Football Daily

Football Daily

By BBC Radio 5 Live

Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates, Steve Crossman, Darren Fletcher and the rest of the BBC Radio 5 Live Football Daily team bring you the latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League, WSL and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football.

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Four in a row for Manchester City

Mark Chapman presents reaction to the final day of the 2023-24 Premier League season as Manchester City win a fourth consecutive title. There’s reaction from Pep Guardiola and Phil Foden after he scored twice in their 3-1 win over West Ham at the Etihad. Mikel Arteta reflects on Arsenal’s season after they fell short despite a 2-1 win over Everton. Jurgen Klopp bids an emotional goodbye to Anfield after Liverpool’s 2-0 victory against Wolves.Mauricio Pochettino analyses Chelsea season after they secured European football and a sixth place finish, with a 2-1 win over Bournemouth.We also hear from Newcastle boss Eddie Howe and the outgoing Bournemouth manager Roberto De Zerbi. Plus, Rob Edwards reflects on Luton Town’s one-season stay in the Premier League. 18:11 – Eddie Howe interview 21:13 – Jurgen Klopp interview 27:31 – Mauricio Pochettino interview 29:24 – Mikel Arteta interview 31:57 – Rob Edwards interview 33:56 – Roberto De Zerbi interview 34:54 – Phil Foden interview 36:57 – Pep Guardiola interview
19/05/2439m 39s

Sports Report: Chelsea win WSL & De Zerbi to leave

Steve Crossman has reaction as Chelsea win a fifth straight Women’s Super League title. Hear from Emma Hayes and Fran Kirby after their final games at the club. Also on the agenda - Roberto de Zerbi will leave Brighton after Sunday’s game against Manchester United. Hear from Brendan Rodgers after Celtic lift the Scottish Premiership trophy. And Des Buckingham talks to the Football Daily after guiding Oxford to League One play-off glory at Wembley.01:20 Chelsea win fifth straight title 09:25 Fran Kirby: “I got a little bit emotional with the goal” 11:30 Man City miss out despite win at Villa 18:15 Emma Hayes: “I’m just relieved it’s over” 20:15 Roberto De Zerbi to leave Brighton 28:10 Could Bayern Munich be De Zerbi’s next move? 31:00 Scottish Premiership champions Celtic finish with flourish 33:05 Oxford stun Bolton in League One play-off final
18/05/2435m 2s

Friday Football Social: Title race, Tarkowski and Ta-ra Jurgen

Aaron Paul is joined by Michael Brown, Clinton Morrison and Nigel Reo-Coker to look ahead to the final weekend of the Premier League season.They assess the title race, with Manchester City two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the table, and look at what lessons Leicester, Ipswich and either Southampton or Leeds can take from the sides heading back the Championship after this campaign. There’s reflection on Jurgen Klopp’s impact on the Premier League as he prepares to say his goodbye to Anfield. Everton’s James Tarkowski joins the Friday Football Social to reflect on their season. And with Chelsea in with a chance to finish above Tottenham we look at what’s going right for Mauricio Pochettino at Stamford Bridge. 00:28 – The Title Race 19:54 – Jurgen Klopp prepares for Anfield goodbye 26:12 – James Tarkowski interview 31:25 – Advice for the promoted teams 37:38 – Patience paying off for Pochettino?
17/05/2444m 5s

Euro Leagues: Coppa Italia final & Euro squads

Steve Crossman presents Euro Leagues and is joined by Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein. The team talk the Coppa Italia final and Max Allegri’s future, Germany and France Euro squads which includes the return of N’Golo Kanté. Plus Mbappé’s next move and Bologna’s Champions League qualification. The team also reflect on the career of Roberto Baggio who retired 20 years ago today.Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 02:00 Coppa Italia final & Allegri 07:40 Atalanta 19:10 Euro squads - N’Golo Kanté back 24:10 Germany squad 27:15 Mbappé 38:30 Bologna & Roberto Baggio
16/05/2446m 58s

Mikel Arteta’s People and Places

Come inside Mikel Arteta’s home as he sits down, in his living room, with Guillem Balagué to chat about all the great moments in his life – both in football and away from it. From his childhood on the beaches of San Sebastián, to the bunk beds of the Barcelona academy, hear his stories of moving to Paris with his mum and embracing the British weather in Glasgow. Through the influences of Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, his parents – and especially his wife – we explore his growth from a player to the Arsenal manager, while delving into the more personal aspects of his life, like why Mallorca holds such a special place in his heart.
16/05/2454m 4s

Celtic triumph, plus Man Utd, Chelsea & the WSL

Mark Chapman hosts reaction to Wednesday night's football as Celtic beat Kilmarnock 5-0 to win the Scottish Premier League title. Pat Nevin and Gavin Wallace provide reaction from Rugby Park, with further analysis by Michael Grant, The Times' Scottish Football Correspondent, and James McKenzie from A Celtic State of Mind Podcast.The show then moves onto Old Trafford, where Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-2 in the Premier League, before discussing Chelsea's 2-1 win at Brighton.The Telegraph's Tom Garry offers an expert view on the Women's Super League title race after Chelsea won 1-0 at Spurs to set up an exciting final day of the season.TIMECODES: 00:17 - Celtic win title 17:10 - Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle 19:10 - Brighton 1-2 Chelsea 21:30 - WSL title race
15/05/2427m 17s

72+: Wild for the EFL play-offs

Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff talk EFL play-offs with Gareth Ainsworth. Hear from West Brom captain Jed Wallace with both Championship play-offs goalless going into the second legs. What can we expect from Leeds-Norwich and Southampton-West Brom? Oxford boss Des Buckingham joins the pod LIVE ahead of their trip to Wembley to face Bolton in the League One play-off final. And some League Two ‘housery’ features in 72 PLUS 72 MINUS.02:30 Championship play-offs saving up the drama 04:45 Do Leeds have too many attacking options? 06:05 Did the heat cause the goals to dry up? 08:10 Contrasting styles in Southampton-West Brom 12:45 West Brom captain Jed Wallace ahead of second leg 16:00 How to harbour togetherness and team spirit 21:30 Oxford boss Des Buckingham on going to Wembley 30:30 Expectation weighing heavy on Bolton? 33:25 An unexpected League Two play-off final 36:25 Goals galore & a bit of ‘housery’ in 72 PLUS 72 MINUS
15/05/2440m 48s

Women's Football Weekly: England's summer squad & Miedema leaves Arsenal

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White are joined by Aston Villa and Scotland captain Rachel Corsie. The team react to the England squad announcement ahead of the next set of Euro 2025 qualifiers and Manchester United winning the FA Cup for the first time. Plus Ellen and Rachel give their thoughts on the surprise announcement that the WSL’s top goal scorer Vivianne Miedema is leaving Arsenal.Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 02:35 England squad announcement 09:20 FA Cup 21:41 Miedema leaving Arsenal 28:21 WSL final weekend
15/05/2437m 26s

Man City edge closer & Villa in Champions League

Aaron Paul has reaction as Man City beat Tottenham to move within one win of a historic fourth successive Premier League title. He’s joined by former Man City midfielder Michael Brown, ex-Tottenham midfielder Andy Reid and former Aston Villa and Celtic striker Dion Dublin. Also hear from Paul Robinson, Mark Schwarzer and correspondent John Murray. Catch interviews with Pep Guardiola and Ange Postecoglou. The panel reflect on Aston Villa celebrating Champions League football. And Philippe Clement has his say after Rangers thump Dundee to prolong Celtic’s title chase.00:25 Man City overcome biggest remaining hurdle 06:40 Michael Brown praises ‘professional performance’ 11:00 Tottenham give it a go in ‘strange’ atmosphere 13:20 Ange Postecoglou’s quickfire interview 16:25 Aston Villa in the Champions League 20:50 Celtic made to wait for Premiership title 23:40 Pep Guardiola on being one win away
14/05/2426m 31s

Monday Night Club: North London holds its breath

Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Theo Walcott. They discuss the Premier League title race going down to the final day. Should Tottenham fans want to lose to Manchester City on Tuesday night? Manchester United cancel their end-of-season awards dinner. And Brendan Rodgers answers his critics as Celtic close in on the Scottish Premiership title.02:20 Title race goes to the final day 05:20 How will Arsenal’s players feel if they fall short? 10:05 When did it go so right for Man City? 15:00 Theo wearing ‘Tottenham white’ ahead of Tuesday night 19:45 Déjà vu for Tottenham and Arsenal 22:30 Has Ange Postecoglou grasped the North London fan rivalry? 26:25 Man Utd cancel end-of-season awards 34:45 Wayne Rooney’s comments about Man Utd’s injured players 42:45 Celtic close in on the Scottish Premiership title 47:15 Brendan Rodgers answers his critics
13/05/2452m 28s

Arsenal go top, Casemiro’s ‘assist’ & Man Utd win FA Cup

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha have reaction as Arsenal take the Premier League title race to the final day. They’re joined by Nigel Reo-Coker and ESPN’s Mark Ogden. Also hear from Mikel Arteta and Erik ten Hag, what about Casemiro’s struggles in defence? And catch up with Ella Toone and BBC Sport’s Emma Sanders as Manchester United win their first Women’s FA Cup.02:00 Final ‘Nedum’s picks’ of the season? 04:05 Arsenal take title race to the final day 05:40 Casemiro struggles in defence again 13:25 Mikel Arteta: ‘It’s an unbelievable day’ 17:50 What are Arsenal’s title chances? 20:55 Ten Hag: ‘We were competitive’ 25:50 Man Utd win Women’s FA Cup 28:10 Ella Toone gets goosebumps 33:20 Do Tottenham come away with any credit? 34:25 A Tube encounter with Rachel Williams 35:15 Scorchers being dealt in ‘Question Time’
12/05/2438m 59s

Sports Report: Burnley relegated & Man City edge closer

Mark Chapman and 5 Live Sport’s team of reporters take you through the big stories from Saturday’s football as Burnley are relegated from the Premier League and Manchester City edge closer to the title.Get expert analysis from Paul Robinson and Chris Waddle – PLUS you’ll hear interviews with the likes of Rob Edwards, Vincent Kompany and Joško Gvardiol.
11/05/2422m 47s

Euro Leagues: A week of semi-finals and Como's promotion push

Steve Crossman rounds up the week’s biggest European football stories, starting in Piraeus where Olympiakos became the first Greek club side for more than 50 years to reach a European final after knocking out Aston Villa.Greek football journalist Kostas Lianos gives his reaction alongside Ian Dennis, Neil Lennon and Rachel Corsie. Guillem Balagué and Julien Laurens join Steve to reflect on the Champions League semi-final second legs that saw Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund book their places in the final, and Bayer Leverkusen scoring late against Roma to extend their unbeaten run. Plus, we’re in Como where the club backed by Thierry Henry and Cesc Fàbregas, are on the brink of promotion to Serie A under welsh manager, Osian Roberts.00:45 - Olympiakos 2-0 Aston Villa (6-2 agg) Reaction 03:38 - Kostas Lianos 13:53 - Unai Emery reaction 14:40 - Guillem and Julien join the pod 15:30 - Real Madrid – Bayern Munich reaction 21:20 - What has Bayern’s Champions League run done for Tuchel? 24:18 - PSG – Borussia Dortmund reaction 31:52 - Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten run continues 34:06 - Como on the brink of Serie A
09/05/2442m 5s

Women's Football Weekly: Title race chaos & FA Cup preview

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White look ahead to the FA Cup final with Manchester United’s Nikita Parris and Spurs’ Bethany England and Becky Spencer. Liverpool’s Gemma Bonner also drops by to chat about her season and the success the team is having and the fight for fourth. Plus Ellen and Ben dissect a weekend of football that threw the title race wide open!Timecodes: 00:10 Intro 01:00 Title race wide open! 10:30 Gemma Bonner 20:00 Nikita Parris on FA Cup final 29:10 Becky Spencer & Bethany England
08/05/2439m 46s

72+: Bonner's back and Rosenior wronged?

Aaron Paul is joined by Curtis Davies and Mark Bonner to chat about the big topics in the EFL.Bonner discusses his new role after being appointed as Gillingham's new manager while BBC Radio Humberside Sport editor Mike White gives his thoughts after Liam Rosenior's shock sacking as Hull City manager.Plymouth captain Joe Edwards chats about scoring the winning goal to secure Championship survival last weekend and the panel discussion the night's playoff action.TOPICS: 1 mins - Mark Bonner on being appointed Gillingham manager 9 mins - Liam Rosenior sacked as Hull City manager 19 mins - Plymouth Argyle captain Joe Edwards 25 mins - Play off reaction
07/05/2430m 49s

Manchester United at a Crossroads

Kelly Cates is joined by Editor of United We Stand Andy Mitten, the Athletic's Carl Anka and Statman Dave to examine the challenges facing Manchester United plus financial discussion with Football Finance expert Kieran Maguire.Is Erik Ten Hag the right man to lead the club back to Champions League football? What do they need to get back amongst English football’s elite? Plus, how will the approach at Old Trafford differ under Jim Ratcliffe following the takeover by INEOS?TOPICS: 1 mins - Are there positives to take? 5 mins - Analysing the 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace 12 mins - The INEOS takeover 18 mins - Sir Jim Ratcliffe interview 20 mins - Recruitment discussion 28 mins - Football Finance expert Kieran Maguire 33 mins - Ten Hag analysis and discussion 40 mins - Injuries and adapting
07/05/2447m 0s

MNC: Moyes to leave West Ham, Spurs spiralling and Rory's Beefeater anniversary

Mark Chapman brings you the best of the Monday Night club alongside Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Andros Townsend.The panel discuss the news that David Moyes will leave West Ham at the end of the season, plus Andros' Luton Town remaining in the fight for Premier League survival with two games to go and the group chat about where it's gone wrong for Tottenham after four successive defeats.Izzy Christiansen joins the guys to chat about the dramatic WSL title race and Falkirk manager John McGlynn is on the podcast after leading the club to an unbeaten Scottish League One campaign resulting in promotion and the Manager of the Year award.TOPICS: 0 mins - Rory's Beefeater anniversary 2 mins - David Moyes to leave West Ham 13 mins - The relegation battle 23 mins - West Ham fans react to Chris' thoughts 26 mins - Izzy Christiansen on the WSL title race 30 mins - Tottenham chat 40 mins - Falkirk manager John McGlynn 46 mins - Old Firm Derby preview
06/05/2454m 5s

Salah strikes again & Chelsea turn a corner?

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha talk Premier League as Liverpool thrash Tottenham. They’re joined by QPR captain Asmir Begović and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Also hear from Jürgen Klopp and Ange Postecoglou. Catch up with João Pedro after Brighton beat Aston Villa. Mauricio Pochettino and David Moyes reflect on Chelsea 5-0 West Ham. And the Women’s Super League title race is well and truly back on!02:30 Nedum ranks his picks with ‘better vibes’ at Anfield 04:40 Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp rates Gary Flintoff’s jumper 13:10 Putting the Mo Salah saga to bed 15:20 Tottenham’s Ange Postecoglou: “We’re in a rut” 22:25 Brighton’s match-winner João Pedro 25:35 Chelsea’s Pochettino praises ‘team performance’ 29:30 West Ham’s David Moyes on ‘incredibly painful watch’ 33:40 WSL title race swings wide open
05/05/2439m 18s

Sports Report: Ipswich promoted as Burnley’s survival hopes fade

Mark Chapman rounds up the day’s biggest football stories. Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna reflects on their promotion to the Premier League. We hear from Daniel Farke whose Leeds side will be preparing to face Norwich in the playoffs, and Gary Rowett gives his reaction to Birmingham’s relegation to League One. Jermaine Jenas joins Mark to discuss the boost Nottingham Forest have given their promotions hopes with a 3-1 win over Sheffield United. Vincent Kompany reflects on a disappointing 4-1 defeat for Burnley at home to Newcastle. With just a point splitting Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League title race we hear from Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola after they continued their winning runs against Bournemouth and Wolves respectively. Plus we round up the action in the Scottish Premiership where Celtic moved 6 points clear of Rangers and Livingston’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed. 03:09 – Ipswich promotion 03:58 – Kieran McKenna interview 10:13 – Relief for Nottingham Forest 12:05 – Burnley’s survival hopes dealt a blow 13:15 – Vincent Kompany interview 15:05 – Eddie Howe interview 16:12 – Ryan Yates interview 17:14 – Mikel Arteta interview 18:38 – Manchester City ruthless against Wolves 21:43 – Pep Guardiola interview 23:00 – Brentford 0-0 Fulham 23:50 – Celtic 6 points clear and Livingston relegated 26:35 – Daniel Farke interview 28:14 – Gary Rowett interview after Birmingham’s relegation
04/05/2430m 27s

Rebuilding the title chasers and moving Moyes on?

Aaron Paul is joined by Charlie Adam, Glenn Murray and Farah Williams to look ahead to the weekend’s Premier League football. They discuss what needs to be Arsenal’s priority in the summer, whether Manchester City lack strength in depth, and how much work Jurgen Klopp’s successor will need to do at Anfield. Plus, David Moyes' future at West Ham is the focus after reports that the former Real Madrid and Wolves boss, Julen Lopetegui, is in line to replace him at the London Stadium for next season. 03:45 – What is Arsenal’s summer priority? 11:38 – Do Manchester City lack strength in depth? 19:15 – What rebuilding job awaits Klopp’s successor? 26:27 – Is Lopetegui in line to replace Moyes? 36:50 – Julen Lopetegui on what he’s looking for in his next job
03/05/2440m 29s

Euro Leagues: Olympiakos shock Aston Villa

Steve Crossman presents Euro Leagues and is joined by Guillem Balagué and Julien Laurens. John Murray, Rachel Corsie and Stephen Warnock have all the reaction to Aston Villa’s shock 4-2 defeat against Olympiakos in the Europa Conference League. Hear from Aston Villa boss Unai Emery on the result at Villa Park and his thoughts heading into the second leg. The team talk Champions League after Julien watched Borussia Dortmund beat PSG in Germany as Jadon Sancho starred. Guillem also gives his thoughts on Real Madrid’s draw against Bayern Munich in the first leg. Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 01:00 Aston Villa reaction 07:10 Julien Laurens on Olympiakos 11:30 Champions League: Borussia Dortmund v PSG 18:10 Real Madrid v Bayern Munich
02/05/2428m 36s

72+: The Final Day Preview

Aaron Paul, Jobi McAnuff and Colchester United manager Danny Cowley look ahead to the final day of the Championship season. Conor Coady joins the pod to reflect on his title victory with Leicester City, whilst Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan also makes an appearance, speaking about the club's upturn in form, and their survival chances heading into Saturday. The team discuss the state of the clubs in and around the Championship playoff places, whilst also previewing the League 1 and 2 playoffs.
01/05/2440m 42s

Euro Leagues: Gerard Pique special

Former Barcelona, Manchester United and Spain defender Gerard Pique chats in depth with Steve Crossman and Guillem Balague about his sensational, trophy-laden career and the Kings League that he has launched.TIME CODES 1 min – Pique discusses the first time he met Guillem and Spain’s 2010 World Cup win. 3 mins – Pique discusses what he thinks Pique is like as a person. 5 mins – Pique discusses his earliest memories of football. 6 mins – Why Pique choose to leave La Masia for Manchester United, how he found life at Old Trafford and the reasons behind his decision to leave. 16 mins – The reasons why Pique returned to Barcelona – and why the club were so successful. 25 mins – Who Pique thinks would win a match between the current Man City side and the best Barca team he played in 27 mins – The Kings League – what it is, why Pique created it and what he thinks it can go on to achieve.
01/05/2436m 0s

Real draw at Bayern & Ipswich on verge of promotion

Kelly Cates has reaction to Real Madrid’s draw at Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg. She’s joined by Paul Robinson, Pat Nevin, correspondent John Murray and Statman Dave. Would Thomas Tuchel be a good fit at Manchester United? What does the future hold for Marcus Rashford? And Ipswich Town are on the verge of promotion to the Premier League after winning at Coventry City.00:30 Vinícius’ double earns Real draw with Bayern 07:35 Thomas Tuchel linked with move to Man Utd 15:20 Stick or twist with Marcus Rashford? 25:25 Ipswich Town on the verge of promotion
30/04/2430m 23s

Women's Football Weekly: Project ACL & Champions League drama

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White are joined by England and Manchester City’s Esme Morgan. The team reflect on the Champions League drama as Chelsea lost out to Barcelona in the semi-final and a look at the promotions and relegations. Plus Esme and Ellen share their thoughts on a new three-year project researching ACL injury prevention.Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 04:30 Chelsea out of Champions League 16:10 Esme on Man City & title race 20:30 Promotion and relegation 25:10 New ACL project
30/04/2435m 43s

MNC: Spending caps, touchline spats & Chris’ super stat

After a week away Mark Chapman is back to keep Rory and Chris in check - as Leon Osman joins to discuss this weekend’s football and the breaking news that Premier League clubs have agreed to introduce a spending cap. Kieran Maguire from the Price of Football podcast gives his expert opinion on what this could mean.The guys also discuss the importance of set-pieces for Arsenal this season - but do Spurs need to follow suit? They also chat the touchline spat between Mo Salah and Jürgen Klopp. While the manager is on his way out, will the striker still be at Liverpool next season?And it’s been a very different few weeks for Bournemouth and Brighton. Should Andoni Iraola be in the discussion for manager of the season? Whereas, has Roberto De Zerbi’s stock taken a hit if he wanted to look for a job elsewhere?TOPICS:00'15 Chappers is back04'20 Spending caps with Kieran Maguire17'30 The importance of set-pieces33'30 Mo Salah and Jürgen Klopp have a sideline spat40'35 The rise of Bournemouth46'00 Has Roberto De Zerbi's managerial stock been damaged?
29/04/2451m 59s

Arsenal win NLD & Pep on keyboard warriors

Ben Haines has Premier League reaction as Arsenal & Man City keep up the pace at the top. He’s joined by former Tottenham defender Stephen Kelly, QPR captain Asmir Begović and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Also hear from Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola, Ange Postecoglou, Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espírito Santo and Man City’s ‘exhausted’ defender Joško Gvardiol.02:40 Are Liverpool out of the title race? 04:40 Mikel Arteta & Ange Postecoglou after Arsenal beat Spurs 06:15 Do Tottenham need a set piece coach? 12:20 Arsenal showing the title credentials? 16:40 Man City overcome tiredness to beat Forest 21:40 Joško Gvardiol: “I’m exhausted to be honest” 26:00 Pep Guardiola fires back at keyboard warriors 29:15 Nuno Espírito Santo on Forest’s ‘good performance’ 33:35 Relegation fears ‘take years off your life’ 36:10 Bournemouth break club top flight points record
28/04/2440m 14s

Sports Report: Burnley chase the great escape as Sheffield United drop

Mark Chapman rounds up the best of Saturday’s football from the Premier League, Women’s Champions League and the English Football League. Chris Wilder shares what he told his Sheffield United team after their relegation to the Championship was confirmed with a 5-1 defeat to Newcastle. Burnley’s Vincent Kompany and Aro Muric reflect on their 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. We hear from Jurgen Klopp and Michail Antonio after a late goal secured West Ham a 2-2 draw against Liverpool. And after Luton’s Premier League survival hopes were dented by a 2-1 defeat at Wolves, we hear from Rob Edwards.There’s also reaction from Goodison where Everton confirmed their Premier League survival with a 1-0 win over Brentford, and to Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace, and Chelsea’s 2-2 draw away to Aston Villa. We’re at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea were denied a place in the Women’s Champions League final by defending champions Barcelona, Emma Hayes gives her damning assessment of the decision that saw her team reduced to 10 players for the last 30 minutes of that match.Derby manager Paul Warne reacts to their promotion back to the Championship, and there’s a run down of the rest of the day’s results across England and Scotland. 02:05 – Newcastle 5-1 Sheffield United 04:12 – Chris Wilder interview 06:03 – Manchester United 1-1 Burnley 07:50 – Vincent Kompany interview 10:00 – West Ham 2-2 Liverpool 11:07 – Jurgen Klopp Interview 12:25 – Michail Antonio Interview 13:36 – Aro Muric Interview 14:55 – Wolves 2-1 Luton – Rob Edwards Interview 16:45 – Everton 1-0 Brentford 18:48 – Sean Dyche Interview 20:49 – Thomas Frank Interview 22:42 – Fulham 1-1 Crystal Palace 23:14 – Aston Villa 2-2 Chelsea 24:44 – Chelsea 0-2 Barcelona – Women’s Champions League 30:06 – Emma Hayes reaction 31:03 – Championship scores and reaction 34:18 – League One scores and reaction 34:52 – Paul Warne interview 36:14 – League Two scores and reaction 38:09 – Scottish scores and reaction
27/04/2440m 39s

Liverpool's faltering title bid and Iraola's fine first season

Darren Fletcher is joined by Paul Robinson, Nigel Reo-Coker and Don Hutchison as the Premier League season enters its final weeks. Bournemouth head coach Andoni Iraola joins the team to reflect on his successful first season in English football, and whether Dominic Solanke can make England's Euro 2024 squad.The team debate whether Liverpool's poor form means the title race is just between Manchester City and Arsenal.We also hear from Andy Cole after he was inducted into the Premier League's Hall of Fame, and the panel look at the job Sean Dyche has done at Everton this campaign.TIMECODES 01:21 Liverpool's faltering title bid 11:53 Andoni Iraola on Bournemouth's strong season and Dominic Solanke's form 23:20 Is this Sean Dyche's best season as a manager? 29:33 Andy Cole on his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame.
26/04/2444m 4s

72+: Leicester and Derby on the brink, and Doncaster’s dominant form

Aaron Paul, Jobi McAnuff and West Brom forward Jed Wallace analyse the big issues in the EFL as the season draws to a close.With Leicester on the brink of promotion back to the Premier League, Jed gives us an insight into their strengths and weaknesses and whether they can get the job done at Preston this weekend.BBC Radio Derby commentator Ed Dawes joins the pod to explain why some Derby County fans still haven’t been won over by Paul Warne, despite the club being on the brink of their first promotion since 2007.And in League Two, the panel look at Doncaster’s extraordinary form, and who out of Sutton or Colchester will avoid the drop into non-league.TIMECODES 03:00 Leicester close in on Premier League return 07:48 Championship relegation battle 14:10 Tom Cleverley becomes Watford's permanent boss 16:32 Derby on the brink of League One promotion 28:56 Doncaster's 10 straight wins 32:44 Colchester and Sutton's relegation fight
26/04/2442m 21s

Euro Leagues: Xavi stays & Guillem’s Thong Song

John Bennett talks European football with Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Kristof Terreur. Guillem Balagué joins the pod to react to Xavi changing his mind about leaving Barcelona. The panel discuss Bayern Munich contacting Ralf Rangnick about their manager’s job, and Inter winning Serie A. And Dutch football writer Elko Born swings by to give the lowdown on Feyenoord’s Arne Slot, who’s confirmed he wants Liverpool job.00:35 Mbappé’s nutmeg 02:25 President Macron scores a penalty 05:50 Xavi to remain as Barcelona coach until 2025 15:45 Rangnick 'contacted by Bayern Munich' about manager job 25:00 Arne Slot confirms he wants Liverpool job 31:30 Inter seal Serie A title by winning Milan derby
25/04/2438m 10s

Liverpool lose to Everton & Arne to Slot in?

Steve Crossman has reaction to Wednesday’s Premier League results as Everton stun Liverpool. He’s joined by Conor Coady, Michael Brown, Andy Reid, Clinton Morrison and correspondent John Murray. Hear from Jürgen Klopp, Sean Dyche, and Erik ten Hag after Manchester United come from behind twice to beat Sheffield United. And Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan joins the pod with Liverpool set to open talks with Feyenoord over manager Arne Slot.01:45 A blow for Liverpool in the title race 02:50 A performance for Everton to be proud of 06:05 Klopp’s last Merseyside Derby ends in defeat 11:25 Klopp: “Nothing good to say about tonight” 13:30 Man Utd fight back twice to beat Sheff Utd 20:15 Mateta scores twice as Palace beat Newcastle 21:50 Bournemouth into top half with win at Wolves 23:05 Everton’s Sean Dyche: “I asked the Toffees to rise” 25:05 Will Arne Slot be Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp replacement?
24/04/2434m 11s

Women’s Football Weekly: Erin Cuthbert on Chelsea's Champions League dream

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White are joined by Bay FC’s Jen Beattie. Jen gives an insight into life in San Francisco and how the NWSL compares to the WSL, plus her thoughts on the new Taylor Swift album! Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert drops by after scoring the only goal against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, making it advantage Chelsea heading into the second leg. As the Championship also draws to a close Head of Women’s Football at Crystal Palace Grace Williams joins the pod as the club sit on the brink of promotion. Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 01:30 Jen Beattie & Bay FC! 12:10 Erin Cuthbert on Champions League 24:10 Title Race 30:00 Grace Williams Crystal Palace
24/04/2439m 47s

Arsenal thrash Chelsea, Erik ten Hag's future and Unai Emery's new deal

Steve Crossman is joined on the Tuesday Night Club with former Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green, ex Manchester City midfielder Izzy Christiansen & ESPN's Senior Football writer Mark Ogden.Hear reaction to Arsenal's 5-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates which sends them three points clear at the top of the Premier League table with Alistair Bruce-Ball and former Brighton striker Glenn Murray plus Mikel Arteta, Mauricio Pochettino and Ben White.The panel also discuss the news that UEFA is set to confirm nations will have 26-man squads for this summer’s European Championship in Germany, Erik ten Hag's future at Manchester United and Unai Emery's new contract at Aston Villa.Leicester boss Enzo Maresca also gives his thoughts after his side's 5-0 win over Southampton took them to within one win of promotion.TOPICS 0 mins - Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea 2 mins - Mikel Arteta 8 mins - Mauricio Pochettino 13 mins - Ben White 15 mins - Leicester 5-0 Southampton 17 mins - Enzo Maresca 18 mins - Euros squad discussion 24 mins - Erik ten Hag's Manchester United future 33 mins - Unai Emery's new contract at Aston Villa
23/04/2439m 16s

MNC: Refereeing, football smells & red trousers

Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Shay Given for the Monday Night Club. They begin by talking about Nottingham Forest's frustration with refereeing following their 2-0 Premier League defeat at Everton.Victory for Sean Dyche's side leads into discussion about their fight to stay in the Premier League, before Burnley are the focus following their 4-1 win at Sheffield United.The panel then cover Manchester United scraping past Coventry City to make the FA Cup final, delving into the topic of goalkeepers receiving yellow cards, after incidents involving United's André Onana and Aston Villa's Emiliano Martínez during the past week.TIMECODES:05:43 - Nottingham Forest 21:45 - Everton 27:42 - Burnley 33:38 - Manchester United and Coventry City 42:23 - Goalkeepers and yellow cards
22/04/2451m 42s

Man Utd’s ‘humiliating victory’ & THAT Forest post

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha have FA Cup and Premier League reaction. They’re joined by former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Hear from Erik ten Hag and Mark Robins after Manchester United survive Coventry City’s comeback in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Catch Nuno Espírito Santo’s thoughts after Forest take to social media to question the VAR. And hear from Jürgen Klopp as Liverpool beat Fulham to go joint-top.00:30 Was it the best semi-final of all time? 05:15 Coventry boss Mark Robins: “We were a toenail offside” 08:00 Man Utd get away with one 12:40 Erik ten Hag: “The way we did it isn’t okay” 15:00 Do Man Utd stand a chance vs Man City in the final? 16:55 Forest question VAR official and ‘consider options’ 26:40 Everton climb towards safety 28:15 Liverpool win to go joint-top with Arsenal 33:10 Palace put five past ‘drifting’ West Ham 35:40 ‘Classless’ Antony features in Question Time
21/04/2438m 52s

City keep chasing the double as Arsenal move top

John Bennett presents the Football Daily from Molineux where Arsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Wolves. He is joined by Simon Grayson and Luke Edwards for reaction to all of Saturday’s Premier League and FA Cup action. We hear from Pep Guardiola after his Manchester City side squeezed past Chelsea to book their place in the FA Cup final with a 1-0 win at Wembley. Rob Edwards reflects on a tough day for Luton in their fight to avoid relegation after they were beaten 5-1 by Brentford at Kenilworth Road.And we hear from Vincent Kompany after a big win for Burnley as they kept their hopes of Premier League survival alive with a 4-1 victory away to Sheffield United.02:44 – Wolves 0-2 Arsenal reaction 07:30 – Does Arsenal’s win put pressure on Manchester City 08:50 – Manchester City’s schedule 11:19 – Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea – FA Cup semi-final reaction including Pep Guardiola interview 21:46 – Coventry City v Manchester United – FA Cup semi-final preview 23:58 – Luton 1-5 Brentford reaction including Rob Edwards interview 29:50 – Sheffield United 1-4 Burnley reaction including Vincent Kompany interview
20/04/2436m 23s

What Can Manchester United Fans Expect From Jim Ratcliffe?

A new era begins for Man Utd but what can fans expect? Sir Jim Ratcliffe sits down with BBC sports editor Dan Roan after completing his deal to buy a 27.7 per cent stake in Manchester United. He says it's a boyhood dream to be involved in United and that restoring them to the pinnacle of English and European football is the greatest challenge. Sir Jim also reveals his plans for a new stadium.Producer: Jonathan McKeith.This is also available as a Sports desk special on BBC Sounds.
21/02/2450m 23s

When Lineker met Sir Elton

Ahead of a new book launch, 'Watford Forever' by John Preston – which tells the story of how Sir Elton John and Graham Taylor saved Watford, the pop legend sits down with Gary Lineker to talk about his love of football, why FA Cup finals are like headlining Glastonbury and why Wrexham owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney remind him of himself.
24/11/2321m 58s

Lionel Messi: Destiny

Lionel Messi has won his eighth Ballon d’Or and Guillem Balague gives a behind-the-scenes account of how in Qatar, the Argentinian won the World Cup. Guillem hears from the biggest names in the sport; from Aston Villa and Argentina goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, former England forward Gary Lineker and ex-Argentina defender, Pablo Zabaleta - who give their unique perspectives on what happened during that tournament. We are taken on a journey – from that shock loss in Argentina’s opening game against Saudi Arabia, to one of the best international finals ever – where Argentina beat France on penalties, fulfilling Lionel Messi’s destiny of winning the World Cup and cementing himself as one of the greatest players of all time
30/10/2330m 38s

Remembering Sir Bobby Charlton

This is a special episode celebrating the life of England and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton. Mark Chapman is joined by former England strikers Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer, as well as former Man Utd captain Steve Bruce. Also hear from football correspondent John Murray, former England manager Roy Hodgson, ex-Man Utd players Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick, and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. And hear archive audio from Sir Bobby himself on winning the World Cup.02:05 Football correspondent John Murray 03:30 Sir Bobby Charlton on winning the World Cup 05:05 Gary Lineker on ‘England’s greatest ever player’ 09:10 Alan Shearer and Steve Bruce on a fellow son of the northeast 14:20 Former England manager Roy Hodgson on a ‘humble and charming man’ 15:45 Ex-Man Utd players Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick reaction 17:45 Man City boss Pep Guardiola sends ‘big hug’
21/10/2318m 38s

Euro Leagues: Julen Lopetegui special

Steve Crossman & Guillem Balague are joined by Julen Lopetegui.They discuss Julen’s journey so far, from Asteasu in the Basque Country to Wolves.Coaching the Spanish national team and Real Madrid.Plus Spanish managers in the Premier League and why a Basque flavour can be important.TOPICS: 08:23 – Talks about living in Wolverhampton 12:48 – Next job in England? 15:30 – Leaving Wolves 26:27 – Chat about managers that coached him 31:00 – Talks about John Toshack 35:05 – On playing with Pep Guardiola 44:55 – Managing the Spanish national team
11/10/2355m 59s

The Art of “Housery”

Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and guests as they delve into the ‘dark arts’ in football. From pinches, punches and meaty challenges. To distraction tactics, timewasting and taunting opposition fans - there’s been plenty of ‘housery’ employed over the years.[Initial publication - Thursday, December 22nd 2022]
16/07/2341m 18s

Introducing… Match of the Day Africa: Top 10

Four-time African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Touré, Africa Cup of Nations winner, Efan Ekoku, and former D.R. Congo captain, Gabriel Zakuani, debate all things African football in a new podcast from the BBC World Service, Match of The Day Africa: Top 10.   In each episode they’ll debate a topic, ranging from the best African goalscorers to the continent’s biggest World Cup moment, and decide on their top 10 from a shortlist compiled by a panel of African Football experts. Search for ‘Match of the Day Africa: Top 10’ wherever you get your podcasts for a new episode every Monday from the 3rd July or head to
05/07/2339m 28s

72+ Top 10: Play-off Moments

The Football Daily’s 72+ team of Aaron Paul, Phil Brown & Jobi McAnuff discuss and debate their EFL top 10s in this brand new mini-series. In episode one, the guys rank the big play-off moments. From Dean Windass to Troy Deeney, and from Josh Windass to Bobby Zamora – who will top the lot?
23/06/2338m 19s

The Making of Mikel

A BBC World Service documentary revealing the untold stories behind Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s journey to the top.In Barcelona, former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina relives his time sharing bunk beds with Arteta at the world-famous La Masia academy, declaring that the boy from the Basque country was “born to be a manager”.Presenter John Bennett travels to Arteta’s home town of San Sebastian to meet his childhood coach at a small club, next to a hair salon, that has become an amazing football talent factory.Hear from former teammates at Everton, Arsenal and Rangers, from where Dutch great Ronald de Boer remembers Arteta stepping up aged 21 to score a stoppage-time penalty to snatch the title from Glasgow rivals Celtic: “To take that responsibility, at such a young age, in such an important game and moment of that decisive title race against Celtic was impressive.”And find out why the Welsh city of Newport played such an important part in Arteta’s journey into coaching.Arsenal legend Arsène Wenger and former Man City captain Vincent Kompany also feature in this documentary, which paints a picture of a single-minded, intelligent and meticulous man, schooled in the Barcelona style of play, who is now mixing it with the top managers in the game and has got Arsenal fans dreaming of glory once again.
22/06/2358m 33s

Roddy’s Game

Roddy Forsyth is joined by Connie McLaughlin and Pat Nevin to reflect on his 42-year career covering Scottish football at the BBC.We’re joined by former Celtic manager Martin O’Neill and football correspondent John Murray.We hear from former Rangers and England captain Terry Butcher and there’s a special message from Roddy’s family.
22/06/2356m 29s

All about John Motson

Steve Crossman discusses the career of legendary commentator John Motson, who’s died aged 77. Steve is joined by football correspondent John Murray and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball. Also catch an interview with former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson, who often co-commentated with John Motson. And hear from the man himself.
23/02/2342m 53s

Remembering Gianluca Vialli

Darren Fletcher presents a special edition of the Football Daily reflecting on the life of former Chelsea striker and manager Gianluca Vialli. Darren and former Premier League striker Glenn Murray are joined by ex-Chelsea goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, who was there when Vialli was manager at Stamford Bridge. Hear from Vialli speaking to Nihal Arthanayake in 2020. And catch the thoughts of Italian football expert James Horncastle, who worked with Vialli on TV.
06/01/2323m 24s

75 years of Sports Report

75 years ago, we heard Sports Report for the first time. On this podcast, Mark Chapman and Pat Murphy speak to fans, broadcasters and those who’ve been on the other side of the microphone. Jockey AP McCoy, author Lee Child and manager Tony Pulis are among those to explain why Sports Report is so special. **This is pre-recorded, so please do not message in**TOPICS: 7:00 – Author Lee Child, 12:40 - What is it like actually working as a reporter on the show? 18:50 – Manager Tony Pulis, 26:15 – Stories from our presenters, 33:20 – Jockey AP McCoy, 42:30 - The most difficult day in the history of the programme, the day of Hillsborough, 50:20 – The wrong theme tune!
03/01/2353m 31s

Remembering Pelé

This is a special episode celebrating the life on and off the pitch of arguably the greatest player ever, Pelé. Aaron Paul is joined by those who played against him, idolized him and interviewed him as they reflect on an incredible career of a true footballing legend. Former England midfielder, Alan Mullery – who played against Pelé in the 1970 World Cup tells Aaron his memories of playing with the great man, not once, not twice, but three times. South American football expert Tim Vickery gives his thoughts from Brazil as the country reacts to the news and we hear from Wales football legend Cliff Jones who faced Pelé in his first World Cup in 1958. Gary Lineker gives his tribute, as does legendary commentator Barry Davies and chief football writer at the Times, Henry Winter - who have both watched Pelé and interviewed him during their careers. Not only that, we hear from the man himself and if he thinks he’s the greatest player of all time… Timecodes: 3’00 – Tim Vickery from Brazil. 8’22 – Cliff Jones on playing against Pelé in the 1958 World Cup. 10’00 – Pelé interview. 13’00 – Clive Toye, general manager of the New York Cosmos. 18’00 – Gary Lineker tribute. 21’00 – Barry Davies reflections. 28’00 – Alan Mullery on playing against Pelé and being his friend. 35’00 – Henry Winter on interviewing Pelé.
30/12/2242m 6s

All About Sarina Wiegman

As 2022 draws to a close, Steve Crossman visits the Euros-winning Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman at Wembley Stadium, the site of England’s historic victory, to reflect on her team’s undefeated year. She discusses how her life has changed since the summer, how her teaching has influenced her coaching and shares the lessons she’s learnt from her players.Highlight timecodes: 1:00 – Memories from the Euros final at Wembley. 2:30 – How life has changed since becoming European Champions. 6:00 – How the players are using the spotlight for good. 7:30 – Sarina as a teacher. 13:50 – What Sarina has learnt from her players. 16:30 – Reaction to players quotes. 20:00 – Transition of squad. 24:00 – Sarina’s early life. 26:30 – Pressure.
19/12/2226m 49s

All About Lewandowski

Guillem Balagué travelled to Warsaw just before the Poland team left for Qatar to sit down with Barcelona and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski.In this wide-ranging and in-depth interview, Lewandowski discusses everything from getting into TikTok to his hopes at the World Cup. The striker discusses the influence of his father and the impact of his death when Robert was aged 16, as well as what he learnt from Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. Time codes1.30 – How Robert got into TikTok. 4 – The nickname Bobic and his development as a youngster. 6.21 – Robert discusses when he felt ready physically. 7.46 – Why his dad decided to call him Robert. 10.01 – The death of his dad when he was 16. 13.40 – Getting over being released by Legia Warsaw. 18.42 – The advice given to him by Jurgen Klopp. 20.21 – The influence of Pep Guardiola. 22.25 – His on-field leadership skills. 25.07 – His leadership skills for the national team. 26.12 – The different preparation for the Qatar World Cup. 29 – What happened in 2018. 29.55 – His ambitions to score at the World Cup. 30.40 – Competing against Lionel Messi in his final group game. 33 – His desire to play in La Liga. 34.21 – Why Qatar may not be his last World Cup.
19/11/2236m 46s

All About Joshua Kimmich

Joshua Kimmich is a key player for both Germany and Bayern Munich. The 27-year-old opens up in a lengthy interview with Guillem Balague recorded at Bayern Munich’s training ground shortly before the Bundesliga season paused for the World Cup.He discusses everything from playing football in the street as a youngster to the influence of Pep Guardiola. He talks about lengthy car journeys with his dad to training with Stuttgart, the evolution of his game, his hopes for the World Cup – and spills the beans on several of his Germany team-mates. Timecodes 1.40 – Taking his family to the World Cup. 4.05 – His upbringing, playing football in the street and having fun with his friends. 8 – Joining Stuttgart at the age of 12 and the journeys there with his dad. Whether his dad thought he could make it. 11.50 – When he realised he was good and had talent. 16.50 – How and when the move to Bayern Munich happened. 18.21 – The influence of Pep Guardiola. 25 – Kimmich discusses his favourite positions on the pitch. 28.40 – Developing as a leader. 30 – Why a strong Bayern is good for the German team. 31 - Learning lessons from 2018. 34 – His favourites for the Wold Cup. 36 – Kimmich discusses several of his team-mates – Manuel Neuer, Thomas Mueller, Jamal Musiala and Kai Havertz.
18/11/2241m 9s

The Big Wales Preview Show

Steve Crossman is joined by BBC Wales’ football correspondent Rob Phillips, former Wales striker Sam Vokes and former Wales captain Ashley Williams to look ahead to Wales’ first appearance at a World Cup in 64 years. They hear from Gareth Bale as he prepares to head to the tournament, former Wales international and member of the 1958 World Cup squad Cliff Jones reflects on Wales’ last appearance in the competition and Wales legend Ian Rush gives his thoughts on Wales finally qualifying for the tournament again. 5 Live presenter and Wales fan Elis James drops by too and a number of famous Welsh celebrities offer messages of good luck to the team.
15/11/2254m 1s

All About Schweinsteiger Part 2

Darren Fletcher is joined by Bastian Schweinsteiger and Nedum Onuoha to chat Eric Ten Hag's Manchester United, Manchester City, and Pep Guardiola's coaching style. Bastian also reflects on his playing career, including Germany's World Cup victory in 2014, and chats about his new book, 'One of You'.0'52 - Bastian Schweinsteiger's book, 'One of You' 5'34 - Manchester United and Eric Ten Hag 15'15 - Cristiano Ronaldo 16'25 - Coaching ambitions and Casemiro 21'25 - Manchester City v Brentford 25'28 - Pep Guardiola's philosophy 32'50 - England ahead of Qatar 35'55 - Germany's 2014 World Cup victory 39'28 - Germany ahead of Qatar
13/11/2242m 57s

Napoli’s league to lose, France’s sacking season and the big Dutch keeper dilemma

Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balague, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens.With the top European leagues set to stop for the World Cup, the team ask which of them are effectively already over.Julien discusses why the sackings continue in France, Guillem explains why the Basques are consistently able to punch above their weight and they also ask what was behind Gerard Pique’s red card?Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan also drops in to shed some light on why there is something of a keeper crisis with their national team. TIMECODES 1 min – The team discuss where they are staying in Qatar – and whether they will use the gym. 7 mins – James explains whether he thinks Napoli will go on to win Serie A. 11 mins – How the title race is looking in La Liga – and why Gerard Pique saw red. 19 mins – PSG on top - again – in France but why are so many managers are losing their job? 25 mins – Why the Basque region produces so many footballers. 29 mins – Marcel explains how the Dutch are looking heading into the World Cup. 40 mins – Bayern Munich and Germany’s Joshua Kimmich on a winning mentality.
10/11/2247m 20s

Euro Leagues – adios Pique, truffle hogs and opera not pop

Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balagué, Kristof Terreur and Mina Rzouki. Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has announced his retirement – but how good was he and how will he be remembered? The Champions League group stage has now finished and the team discuss whether it will be silverware for Napoli, the balance at PSG and the miserable campaign for Atlético Madrid. Plus – more top players are set to miss out on the World Cup, is this becoming a bit of an issue?TIMECODES….. 1 min: Guillem’s crazy birthday and Kristof’s holiday. 3 mins: Gerard Pique’s decision to retire. 12 mins: Napoli looking good and deserve great credit. 24 mins: Whether the balance is right at PSG. 33 mins: The deep problems at Atlético Madrid. 40 mins: More players missing the World Cup.
03/11/2246m 47s

When Shearer met Haaland

The Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer Alan Shearer meets Erling Haaland on the eve of his debut season at Manchester City. Haaland talks about the relationship with his father, and wanting to be a better player than him from a really young age. He says he has the ability to improve ‘everything’ in his game, highlights the importance of meditation, outlines how he’ll develop on-pitch chemistry with his new team-mates, and insists he’ll welcome the physicality and ‘pain’ of the Premier League.HIGHLIGHTS 01:30 – Relationship with and influence of his father on his career 05:00 – Emotions connected to goalscoring, and how to get over missing chances 11:00 – His mental approach to the game and importance of meditation 13:45 – On whether he has to adjust his game to fit in at Manchester City
06/08/2222m 42s

All About Pep

Steve Crossman speaks to Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola about playing golf and spending time with family during the summer break, why emotions are more important to him than stats in football and how Erling Haaland is settling in.They also discuss why Pep has embraced the city of Manchester so much, what he plans to do when he retires and why the club’s fanbase around the world is so important to him.Steve’s also joined by former City midfielder Michael Brown to reflect on Guardiola’s words, what the signing of Haaland says about the club’s status and whether he thinks Pep’s more relaxed than what we see on the touchline.
03/08/2228m 31s

Alex Scott: The Future of Women's Football

Former England international Alex Scott looks at the explosion in popularity of women’s football and asks what the future holds for the game she loves. Women’s football is the fastest growing female sport in the world. With wages on the rise and multi-million pound broadcasting deals being agreed, this summer’s European Championships in England are set to be a watershed moment for the game. Traveling to Barcelona, Alex witnesses a seminal moment in the sport’s history as a world-record 91,000 people pack the Nou Camp for the women’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Keen to know if that growth is sustainable, Alex seeks the views of some of the sport’s biggest names such as Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes and England Lionesses captain Leah Williamson. Alex hears how Reading’s WSL player, Emma Mitchell, is juggling being a new mum and a top-flight footballer, with maternity rights only recently being introduced for players. Meeting other Women’s Super League players, Alex learns about the challenges they still face, exploring the lack of diversity in the women’s game and the ongoing issues with social media abuse. This is a pivotal time for women’s football and in order to find out if the game she loves is in safe hands, Alex flies to Switzerland to speak to Uefa and travels around the UK, meeting experts across the industry, including agents, investors, international stars and former players, to hear how far the game has come – and look at its incredible potential for the future.
25/06/2241m 40s

All About Mike Dean

This is a special Football Daily pod where Mark Chapman sits down to chat to Premier League referee Mike Dean on his extraordinary career, after announcing that he will retire at the end of the season after over 20 years at the very top of the game.He tells Mark how he started in the lower leagues and rose to the very top – and lets us in on a few secrets along the way… like who were his favourite players - to the manager he feared the most and lifts the lid on what really goes on in the referees dressing rooms. Not only that we hear his views on how the game has changed throughout his time on the pitch and of course VAR gets a mention too!
02/04/2240m 44s

Bale's brilliance keeps World Cup dream alive

Kelly Cates, commentator Conor McNamara and former Wales internationals Sam Ricketts and Sam Vokes reflect on Wales’ victory over Austria in their play-off semi-final, which leaves them just one game away from qualifying for their first World Cup since 1958.Wales manager, Rob Page, gives his reaction to his team’s emotionally charged win.Mina Rzouki reacts to Italy’s shock exit from the World Cup Qualifiers, and we also have reaction from Scotland’s draw in their international friendly against Poland.
25/03/2221m 53s

All About Bastian Schweinsteiger

Steve Crossman & former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha catch-up with World Cup winner & Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger. The 8-time Bundesliga title winner talks international highs & lows, his time playing in a legendary Bayern team & turning down a career as a professional skier
14/11/2141m 8s

Make or break Manchester derby & Howe can Eddie save Newcastle?

Darren Fletcher is joined by former Man City and Spurs midfielder Michael Brown and ex-Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison to look ahead to the Manchester Derby, Antonio Conte’s Premier League return and the latest in Newcastle’s manager search.Could Saturday’s match at Old Trafford determine the fate of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? The Manchester United manager has a great record in this fixture, winning three and drawing one of the last four, and this time around he has Cristiano Ronaldo. Will a Man United back four better suit Pep Guardiola’s Man City?As Antonio Conte prepares for his first Premier League game in charge of Tottenham, Clinton and Michael ask if the current squad are prepared for their fresh start and whether they will buy into the new regime. Plus, will Harry Kane be a part of Conte’s long-term plans?With Eddie Howe looking like the favourite to replace Steve Bruce at St James’s Park, is he the best manager to take on Newcastle’s relegation battle?Plus we’ve reaction from St Mary’s after Southampton beat Aston Villa one-nil. You can hear from both Ralph Hasenhüttl and Dean Smith.
05/11/2125m 4s

Euro Leagues: Barcelona sack Koeman

As Barcelona sack Ronald Koeman, Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Rafa Honigstein, Mina Rzouki and Julien Laurens to discuss what we can expect next for both the club and their former manager. What was the decisive moment that lead to his dismissal and how would the Spanish side look with Xavi at the helm?Plus, we hear from former Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj on why it didn’t work out for him under Jose Mourinho and Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken tells us why he is loving life right now.TOPICS: 3’30 Ronaldo Koeman sacked by Barcelona 19’10 Real Sociedad 26’00 Adnan Januzaj interview 37’00 Mark Flekken interview
28/10/2145m 29s

All About Conor Coady

Steve Crossman & former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha catch-up Wolverhampton Wanderers’ captain & England defender Conor Coady. The guys talk all things Wolves, England, the art of being a Captain AND car parks. Former Wolves striker Nathan Blake also join the guys to talk expectations this season & mental health.
04/08/2131m 4s

Epilepsy in Football

To mark the International Awareness Day for Epilepsy, Steve Crossman is joined by former England and Cardiff forward Jay Bothroyd as well as Port Vale Defender Leon Legge to talk about how the neurological disorder has affected their lives. All three share personal experiences before chatting about stigmas, mental health and how sport deals with medical conditions. This podcast contains references to some scenarios you may find distressing. For more information on epilepsy, visit the NHS website.
02/08/2144m 50s

All About Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before. The Manchester City boss selects several of his favourite songs that reference key moments in his life, as he takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings to the very top of the football world. Speaking to Guillem Balague back in 2018 he talks at length about his upbringing, family life, Barcelona, New York, politics and his special relationship with the people of Manchester. Guardiola also opens up about the night his wife and two daughters were caught up in the Manchester Arena Attack.
21/07/2149m 55s

All About Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk opens up on his love of Disneyland and Game of Thrones, honing his skills on Cruyff courts and how he switches off from football in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with Guillem Balague
14/07/2138m 24s

All About Van Basten

Steve Crossman is joined by triple Ballon d'Or winner Marco van Basten for a Euro Leagues special. He won six league titles, two European Cups and the Euros but Marco van Basten wishes he had retired earlier. He discusses meeting his idol Johan Cruyff as a teenager and scoring his most famous goal in the Euro 88 final. But he missed two seasons trying to fight back from his ankle injury and now cannot even kick a ball.
04/06/2142m 42s

Euro Leagues: End of the ESL? What happens now?

Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Rafa Honigstein and Kristof Terreur are joined by Bayer Leverkusen’s Uefa committee member Fernando Carro to discuss a turbulent week.From the seismic shock caused across Europe by the news of the proposed European Super League to the possible fall-out and consequences of its collapse - the team unpick a week like any other.TOPICS3.20 – What has happened this week5.18 - Impact of Florentino Perez’s latest interview09.30 - Interview with Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro, who is also on Uefa’s Club Competitions Committee. He talks about how ‘disgusting’ certain aspects of behaviour was from ESL clubs16 - Carro very strong on need to discuss problems in football in the open17.30 – Carro good on how Germans are good at finding compromises – and how important this is right now23.35 – The team discusses what happens next27 – Rafa Honigstein on how Perez has been exposed as “the emperor with no clothes” 34 – Why fans around Europe have reacted differently to the ESL plans37.57 – The team discusses whether this week will be remembered in 10 years
22/04/2141m 48s

All About Jen Beattie

BBC Sport's Eilidh Barbour has been speaking to the Scotland and Arsenal defender Jen Beattie.She was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and is still receiving treatment, but has since played for her club and country.If you, or someone you know, have been affected by issues raised in this podcast, support and information is available at
15/12/2023m 55s

Remembering Diego Maradona

In this special episode of the Football Daily podcast Mark Chapman is joined by correspondent John Murray and South American football expert Tim Vickery to pay tribute to football legend Diego Maradona, who has died at the age of 60.Maradona - arguably the greatest player football has ever seen - had a spectacular career: he captained Argentina to victory at the 1986 World Cup, and scoring both the infamous 'Hand of God' goal and the much-lauded solo second against England in their quarter-final. He spent much of his club career at Napoli, winning two Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup with the Italian side. He had previously played for Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Argentinos Juniors.We hear from Gary Lineker, Pep Guardiola, Ossie Ardiles, and Paul Elliott - all paying tribute to the Argentine superstar.
26/11/2038m 6s

All about: Nicklas Bendtner

Former Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner talks candidly to Steve Crossman about Arsenal, addiction, smoking with Pirlo, and finally embracing the 'Lord Bendtner' nickname.
13/11/2031m 34s

Dier's VAR frustration, Fulham need unity and why Brewster joined Sheff Utd

Steve Crossman and Stephen Warnock look ahead to Sunday's Premier League matches. We hear from Fulham boss Scott Parker on the club's tough reintroduction to the Premier League and Stephen explains why he feels Tony Khan's social media comments after the Villa game were unhelpful. Tottenham's Eric Dier expresses his frustration with the use of VAR ahead of his side's trip to Manchester United, while Stephen reveals who has been a key figure in Aston Villa's good start as they prepare to face Liverpool. Ahead of their game at Arsenal, Steve speaks to Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and new signing Rhian Brewster, who talks about his decision to go to Bramall Lane, training with Steve McManaman and why his dad loves John Barnes.
03/10/2043m 15s

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire speaks exclusively to the BBC's Dan Roan.
28/08/2025m 52s

Euro Leagues: Greatest Champions League XIs

Steve Crossman and guests select their Greatest Champions League XIs
21/08/2021m 31s

Lower League Lockdown Life

Steve Crossman, Mark Clemmit and Derby County’s Curtis Davies explore how lockdown has affected the lives and careers of players in football’s lower divisions.
13/08/2050m 46s

Monday Night Club: That's all folks!

Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith in the Monday Night Club's end of season review.The team react as Aston Villa escape relegation, condemning Watford and Bournemouth to the Championship.Who had the better season - Frank Lampard's Chelsea or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United?And Chris tells all about his lawnmower woes.
27/07/2045m 4s

The 10 Games that shaped Klopp’s Liverpool

From a 2 - 2 draw against West Brom back in December 2015, to producing one of the greatest Champions League comebacks of all time against Barcelona in May 2019. Kelly Cates is joined by our football correspondent John Murray, former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock and John Gibbons from The Anfield Wrap to reflect on the 10 defining games that turned Klopp's Liverpool from also-rans to Premier League champions.
26/06/201h 1m

Liverpool are crowned Premier League champions

After 30 years of waiting for a 19th title, Liverpool are Premier League champions following Manchester City's defeat at Chelsea.Steve Crossman is joined by football correspondent John Murray and former England and Chelsea winger Karen Carney who saw that dramatic win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that confirmed the title for Liverpool. We hear reaction from former Liverpool and England defender Stephen Warnock as well as Ronny Rosenthal who was part of Liverpool’s last title winning team 30 years ago.Plus Gabby Logan from Match of the Day speaks to Liverpool's Andy Robertson and James Milner, who were mid celebration after hearing they're officially Premier League champions!
26/06/2029m 41s

MNC: #BlackLivesMatter, Billy Sharp and the Prem is almost back

Kelly Cates, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are back on the Monday Night Club. The team talk about #BlackLivesMatter appearing on team shirts when the Premier League returns and the impact that it could have on tackling racism in football. Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp talks about the Blades' incredible season as he draws close to a century of goals for his boyhood club. Who will go down? And who will qualify for Europe? The panel discuss the possibilities as the PL's return draws near.
15/06/2049m 7s

Euro Leagues: Frenkie de Jong, Aitor Karanka and Bixente Lizarazu

Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens are back with the Euro Leagues show.Frenkie de Jong discusses his rise from a small Dutch village to FC Barcelona and former teammates Aitor Karanka and Bixente Lizarazu are re-united.Former Middlesbrough manager Karanka discusses the return of La Liga and Bayern legend Lizarazu recalls France's success at Euro 2000.
07/06/2046m 31s

MNC: Stephen Warnock on Benitez and Istanbul

Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Micah Richards and Rory Smith on the Monday Night Club.Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock criticises Rafa Benitez' man management skills and reflects on the 2005 Champions League final.And the team react to the cancellation of the Women's Super League.
25/05/2042m 15s

Euro Leagues: Roberto Martínez, Jesse Marsch and Bernardo

Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur are back with the Euro Leagues.Roberto Martínez explains why his Belgium players are coaches of the future and Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch remembers THAT half-time team-talk at Anfield.And Brighton defender Bernardo discusses his love of radio, Project Restart and his upbringing in Brazil.
24/05/2049m 54s

MNC: Celtic, Christie and Cantona

Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are back on the Monday Night Club.Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie discusses his club's ninth Premiership title in a row and Dion Dublin remembers the magic of Eric Cantona at Manchester United.
18/05/2047m 45s

Euro Leagues: Return of the Bundesliga and Quique Sánchez Flores

The Bundesliga is back and so are Steve Crossman and the Euro Leagues team.Fortuna Düsseldorf sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel takes us behind the scenes at his club and Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us from Köln-Mainz.Meanwhile, former Watford and Atlético Madrid boss Quique Sánchez Flores discusses winning the Europa League, his godfather Alfredo Di Stéfano and the Pozzo family.
17/05/2040m 54s

Euro Leagues: Chris Waddle on his Marseille career

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur on this week's Euro Leagues show.The team bring us the latest on the return of the Bundesliga and leagues across Europe.Plus Chris Waddle reminisces about his Marseille career and the time he aimed for France and ended up on an island in the Indian Ocean...And Nayim remembers THAT goal against Arsenal in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final.
10/05/2050m 18s

Friday Football Social: Jermain Defoe and Glenn Hoddle

Jermain Defoe talks about a lack of respect for his England career and Glenn Hoddle relives the Champions League final on the Friday Football Social with Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas.John Murray gives an update on the Bundesliga and potential return for the Premier League.Plus we hear about Fletch's BBQ and JJ's slip and slide...
08/05/2048m 48s

Euro Leagues: José Enrique and Rabbi Matondo

José Enrique compares Jon Flanagan to Roberto Carlos and we hear from FC Schalke and Wales winger Rabbi Matondo in this week's Euro Leagues podcast.Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens join Steve Crossman to discuss Ligue 1 being cancelled and how football may restart in Spain, Italy and Germany.
03/05/2045m 0s

Keith Gillespie and Robbie Savage's hairdryer

What links Robbie Savage's hairdryer to Keith Gillespie?Can Mark Chapman and Chris Sutton reverse their poor form to overcome Savage and Vicki Sparks in Alistair Bruce-Ball's "You're Better Than That" quiz?And how could we see a return for football?
29/04/2049m 36s

Euro Leagues: Steffen Freund and what next for Dutch football?

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur for this week's Euro Leagues podcast.Former German international Steffen Freund reflects on their Euro 1996 victory, a sore subject for Steve.With the news that the Dutch football season will be voided, we're also joined by SC Cambuur manager Henk de Jong whose team were at the top of the Eerste Divisie and could now miss out on promotion to the Eredivisie and Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan.
26/04/2042m 18s

All about James Milner

Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas catch up with one of the Premier League's longest-serving players James Milner.They chat all about his life in football as well as those infamous social media videos.
24/04/2029m 47s

Can the Premier League cope with the coronavirus crisis?

Kelly Cates is joined by Ian Dennis and Clinton Morrison to discuss their favourite sporting films and whether the Premier League can survive the coronavirus crisis.We hear from National League chairman Brian Barwick and football finance expert Nick Harris to discuss how teams will cope.
07/04/2043m 21s

Sean Dyche, Lucy Bronze and Phil Neville's own language

What would make Sean Dyche rather get a "big spoon" and "ram it" in his eye socket?And how does Lucy Bronze think women's football has changed over the last few years?Mark Chapman is joined by Dion Dublin, Karen Carney and Clinton Morrison to discuss life without football, Phil Neville's own language, their favourite grounds and what riled them up on the football pitch.Sean Dyche also uses the word 'peng'.
28/03/2045m 59s

EFL Special: How will clubs be affected by coronavirus?

Mark Chapman is joined by Michael Brown, George Elek and Kieran Maguire to look at how EFL clubs will be affected by coronavirus.On this special episode, we hear from EFL chairman Rick Parry, Portsmouth striker John Marquis, Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace and Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth.
21/03/2040m 41s

Coronavirus: It's Statman again - what happens next for football?

Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Dennis, Darren Fletcher, Chris Waddle to discuss the effect of the coronavirus on football and Statman Dave models the outcome of the season.
14/03/2039m 13s

All About Kieran Trippier (in Madrid)

Steve Crossman chats to Atlético Madrid and England right back Kieran Trippier.They discuss his move from the Premier League to La Liga and how he has adapted to the Spanish climate.Also they talk about his relationship with his manager Diego Simeone and how he still talks to Sean Dyche on a weekly basis.
27/01/2039m 26s

All about Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool's 21-year-old right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold opens up in an exclusive interview with Guillem Balague.The Liverpudlian talks about playing head tennis on holiday, reveals the thinking behind THAT corner against Barcelona, discusses staying moves ahead on the chess board and on the pitch - and explains why he would loving nothing more than wearing the captain's armband at Anfield.
31/10/1936m 44s

Back from the brink

Former Bolton Manager Owen Coyle joins the Football Daily on the day Bolton Wanderers future was secured, 24 hours after Bury were expelled from the Football League. The Guardian's football finance expert David Conn and Tranmere owner Mark Palios - formerly an insolvency practitioner as well as Bury and Bolton player - join Mark Chapman, and Michael Brown describes how he had to tell his son, who played for Bury's academy, that he no longer had a club.
28/08/1939m 2s

Bury FC expelled from the Football League

Kelly Cates is joined by Steve Crossman and BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Minay to react to the news that Bury Football Club has been expelled from the Football League. A takeover deal to buy Bury FC collapsed earlier on Tuesday and the club couldn’t prove to the EFL that it had the funds to continue or find a new buyer before the deadline of 5pm. The news broke at 11pm that the club had been expelled from the Football League and we were there to get the reaction from emotional fans who were still at Gigg Lane in the hope their club could be saved. We also discuss the news that Bolton Wanderers has been given an extension of 14 days, but as Mike explains, they could be the second club to be expelled from the Football League, sooner rather than later.
28/08/1921m 27s

The day that Bury survived?

On a day full of ups and downs Steve Crossman heads to Bury to work out how much the town loves their club. Plus Nicky Adams tells us why he feels 'cheated' by chairman Steve Dale
23/08/1934m 33s

All about Bernardo Silva - exclusive interview

Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva takes Steve Crossman on a journey from his early life in Lisbon to Premier League stardom.The 25-year-old discusses his first experience of the Manchester rain, singing in the shower, the incredible demands of playing for Pep Guardiola and the club’s quest to win the Champions League.
15/08/1933m 20s

All about Crystal Palace with Milivojević and Townsend

Emma Saunders goes behind the scenes at Crystal Palace – and catches up with former player Clinton Morrison to chat about Wilfried Zaha's future at the club and the team's summer so far. They hear from captain Luka Milivojevic and winger Andros Townsend.
07/08/1930m 47s

All about Arsenal with Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Bellerin and Pepe

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Hector Bellerin and Nicholas Pepe join Nick Bright and David Ornstein to talk the new season, saving the world and who should be kicked out of the players' WhatsApp group.
07/08/1949m 42s

All about Newcastle with Bruce, Dubravka and Lascelles

Steve Crossman and former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan spend the day with Newcastle United to look ahead to the new season. Hear from Steve Bruce on how he couldn’t turn down the chance to manage his boyhood club, Martin Dubravka talks getting to grips with the Geordie accent and Jamaal Lascelles (sort of) gives his prediction for the season. Plus Matt Ritchie discusses competition with the club’s new signings, and Sean Longstaff reflects on the injury that he thought might end his career.You can hear how Newcastle get on in their first match of the season against Arsenal on 5 Live Premier League Sunday – kick off is at 2pm.
07/08/1949m 7s

All about Sheffield United with Wilder, Jagielka, McBurnie and more

Steve Crossman and former Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown go behind the scenes as the Blades prepare for their first season back in the top flight since 2007. Hear from manager Chris Wilder and returning defender Phil Jagielka, who says he has unfinished business following the club's relegation 12 years ago. Record signing Oli McBurnie explains why he gets compared to Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones. We also hear from Chris "BashamBauer" Basham and Billy Sharp on how much playing in the top flight means to the club and the city.
06/08/1947m 54s

All about Spurs with Son and Winks

Nick Bright and Ben Haines go to Tottenham’s training ground for pre-season chats with Harry Winks and “uncle” Son Heung-Min. They talk K-pop, have issues with wasps and spend far too much time trying out handshakes, something that is surprisingly visual for a podcast.
06/08/1930m 24s

All about Liverpool with Klopp and Robertson

Jurgen Klopp and Andy Robertson speak to Juliette Ferrington and reveal what Liverpool have been learning from a surfer, and how Klopp learnt English by watching Friends. This episode also features John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap and stories about Andy Robertson trying to get jobs in supermarkets.
06/08/1929m 14s

All about West Ham with Rice, Fabianski and more

In the third of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at West Ham United.We find out what really happened to Declan Rice in the hilarious viral video that did the rounds in the off-season, and why he asked Manuel Pellegrini to go out on loan to the Championship at the start of last season.Also, we explain to Lukasz Fabianski why he is so sought-after in Fantasy Football, Carlton Cole's thoughts on new record signing Sebastian Haller and why nobody enjoys sleep more than defender Issa Diop.
04/08/1925m 15s

All about Leicester with Schmeichel, Rodgers and Fuchs

Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Leicester City in the second of our series of Premier League specials.Hear from manager Brendan Rodgers on trying to break into the top 6, what superhero character Leicester player of the season Ricardo Pereira would come to training as, Christian Fuchs' big esports plan and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel speaks from the heart about late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
03/08/1929m 27s

All about Villa with Grealish, Smith, Mings and more

In the first of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Aston Villa ahead of the new season.Learn how Jack Grealish's Mum was more worried than he was when he was attacked by a Birmingham fan, why Tyrone Mings knew he'd 'made it' when he upgraded his Citroën Saxo to a Vauxhall Corsa, why manager Dean Smith 'had to' sign over 10 players this summer and how we've all been pronouncing Conor Hourihane's name incorrectly.If that isn't enough we also catch up with club captain James Chester and new signings Jota and Matt Targett.Joining Steve throughout the pod is Villa legend Dion Dublin.
01/08/1947m 4s

Man United make moves, World Cup QFs and have FIFA failed?

It’s a football sandwich in this edition, Steve Crossman with the latest transfer news and Caroline Barker from the Women’s World Cup. Steve is joined by BBC Sports News correspondent David Ornstein to look at a possible second summer signing for Manchester United as they agree a price for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The pair then discusses any other possible comings and goings in the Premier League. Who should we be watching out for? Then we are live in France with Caroline Barker, Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis to preview the Women’s World Cup quarter finals. Can England overcome Norway? Hear from England boss Phil Neville, who has labelled Norway as the ‘surprise’ package of the tournament. Plus commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball pops up with special interview with Pierluigi Collina as we talk VAR.
26/06/1943m 15s

The ultimate guide to the Women's World Cup

Emma Saunders is joined by former England forward Rachel Yankey, former England goalkeeper Rachel Finnis-Brown and BBC World Cup commentator Vicki Sparks to bring you a guide on the teams and players to look out for in the Women's World Cup 2019.As England and Scotland prepare to face each other in their opening Group D game on Sunday 9th June, the panel discuss how far both home nations can go into the tournament.They also give in-depth analysis on the France, USA, Netherlands and Germany squads, who are all contenders to win the World Cup.
03/06/1930m 14s

Hazard’s off as Chelsea win Europa League

Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League and in the process stop Arsenal qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Lee Dixon, Andy Townsend, Pat Nevin and Alan Pardew pore over what this means for the future of this Chelsea squad with Eden Hazard admitting after that he's off. But what does the future hold for manager Maurizio Sarri? And with three consecutive seasons of failing to qualify for the Champions League, is this the new normal for Arsenal fans?
29/05/1929m 23s

Meet England's World Cup squad

Emma Saunders presents a special show as we meet The Lionesses ahead of the Women's World Cup, which gets underway next month.Former England players Rachel Brown-Finnis and Rachel Yankey and commentator Vicki Sparks join the panel - as we get to know the likes of Steph Houghton, Nikita Parris and Jill Scott as they prepare to jet off for France ahead of the tournament which starts on 7 June. And we get the gossip on what happened when the team went camping with the SAS and who sang Take That songs around the camp fire.
23/05/1937m 14s

All about Raheem: Is Sterling the most influential sportsperson in Britain?

Mark Chapman is joined by NY Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith, journalist and broadcaster Musa Okwonga, England youtube channel host Craig Mitch and Clive Ellington who discovered Sterling as an eight-year-old.They consider if the England and Manchester City forward is one of the most influential sports stars of this generation.
15/05/1949m 31s

The key matches of Rafa Benitez’s career

From Valencia to Istanbul and Inter to Tyneside - Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez tells Guillem Balague about the key matches from his managerial career
25/04/1931m 22s

Who does Fergie fancy for the title?

Thanks to Chinese whispers we know who Sir Alex Ferguson is tipping for Premier League title. Would Liverpool getting 97 points and still coming second to Manchester City be a "disaster" for the club? And which team of the two will contain the winner of the Golden Boot? Jonathan Overend, Michael Brown, Jon Walters and David Thompson look at the bottom of the league as well - and ask if Cardiff's strong sense of identity will be what saves them this season.
14/04/1939m 18s

Chris Smalling: Maidstone, Man United and Messi

Chris Smalling talks about growing up in a one-parent family and how even though they couldn’t afford his bus fare to go to football training sessions, he still managed to make it from non-league Maidstone to Manchester United. He tells Guillem Balague about the importance of tackling racism in football and the crucial role Raheem Sterling has had. Smalling talks about that elbow on Lionel Messi in Manchester United’s Champions League Quarter Final first leg and whether they can turnaround a 1-0 deficit against Barcelona. And he reveals who has the worst taste in music in United’s changing room. It’s Chris Smalling as you’ve never heard him before.
12/04/1947m 37s

Mandela to Mourinho – Juan Mata exclusive interview

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata discusses the freedom his football career has given him, his struggles with his guitar and his heroes in an in-depth exclusive interview.
26/03/1939m 18s

Inside Leeds: How Bielsa Works

A special podcast examining the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United. Guillem Balague spent four days behind the scenes at Elland Road speaking to his players, staff, fans and the man himself. We find out how he’s transformed the training ground, why his players are so impressed and observe one of his training sessions. Plus, you’ll hear some bizarre tales about plug sockets and a fireplace.
28/02/1950m 17s

Virgil van Dijk - Denzel, Disneyland and becoming a legend

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk opens up on his love of Disneyland and Game of Thrones, honing his skills on Cruyff courts and how he switches off from football in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview.
21/02/1939m 15s

Zlatan is Football Daily

Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Steve Crossman about Paul Pogba, Man Utd, fatherhood, dodgy showers and life on Planet Zlatan in a wide-ranging interview.
22/11/1833m 20s

Pep Music: The songs that made Guardiola

Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before. The Manchester City boss selects several of his favourite songs that reference key moments in his life, as he takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings to the very top of the football world.Speaking to Guillem Balague he talks at length about his upbringing, family life, Barcelona, New York, politics and his special relationship with the people of Manchester. Guardiola also opens up about the night his wife and two daughters were caught up in the Manchester Arena Attack.
25/10/1857m 30s
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