The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast

The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast

By The Athletic

Mark Chapman and The Athletic's David Ornstein break open the week's biggest stories and take you deep into the inner workings of the football machine. Subscribe to The Athletic using the special promo code ORNSTEINANDCHAPMAN  and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes. SIGN UP NOW: http://theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman

Episodes

Exclusive Joe Bryan interview & City eye more signings

The Athletic's David Ornstein is joined by Fulham left-back Joe Bryan, the man whose goals sealed their place in the Premier League.  Joe takes us inside the Fulham dressing room at Wembley, his career ambitions, what he has learned as a player and a person as he prepares for a return to the top flight and plenty more. Also, ahead of what could be a defining week for Manchester City, The Athletic’s Sam Lee assesses their Champions League chances, transfer business and the future of manager Pep Guardiola.  Plus The Athletic's Italian football writer James Horncastle details an eventful weekend for Juventus, who in the wake of their European exit have replaced their manager with the inexperienced Andrea Pirlo after deciding against an approach for Mauricio Pochettino.Right now The  Athletic is free for 30 days, bringing you the very best football writing around, covering you until the end of the season just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up! And don’t forget about my new weekly YouTube Q&A show - Ask Ornstein - answering the very best questions provided by subscribers to The Athletic. Head over to the Tifo Podcast YouTube channel to watch the latest video and don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for more superb podcast content 
11/08/2058m 55s

Willian & Sancho transfer news plus Newcastle takeover collapse

The Athletic's David Ornstein details transfer news concerning Jadon Sancho, Willian and Alexis Sanchez.David is joined by The Athletic's Liverpool writer James Pearce who tells us about his interview with one of the club’s rising stars Harvey Elliot - could his emergence mean Jurgen Klopp trusts in youth rather than big money signings in the current transfer window?George Caulkin  discusses the collapse of the proposed takeover of Newcastle United. David asks George about his chat in the immediate aftermath with one of the bid’s key players  - Amanda Staveley.And what next for Bournemouth and Eddie Howe after the two parted company over the weekend? That will be answered by The Athletic's Peter Rutlzer.Right now The  Athletic is free for 30 days, bringing you the very best football writing around, covering you until the end of the season just go to theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up!www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up! And don’t forget David's  new weekly YouTube Q&A show - Ask Ornstein - answering the very best questions provided by subscribers to The Athletic. Head over to the Tifo Podcast YouTube channel to watch the latest video and don’t forget to subscribe to the channel for more superb podcast content...
04/08/2048m 47s

Maddison signs new contract & how Daniel Levy operates

The Athletic's David Ornstein details Leicester City star James Maddison’s new contract with Foxes writer Rob Tanner.As the transfer window opens, Jack Pitt- Brooke tells David what makes Spurs chairman Daniel Levy one of the most feared and respected negotiators in the game. He is also joined by Laurie Whitwell to  look at Manchester United’s transfer operation led by Ed Woodward.And David examines the ever increasing value of players stats  & data in the game with The Athletic's football analytics writer Tom Worville.Right now The  Athletic is free for 30 days, bringing you the very best football writing around,  just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up!
28/07/2044m 59s

The Price of Relegation

The Athletic's Adam Leventhal is joined by Matt Slater & Adam Crafton to look at what the real price of relegation will be, financial and otherwise, for the clubs who get relegated from the Premier League on Sunday. Two from Aston Villa, Bournemouth and Watford will join Norwich in the Championship and we examine whether this could be one of the worst seasons to ever be relegated, what the financial landscape is likely to look like next season and we assess their chances of bouncing back next season If you’re a fan of Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Norwich, Watford, then there is no better place to read about your club than The Athletic - with dedicated reporters for every Premier League club, plus writers covering the Championship, La Liga, Serie A and much more beyond, it really does have everything you need and you can give it a try with a 30-day free trial by heading to theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman
23/07/2042m 43s

Havertz to Chelsea close & inside Pearson dismissal

The Athletic's David Ornstein brings exclusive developments on a huge transfer story in the Premier League as Chelsea close in on  Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz. David is joined by Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey to discuss if this is the start of a new era of big  spending by Roman Abramovich.Our Watford man Adam Leventhal explains how the dismissal of Nigel Pearson came about, where the club goes next and what role Troy Deeney might play in that.Plus David provides other lines from his weekly column including Mauricio Pochettino turning down a job offer and West Ham battling Crystal Palace for a young star from the Championship ..Right now The  Athletic is free for 30 days, bringing you the very best football writing around, covering you until the end of the season just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up! 
21/07/2034m 39s

BONUS POD: The Summer Transfer Window - What to expect...

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16/07/2040m 9s

Why Manchester City’s Champions League ban was lifted

The Athletic's David Ornstein, Sam Lee & Matt Slater explain everything you need to know on the ruling that saw Manchester City's two year Champions League ban overturned by the Court of Arbitration for SportWe delve into the details and answer these questions:What was the reaction inside City to the verdict?Were they always confident or preparing for the worst?Why have CAS decided to rule in City's favour?Why have CAS said some of the allegations were 'time-barred' and what does that mean?What does this ruling mean for the future of Financial Fair Play?Could UEFA still mount a challenge to this decision?Could the Premier League decide to take action against City?Will this boost City's summer transfer plans?Will the verdict raise eyebrows in rival clubs boardrooms?Elsewhere we're joined by The Athletic's Simon Johnson for the latest on Chelsea's pursuit of Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana and what that means for Kepa's future, we also check in with Phil Hay to take the temperature at Leeds as they inch closer to promotion, and David has insight into what a likely lack of European football will mean for Arsenal's transfer plans this summer. Sign up to The Athletic now for David Ornstein's unrivalled insights into the world of football - head to theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman for a 30-day free trial
13/07/2056m 13s

Exclusive: Arsenal keen to sell Guendouzi & Greenwood for England

The Athletic's David Ornstein brings details on his exclusive story that Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi has been training alone since his side's defeat at Brighton and Mikel Arteta is keen to sell the French midfielder.Also, Mason Greenwood looks on course for an England call-up for the next round of matches - our Man United writer Laurie Whitwell joins David to discuss the numbers that highlight Greenwood’s prodigious talent.We bring you the very latest on the jaw-dropping story of Wigan Athletic falling into administration, with some fresh lines from The Athletic’s Adam Crafton, while Matt Slater explains how the Football League’s owners and director’s test actually works.And our German football writer Rafa Honigstein brings us up to date on the futures of Leon Bailey, Kai Havertz and Thiago Alcantara who could ALL be playing in the Premier League next season.Right now The  Athletic is free for 30 days, bringing you the very best football writing around, covering you until the end of the season just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to sign up
07/07/2053m 26s

Why are football crowds so white? - a discussion

The Athletic's Carl Anka, Ryan Conway, Roshane Thomas and Dan Barnes discuss their article that asked  'Why are football crowds so white?'. They share personal experiences as black journalists at football grounds,  consider whether the game is  too quick to pat itself on the back over racism and what meaningful change will look like.You can read the articles discussed on this podcast in full here:Why are football crowds so white? – The AthleticFootball is too quick to pat itself on the back over racism 
06/07/2037m 31s

How 'ruthless' Liverpool owners delivered stability and success

The Athletic's David Ornstein reflects on Liverpool’s incredible title triumph, bringing you insight on how their owners turned a dream into reality.Stuart Webber, former Director of Recruitment at Anfield and now director of football at Norwich City, tells us about the hunger for success he witnessed first hand on Merseyside, with some great detail on John W Henry.From David's column column this week, hear how a top young player looks set to leave Arsenal.Also news on the future of Nathan Ake with our Bournemouth writer Peter Rutzler.And will Eric Dier be offered a new contract at Spurs? The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare will offer the latest on that and also the reasons behind a difficult relationship between Jose Mourinho and Tanguy Ndombele.Right now The  Athletic is free for 30 days, bringing you the very best football writing around, covering you until the end of the season just go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman  to sign up 
30/06/2043m 15s

Bonus Pod: Liverpool Are Champions

To celebrate Liverpool's title triumph we're offering 40% off a subscription to The Athletic. There will be a raft of Liverpool articles going out on the site over the next 7 days, including “Jordan Henderson’s Journey To The Title”, by Simon Hughes. Michael Cox will be releasing an article on the tactical innovations that transformed Liverpool. And Raf Honigstein will take an in-depth look into the mindset of the man who made it all happen, Jurgen Klopp.Go to www.theathletic.com/liverpoolpod to sign up for less than £3 a month  
26/06/2036m 17s

Inside Arteta's Arsenal & super agent on Bale future

The Athletic's David Ornstein is joined  by agent Jonathan Barnett to discuss what he expects to see from a very different transfer market and what the future holds for his clients including Gareth Bale. James McNicholas drops in to share notes on the work Mikel Arteta is doing to turn things round at Arsenal and potential transfer reinforcements.Our Manchester City writer Sam Lee provides a guide to Pep Guardiola’s new assistant and tells us why Leroy Sane is leaving the Etihad.And our man on the Aston Villa beat Gregg Evans gives an update on the future of Jack Grealish.To celebrate the return of the Premier League we're offering 40% off a subscription with The Athletic for a limited time only. Go to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman  to sign up for less than £3 a month  
23/06/2038m 50s

Football is back! The Premier League Preview Show

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17/06/2033m 20s

Premier League Countdown - Watford

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16/06/2019m 26s

Brendon Batson on turning words into action & Pogba may not start on return

Brendon Batson shares some powerful views with The Athletic's David Ornstein on how football can help bring about meaningful change in the fight against racism. Manchester United writer Laurie Whitewell explains why Paul Pogba is unlikely to start against Tottenham on Friday night and the importance of the next two months for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And The Athletic's Jack Pitt Brooke will detail how Premier League football will be a very different experience for everyone involved as we all adjust to the ‘new normal’ .To read their work and plenty more as we build-up to the return of Premier League and EFL action make sure you subscribe and download The Athletic app if you haven’t already and right now you can enjoy a 40% discount by heading to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman
16/06/2043m 21s

Premier League Countdown - Wolves

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15/06/2018m 20s

Premier League Countdown - West Ham United

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15/06/2023m 24s

Premier League Countdown - Southampton

Adam Leventhal hosts a brand new podcast series from The Athletic, counting down to the return of the Premier League, with every episode focusing on a different team...In this episode Adam Leventhal is talking Southampton with The Athletic's Carl Anka. They discuss the decision to give Ralph Hassenhuttl a new four-year contract, whether lockdown will make it difficult for the players to play their usual pressing game, and whether empty stadiums might help the Saints finally improve their terrible home record.Sign up to The Athletic here for access to our unrivalled West Ham coverage and get a 30 day free trial just in time for the return of the Premier League
14/06/2014m 59s

Premier League Countdown - Spurs

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14/06/2021m 38s

Premier League Countdown - Sheffield United

Adam Leventhal hosts a brand new podcast series from The Athletic, counting down to the return of the Premier League, with every episode focusing on a different team... In this episode, Richard Sutcliffe, The Athletic's dedicated Sheffield United correspondent, joins Adam to reflect on a remarkable maiden year back in 'The Big Time' and discuss whether or not there's a ceiling for Wilder's men? Plus, how Billy Sharp went the extra mile for his teammates during lockdown and some of the players both England & rival PL clubs will be keeping a close eye on.
13/06/2013m 37s

Premier League Countdown - Norwich City

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13/06/2017m 47s

Premier League Countdown - Newcastle

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12/06/2022m 10s

Premier League Countdown - Manchester United

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12/06/2016m 58s

Premier League Countdown - Manchester City

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11/06/2018m 44s

Premier League Countdown - Liverpool

Adam Leventhal hosts a brand new podcast series from The Athletic, counting down to the return of the Premier League, with every episode focusing on a different team... In this episode, The Athletic's Liverpool writers, Simon Hughes and James Pearce are alongside him to talk about the prospect of clinching a first top-flight title in 30 years... behind closed doors. Plus, how Klopp & his squad will react to missing out on striker Timo Werner, as well as, the Merseyside Derby - which WILL take place at Goodison Park after all.
11/06/2021m 53s

Premier League Countdown - Leicester City

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10/06/2016m 34s

Premier League Countdown - Everton

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10/06/2024m 48s

Premier League Countdown - Crystal Palace

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09/06/2019m 34s

Andy Cole opens up on racism & Arsene Wenger on football's role in society

The Athletic's  David Ornstein is joined by one of the leading strikers in Premier League history as Andy Cole opens up on the issue of racism in football and the wider world.Amy Lawrence discusses her exclusive interview with Arsene Wenger with words from the man himself.The Athletic's Liverpool writer James Pearce details why Timo Werner is not on his way to Anfield. To read their work and plenty more as we build-up to the return of Premier League, EFL, Spanish and Italian football, make sure you subscribe and download The Athletic app if you haven’t already - access is free for 30 days by going to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman
09/06/2052m 6s

Premier League Countdown - Chelsea

Adam Leventhal hosts a brand new podcast series from The Athletic, counting down to the return of the Premier League, with every episode focusing on a different team.In this episode Adam is talking Chelsea with The Athletic's Liam Twomey. They discuss how the impending arrival of Timo Werner will affect Abraham & Giroud, the other players who could be on their way out the door after these 9 games, and whether 4th place is the priority or the pursuit of a trophy could still be a realistic goal this season.Sign up to The Athletic here for access to Liam Twomey's unrivalled Chelsea coverage and get a 30 day free trial
08/06/2019m 44s

Premier League Countdown - Burnley

Adam Leventhal hosts a brand new podcast series from The Athletic, counting down to the return of the Premier League, with every episode focusing on a different team.In this episode we look at Burnley with The Athletic's Andy Jones. They discuss the remaining ambition for Sean Dyche's side this season with safety secured, plus they look at the future of Joe Hart, the progress of Dwight McNeil and ponder just how loud Dyche will be in those empty stadiums.Sign up to The Athletic now for access to Andy Jones' unrivalled coverage of Burnley and also get the best football writing across the Premier League. Head to theathletic.co.uk/ornsteinandchapman for a 30 day free trial.
08/06/2020m 33s

Werner to Chelsea: The Inside Story

The Athletic's Adam Leventhal hosts a special bonus podcast to bring you the inside story of how Chelsea have landed Timo Werner from Bundesliga side RB Leipzig so long a transfer target for Liverpool. Adam is joined by Athletic’s football correspondent David Ornstein, German football writer Rafa Honigstein and Liam Twomey who covers Chelsea. Details include how calls with Frank Lampard helped convince Werner to choose Chelsea, how his Liverpool dream wasn’t possible in the timeframe and how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was also an option for Chelsea. Liam, David and Rafa have contributed to an incredibly detailed piece on this Werner story that you can read over on The Athletic now, If you’re not already a subscriber, you can sign up right now and take advantage of our 30-Day Free Trial by going to www.theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman to enjoy the best football writing anywhere, just as the season makes its return.
05/06/2030m 49s

Premier League Countdown - Brighton

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04/06/2013m 8s

Premier League Countdown - Bournemouth

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04/06/2019m 17s

Premier League Countdown - Aston Villa

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03/06/2016m 41s

Premier League Countdown - Arsenal

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03/06/2023m 47s

Pogba not first choice for Real Madrid & Fabrice Muamba on Sancho protest

The Athletic's David Ornstein is joined by our Spanish football writer Dermot Corrigan to discuss why Paul Pogba is unlikely to move to Spain this summer, shares notes on how La Liga has handled their own Project Restart and reveals why Mauricio Pochettino believes he is one of the Premier League's most influential coaches. Fabrice Muamba, former Premier League midfielder now an executive at the PFA joins us to share his insight on what the players are feeling ahead of football’s return and shares his thoughts on Jadon Sancho's powerful message of solidarity towards those protesting against the killing of George Floyd. The Athletic's Matt Slater shares his notes on the EFL's plans for the Championship to return on June 20 and why some clubs feel it is too soon.
02/06/2041m 51s

Premier League to restart on June 17th - All you need to know

The Athletic's David Ornstein, Matt Slater & Adam Leventhal bring you a special update on the latest news surrounding the Premier League's announcement that top-flight football will return on Wednesday June 17th, with details from the lengthy meeting that took place on Thursday where clubs thrashed out the latest steps in Project Restart  
28/05/2031m 45s

How the Glazers run United plus Arsenal & Project Restart mailbag

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26/05/2047m 20s

Sancho & Werner transfer update plus Premier League plans surprise inspections

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19/05/2054m 46s

Future of Football: Does football take the fans for granted?

Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's George Caulkin, Andy Mitten and Liam Twomey to look at the relationship between football and the fans.  Do clubs take the loyalty of their supporters for granted? Is the matchday experience as good as it could be? How is the nature of being a fan changing? Has the influence of social media been a positive or negative influence on the way we support our teams?  All this discussed and more on the Future of FootballSubscribe to The Athletic here and get a 90 day free trial
15/05/2058m 13s

Sean Dyche On The Return Of Football - Exclusive

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12/05/2053m 4s

Future of Football: Why would anyone want to own a football club?

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08/05/201h 3m

Exclusive: club doctors' email to Premier League revealed

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05/05/2018m 40s

Players unsure of return & United change approach on Director of Football

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05/05/2041m 15s

Future of Football: Growing the Women's Game

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01/05/2047m 42s

De Bruyne - Exclusive Interview

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28/04/2039m 32s

Player of the Year: The Shortlist

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24/04/2040m 44s

The *Unofficial* Team Of The Year

As The Athletic gears up for Awards Night this Sunday, host Adam Leventhal assembles a panel of writers to discuss who should make it into our Premier League Team Of The Year! ... Reckon they're close?
23/04/2035m 16s

Most Underrated Player: The Shortlist

Host Adam Leventhal brings you a bonus O&C podcast, all about the 6 names on The Athletic shortlist for 'Most Underrated Player'... Senior Writer Dom Fifield, Southampton reporter Carl Anka & Leicester correspondent Rob Tanner present their arguments.
22/04/2036m 43s

Newcastle Takeover, Arteta Targets Defender & Young Player Award Shortlist

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21/04/2048m 21s

Future of Football: The EFL and its fight for survival

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17/04/201h 9m

Arsenal players reject wage cuts & Phil Bardsley interview

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14/04/2049m 29s

The Future of Football: The World Cup

Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, Raphael Honigstein and Ed Malyon to look at the future of the mother of all football tournaments - the FIFA World Cup. Will Qatar hosting in winter and the expansion to 48 teams in 2026 ruin the World Cup as we know and love it? With yet more allegations of corruption surfacing can we really take the tournament seriously anymore? Or will the World Cup continue to unite people and nations despite the controversy and critics?
10/04/2053m 9s

Revealed and explained: the ‘terrible’ state of Premier League clubs’ finances

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08/04/2031m 26s

Liverpool owners U-turn & exclusive insight on Premier League player meeting

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07/04/2050m 29s

The Future of Football: Broadcasting and the multi-billion pound bubble

Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's David Ornstein, Matt Slater and Ed Malyon for a look at how broadcasters and the billions they pour into the game will emerge from this period of uncertainty, how reliant the clubs are upon them, whether the Premier League are ready to innovate to safeguard their future by going direct to consumers, and how all of the above may effect our community clubs lower down the pyramid
03/04/2048m 5s

Inside Liverpool's academy, Bielsa contract, & Steven Reid on Gilmour

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31/03/2058m 44s

The Future of Football: The Premier League's Big Six

In a brand new show brought to you by The Athletic Mark Chapman is joined by David Ornstein, George Caulkin and Ed Malyon to discuss the current state of football, debate some of the biggest issues affecting our favourite sport, and hopefully work out how it could be improved upon its return.We start with the Premier League, and in particular the so-called big six.  Has the league created a powerbase that enables them to totally dominate? Nearly two thirds of the teams are now left to battle it out to avoid the drop and the subsequent financial oblivion, so what can be done to make the league more competitive and equal?   
27/03/2056m 3s

Players face wage deferrals & the sorry tale of Ronaldinho

The Athletic's Mark Chapman, David Ornstein & Matt Slater discuss the latest detail they have from inside the game in reaction to the coronavirus pandemic. Hear how players now broadly accept the idea of playing behind closed doors and understand the role they can play in the community. David also reveals that many players are open to wage deferrals whilst players lower down the pyramid are being supported by the PFA. Meanwhile, The Athletic's Jack Lang tells the tragic story of Ronaldinho, the Brazilian legend who spent his 40th birthday in jail.
24/03/2045m 22s

Pogba new contract possible & why Euro 2020 will move

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16/03/2043m 7s

Could Liverpool clinch the title in an empty stadium?

The Athletic's David Ornstein, Mark Chapman & Matt Slater discuss how the Coronavirus could effect football clubs at all levels, from Liverpool lifting the Premier League trophy in an empty stadium to the possibility of lower league clubs folding and the Italian league being cancelled all together. The Athletic's Tim Spiers adds to David's story on Wolves’ pursuit of a new sporting director and how they seem to have got things so right at Molineux. Meanwhile, Matt details how Birmingham City have got things badly wrong. Plus David has news on an international call up for Chelsea’s young starlet Billy Gilmour and the future of Ainsley Maitland-Niles at Arsenal.
10/03/2053m 1s

Why Haaland turned down United & bonus for Aubameyang & Arsenal stars

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03/03/2047m 48s

Damien Comolli on why he signed Jordan Henderson, his regret over Suarez racism case & why Daniel Levy deserves a statue at Spurs

In an exclusive interview the former Liverpool & Tottenham Sporting Director Damien Comolli speaks to The Athletic's David Ornstein and they cover: Why he signed Jordan Henderson and how the signing played a part in him eventually being sackedHis regret at how he and Liverpool handled the Suarez racism caseWhy Spurs should erect a statue of Daniel LevyWhat Mourinho needs to do to avoid it all ending in tears at SpursWhat it was like inside Liverpool on the day they sold Torres and signed Carroll & SuarezWhy Man Utd need a sporting director and an improved football structureWhy Arsenal got it wrong hiring Emery and the challenges that Arteta faces going forwardWhy he thinks Man City are in trouble and could be facing a player exodus if the Champions League ban is upheldPlus he lifts the lid on his recent time at Fenerbahce in Turkey and why he had to leave the club
27/02/2059m 52s

England watch Dortmund starlet, Guendouzi trouble & VAR apology

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25/02/2049m 55s

Man City's war with UEFA & Premier League 'Netflix' to launch

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18/02/2056m 12s

Exclusive: Interview with PFA CEO Gordon Taylor

In an exclusive interview, Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Football Correspondent David Ornstein speak to the CEO of the Professional Footballers' Association Gordon Taylor about a range of issues affecting the game, the professional players he represents and the organisation he leads. Topics discussed included; his salary, the winter break, the plight of clubs such as Bury & Bolton, dementia and head injuries, recent incidents of racism towards players and how long he intends to stay in his job. Subscribe to The Athletic for ad-free podcasts and get a 40% discount theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman
13/02/2053m 47s

Exclusive: Danny Ings On England & Chris Hughton On Management

Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Football Correspondent David Ornstein sit down with Chris Hughton to discuss how the role of a top level manager has evolved, recent job offers, his surprise with how it ended at Brighton and what a manager does when out of work. In an exclusive, David speaks to the Premier League's hottest striker - Danny Ings - about his chances of playing for England at Euro 2020. Subscribe to The Athletic for ad-free podcasts and get a 40% discount theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman
11/02/2044m 26s

How did Ighalo end up at Utd, who's impressing Arteta, and is there transfer tension at Palace?

The Athletic's David Ornstein gives Mark Chapman the inside track on how Manchester United went from flirting with Josh King only to end up with Odion Ighalo on deadline day. There is also an update from inside Arsenal including detail on what Arteta is doing to unite the squad, the players that have made the best impression on their new boss so far, and some insight into their evolving relationships with 'super agents'. We're also joined by The Athletic's Dominic Fifield for an in-depth look at Crystal Palace and their frustrating transfer window which included a deadline day dalliance with Jarrod Bowen and an ill-fated pursuit of West Brom's Nathan Ferguson.
04/02/2039m 6s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - The Window is CLOSED!

Adam Leventhal wraps up all the big headlines from one of the most eventful and surprising Deadline Day's in recent memory. To catch up with all of today's Deadline Day hourly podcast updates, featuring in-depth discussions about Manchester United, Newcastle, Tottenham and more; use the promo code 'transferpod' for a 40% discount and subscribe to The Athletic.
31/01/203m 15s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - What to expect on Deadline Day

It's Deadline Day and Adam Leventhal checks in with David Ornstein to find out exactly which clubs he'll be keeping a close eye on... Remember, all-day from 9AM up until the close of the window, Athletic subscribers will receive an HOURLY podcast update from Adam and our network of reporters across the UK and beyond! You can still subscribe to The Athletic for a 40% discount by using the promo code 'transferpod'
31/01/203m 56s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Thursday 30th January

1. Liverpool transfers that never happened - 1:522. How much is Richarlison worth? - 6:503. Wolves latest - 9:204. Can Bruno stand the heat? - 10:25
30/01/2018m 18s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Wednesday 29th January

1. Bruno Fernandes breakthrough - 00:012. Ed Woodward & protests - 6:403. Pablo Mari - 9:504. Steven Bergwijn - 14:305. Takeover at St James Park? - 15:406. In Other News - 20:10
29/01/2024m 39s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Tuesday 28th January

Jacqui Oatley is joined by The Athletic's Norwich writer Michael Bailey and West Brom writer Steve Madeley, to discuss how two clubs, separated by only one place in the football league pyramid, have approached the January transfer window... Plus updates on Giovani Lo Celso at Spurs, Fernandinho's future at Manchester City and movement at West Ham.
28/01/2019m 19s

Leeds Hold Off Man United To Signing & Newcastle Takeover Update

The Athletic's Football Correspondent David Ornstein exclusively reveals to Mark Chapman how Manchester United's enquiry to sign Kévin Augustin was too late and not strong enough to see off Leeds United's bid for the player. There is also an update on United's pursuit of Bruno Fernandes and other targets. A new name is linked to the proposed takeover at Newcastle and The Athletic's Liam Twomey joins the podcast to outline how Roman Abramovich continues to have the final say at Chelsea and why he is likely to remain in place as the club's owner. In the final week of the January window, David provides updates on possible transfers involving Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham.
28/01/2042m 28s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Monday 27th January

1. Edinson Cavani - 00:012. Where does the blame lie? - 5:203. Fallen Angel Gomes - 8:404. Bruno Fernandes update - 12:305. Raul Jimenez? - 17:006. Pablo Mari - 19:507. Eriksen out Bergwijn in? - 21:508. Daniel Sturridge - 23:25
27/01/2025m 43s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Friday 24th January

Can players ever get their dream move just by being nice?... Adam Leventhal is joined by The Athletic's senior writers Stuart James and Dominic Fifield to shed some light on the lengths players/agents will go to engineer moves away in the transfer window... Robbie Savage downing tools, Arsene Wenger's change of heart and more... Plus, will Liverpool be forced into the market by Sadio Mane's injury, have Leeds finally found a striker and The Athletic's Kieran Theivam reflects on deadline day in the Women's Super League yesterday.
24/01/2031m 39s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Thursday 23rd January

Adam Leventhal quizzes The Athletic's Leicester writer Rob Tanner on the club's plans for life after Jamie Vardy! Find out how their recruitment has changed since that fairytale title-winning season and if the Foxes are prepared for a summer of interest in breakthrough stars like James Maddison and Wilfred N'Didi... Plus, could Dimitri Payet really be on his way back to West Ham, is Danny Rose leaving Spurs this month AND David Ornstein on Arsenal!
23/01/2025m 59s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Wednesday 22nd January

1. A Sterling saga soon? - 00:012. Leroy Sane and Bayern Munich - 4:003. Why does it take so long?! - 6:00 4. In other transfer news - 12:005. Classic transfer sagas - 16:15
22/01/2026m 48s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Tuesday 21st January

1. Wacky contract clauses - 00:012. Life after Zaha? - 14:103. In other news - 17:404. Chris Wilder still rides the bus - 20:33
21/01/2027m 18s

Exclusive: Man United Target Striker & What Has Changed at West Ham?

The Athletic's Football Correspondent David Ornstein sits down with Mark Chapman and reveals the striker Manchester United are keen to sign this window. The Athletic's Sam Lee & Roshane Thomas join the podcast to discuss John Stones' future at City and examine what ten years under the stewardship of David Sullivan and David Gold has brought to West Ham United. There is also background on Arsenal's pursuit of PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa.
21/01/2038m 48s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Monday 20th January

1. Daniel & Jose - 00:012. Fernandes to City? - 13:103. Striker search - 14:004. Phil Hay on Leeds - 14:30
20/01/2022m 41s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Friday 17th January

1. Derby & Rooney1:20 -2. 'In Other News'12:00 -3. The WSL Transfer window14:20 -4. Ashley Young and Bruno Fernandes19:00 -
17/01/2021m 21s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - David Ornstein special

1. How to source a transfer story1:20 -2. WhatsApp7:20 -3. The European transfer window10:00 -4. Timo Werner latest18:30 -5. FIFA Loan System20:00 -6. Bournemouth in trouble23:00 -7. Ornstein answers your Arsenal questions27:30 -
16/01/2032m 47s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Wednesday 15th January

Adam Leventhal is live from The Athletic HQ to bring you the latest on Gedson Fernandes' move to Tottenham... Find out why Norwich aren't spending despite being rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and what Arteta's arrival could mean for the futures of Lacazette and Aubameyang at Arsenal. Plus, how much would Danny Ings cost this month, is Zaha staying at Selhurst Park AND find out what The Athletic Newsroom is really like in January!
15/01/2031m 4s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Tuesday 14th January

Will John Stones be reunited with Mikel Arteta at Arsenal? Why doesn't anyone want Jarrod Bowen and where is the Chelsea starlet Conor Gallagher heading this month? Jacqui Oatley brings you right up to speed on all the big stories of the day... Jacqui is also joined by The Athletic's North-East football writer George Caulkin for a fascinating insight into the pitfalls of the January transfer window.
14/01/2028m 29s

Raiola Eyes Rashford, Fernandes latest & No England return for Vardy

The Athletic's David Ornstein & Mark Chapman are joined by Leicester City writer Rob Tanner to explain why an England return for Jamie Vardy won’t happen & how the club's transfer strategy with star names including James Maddison will play out. The Athletic's Manchester United writer Laurie Whitwell brings detail on United's pursuit of Bruno Fernandes and insight into the workings of super agent Mino Raiola - could he be adding Marcus Rashford to his talent roster?
14/01/2038m 56s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Monday 13th January

Jacqui Oatley is joined by The Athletic's Wolverhampton Wanderers writer Tim Spiers to investigate how the club's special relationship with 'super-agent' Jorge Mendes really works... Plus, transfer updates from Spurs, Southampton, Newcastle and West Ham.
13/01/2024m 59s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Friday 10th January

Danny Cowley interview - 00:01In Other News - 13:00Spurs coping without Kane - 16:00
10/01/2028m 5s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Thursday 9th January

Updates from Newcastle, Brighton and Arsenal - 12.10
09/01/2027m 14s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Wednesday 8th January

Latest from Manchester United - 10:50Latest from Leeds - 16:40Latest from Everton - 18:30Latest from Aston Villa - 21:00Adam answers your Watford questions - 22:00
08/01/2025m 27s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Are Man City panicking?

In other news - 5:40Behind the scenes at the Etihad - 8:50
07/01/2017m 46s

Liverpool cool on Sancho & Pep's transfer targets

The Athletic's David Ornstein reveals a list of players on Manchester City's radar that includes the Tottenham midfielder Harry Winks. In conversation with Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Dominic Fifield, David also answers questions about the changes Mikel Arteta is already making at Arsenal and where he thinks Norwich City's Tod Cantwell could end up next.
07/01/2041m 0s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Winks to Man Utd & Villa's striker search

In the first episode of The Athletic Transfer Daily Jacqui Oatley is joined by The Athletic's Manchester United writer Laurie Whitwell for insight into Utd's pursuit of Tottenham's Harry Winks, they also discuss the future of Jesse Lingard after the England midfielder recently joined up with super agent Mino Raiola. The Athletic's Aston Villa writer Gregg Evans also gives us the very latest on injury-hit Aston Villa's search for a striker to replace the stricken Wesley. 
06/01/2026m 31s

The Athletic Transfer Daily - Trailer

Good news! From the 6th January on this feed as well as the regular Ornstein & Chapman podcast you'll also get The Athletic Transfer Daily Our hosts Jacqui Oatley, Adam Leventhal & Caroline Barker will be joined by The Athletic's team of writers from across the country to bring you the very latest news & insight into all the goings on during the January transfer window
31/12/197m 59s

Arteta's first steps & bulletproof Ed

The Athletic's David Ornstein joins Mark Chapman to deliver exclusive background into Arteta's appointment, what the players think and reveals a new name in the frame to join him at Arsenal. The Athletic's Adam Crafton drops in to discuss Ed Woodward's position as Manchester United's CEO and why they still haven't appointed a director of football at Old Trafford.
24/12/1933m 8s

BONUS POD: Arteta Latest

The Athletic's David Ornstein brings you the very latest as Mikel Arteta holds talks with Arsenal about succeeding Unai Emery as manager. Listen to the full interview with David on The Athletic's Arsenal podcast Handbrake Off.
17/12/197m 31s

An insight into the mind of Mesut Ozil

The Athletic's David Ornstein joins Mark Chapman to bring you an insight into the mind of Mesut Ozil after the Arsenal star's latest brush with unwanted headlines, we also get details of Jurgen Klopp’s new contract at Liverpool with insight from Simon Hughes, we hear from Rafa Benitez about a possible return to the Premier League and The Athletic's Dominic Fifield shares what he knows about Chelsea transfer targets now their ban has been lifted.
17/12/1935m 32s

Ferguson's future as Everton boss and who is the front runner for Arsenal?

The Athletic's David Ornstein joins Mark Chapman to examine where Everton go next and what the future holds for interim boss Duncan Ferguson. Oliver Kay is also in the studio to discuss the rise of British managers in the Premier League  and  David names who he sees as the front runner for the Arsenal job. Subscribe to The Athletic now and get a  40% discount by going to  theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman 
10/12/1936m 45s

Who sacked Emery & what's the Arsenal succession plan?

 The Athletic's  David Ornstein joins Mark Chapman to deliver unparalleled insight into the sacking of Unai Emery and who will be the next Arsenal manager.  The Athletic's Sam Lee is also in the studio to discuss the possibility of Mikel Arteta heading to the Emirates and to give his thoughts on the mood music surrounding  Manchester City & Pep Guardiola.  The Athletic's Watford writer Adam Leventhal brings the very latest from Watford following his exclusive on the dismissal  of Quique Sanchez Flores. Subscribe to The Athletic using the special promo code UKPOD and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes.SIGN UP NOW: http://theathletic.com/ukpod
03/12/1942m 12s

Why Levy swapped Poch for Mourinho - plus the latest on futures of Xhaka, Emery, Silva & Sancho

Mark Chapman & The Athletic's David Ornstein bring exclusive insight into the week's biggest football stories, including Pochettino's exit and Mourinho's arrival at Spurs, Jadon Sancho's growing unrest at Dortmund and Manchester United's search for a striker. All this plus the latest on the futures of Arsenal boss Unai Emery, his captain Granit Xhaka, and Everton's Marco Silva.TIMINGS02:00 - What other moves could Pochettino's departure trigger?04:00 - Is Quique Sanchez Flores really on the brink at Watford?07:00 - Why did Daniel Levy go for Mourinho and why did he decide to get rid of Pochettino?10:00 - What role did the agents Pini Zahavi & Jorge Mendes play in the Mourinho deal?12:30 - Were the Spurs players consulted throughout the whole situation?15:00 - Will Man Utd renew their interest in Poch? (with The Athletic's Laurie Whitwell)17:00 - Are Man Utd interested in Erling Haarland, and could Raiola complicate things?21:00 - Why is Jadon Sancho unhappy at Dortmund and where could he move to?24:00 - Latest on the future of Unai Emery at Arsenal27:30 - The Athletic's Patrick Boyland with the latest on Marco Silva's future32:00 - How active will Spurs be in the transfer window?37:00 - Latest on the future of Granit Xhaka at Arsenal39:00 - Has the atmosphere at Arsenal reached boiling point?Subscribe to The Athletic using the special promo code UKPOD and receive 40% off! Also, subscribers will have access to exclusive episodes.SIGN UP NOW: http://theathletic.com/ukpod
26/11/1945m 45s

The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast - Trailer

Each Tuesday Mark Chapman and The Athletic's David Ornstein will bring you exclusive and original football stories and interviews, offering agenda setting insight from inside the game, not just from David but also our unrivalled team of writers from across The AthleticDon't forget to subscribe to the Athletic to hear this show and many more. You can sign up and get a 40% discount NOW by using the promo code UKPOD 
19/11/194m 4s
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