Three Players and a Podcast

Three Players and a Podcast

By Sky Sports

Be part of the ultimate dressing room conversation. Three Players and a Podcast brings together Arsenal and Scotland's Jen Beattie with Everton and England's Izzy Christiansen and former England international Rachel Yankey, to share their unique stories about life in the game.

Episodes

The one about hard goodbyes, million pound players and making a manager!

Jen Beattie, Rachel Yankey and Izzy Christiansen are back, but this time in the Arsenal dugout at the Emirates, as we say goodbye to Jen as she ventures off to America. We also chat about some of the players she'll be playing with at Bay FC, following the club signing Racheal Kundananji for a world record fee, and we question what it takes to be a manager in the WSL.
20/02/24·31m 49s

The one where Jen moves to the States!

An emergency podcast today, to talk all things Jen Beattie and her move to the NWSL, after signing for Bay FC.
02/02/24·13m 16s

The one where we answer your questions! (Part Two)

Jen Beattie, Izzy Christiansen and Rachel Yankey are back for part two of their special Q&A episode, this time talking all things, aisle seats, dinner parties and more!
31/01/24·18m 55s

The one where we answer your questions! (Part One)

Izzy Christiansen, Rachel Yankey and Jen Beattie are here for a special Q&A episode, where they answer your questions that you sent in, and have a good old laugh along the way!
29/01/24·27m 40s

The one about combos, youngsters and secrets with Karen Carney!

Jen Beattie and Rachel Yankey are joined by Karen Carney this week, to discuss some of the best player manager combinations in football, what it's like to play as and with the young players coming through the ranks, and how hard is it to keep secrets in football!
18/01/24·30m 15s

The one where we pick our all-time top three WSL forwards!

We're back for the final part of our top three all-time players in the WSL and this time we're looking at the front-line, and of course we are still joined by the one and only Gabby George.
15/01/24·18m 33s

The one where we pick our all-time top three WSL midfielders!

Listen to the second episode of our all-time WSL top three's, where this time Gabby George, Jen Beattie and Izzy Christiansen pick their best midfielders!
07/01/24·24m 34s

The one where we pick our all-time top three WSL defenders with Gabby George!

Special guest Gabby George steps in for Rachel Yankey, as the players debate and discuss their top three all-time WSL defenders. Who will make the cut?
29/12/23·20m 39s

The one about staying or going, form and bucket lists!

Jen Beattie, Izzy Christiansen and Rachel Yankey dive into another set of fascinating topics in the women's game, including what players consider when they are in demand, how you know when you're in good form, and what is on the top of their bucket lists!
15/12/23·34m 8s

The one with Mary's mindset, penalties and memories!

Izzy Christiansen, Rachel Yankey and Jen Beattie are back for another cracking episode of Three Players and a Podcast, where they chat about mindsets following England missing out on an Olympic place, the dreaded penalties and the moment they knew that they couldn't live without football!
08/12/23·31m 3s

The one with Kim Little, retired legends and another Rachel Yankey mic drop!

Rachel Yankey and Jen Beattie are joined by Kim Little for another episode of Three Players and a Podcast to discuss Kim’s new role as ambassador for The Second Half; a programme which offers skills, training and support to professional female footballers playing at the elite level in England and Spain. The three also share their experiences of bidding farewell to a manager after Emma Hayes’ Chelsea departure announcement. As well as discussing who they would have dreamed to have played with amongst the retired phenomenon’s in Women’s football.
22/11/23·25m 41s

The one with Jill Scott, Anita Asante and Ellen White!

Three players turn into six players this week as Jen, Izzy and Rach speak to the newest WSL Hall of Fame inductees and talk about their iconic celebrations, defining moments, and what it's like to be recognised as WSL legends.
15/11/23·26m 17s

The one about stylists, brick walls and roomies!

Rachel Yankey, Jen Beattie and Izzy Christiansen are back with another episode of Three Players and a Podcast, where this week they touch on adapting styles of football going between club and international teams, their favourite centre-back pairings, and what they were like as roommates on international duty!
06/11/23·36m 49s

The Halloween one about scary grounds, trophies and legends, and life's a bench!

The three players are back with a halloween special to talk about the most feared grounds in women's football, what it takes to be a legend and whether or not you need trophies, and all things bench life!
27/10/23·25m 43s

The one about Black History Month, Beth is back and greatest comebacks!

Jen Beattie, Rachel Yankey and Izzy Christiansen are back, talking about the importance of representation and celebration during Black History Month, the emotional return of Beth Mead and her journey back, as well as discussing their favourite footballing comebacks.
19/10/23·31m 36s

The one about returning to old clubs, sweaty kits and footballing icks!

The three players, Izzy Christiansen, Rachel Yankey and Jen Beattie are back for their second episode of the new season, where they discuss what it's like going back to their old clubs, all things kits and their worst footballing icks!
04/10/23·24m 58s

The one where Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Katie McCabe joined us at Arsenal's media day!

Jen Beattie, Izzy Christiansen and Rachel Yankey go behind-the-scenes at Arsenal media day, chatting to some very special guests, talking all things pre-season and their predictions for the upcoming WSL season.
26/09/23·37m 1s

The one about England's World Cup final, what next and celebrating all things women's football!

Jen Beattie and Izzy Christiansen are back for another World Cup episode, with a very special guest, Jamaica and Tottenham's Becky Spencer. They celebrate the phenomenon that has been the Women's World Cup, what is next for the game, and of course, England's historical World Cup Final.
18/08/23·36m 55s

The one all about the World Cup!

We're back for a Three Players and Podcast World Cup Special! We talk about what it's like going into a major tournament, our predictions, and what can still be done to even the playing field.
07/07/23·40m 31s

The one about long goodbyes, perfect endings and simply the best

Caroline Barker is back with Izzy Christiansen, Jen Beattie and Rachel Yankey, for the final episode of Three Players and a Podcast this WSL season. This week we have a big annoucement, our very own little awards ceremony, and a celebration of just how good the WSL has been this year.
25/05/23·24m 48s

The one about celebrations, commiserations and contracts!

Rachel Yankey, Jen Beattie and Izzy Christiansen are back with another exciting episode in which they discuss how they get over tough defeats, contracts lengths and why they're often not made public, and some of their best (and worst) celebrations they've done over the years.
19/05/23·32m 42s

The one about set piece specialists, comebacks and 'a game of two halves'

Jen Beattie is back alongside Izzy Christiansen and Rachel Yankey to talk all things set-piece specialists, best comebacks and game management techniques, and we quiz them on some of the classic football clichés.
05/05/23·31m 5s

The one with footballing legend Kelly Smith, super subs and ACLs

We are joined this week by special guest, footballing royalty Kelly Smith, with Izzy Christiansen and Rachel Yankey to discuss who are the best to come off the bench and change a game, as well as the prominent issue of ACL injuries in the women's game. We finish off with a Q&A with Kelly Smith and look back at her magnificent career.
26/04/23·32m 29s

The one about international breaks, bright young things and 'the real deal'!

The three players are back together again for a fascinating chat about how they spend their time on international breaks, how they first got into the game and how they knew they'd made it. They also discuss how the game is progressing, but how it still has a way to go to make it accessible for all girls up and down the country.
19/04/23·32m 10s

The one about nights under the lights, injuries and leaders!

Izzy Christiansen, Jen Beattie and Rachel Yankey are back with another episode of Three Players and a Podcast, off the back of Jen's Champions League triumph! They talk all things Europe, the mental implications of a big injury, and pick their top leaders in the women's game.
06/04/23·43m 32s

The one about the Kardashian Arsenal fans, derbies and all things goalkeepers!

We're back with another episode of Three Players and a Podcast, where Izzy Christiansen, Rachel Yankey and Jen Beattie discuss the latest news in the world of women's football; interaction with fans, women's football weekend derby clashes and the all important number one.
31/03/23·40m 25s

The one about inspirational women, maternity rights and successful coaching!

Jen Beattie, Rachel Yankey and Izzy Christiansen are back for another fun and gripping episode, where they reveal their inspiration from the Women's game, discuss the maternity rights brought in by the new legislation and what makes a successful coach.
09/03/23·31m 47s

The one about pre-match fish fingers, deception of referees and left-back, striker or both?

Jen Beattie, Rachel Yankey and Izzy Christiansen are back for another fun and gripping episode, where they tell-all about their pre-match rituals, discuss the fine process for deceiving a referee and what it's like to play out of position.
01/03/23·32m 48s

The one about punditry, what football can learn from the women's game, and all things stats!

The three players are back again, this time with a deeper look into the world of punditry, the aspects of the women's game that make it so special, and how can stats could be the future of footballing contract negotiations.
09/02/23·26m 54s

The one with Jen hanging up her Scotland boots, slippery pitches and Green Football Weekend

The three players are back for an exclusive insight into Jen Beattie's international retirement and her incredible career with Scotland. We also unravel what happened with WSL fixtures being called off due to frozen pitches, and look at what the players have done to help the planet ahead of Green Football Weekend.
02/02/23·34m 21s

The one about the GOAT, "tickets please" and all things title races

It's another episode of Three Players and a Podcast, and this week we debate, who is the GOAT of the women's game? Are the current WSL ticket prices sustainable, and are we undervaluing the women's game? And what's it like to be in a title race, and are they getting more competitive?
18/01/23·37m 1s

The one about January blues, menstrual cycles and rival clubs!

Caroline Barker leads the dream team of Izzy Christiansen, Jen Beattie and Rachel Yankey for another episode of Three Players and a Podcast. Following the return of the WSL following the Christmas break, we discuss getting back into the swing of things, as well as Leah Williamson's recent comments on the menstrual cycle, and how it affects players in the women's game. And following the headline-making moves of Bethany England and Jordan Nobbs, we look at the huge amount of support they recieved and how that differs to the men's game when a player moves to a rival club.
13/01/23·31m 45s

The one all about Christmas, the January transfer window, and skins or no skins?

Jen, Izzy and Rach are back for a festive Christmas special, with plenty of fascinating chats on who rocks the best training gear, who buys the best advent calendar, and who wants to play on boxing day? Tune in for the last episode of 2022!
17/12/22·23m 43s

The one about "Football Friends", Fame, and a Career in Refereeing?

Join us for another rollercoaster of a chat with Jen Beattie, Rachel Yankey and Izzy Christiansen, where we discuss selfies with the opposition, fame and what comes with it, and whether or not the players will be turning to a career in refereeing anytime soon!
09/12/22·34m 7s

The one about Jungle Jill, Player Overload and Home and Away!

Caroline, Jen, Izzy and Rachel discuss all things 'Jungle Jill' after her success on I'm A Celebrity, overloading of players and the ongoing debate whether we should have separate home and away sections in the women's game.
02/12/22·35m 7s

What is Three Players and a Podcast?

Join us for a podcast like no other. Arsenal's Jen Beattie, Everton's Izzy Christiansen and former Lioness Rachel Yankey dive deep into the hottest topics surrounding women's football right now, with plenty of surprises along the way.
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