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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. Get in touch with us @5liveSport on social media and remember to leave us your ratings and reviews.


MNC: Eight-nils, one-pointers & free agent life

Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club with Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Andros Townsend. They discuss the Premier League teams which are struggling at the bottom of the table, with Sheffield United - who lost 8-0 to Newcastle on Sunday - joining Luton and Burnley in having picked up just one point so far this season. Newcastle defender Dan Burn - part of the team that humbled Paul Heckingbottom's side - then joins the podcast to tell the panel what it's like to beat an opponent so heavily. He goes on to discuss his enjoyment of his Champions League debut, including his love for the theme music. Townsend explains the heartbreak that followed coming close to getting a contract at Burnley, where he trained during pre-season. Timecodes: 02:58 Burnley, Luton and Sheffield United 07:50 Sheffield United fan Jonny Gascoigne from the Shoreham View 11:50 Luton fan Jayne Humphreys 16:35 Burnley with Natalie Bromley from BBC Lancashire Sport’s “Balls To It” Podcast 21:00 Andros Townsend on being a free agent 30:40 Dan Burn
25/09/23·43m 5s

Un-Spursy Tottenham & 'relentless' Newcastle

Ben Haines has reaction to a thriller of a north London derby & Newcastle’s 8-0 win at Sheffield United. He’s joined by Tom Huddlestone, Nigel Reo-Coker & Times reporter Charlotte Duncker. Also hear from James Maddison, Ange Postecoglou, Mikel Arteta, Eddie Howe, Paul Heckingbottom, Unai Emery, Mauricio Pochettino and Jürgen Klopp. 03:00 Justice for Jonny Evans! 07:40 James Maddison on ‘un-Spursy’ Tottenham 13:30 Hands up for penalty controversy 16:55 Mikel Arteta: ‘We lacked composure and calmness’ 18:50 Is Bukayo Saka too nice? 22:50 Newcastle match their record Premier League win 27:45 Villa’s rotation pays off at goal-shy Chelsea 32:20 Can Liverpool challenge for the title? 35:05 Yet more Mitoma magic for Brighton 37:05 Nigel’s moment of the weekend
24/09/23·38m 36s

Man Utd recover, Rodri sees red & Everton rejoice

John Bennett presents reaction to Saturday's Premier League action from a windy Turf Moor where Manchester United beat Burnley 1-0. He is joined by former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, former England striker Natasha Dowie, and The Athletic's Adam Crafton. The podcast includes United's victory being described as "unconvincing" despite Erik Ten Hag's team recovering from three consecutive defeats. The panel then move on to Manchester City's win over Nottingham Forest in which key midfielder Rodri was shown a red card. Discussion also covers Everton gaining their first win of the season, along with Luton getting a first ever Premier League point, before a preview of Sunday's derby between Arsenal and Tottenham. Timecodes: 02:37 Burnley 0-1 Manchester United 13:50 Manchester City 2-0 Nottingham Forest 20:20 Brentford 1-3 Everton 25:50 Luton Town 1-1 Wolves 30:50 Arsenal v Spurs preview
24/09/23·40m 4s

North London Derby preview & England squeeze past Scotland

Juliette Ferrington, Pat Nevin, Karen Bardsley & Vicki Sparks look ahead to this weekend’s Premier League fixtures The panel preview a highly anticipated North London Derby discussing Ange Postecoglou’s influence & if Mikel Arteta prefers David Raya over Aaron Ramsdale They also talk about if it was fair for Andre Onana to take the heat for Manchester United’s performance against Bayern Munich Plus they react to England’s 2-1 win over Scotland in their inaugural Nations League game, hearing from Rachel Daly & Sarina Wiegman TOPICS: 00:43 – Discussion on Ange Postecoglou 07:57 – Arteta’s goalkeeper decision 19:32 – Reaction to England’s win over Scotland 27:26 – Rachel Daly interview 35:36 – Sarina Wiegman Interview
22/09/23·39m 33s

72+: Rosenior’s Tigers & Warnock’s last waltz?

Aaron Paul is joined by Danny Cowley & Stephen Kelly for the big EFL stories. Hear from Neil Warnock after he left Huddersfield Town. Catch a feature interview with Hull City manager Liam Rosenior. Also hear from Ryan Lowe with Preston top of the Championship, and Russell Martin on Southampton’s losing run. And the panel discuss Cheltenham’s struggles and Pompey’s pride. 01:45 Neil Warnock leaves Huddersfield Town 08:55 Warnock: ‘It’s been very very emotional’ 13:25 Hull City boss Liam Rosenior interview 23:20 Lowey loving life at Preston North End 28:55 Martin’s ‘scar tissue’ misery at Southampton 34:05 Cheltenham still yet to score a league goal 36:25 Danny Cowley on his old club Portsmouth
22/09/23·39m 59s

Euro Leagues: Kylie, Diddy, Ilde & De Zerbi

Steve Crossman presents Euro Leagues with Guillem Balague, James Horncastle & Rafa Honigstein. They catch up with Andorran legend Ildefons Lima, who after 26 years, 2 months and 20 days has retired - making him the longest serving player in men’s international football. He made his debut aged 17 back in 1997, and the panel reminisce about their lives (and musical tastes) at that time. And despite Brighton’s first taste of European football ending in defeat, the panel discuss the impact Roberto De Zerbi has had on the club – a year on from his appointment. TOPICS 06.08 – Manchester United and Andre Onana 15.33 – Ildefons Lima 22.56 – Brighton and Roberto de Zerbi
21/09/23·38m 4s

Man Utd beaten by Bayern in 7-goal mayhem

Steve Crossman is joined by John Murray and Stephen Warnock to react to Manchester United losing 4-3 to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. We hear from Alistair Bruce-Ball and Dean Smith at the Emirates Stadium for Arsenal’s 4-0 victory over PSV Eindhoven. John Bennett rounds up the rest of the night’s Champions League results, including Jude Bellingham’s late winner for Real Madrid. And we discuss a busy night of Championship action with Aaron Paul. TIMECODES: 00.27 Manchester United 14.57 Arsenal 22.59 Champions League roundup 25.36 EFL roundup
20/09/23·29m 53s

City’s comeback, Celtic’s chaos & Newcastle’s nil-nil

Kelly Cates and guests discuss Tuesday’s Champions League action. Michael Brown joins Alistair Bruce-Ball and Chris Sutton to reflect on Manchester City’s 3-1 victory over Red Star Belgrade. Connie McLaughlin gives the details of Celtic’s chaotic 2-0 defeat to Feyenoord before John Bennett rounds up the rest of the night’s results. Ian Dennis and Pat Nevin are at the San Siro as Newcastle United return to the Champions League for the first time in twenty years with a 0-0 draw with AC Milan. We finish in Munich to preview Wednesday’s game between Bayern Munich and Manchester United with John Murray and Stephen Warnock. TIMECODES: 00:38 - Manchester City 3 - 1 Red Star 09:59 - Feyenoord 2 - 0 Celtic 17.47 - AC Milan 0 - 0 Newcastle United 24.29 - Bayern Munich v Manchester United preview
19/09/23·32m 31s

MNC: Tricky times for Ten Hag

Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Charlie Adam look at where it's going wrong for Manchester United and Erik Ten Hag after yet another defeat in the Premier League. Following Paul Heckingbottom's criticism of referees and their application of time-wasting rules, we're joined by former official Mark Clattenburg. And will Everton's potential takeover help improve their league form? TIMECODES 02:13 Manchester United's early season struggles 16:30 Everton and Sean Dyche face trouble 29:15 Mark Clattenburg on Paul Heckingbottom's comments
18/09/23·43m 42s

Trossard trumps Toffees and Chelsea's conundrum continues

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha react to Sunday’s Premier League games with The Telegraph's Luke Edwards and former Tottenham and Fulham fullback Stephen Kelly. Hear from Mikel Arteta and Sean Dyche as Arsenal claim a narrow win at Everton plus Mauricio Pochettino after Chelsea's draw at Bournemouth and Blues fan Parth from The Chelsea Point gives his thoughts on their start to the season. 03:10 Hot takes of the week 07:55 Mikel Arteta: "We played a great game" 17:10 Raya in for Ramsdale 19:25 Sean Dyche: "We never asked questions" 25:10 Who are the Premier League's all-time best counter attackers? 29:00 Mauricio Pochettino: "Difficult to split result, performance and feelings" 30:35 Parth from The Chelsea Spot 39:00 Bournemouth's 'good' start 44:00 Nedum’s moment of the weekend
17/09/23·46m 32s

Sports Report: United beaten by Brighton whilst Villa & Spurs leave it (very) late

Mark Chapman presents reaction to Saturday’s Premier League action. Hear from Erik Ten Hag & Danny Welbeck after Brighton beat Man United 3-1 at Old Trafford as well as Pep Guardiola and David Moyes after Man City came from behind to beat West Ham. The Premier League’s record goalscorer and Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer gives his thoughts on Saturday’s action. Also, reaction from Ange Postecoglu & Paul Heckingbottom after Spurs’ late win at home to Sheffield United. Plus, thoughts from Emi Martinez after a 98th minute penalty from Douglas Luiz sealed their win at home to Crystal Palace, Rob Edwards’ views on Luton’s tough start to life in the Premier League, and Jurgen Klopp & Gary O’Neil’s reaction to Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Wolves. Finally, get thoughts from John Murray and Pat Nevin from inside St James’ Park after Newcastle beat Brentford 1-0.
16/09/23·28m 7s

72+: Maloney’s Wigan rebuild and Tranmere’s Mr Positive

Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff are joined by West Brom forward Jed Wallace as the managerial changes in the EFL begin to take effect. BBC Radio Merseyside’s Giulia Bould gives us the background on Nigel Adkins replacing Ian Dawes on an interim basis at Tranmere. The panel also discuss Lee Johnson’s rapid return to management at Fleetwood. And Wigan’s Shaun Maloney tells us about the challenges he’s had since taking over, and his hopes for rejuvenating the club following relegation to League One. TIMECODES 03:34 Interview with Shaun Maloney on Wigan Athletic; 18:28 Reading’s latest points deduction; 26:50 Nigel Adkins’ new role at Tranmere; 40:06 Can Lee Johnson succeed at Fleetwood?
15/09/23·45m 41s

Euro Leagues: Spain's latest prodigy, Pogba & Portugal

John Bennett presents Euro Leagues with Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Mina Rzouki. They reflect on Lamine Yamal becoming Spain's youngest-ever goalscorer, a positive note in what has been a challenging period for the Spanish federation following the spotlight on Luis Rubiales. There is also discussion on World Cup winner Paul Pogba, who was provisionally suspended from playing this week after a positive drugs test, before the podcast moves on to Portugal, as Roberto Martinez has won his first six games in charge of the national team who are yet to concede a goal in 2023. 01:22 - Luis Rubiales 10:06 - Lamine Yamal 21:00 - Paul Pogba 30:00 - Portugal 34:30 - Italy 42:18 - Saudi Pro League v Ligue 1
14/09/23·45m 43s

Southgate defends Maguire & the Lionesses' homecoming

Kelly Somers is joined by Asmir Begovic and Tash Dowie to react to Wednesday's biggest football stories. Hear from Gareth Southgate as he defends Harry Maguire amid criticism over his place in the squad. Plus, Nicky Bandini drops by to talk about Paul Pogba's provisional suspension after testing positive for a banned substance. They also look ahead to the Premier League's return and hear from Sarina Wiegman who names her first Lionesses squad since the World Cup. 02:10 England v Scotland reaction 16:40 Paul Pogba 22:00 Premier League returns 32:55 Lionesses squad announcement
13/09/23·41m 47s

Southgate's England sink Scotland at Hampden

Juliette Ferrington is joined by commentators John Murray and Ian Dennis, former Scotland winger Pat Nevin and former England midfielder Chris Waddle for reaction to England's 3-1 international friendly win over Scotland. The podcast includes the post-match thoughts of managers Gareth Southgate and Steve Clarke, along with an interview with England goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale. There is also reflection on Germany's 2-1 friendly victory over France which follows the recent sacking of boss Hansi Flick. Timecodes: 00:35 Initial thoughts on England and Scotland 03:45 England's best performers 08:05 Aaron Ramsdale 11:44 Steve Clarke 13:20 What next for Scotland and England? 18:20 Gareth Southgate 23:40 Germany
13/09/23·28m 40s

Walker wonder & ‘misdiagnosed’ McTominay

Alistair Bruce-Ball talks Euro qualifiers for England, Scotland and Wales. He's joined by former England goalkeeper Rob Green, ex-Scotland winger Pat Nevin and The Athletic’s Adam Crafton. Also hear from BBC Wales football correspondent Rob Phillips. And catch reaction from Kyle Walker, Marc Guéhi, Steve Clarke, John McGinn, Rob Page and former Wales captain Ashley Williams. 02:20 England’s winning run is over 07:55 Which England player was the real winner? 10:50 Kyle Walker – ‘The pitch is not an excuse’ 17:50 Marc Guéhi – ‘Maguire gives me calm’ 23:15 Scotland on the brink of qualification 25:05 Steve Clarke & John McGinn struggle to contain their smiles 27:45 Has McTominay been misdiagnosed? 30:20 Under-pressure Wales boss Rob Page 33:45 Former Wales captain Ashley Williams on World Cup ‘hangover’
10/09/23·39m 13s

Ukraine end England’s winning streak

Aaron Paul is joined by former England, Liverpool & Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing, ex West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards to react to England’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine in their Euro 2024 qualifier. They discuss England's starting line-up, how they approached the match against Ukraine, and Gareth Southgates squad selection. Hear from the England boss who gives his thoughts on the performance. Former West Ham defender Matthew Upson analyses the game from the Tarczynski Arena. Plus, reaction to Arsenal’s shock exit from the Women’s Champions League after losing in the second qualifying round to Paris FC.
09/09/23·32m 26s

England prepare to face Ukraine & Kane’s settling in

Football Correspondent John Murray, Former England defender Matthew Upson & BBC Chief Football Writer Phil McNulty preview Ukraine v England. Join the guys from outside the Stadion Miejski in Wrocław, Poland as they look forward to a lively atmosphere. Hear from England manager Gareth Southgate & captain Harry Kane for the first time since his move to Bayern Munich. Plus Ukraine midfielder Oleksandr Zinchenko & manager Serhiy Rebrov speak ahead of their EURO 2024 qualifier, amid the backdrop of the ongoing war in their homeland. TOPICS: 03:07 – Gareth Southgate with John Murray 13:27 – Harry Kane with John Murray 21:27 - Oleksandr Zinchenko & Serhiy Rebrov
08/09/23·27m 32s

72+: Preston, The Dons and Dua Lipa

Aaron Paul is joined by Stevenage manager Steve Evans and ex-Swindon striker Sam Parkin to look at the latest news from the EFL and beyond. AFC Wimbledon manager Johnnie Jackson give us an insight into his side's unbeaten start to the season. The team also look at why Championship leaders Preston have begun the campaign so positively, and ask how much of a priority the EFL Trophy is to clubs this season. And we find out which unlikely music star Steve Evans has for his ring tone. TIMECODES 05:50 Preston North End 18:15 Johnnie Jackson on AFC Wimbledon's start to the season 25:05 How important is the EFL Trophy? 36:05 Steve Evans on Stevenage's unbeaten opening six matches
08/09/23·44m 26s

Euro Leagues: ‘Hey Jude!’ & a Nokia 3310

John Bennett reflects on Bellingham’s brilliant start & the Lyon ultras confronting their players. He’s joined by European football journalists Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein & Kristof Terreur. Also on the agenda: Germany coach Hansi Flick under ‘huge’ pressure, Rubiales/Vilda developments & the Ballon d'Or nominations. 02:45 Real Madrid spell Bellingham’s name wrong! 05:00 Graham Potter turns down Lyon 08:10 Lyon told off on the pitch by their own fans 14:30 How long until the next PSG meltdown? 16:00 Germany’s Flick ‘under huge pressure’ 24:10 Is Montse Tomé the right appointment for Spain women? 26:45 Sergio Ramos back at his boyhood Sevilla 30:35 Courtois & Tedesco need to ‘sit down as grown-ups’ 33:55 Schmeichel’s career goes ‘downwards’ to Anderlecht 35:10 Cristiano Ronaldo overlooked for Ballon d'Or
07/09/23·39m 44s

VAR audio discussion and Rubiales developments

Aaron Paul is joined by The Telegraph's North East correspondent Luke Edwards and Aston Villa Women's captain Rachel Corsie to discuss the fresh VAR audio which has been released from the first month of the Premier League season, plus the latest developments in the case against Spanish FA President Luis Rubiales with Spanish football journalist Alex Ibaceta. TOPICS: 01:40 Aston Villa's 'quiet' start to pre-season 09:50 VAR discussion - Manchester Utd versus Wolves 22:16 Howard Webb quotes on controversial Ake goal 27:00 Alex Ibaceta on Luis Rubiales developments 34:22 International break preview
06/09/23·38m 58s

Nketiah’s got a text! & Henderson’s ‘hurt’

Juliette Ferrington is joined by former England defender Ledley King & ESPN’s Mark Ogden. They hear from Eddie Nketiah after his first England call-up. The Athletic’s David Ornstein drops in after his interview with Jordan Henderson following his move to Saudi side Al-Ettifaq. The panel discuss the sacking of Spain women’s coach Jorge Vilda, and hear from Scotland assistant John Carver with them on the verge of Euro qualification. 03:15 Where was Nketiah when he heard he was called up? 10:30 Ledley on a ‘cat-like’ Nketiah 11:20 Will Harry Kane’s move to Bayern push him on? 13:05 Should Jordan Henderson have done the interview? 17:00 David Ornstein gives the lowdown on his Henderson interview 29:05 Spain women’s coach Jorge Vilda sacked 35:50 Scotland on a roll
05/09/23·41m 2s

MNC: Man Utd get beat and the size of Szoboszlai’s feet

Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Rob Green look at Manchester United’s indifferent start to the season. ESPN’s Mark Ogden joins the podcast to give us insight into Jadon Sancho’s clash with Erik ten Hag following the defeat at Arsenal. They also discuss how far Liverpool could go this season, after they extended their unbeaten run to 15 matches. And does the size of Dominik Szoboszlai’s feet mean he’s guaranteed to be a success at Anfield? TIMECODES 00:58 Manchester United’s indifferent start 15:55 Jadon Sancho 25:30 Liverpool’s start to the season 33:28 The size of Szoboszslai’s feet
04/09/23·41m 46s

Rice inspires Arsenal & Klopp calm over Salah

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha react to Sunday’s Premier League games with striker Tash Dowie and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Hear from Mikel Arteta and Erik ten Hag after Arsenal stun Manchester United. Catch Jürgen Klopp on Mo Salah and Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa. Also hear from Unai Emery, and Roy Hodgson after Crystal Palace edge out Wolves. 03:00 Hot takes of the weekend 05:55 Arsenal stun Man Utd late on 10:35 Mikel Arteta – “It was really emotional” 14:35 Erik ten Hag – “We deserved to win” 21:40 Liverpool sweep aside Aston Villa 24:20 Jürgen Klopp – “It was the perfect 3-0” 25:45 Will Salah stay or go? 33:25 Unai Emery – “We weren’t clinical” 35:15 Crystal Palace edge out Wolves 39:10 Nedum’s moment of the weekend
03/09/23·41m 1s

Postecoglou's five star Spurs and fantastic Ferguson

Mark Chapman reviews the day’s action in England and Scotland, as another Erling Haaland hat-trick maintains Man City’s 100% record this season. We also hear from Ange Postecoglou after his Tottenham side thrashed Burnley 5-2. And after his stunning hat-trick against Newcastle, we hear from Brighton’s Evan Ferguson. There are also interviews with Everton’s Sean Dyche and Manchester City debutant Jeremy Doku. TIMECODES 04:00 Analysis of Brighton 3-1 Newcastle, including Evan Ferguson’s post-match interview 14:30 Sean Dyche on Everton’s 2-2 draw at Sheffield United 17:20 Ange Postecoglou on Tottenham’s win over Burnley. 29:30 Jeremy Doku interview following his Manchester City debut
02/09/23·31m 14s

Liverpool reject Salah Saudi bid

Darren Fletcher presents the Friday Football Social on transfer deadline day. Darren is joined by Dion Dublin, Don Hutchison and Mark Schwarzer. The team discuss Liverpool rejecting a £150m bid for Mohamed Salah from Saudi Pro League club Al-Ittihad, Ansu Fati to Brighton, and what Sofyan Amrabat can bring to Manchester United. Jump to: 00:00 Intro 03:10 Liverpool reject Salah bid 05:40 Liverpool don't need to panic 15:36 Ansu Fati to Brighton 23:47 Chelsea and Forest transfer business 29:04 Does Brennan Johnson start for Spurs? 30:01 Fiorentina's Sofyan Amrabat to United 33:51 Are United closer to Arsenal and Chelsea? 29:02 Rangers Celtic
01/09/23·40m 12s

72+: Deadline day deals & life-saver O’Nien

Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff are joined by Wycombe defender Joe Jacobson. They get a behind the scenes insight on transfer deadline day from Blackburn Rovers director of football Gregg Broughton. Hear the panel’s best transfer stories of deals they were involved in, which did and didn’t go through. And catch up with Sunderland captain Luke O’Nien after he signed a new deal and saved a dog’s life all in one week. 01:30 Joe Jacobson gets a surprise from a Premier League winner 05:20 BTS at Blackburn Rovers on deadline day 13:15 Jobi on nearly getting signed by Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth 18:15 Sunderland’s Luke O’Nien saved a dog’s life! 20:22 O’Nien talks changing from midfielder to defender 25:05 O’Nien on improving his mental health off the pitch 27:35 ‘He’ll shoot, he’s score, he’ll save your Labrador’ 30:20 More transfer revelations from Jobi 33:15 No one wants to sign Joe
01/09/23·35m 39s

Euro Leagues: Newcastle’s Group of Death & Fati to Brighton

Steve Crossman is joined by James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein to discuss the Champions League draw as they react to the “Group of Death” Group F and the tournament debutants: Lens, Union Berlin and Royal Antwerp. They also take a look at some of the biggest transfer stories across Europe including Ansu Fati’s move to Brighton and Ryan Gravenberch to Liverpool. 01:10 Champions League Draw 13:00 New teams in the Champions League 26:30 Ansu Fati’s future
31/08/23·37m 41s

Everton & Chelsea sneak into round 3 of the EFL Cup

Steve Crossman presents reaction to the final games of the EFL Cup second round. Plus, analysis as Rangers lose to PSV, meaning they will play Europa League football this season. Hear from Sean Dyche as debutant Beto inspired an Everton comeback at Doncaster Rovers, AFC Wimbledon manager Johnnie Jackson after his side fell just short of beating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, James Forrest from Heart and Hand - The Rangers Podcast after their thrashing away at PSV Eindhoven, and penalty shootout hero Lukas Jensen who saved two penalties for Lincoln City, knocking out Sheffield United.
30/08/23·30m 38s

EFL Cup-sets as Salford stun Leeds & Fulham frustrate Spurs

Kelly Cates is joined by former Southampton full back Francis Benali, ex-Fulham and Liverpool midfielder Ray Houghton and former Leeds defender Alex Bruce for reaction to a drama-filled night in the EFL Cup second round. Crystal Palace came from two-nil down to win at Plymouth Argyle, hear from Roy Hodgson after his super subs changed the game and a Jean-Philippe Mateta hattrick sealed a 4-2 win. In the only all-Premier League game, Fulham beat Tottenham on penalties, but there are no regrets according to Ange Postecoglou. It also came down to penalties as Salford City of League Two knocked out Leeds United of the Championship. Goalscorer Matt Smith joins the pod before heading to A&E to deal with a nasty injury. And there is reaction from Mansfield boss Nigel Clough after his League Two side won on penalties against Sheffield Wednesday of the Championship at Hillsborough. TOPICS 0'50 Palace avoid a slip-up at Plymouth 3'46 Roy Hodgson 5'02 Fulham beat Tottenham 7'14 Ange Postecoglou 10'00 Salford City stun Leeds United 11'30 Matt Smith 14'50 Mansfield's Nigel Clough 15'30 Gary O'Neil after Wolves ease past Blackpool 16'30 Bournemouth's Ryan Christie after they avoided a scare at Swansea City
29/08/23·18m 21s

MNC: Lukaku to Roma & happy Hammer Bowen

Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club. He’s joined by former Premier League strikers Chris Sutton and Glenn Murray, along with New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. They react to Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku closing in on a loan move to Roma. What about Darwin Núñez and Liverpool after they left it late to beat Newcastle? And West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen joins the pod and has his say on the new rules on time-wasting. 00:15 Chris Sutton gets questioned after 606 02:20 Yet another move for Romelu Lukaku 09:10 What did Liverpool learn from their win at Newcastle? 13:45 Will this be Darwin’s season? 21:55 West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen LIVE on the pod 31:50 Will the new rules on time-wasting last?
28/08/23·43m 6s

Darwin's double defeats Newcastle

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha are joined by Aston Villa defender Rachel Corsie and The Athletic's Adam Crafton to review Liverpool's stunning comeback victory against Newcastle United at St James' Park. We hear from Jurgen Klopp, who says the game was one of the "most special" matches he's been involved in. The team also look at Manchester City's hard-fought 2-1 win at Sheffield United and assess Aston Villa's third victory in a week, as they cruised past Burnley. TIMECODES 04:00 Liverpool win 2-1 at Newcastle; 10:00 Can Darwin enjoy a prolific season? 15:50 Virgil van Dijk's red card and Trent Alexander-Arnold avoiding a second yellow; 23:25 Man City's 2-1 win over Sheffield United 41:35 Burnley 1-3 Aston Villa
27/08/23·46m 33s

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]
16/07/23·41m 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
05/07/23·39m 28s

Lionel Messi: Destiny

Guillem Balague gives a behind-the-scenes account of how in Qatar, Lionel Messi won the trophy he desired the most – the World Cup. He 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.
28/06/23·31m 53s

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?
23/06/23·38m 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.
22/06/23·58m 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.
22/06/23·56m 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.
23/02/23·42m 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.
06/01/23·23m 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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