v 5th on Sunday as Aston Villa take on Spurs. But all the talk ahead of that match is about Villa’s massive wage bill and Tottenham’s season ticket prices. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Champions League last 16 round-up (01.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Man City preview (16.00) • PART 2b: Free-scoring Arsenal in action too (27.00) • PART 3a: Come on the coefficient (34.00)  • PART 3b: Aston Villa v Spurs preview (38.00) • PART 4a: The worst teams in Premier League history (48.00)  • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too 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
07/03/241h 3m

Pedri’s injury nightmare, and are Leverkusen home and dry?

It's Jimbo and an interspersed Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. We look ahead to the last 16 second legs of the Champions League, where Bayern’s hopes of silverware could be ended by Lazio. With Leverkusen 10 points clear, is that it for the Bundesliga title race? Real Madrid host Leipzig after a final whistle controversy at Valencia that sees Jude Bellingham sent off. And with Barcelona losing Pedri to injury again, we ask if his career could be a warning sign to Lamine Yamal? Kylian Mbappe is taken off again in PSG’s draw at Monaco. Does Luis Enrique have a problem with star players? And it’s time to sing the praises of Stuttgart who look certain to be in the Champions League next season, as do Bologna. Plus it’s been one of the best weeks in Mallorca’s history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend Part 1 (01.00) • PART 2a: Struggling Bayern take on Lazio (03.30) • PART 2b: Elsewhere in the Bundesliga (10.00) • PART 3a: More Mbappe melodrama ahead of Real Sociedad trip (16.00)  • PART 3b: Elsewhere in Ligue 1 (21.30) • PART 4a: Moment of the weekend Part 2 (27.00)  • PART 4b: Real Madrid final whistle controversy (29.00) • PART 5a: Roma and Bologna on fire in Serie A (35.00) • PART 5b: More injury woe for Barcelona (44.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too 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
05/03/2457m 12s

City dominate United in the derby while Liverpool leave it very late at Forest

Matt Davies-Adams is in the hotseat with Tim Spiers, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Jack Pitt-Brooke for company after a Premier League weekend full of late drama and stunning goals. Man City come from behind to beat Man United 3-1 at the Etihad. Are we still yet to see the best of City? And could Phil Foden be footballer of the year? Controversy for Clattenburg at the City Ground as Liverpool win in the 99th minute at Forest. We praise Liverpool’s resolve and ask if Forest are peak Barclays? Also on the agenda, the likeable Timo Werner, the Kompany conundrum, the players that could miss out on the Euros and the most improved player in the Premier League. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Goal of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2a: Man City 3-1 Man Utd (05.00) • PART 2b: Burnley 0-2 Bournemouth (19.30) • PART 3a: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool (26.00)  • PART 3b: Luton 2-3 Aston Villa (36.00) • PART 3c: Tottenham 3-1 Crystal Palace (42.00)  • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too 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
04/03/241h 5m

Thrilling City ready for Manchester derby as Everton points reprieve piles on pressure at the bottom

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Tom Williams, Jay Harris and Adrian Clarke in the middle of a week jam-packed with football. The FA Cup 5th round brings drama and an incredible display from holders Man City who win 6-2 at Luton with Erling Haaland scoring 5. Is there any way Man United can tame City at the Etihad on Sunday? Chelsea leave it late to knock out Leeds at Stamford Bridge. Hear why the criticism of Mauricio Pochettino’s side this week has been overblown. Matt Slater tells us what we need to know about Everton’s points deduction reduction and what it means for both them and Forest. And how likely is it we won’t know the final league table when the season ends? Brentford are feeling the heat at the bottom after another defeat at West Ham on Monday. Have they let the external noise get to them? Plus Bailey, Cristiano and the Danns family tree. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: 29th February and Ronaldo suspended (01.00) • PART 2: FA Cup 5th round review - Haaland hits 5 ahead of derby (03.30) • PART 3a: Everton’s points deduction reduced, with Matt Slater (28.00) • PART 3b: Reasons for Brentford to be worried (37.00)  • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45.00) 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
29/02/241h 1m

Enrique shows Mbappe who’s boss as De Rossi’s Roma continue to roar

Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo into the studio to review all the latest happenings from around the continent. PSG battle back to draw with Rennes and they do it after substituting Kylian Mbappe off. Hear how Luis Enrique is planning for life without Kylian. The Europa League and Conference League draws threw up some mouthwatering ties, including De Zerbi’s Brighton against De Rossi’s Roma. With the Giallorossi resurgent under their interim manager, will he get the job permanently and can they sink the Seagulls? Leverkusen make it a record 33 games unbeaten while Harry Kane bails out Bayern. Could the hierarchy in Munich be eyeing up Sebastian Hoeness as an alternative to Alonso? And in Spain, Sevilla complain about Real Madrid TV and Athletic are proving to be the Basque bottlers. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.00) • PART 2: Ligue 1 - Mbappe subbed by PSG (12.00) • PART 3a: Europa League and Conference League last 16 draws (22.00) • PART 3b: Bundesliga - Kane bails out Bayern (36.00)  • PART 4: La Liga - Sevilla complain about Real Madrid TV (44.00) • PART 5: Serie A - Allegri noncommittal on future (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
27/02/241h 4m

Klopp DNA leads Liverpool to the League Cup, plus we applaud Arsenal and salute Silva

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Colin Millar and Matt Davies-Adams after the first silverware of the season is dished out at Wembley. Liverpool’s kids overcome Chelsea’s expensively assembled squad and win the Carabao Cup thanks to a late Virgil Van Dijk header in extra-time. The panel discuss Van Dijk’s resurgence, Chelsea’s missed opportunity and the Klopp DNA at Anfield. In the Premier League, Arsenal are playing like one of the best teams in Europe as they make it 6 wins in a row by smashing the Magpies. What happened to Newcastle’s plan for world domination? We offer Marco Silva some overdue praise after Fulham’s last-gasp victory at Old Trafford and venture why Villa should bin the Conference League and concentrate all their efforts on the top 4. Plus the most consistent player in the Premier League and the most disappointing team in Premier League history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool win the Carabao Cup (03.00) • PART 1b: Wolves 1-0 Sheffield Utd (19.00) • PART 2a: Man United 1-2 Fulham (21.00) • PART 2b: Aston Villa 4-2 Forest (32.00)  • PART 3: Arsenal and Man City win again (39.00) • PART 4: Victory for Glasner and the rest of the PL weekend (51.00) 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
26/02/241h 5m

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
22/02/241h 1m

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
20/02/241h 8m

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
19/02/2459m 5s

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
15/02/241h 5m

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
13/02/241h 4m

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
12/02/241h

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
08/02/241h 4m

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
06/02/241h 6m

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
05/02/2456m 50s

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
01/02/241h 5m

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
30/01/241h 5m

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
29/01/241h 1m

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
25/01/2455m 59s

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
23/01/241h 9m

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
22/01/2459m 9s

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
18/01/241h 6m

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
16/01/241h

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
15/01/2458m 24s

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
11/01/241h 3m

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
09/01/241h 3m

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
08/01/2452m 15s

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
04/01/2454m 58s

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
03/01/2458m 26s

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
02/01/241h 7m

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
20/12/231h 8m

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
19/12/231h 19m

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
18/12/231h 4m

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
14/12/231h 1m

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
12/12/231h 16m

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
11/12/231h 3m

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
07/12/2358m 17s

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
05/12/231h 8m

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
04/12/2353m 55s

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
30/11/231h 10m

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
28/11/231h 17m

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
27/11/231h 6m

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
23/11/231h 6m

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
20/11/2359m 30s

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
16/11/2357m 3s

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
14/11/231h 9m

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
13/11/2358m 35s

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
09/11/231h 4m

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
07/11/231h 15m

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
06/11/231h 11m

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
02/11/231h 9m

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
31/10/231h 5m

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
30/10/231h 6m

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
26/10/231h 2m

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
24/10/231h 10m

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
22/10/231h 2m

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
19/10/231h 3m

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
16/10/231h 6m

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
12/10/2358m 32s

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
09/10/231h 1m

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
08/10/2355m 50s

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
05/10/231h 12m

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
02/10/231h 17m

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
01/10/231h 3m

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
28/09/231h 6m

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
26/09/231h 5m

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
25/09/2359m 34s

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
21/09/2358m 4s

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
19/09/231h 17m

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
17/09/2354m 34s

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
14/09/231h 12m

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
10/09/231h 8m

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
07/09/231h 5m

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
05/09/231h 18m

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
04/09/231h 3m

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
31/08/231h 4m

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
29/08/231h 18m

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
27/08/231h 5m

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
24/08/231h 9m

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
22/08/231h 1m

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
21/08/231h 2m

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
17/08/231h 6m

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
15/08/231h 12m

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
13/08/2352m 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
10/08/231h 1m

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
07/08/2358m 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
03/08/2354m 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
01/08/231h 13m

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
19/07/2314m 38s

What to expect from the Totally Football Show

A fan of the European game? Then the Totally Football Show is just for you... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/07/232m 56s

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
13/06/2347m 28s

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
13/06/2351m 25s

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
12/06/231h 13m

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
09/06/2332m 5s

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
08/06/231h 5m

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
05/06/231h 5m

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
01/06/231h 15m

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
30/05/231h 10m

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
29/05/231h 11m

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
25/05/231h 5m

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
23/05/231h 15m

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
22/05/231h 12m

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
18/05/231h 14m

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
16/05/231h 3m

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
15/05/231h 10m

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
11/05/231h 13m

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
09/05/231h 11m

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
08/05/231h 9m

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
04/05/231h 17m

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
02/05/231h 2m

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
01/05/231h 18m

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
27/04/231h 17m

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
25/04/231h 1m

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
24/04/231h 20m

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
20/04/231h 14m

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
18/04/231h 2m

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
17/04/231h 6m

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
13/04/231h 13m

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
11/04/231h 9m

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
10/04/231h 15m

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
06/04/231h

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
04/04/231h 6m

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
03/04/231h 14m

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
30/03/231h 7m

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
27/03/231h 10m

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
23/03/231h 13m

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
21/03/231h 9m

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
20/03/231h 6m

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
16/03/231h 14m

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
14/03/231h 5m

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
13/03/2355m 54s

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
09/03/231h 14m

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
07/03/231h 7m

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
06/03/231h 4m

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
02/03/231h 10m

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
28/02/231h 4m

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
27/02/231h 11m

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
23/02/231h 17m

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
21/02/231h 2m

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
20/02/231h 12m

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
16/02/231h 8m

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
14/02/231h

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
13/02/231h 7m

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
09/02/231h 3m

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
07/02/231h 2m

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
06/02/231h 11m

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
02/02/231h 16m

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
31/01/231h 8m

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
30/01/231h

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
29/01/2310m 7s

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
26/01/231h 3m

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
24/01/2353m 5s

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
23/01/231h 4m

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
19/01/231h 14m

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
17/01/231h 6m

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
16/01/231h 9m

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
12/01/231h 7m

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
10/01/231h 2m

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
09/01/231h 3m

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
05/01/231h 2m

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
03/01/2357m 51s

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
02/01/231h

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
29/12/221h 8m

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
21/12/221h 6m

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
19/12/2250m 58s

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
15/12/221h 7m

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
15/12/2247m 47s

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
14/12/2249m 35s

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
11/12/2257m 23s

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
10/12/2258m 2s

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
07/12/2249m 59s

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
06/12/2243m 14s

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
05/12/2253m 40s

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 choi