Football Daily

Football Daily

By BBC Radio 5 live

Your daily dose of football reaction, debate & analysis from the Premier League, EFL, WSL and beyond, plus interviews with the biggest names in the game.


72+: Wembley Blades, Downing on Boro & Austin hits four

Aaron Paul rounds up the week’s big stories from across the EFL. He’s joined by Derby County captain Curtis Davies and former Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley. Ex-Sheffield United striker Carl Asaba drops in to talk about his old club reaching another FA Cup semi-final. Stewart Downing talks Middlesbrough and their push for promotion. The panel reflect on the controversial Rotherham-Cardiff abandonment, Wigan’s woes and Derby County’s slump in form. Plus Charlie Austin swings by after scoring four goals for Swindon, and Ollie Bayliss looks ahead to Non-League Day. TOPICS: 3:20 – Sheffield United, 18:00 – Middlesbrough, 26:30 – Rotherham-Cardiff, 29:30 – Wigan, 35:15 – Derby, 39:20 – Charlie Austin, 45:20 – Non-League Day.
22/03/23·48m 34s

The most exciting WSL season ever?

Kelly Cates is joined by Aston Villa midfielder Lucy Staniforth, former Manchester City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and reporter Maz Farookhi to take a look at some of the biggest stories in women’s football. They react to the FA Cup draw, including Lucy’s thoughts on Aston Villa’s opponents. Brighton left-back Poppy Pattinson drops in too, following her goal to help fire Brighton into the semi-finals. As the WSL heads towards it’s conclusion, they discuss one of the most exciting ever title races, with four teams still in the running. They also discuss some of the larger international stories, including FIFA’s decision not to hold the world cup in Saudi Arabia, and the potential appointment of Hervé Renard to France.
21/03/23·43m 25s

BONUS: All about Will Still

Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith talk to one of the brightest young coaches in Europe, Stade de Reims manager, Will Still. They look at how he got on the coaching ladder, his coaching methods, coaching at the Parc Des Princes, his future plans and whether he likes the attention he is getting.
20/03/23·29m 38s

MNC: Conte’s critique & Mitrović charged

Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club. He’s joined by ex-Premier League winners Chris Sutton and Micah Richards, as well as New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. They pick apart Conte’s rant and look at what punishment Aleksandar Mitrović should receive. TOPICS: 1:50 – Conte, 17:00 – Tottenham fan, 33:35 – Mitrović.
20/03/23·47m 5s

Mitrović madness, Doyle delight & Arsenal’s eight-point lead

Ben Haines presents reaction to Sunday’s games as Fulham flop at Old Trafford in the FA Cup and Arsenal go further clear at the top of the Premier League. He’s joined by former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, Liverpool striker Tash Dowie and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Also hear from Marco Silva, Erik ten Hag, Sheffield United’s Tommy Doyle, Mikel Arteta and Crystal Palace caretaker manager Paddy McCarthy. TOPICS: 3:10 – Fulham, 16:00 – Man Utd, 22:25 – Sheff Utd-Blackburn, 27:05 – Brighton-Grimsby, 32:00 – Arsenal, 38:10 – Crystal Palace.
19/03/23·44m 15s

Conte’s rant, Leeds a-leaping & another Haaland hat-trick

Ben Haines presents reaction to Saturday’s games as Antonio Conte pulls no punches. Also on the panel are former Tottenham, Leeds and Burnley goalkeeper Paul Robinson and Aston Villa defender Rachel Corsie. Hear Conte’s rant as well as more measured interviews with Southampton’s Theo Walcott, Leeds boss Javi Gracia, Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui and Everton’s Sean Dyche. TOPICS: 2:00 – Tottenham, 11:35 – Southampton, 22:00 – Wolves-Leeds, 32:25 – Chelsea-Everton, 35:50 – Brentford-Leicester, 37:00 – Aston Villa-Bournemouth, 38:25 – Man City-Burnley.
18/03/23·42m 51s

Palace sack Vieira – Roy to return?

Darren Fletcher is joined by former Crystal Palace strikers Clinton Morrison and Glenn Murray to assess what comes next for Crystal Palace after the sacking of Patrick Vieira. They also look at whether Vieira’s predecessor Roy Hodgson could return to the club, less than two years after stepping down. Former England and Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson joins the team to look at Manchester City and Chelsea’s respective Champions League quarter final draws. And ahead of FA Cup quarter final weekend, Sheffield United’s Jack O’Connell looks at his team’s chances against fellow Championship side Blackburn. TIMECODES 01:00 – Patrick Vieira sacked by Crystal Palace; 21:40 – Manchester City’s Champions League v Bayern Munich; 27:30 - Vincent Kompany’s FA Cup return to Man City with Burnley; 30:00 – Real Madrid v Chelsea in the Champions League; 38:00 – Jack O’Connell on Sheffield United v Blackburn
18/03/23·48m 56s

72+: Super Szmodics, Barnsley bossing it & tables on walls

Kelly Somers presents the Football Daily’s weekly dive into the EFL. She’s joined by West Brom winger Jed Wallace and Northampton goalkeeper Tom King. Hear from Blackburn’s Sam Szmodics ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final at Sheffield United. Barnsley boss Michael Duff drops in to talk about their League One promotion push. And catch up with Cardiff’s Sabri Lamouchi and Blackpool’s Mick McCarthy as the panel look at the Championship relegation picture. TOPICS: 3:50 – Newport pitch markings, 8:15 – FA Cup Blackburn, 16:00 – Grimsby, 18:30 – Burnley, 23:30 – Cardiff/Lamouchi, 29:10 – Blackpool/McCarthy, 32:10 – QPR, 35:15 – Barnsley/Duff.
17/03/23·44m 31s

Gunners misfire with Martinelli miss

Aaron Paul is joined by Vicki Sparks and Mark Schwarzer to respond to Arsenal's shock exit from the Europa League after being knocked out by Sporting Lisbon after penalties. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Rob Green react after Marcus Rashford's goal helped Manchester United to beat Real Betis 1-0 in Spain to progress to the Europa League quarter-finals and Sohail Sahi reflects on a convincing victory for West Ham in the Europa Conference League. Plus, hear from England manager Gareth Southgate after his squad announcement for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
17/03/23·32m 19s

Super Spalletti, record-breaking Haaland and an Italian revival

Gigi Salmon is joined by Kristof Terreur, Mina Rzouki and Julien Laurens to look back on the last 16 of the Champions League. They look at Luciano Spalletti’s transformation of Napoli and how he’s turned the Gli Azzurri into one of the favourites for the tournament. The panel also examine Erling Haaland’s on-the-pitch relationship with Kevin De Bruyne and ask how Real Madrid can be stopped from winning yet another Champions League. And ahead of the quarter-finals, the team look at who are the sides to avoid in Friday’s draw. TIMECODES 08:50 - Erling Haaland; 23:00 – Luciano Spalletti and Napoli step up; 30:00 – Both Milan clubs make it through; 38:30 – Real Madrid 45:00 – Quarter final preview
16/03/23·49m 49s

Madrid misery for Liverpool & Toney for England?

Mark Chapman has reaction to Liverpool’s Champions League exit and Premier League wins for Brighton and Brentford. He’s joined by Premier League winner Chris Sutton, ex-Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam and correspondent John Murray. Hear from Jürgen Klopp, Roberto De Zerbi, Patrick Vieira, Ben Mee and also Mikel Arteta as the panel preview Thursday’s Europa League last-16 second legs for Arsenal and Manchester United. TOPICS: 0:40 – Real Madrid-Liverpool, 7:40 – Klopp, 8:45 – quarter-finalists, 10:55 – Brighton, 15:55 – Crystal Palace, 17:20 – Brentford, 20:40 – Southampton, 22:20 – Europa League preview.
15/03/23·28m 18s

Five-star Haaland helps Man City into quarter-finals

Kelly Cates presents reaction to Man City 7-0 (8-1) RB Leipzig. She’s joined by ex-Man City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley, Premier League winner Dion Dublin and senior reporter Ian Dennis. Also hear from Pep Guardiola, get Porto-Inter reaction with John Bennett, hear from Fabinho and catch a Liverpool-Real Madrid preview with Josh Sexton from The Anfield Wrap, and Aaron Paul has the Championship round-up. TOPICS: 0:50 – Man City-Leipzig, 12:15 – Guardiola, 14:40 – Porto-Inter, 18:00 – Real Madrid-Liverpool, 24:10 – Championship.
14/03/23·29m 34s

BONUS: UCL Away Days

5 Live’s football correspondent John Murray and Premier League winner Chris Sutton look ahead to Liverpool’s Champions League second leg against Real Madrid. Hear from Jürgen Klopp as well as the Daily Mail’s Dominic King and a Spanish radio journalist.
14/03/23·15m 33s

MNC: Basement battle, cheery Cherries & the worriedometer

Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club. He’s joined by ex-Premier League players Chris Sutton and Sébastien Bassong, as well as New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. Bournemouth defender Adam Smith drops in after their win against Liverpool, and Palace fan Chris Waters has his say on the relegation picture. TOPICS: 2:40 – relegation, 9:05 – Bournemouth/Adam Smith, 25:10 – Everton, 27:00 – Leicester, 36:25 – Crystal Palace, 45:35 – Wolves, 45:45 – Southampton.
13/03/23·47m 43s

Arsenal’s lead, Casemiro’s red & Liverpool’s loss

Aaron Paul is joined by former Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing, former Tottenham full-back Stephen Kelly and former Swansea defender Neil Taylor to discuss Arsenal's 3-0 win over Fulham to restore their five-point lead at the top of the table. They talk about Casemiro's second red card of the season and after their defeat to Bournemouth, they ask what happened to Liverpool. Plus, the relegation battle is wide open with arguably eight teams in the mix and the panel discuss who they think will go down. 2’01 – Arsenal’s win over Fulham 15’38 - Casemiro sending off 26’35 – What happened with Liverpool? 37’54 - Latest in the relegation battle
12/03/23·46m 28s

Tottenham troubles & West Ham worries

Darren Fletcher is joined by Glenn Murray, Kevin Nolan & Kevin Campbell. Hear from Antonio Conte and Spurs fan Gareth Flavell from The Fighting Cock podcast. Also, Kevin Nolan talks West Ham and Kevin Campbell talks Arsenal. TOPICS: 2:05 – Tottenham, 15:00 – West Ham, 21:35 – Arsenal.
10/03/23·33m 51s

72+: Watford go Wilder, Jackson’s journey & Infantino’s surprise

Aaron Paul presents a weekly dive into the EFL. He’s joined by Peterborough United co-owner Darragh MacAnthony and Rochdale forward Ian Henderson. They hear from Millwall CEO Steve Kavanagh about FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s surprise visit to The Den. Ex-Watford boss Xisco Muñoz drops in to talk about another managerial change. And League One forward Kayden Jackson reveals why he chose Ipswich over Peterborough. TOPICS: 2:05 – Infantino at Millwall, 9:50 – Watford, 15:10 - Xisco Muñoz, 24:15 – League Two relegation, 27:40 – Ipswich, 38:05 – Peterborough.
10/03/23·46m 40s

Euro Leagues: Time running out for Messi and PSG?

Steve Crossman is joined by James Horncastle, Kristof Terreur and Julien Laurens. They discuss how much more Lionel Messi has to give in a PSG shirt after their disappointing Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich. They also explain why Scott Parker’s time at Club Brugge was a terrible mismatch and why Napoli striker Victor Osimhen wants to come to the Premier League. Oh, and James explains why the Champions League win at Spurs was so memorable for AC Milan. TOPICS 1 min – PSG’s continued failure in the Champions League, with the team discussing whether Lionel Messi’s time at the business end of this competition is coming to an end. 14 mins – What happens next for the French women’s team after the sacking of coach Corinne Diacre four months out from the World Cup. 18 mins – Napoli’s Victor Osimhen – will he be heading to the Premier League? 26 mins – Why it was always going to go wrong for Scott Parker at Club Brugge. 33 mins – A magnificent Champions League victory for AC Milan.
09/03/23·38m 26s

Spurs splutter to Champions League exit

Mark Chapman presents reaction to Tottenham’s exit from the Champions League at the hands of Milan. He’s joined by Chris Sutton, Michael Brown and senior reporter Ian Dennis. Hear from Antonio Conte and also from French football journalist Julien Laurens after PSG crashed out, losing to Bayern Munich. And listen to Marcus Rashford before Manchester United’s Europa League match against Real Betis. TOPICS: 0:25 – Tottenham-Milan, 17:40 – Conte, 20:00 – Bayern Munich-PSG, 26:00 – Man Utd.
08/03/23·29m 51s

Potter rallies Chelsea to ditch Dortmund

Kelly Cates is joined by John Murray, Lee Dixon, Mario Melchiot and Rafa Honigstein at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals. Get Graham Potter’s post-match thoughts and also hear from Antonio Conte ahead of his return to the dugout for Tottenham’s Champions League second leg against AC Milan. Graham Potter – 22:27 Antonio Conte – 25:15
07/03/23·35m 34s

MNC: Man Utd’s meltdown & Klopp back on top

Steve Crossman is joined by Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Rob Green for the Monday Night Club. They hold the Anfield inquest after Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Manchester United. Did United give up? Could this derail their season? Does Bruno Fernandes deserve so much stick? Also hear from Cody Gakpo as the panel discuss whether Liverpool are back to their best. TOPICS: 3:05 – Man Utd, 26:20 – Liverpool.
06/03/23·43m 9s

It’s seven heaven for Liverpool!

Ben Haines is joined by Curtis Davies, Jobi McAnuff & Nigel Reo-Coker to react to Liverpool humiliating Man United at Anfield. Hear from both managers with their post-match analysis and United We Stand editor, Andy Mitten, gives his initial thoughts on Man United’s capitulation. Former England, Chelsea & Arsenal goalkeeper, Siobhan Chamberlain, reacts to Arsenal winning their first Women’s League Cup for four years while Chelsea boss, Emma Hayes, gives a brutally honest post-match interview. Also thoughts on a feisty encounter at the City Ground as Nottingham Forest come from behind twice to draw with Everton. 2:17 – Jürgen Klopp 21:20 – Erik ten Hag 35:35 – Siobhan Chamberlain 37:45 – Emma Hayes
05/03/23·44m 2s

Sports Report: Sensational Nelson winner completes miraculous Arsenal comeback

Mark Chapman and 5 Live’s team of reporters bring you the biggest stories from Saturday’s football - as Arsenal came from two-nil down to beat Bournemouth 3-2, thanks to a 97th minute winner from Reiss Nelson. Manchester City stay five points behind the leaders with a 2-0 win over Newcastle, whilst the pressure continues to build on David Moyes after West Ham were thrashed 4-0 at Brighton. Danny Murphy joins the pod to discuss that incredible result for Arsenal and Chelsea’s 1-0 victory over Leeds – just their second win in 16 games. You’ll hear reaction from Graham Potter, Mikel Arteta, Moyes and Patrick Vieira, whose Crystal Palace side are now nine games without a win after losing 1-0 at Aston Villa.
04/03/23·26m 45s

Introducing How To Buy A Football Club: Manchester United

New podcast from BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Sounds. NEW EPISODES AVAILABLE NOW! Just search for How To Buy a Football Club wherever you get your podcasts. What happens when football collides with money and what does it say about who owns Britain? Join BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent, BBC economics editor Faisal Islam and BBC Sport's Simon Stone as we follow the sale of Manchester United.
04/03/23·28m 46s

Firmino farewell, Caicedo contract & Rio on the Reds

Darren Fletcher is joined by Michael Brown and Shay Given for the Friday Football Social. They react to the news that Roberto Firmino is set to leave Liverpool at the end of the season, and reflect on Brighton midfielder Moisés Caicedo signing a new contract. There’s also a feature interview with Rio Ferdinand as part of a look ahead to Liverpool vs Manchester United. And what about the Shay Given derby as Manchester City face Newcastle United. TOPICS: 2:10 – Firmino, 8:50 – Caicedo, 10:50 - Liverpool-Man Utd, 31:20 - Man City-Newcastle.
03/03/23·48m 50s

72+: Happy Harrys, Wild Thing & Robbo at the races

Aaron Paul is joined by some stellar EFL guests. Port Vale’s Mal Benning and legendary manager Phil Brown are on the panel, with guest appearances from Grimsby Town’s FA Cup penalty hero Gavan Holohan, Karl Robinson just four days after he was sacked by Oxford United, and new QPR boss Gareth Ainsworth. TOPICS: 3:40 – Grimsby, 10:30 – Blackburn, Sheff Utd & Burnley, 17:15 – Karl Robinson, 33:00 – Gareth Ainsworth.
03/03/23·48m 49s

Fontaine remembered and Europe’s best title race

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein. They discuss the achievements of French legend Just Fontaine, who died earlier this week. They also explain why the title race in Germany is so exciting, look at the chaos engulfing the French women’s national team, examine two of Europe’s big clubs battling against the drop and the big off-the-field issue hanging over Barcelona. TOPICS…. 5 mins - Remembering French legend Just Fontaine. 15 mins - The German title race – why it is so very exciting. 25 mins - Why various female French players say they will not be going to the World Cup. 35 mins - Valencia and Schalke – can they avoid relegation? 46 mins - Barcelona and Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira – what is going on?
02/03/23·54m 20s

Grimsby make history and a shock in Sheffield

Mark Chapman brings you reaction to Wednesday night’s Premier League and FA Cup fifth round action. We’ll hear about shock wins for Sheffield United and Grimsby Town, who both knocked out Premier League opposition to reach the quarter-finals. We’ll have reaction from Erik ten Hag as Manchester United came from behind to beat West Ham with two goals in stoppage time. And Arsenal moved five points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 win over Everton. You’ll hear from both Mikel Arteta and Sean Dyche.
02/03/23·29m 10s

BONUS: Thomas Frank special

Mark Chapman presents a special Football Daily with Brentford boss Thomas Frank. Premier League winners Micah Richards and Chris Sutton, and The Athletic’s Adam Crafton are on the panel. They talk about the strains of management and its impact on home life. Also hear from former Cardiff manager Mark Hudson after a family video of him went viral. TOPICS: 4:25 – Mark Hudson, 7:10 – Thomas Frank.
27/02/23·33m 35s

MNC: Ten Hag’s triumph & Chappers’ suit snag

Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club. He’s joined by Premier League winners Micah Richards and Chris Sutton, as well as The Athletic’s Adam Crafton. The panel reflect on the League Cup finals in England and Scotland, also hearing from Erik ten Hag and Charlotte Robson from True Faith Podcast. TOPICS: 4:55 – Man Utd, 26:05 – Newcastle Utd, 39:20 – Celtic-Rangers.
27/02/23·45m 33s

Take-off Ten Hag! Man United win the EFL Cup

Steve Crossman presents reaction from inside Wembley Stadium as Man United beat Newcastle 2-0 to win their sixth League Cup. John Murray, Ian Dennis, Stephen Warnock and Ben Mee talk through the match which sees Newcastle’s wait for a trophy continue. Both managers give their thoughts on the game, and Alistair Bruce-Ball and Paul Robinson are at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium analysing the only Premier League action from the day which saw Spurs beat Chelsea 2-0. 15:45 - Eddie Howe 19:05 - Erik Ten Hag 29:00 - Graham Potter 33:30 - Cristian Stellini
26/02/23·40m 10s

Tight up top, Gracia lifts Leeds & Wembley awaits

Ben Haines presents Premier League reaction and an EFL Cup final preview. He’s joined by the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards and Liverpool striker Tash Dowie. Also hear from Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola, Javi Gracia, David Moyes, Sean Dyche and Ollie Watkins. TOPICS: 4:40 – Leicester-Arsenal, 16:35 – Bournemouth-Man City, 27:50 – Leeds-Southampton, 32:05 – West Ham-Nottingham Forest, 37:00 – Everton-Aston Villa, 44:35 – EFL Cup final.
25/02/23·47m 21s

“Annoying” Newcastle ready for Man Utd showdown

Aaron Paul is joined by ex-Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison, former Scotland defender Alan Hutton and former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor to preview a big weekend of cup finals in England and Scotland. The team are joined by the Telegraph’s Northern football writer Luke Edwards to ask whether Newcastle United can end their long wait for a domestic trophy when they take on Manchester United in Sunday’s EFL Cup final. Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth joins the pod to look ahead to the Scottish League Cup final, with Celtic and Rangers putting their two long unbeaten records on the line. And the panel preview a key weekend in the Premier League, with under-pressure Graham Potter taking his Chelsea side to Tottenham, David Moyes’s West Ham facing a crucial game against Nottingham Forest while the division's bottom two, Leeds and Southampton, meet at Elland Road. TIMECODES 04:50 – EFL Cup final preview 20:00 – When will results pick up for Graham Potter and Chelsea? 28:00 – Preview of the Scottish League Cup final 35:00 – Leeds v Southampton 40:00 – How much pressure is David Moyes under at West Ham?
25/02/23·49m 37s

72+: Matt, Mick and Middlesbrough

Danny Cowley and Darrell Clarke are Aaron Paul’s guests this week to chat Middlesbrough’s red hot form closing in on the second automatic promotion spot in the Championship, Bolton and Plymouth booking their places in the EFL Trophy final, and Southend United’s predicament ahead of their winding up petition next week. We’re also joined by two special guests……the brand new Wycombe boss Matt Bloomfield and the Blackpool gaffer Mick McCarthy.
24/02/23·44m 49s

Samba stars help Man Utd beat Barcelona

Steve Crossman is joined by Peter Schmeichel after Manchester United beat Barcelona to reach the Europa League last 16. Also hear from commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball, Spanish football expert Guillem Balagué and Erik ten Hag. The panel also chat about a new independent regulator for English football. TOPICS: 20:50 – Erik ten Hag post-match, 23:55 – independent regulator.
23/02/23·30m 13s

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.
23/02/23·42m 53s

Man City held by Leipzig & England win ACC

Mark Chapman has reaction to Wednesday night’s Champions League ties, including Manchester City’s 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig. Hear from senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former England defender Matt Upson, Manchester City’s Steph Houghton and Italian football expert Mina Rzouki. Also catch Pep Guardiola’s post-match thoughts, as well as those of Sarina Wiegman after England won the Arnold Clark Cup. And hear from Erik ten Hag and The Athletic’s Laurie Whitwell ahead of Manchester United vs Barcelona. TOPICS: 0:55 – Leipzig-Man City, 10:00 – English teams, 15:50 – Guardiola, 18:15 – Italian teams, 23:35 – Man Utd-Barcelona, 27:00 – England.
22/02/23·31m 44s

MNC: Potter’s bad spell & Pope’s red smoke

Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club. He’s joined by ex-Chelsea players Chris Sutton and Rob Green, as well as New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. They discuss Graham Potter's Chelsea blues and Sarah Murray lends a sports psychologist’s perspective. The panel also reflect on Nick Pope’s red card and the cross-competition suspension rules. TOPICS: 2:50 – Potter, 24:05 – Pope, 34:20 – Saka, 37:40 – Scottish League Cup.
20/02/23·39m 15s

50 years of Rafael Benitez

2023 marks 50 years of Rafael Benitez's involvement in football, both as a player and a manager. He sat down with Steve Crossman to talk through his career, including his time at Liverpool, his pride at his former players becoming successful coaches, Newcastle's chances in the EFL Cup final and of course, that night in Istanbul. 02:45 Benitez's home life; 22:30 Liverpool and Istanbul 2005; 35:30 Newcastle United in the EFL Cup final; 40:00 Benitez's plans for the future.
20/02/23·43m 44s

Introducing: Transfer Gossip Daily

Maisie Adam and Luke Edwards dive head first into three more transfer stories. In today's pod Maisie is super excited as we have our first Leeds United rumour of the window, could Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang really be on his way to back to Barcelona and who could Unai Emery be reunited with at Villa Park? Listen to Transfer Gossip Daily every week day in January only on BBC Sounds.
12/01/23·9m 44s

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.
06/01/23·23m 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!
03/01/23·53m 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.
30/12/22·42m 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.
19/12/22·26m 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 codes 1.30 – 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.
19/11/22·36m 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.
18/11/22·41m 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.
15/11/22·54m 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
13/11/22·42m 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.
10/11/22·47m 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.
03/11/22·46m 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
06/08/22·22m 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.
03/08/22·28m 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.
25/06/22·41m 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!
02/04/22·40m 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.
25/03/22·21m 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
14/11/21·41m 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.
05/11/21·25m 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
28/10/21·45m 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.
04/08/21·31m 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.
02/08/21·44m 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.
21/07/21·49m 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
14/07/21·38m 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.
04/06/21·42m 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. TOPICS 3.20 – What has happened this week 5.18 - Impact of Florentino Perez’s latest interview 09.30 - 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 clubs 16 - Carro very strong on need to discuss problems in football in the open 17.30 – Carro good on how Germans are good at finding compromises – and how important this is right now 23.35 – The team discusses what happens next 27 – 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 plans 37.57 – The team discusses whether this week will be remembered in 10 years
22/04/21·41m 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
15/12/20·23m 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.
26/11/20·38m 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.
13/11/20·31m 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.
03/10/20·43m 15s

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire speaks exclusively to the BBC's Dan Roan.
28/08/20·25m 52s

Euro Leagues: Greatest Champions League XIs

Steve Crossman and guests select their Greatest Champions League XIs
21/08/20·21m 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.
13/08/20·50m 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.
27/07/20·45m 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.
26/06/20·1h 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!
26/06/20·29m 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.
15/06/20·49m 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.
07/06/20·46m 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.
25/05/20·42m 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.
24/05/20·49m 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.
18/05/20·47m 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.
17/05/20·40m 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.
10/05/20·50m 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...
08/05/20·48m 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.
03/05/20·45m 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?
29/04/20·49m 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.
26/04/20·42m 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.
24/04/20·29m 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.
07/04/20·43m 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'.
28/03/20·45m 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.
21/03/20·40m 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.
14/03/20·39m 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.
27/01/20·39m 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.
31/10/19·36m 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.
28/08/19·39m 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.
28/08/19·21m 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
23/08/19·34m 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.
15/08/19·33m 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.
07/08/19·30m 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.
07/08/19·49m 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.
07/08/19·49m 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.
06/08/19·47m 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.
06/08/19·30m 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.
06/08/19·29m 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.
04/08/19·25m 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.
03/08/19·29m 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.
01/08/19·47m 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.
26/06/19·43m 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.
03/06/19·30m 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?
29/05/19·29m 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.
23/05/19·37m 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.
15/05/19·49m 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
25/04/19·31m 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.
14/04/19·39m 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.
12/04/19·47m 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.
26/03/19·39m 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.
28/02/19·50m 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.
21/02/19·39m 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.
22/11/18·33m 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.
25/10/18·57m 30s
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