Football Writers Podcast

Football Writers Podcast

By BT Sport

BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.

Episodes

Should fan-run clubs be part of football's survival plan?

As the Premier League ramps up to restart on June 20, Mike Calvin, Seb Stafford Bloor and Adrian Clarke look at the role fans can play in the future of the game. They also start to name their players to watch when, finally, the season resumes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/2051m 5s

Who is your football hero?

A special edition of the Football Writers' podcast, in which listeners choose their football heroes. Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke, and Seb Stafford Bloor go through the an A-Z of heroes from Alan Devonshire to Zico.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/05/2050m 20s

Is football management more insecure than ever?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor look at the financial and emotional challenges facing football managers, They also put Rangers' great Euro nights into the context of their current problems, and examine the future of the women's game.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/2049m 24s

Has the Bundesliga set a high bar for the Premier League?

Mike Calvin, Seb Stafford Bloor and Daniel Storey discuss football's new reality. Norwich captain Grant Hanley and Leicester's Hamza Choudhury give the players' perspective. Also: Football's Room 101 and the passing of the scouts' scout.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/2055m 23s

Is the Bundesliga the best league in which to develop young players?

Mike Calvin. Seb Stafford Bloor and Adrian Clarke look forward to the return of the Bundesliga, and examine the players to watch out for. Also : Manchester City in the Champions League, and the legacy of Euro 2016.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/2050m 25s

Will football's fallout include B teams in the EFL?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor explore further potential changes to the English game. They also discuss player welfare, the impending return of the Bundesliga, and consider the potential of England's starlets.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/2053m 12s

Despite the uncertainties, do England remain potential World Cup winners?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor discuss the future of the England team, manager Gareth Southgate, and the international game. They also assess Tottenham's great European nights, and whether Ronaldhino meant THAT goal against Davie Seaman at the 2002 World Cup.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/2051m 35s

Is the football pyramid under threat?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor consider football's nuclear options. They also discuss the myth of hero managers like Fabio Capello, and reveal the matches they cannot brings themselves to watch again.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/05/2049m 47s

Is the transfer market about to undergo a revolution?

Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor to plot the future of the transfer system. They also consider Mauricio Pochettino joining Newcastle, look back at Euro 2004, and assess Celtic’s great European nights.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2049m 35s

Is football in danger of coming back too soon?

Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke Seb Stafford Bloor to discuss the timing of football’s return. They also examine whether Phil Neville should be replaced immediately as manager of the Lionesses, and identify a potential Premier League manager of the season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/2052m 31s

What will football look like in the future?

Mike Calvin is joined by Seb Stafford Bloor and Adrian Clarke to look at how the game will be changed by the current crisis. They answer listeners’ questions, in addition to analysing Chelsea’s greatest European nights, and assessing Euro 96.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2050m 41s

Does football need heroes more than ever?

Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor to discuss their heroes, and the listeners’ personal favourites. Also features an in depth and highly personal look at Italia 90.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/2053m 50s

Time to stop taking fans for granted?

Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor to discuss fan engagement, the Newcastle takeover, managerial heavyweights, Arsenal’s European nights and Euro 92.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/2050m 34s

Does the transfer market have a viable future?

Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford to discuss how transfers will change, analyse the next batch of Premier League managers, and focus on the 2006 World Cup.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/2048m 31s

Players Together – a game changer?

Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford to discuss the players’ new charitable initiative, Liverpool’s greatest European matches, and the sliding doors moments of Mexico 86.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2048m 9s

Can football afford a lack of trust and solidarity?

Mike Calvin is joined by Seb Stafford Bloor and Adrian Clarke to discuss the latest developments, plus a look back at France’ 82 and the ABC of Premier League management.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2046m 45s

How will football emerge from its moral maze?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford discuss football’s future and its past, in the form of France 98 and great European nights involving Manchester United.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/2046m 35s

Too soon to decide football’s future?

With talk of contingency plans involving the restart of the Premier League with players in a quarantine camp, Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor to discuss football’s crisis strategy.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/2048m 4s

Can football be more than a game?

Mike Calvin is joined remotely by Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford-Bloor to gauge football’s impact in unprecedented times, from Bhutan to Stevenage, via Manchester United and Spurs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/03/2043m 54s

Football will just have to wait

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Tony Hodson who discuss the uncertain time football currently faces, and whether Liverpool lift the trophy in an empty stadium.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/03/2044m 35s

Another glorious European night for Liverpool?​

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss how the footballing theatre of Anfield will impact a big night in Liverpool's season. They also study the footballing philosophies of Klopp and Simeone, and take a look at Mourinho’s recent outspoken gripes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/2045m 15s

Are there doubts creeping in on Frank Lampard at Chelsea?

Mike Calvin, Alyson Rudd and Daniel Storey discuss the question marks surrounding Frank Lampard’s ability to get the best out of Chelsea, following recent results at the Bridge. The trio also analyse how Liverpool’s first league defeat may affect their approach to other competitions, and Jose Mourinho’s striking crisis at Spurs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/03/2044m 11s

Man City's season on the line in Madrid

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke, and Dominic Fifield discuss the upcoming Champions League knockout rounds with Manchester City travelling to Real Madrid with the shadow of their UEFA ban hanging over them. Chelsea host Bayern Munich, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi return to action in their ties.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/2044m 59s

A Battle for Football's future?

This week, Mike Calvin and his guests Darren Lewis and Tony Hodson discuss the fallout between Man City and Uefa, but who will come out on top; footballs governing authorities or the 'super' clubs?The trio also talk over the upcoming Champions League fixtures and challenges posed to the English clubs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/2048m 27s

Who's the 'best of the rest' this season?

With the title all but decided, Mike Calvin and guests Miguel Delaney and Andy Dillon discuss the best of the rest; could Wolves win a trophy and do Leicester look set on sticking in the top three?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/2045m 46s

Women's Football Podcast: Are Chelsea now the favourites for the WSL title?

Can Chelsea maintain their march to the title when they face Manchester United in the BT Sport WSL match this Sunday? Are Liverpool on the brink of relegation? The panel also discuss the influence and growth of women coaches in the game.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/2037m 57s

Are the cracks starting to appear on Guardiola’s City reign?

Was Jose’s win over Pep a masterclass or a stroke of luck? Can Liverpool entice Kylian Mbappe to join this summer? Have Chelsea blown their top four chances by not investing in the transfer market? The panel discuss the weekend’s major talking points and what lies ahead in the race for the top four and midweek FA Cup matches.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/2047m 29s

Has the magic of the FA Cup really disappeared?

This week, Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Tom Hopkinson as they discuss the oldest, national football competition in the world, the FA Cup. The panel also chat Manchester United, and the issues currently surrounding the club.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2049m 28s

Liverpool - the victory lap begins

Are we witnessing the start of a dynasty at Liverpool? Mike Calvin is joined by Alyson Rudd and Daniel Storey to discuss title formalities, and future domination.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2046m 29s

How far have Manchester United fallen behind Liverpool?

On this weeks Football Writers Podcast, Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Dominic Fifield assess the current state of Liverpool and Manchester United both on and off the pitch, as rivalries renew once again this weekend.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/2043m 0s

Is time up for Eddie Howe at Bournemouth?

This week on the Football Writers podcast, Mike Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis and Seb Stafford-Bloor who look at the issues which lie ahead for the sides at the bottom of the Premier League table as the pressure begins to mount on relegation threatened Bournemouth and their manager Eddie Howe.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2047m 53s

Dare to Dream: An FA Cup special.

Mike Calvin, John Cross and David Preece search for impending upsets in the third round of the FA Cup. West Ham, Southampton, Norwich and Chelsea under threat? The panel make their judgements, and name their eventual winners.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/01/2031m 40s

The Perfect Ten for BT Sport?

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and David Preece to discuss the New Year’s programme, and focus on the job prospects of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer at Manchester United. They also name their breakthrough player of the season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/1930m 7s

First Europe. Now the World.

Will Liverpool finally become champions of England in the Premier League era? Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and David Preece to discuss the building of a Super Club on Merseyside. Also features analysis of the challenges facing Carlo Ancelotti, Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/1932m 24s

Women’s Football Podcast: What’s next for women’s football?

After a breakthrough year, the Olympics beckon in 2020. Mike Calvin is joined by Suzy Wrack, Katie Whyatt and Kieran Theivam to discuss Team GB, and the rise of the WSL.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/12/1944m 45s

Liverpool? Man City? Barcelona? Who will win the 2019/20 Champions League?

Tony Hodson and Miguel Delaney join Mike Calvin following the draw for the last 16 of the Champions League. Together they consider Jürgen Klopp's place among Liverpool's greatest managers, discuss Manchester City's chances of overcoming Real Madrid and whether the time is right for Mikel Arteta to make the move into management at Arsenal.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/1945m 17s

Could Liverpool go the whole Premier League season unbeaten?

Mike Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis and Seb Stafford-Bloor to discuss Liverpool's firm grip on the Premier League title, Manchester United's blistering victory at rivals City, and the chances of all four English teams reaching the Champions League knockout stage.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/1952m 48s

Is Ljungberg the right man to succeed Emery at Arsenal?

Mike Calvin, John Cross and David Preece discuss Arsenal's managerial options and look ahead to the midweek Premier League fixtures as Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/1948m 16s

Is José Mourinho a changed man?

Adrian Clarke and Dominic Fifield join Mike Calvin to discuss Tottenham's decision to replace Mauricio Pochettino with José Mourinho, and how the future looks for the North London club with the 'Humble One' at the helm.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/1947m 16s

How do Spurs move forward?

Mike Calvin, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Andy Dillon look ahead to the London derby between West Ham and Spurs this weekend with both managers under pressure. The panel also assess England’s final Euro 2020 qualifiers and look at the club sides benefiting from the England setup.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/1945m 25s

Women's Football Podcast: Phil Neville: Is it time to get behind England’s struggling coach?

Mike Calvin is joined on the women’s football podcast by journalist Anne Marie Batson, Sophie Downey, of Girls On the Ball and former England and Arsenal captain Faye White.After England’s defeat to Germany on Saturday, is Phil Neville’s tenure under threat? As Spurs play host to Arsenal at White Hart Lane, what can we expect from the big showpiece this weekend? Who can win the Champions League? Also 750 pubs across UK will be showcasing a feast of women’s football on BT Sport this weekend as this podcast was brought to you from London’s Red Lioness in Liverpool Street.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/11/1939m 21s

A decisive day in the title race?

Mike Calvin, Dave Kidd, and Tom Hopkinson discuss Liverpool's triumph over Man City and its implications for the title. They also talk about what Leicester's win over Arsenal means for the managers of both clubs and whether we will see a sacking during the coming International Break.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/1945m 21s

Women's Football Podcast: England v Germany – who comes out on top?

Ahead of a big week for England, Mike Calvin is joined by Molly Hudson, Glenn Moore and Anne-Marie Batson. 90,000 fans are expected to descend on Wembley to watch the Lionesses take on Germany on Saturday, but is our nations team in the best form possible to make the most of the opportunity?The four also discuss the upcoming Champions League draw, will anyone bring down favourites Lyon? And over in the Women’s Super League – how does it compare to similar leagues around the world and is enough being done to prevent and manage injuries amongst our top players?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/11/1945m 30s

Liverpool or Manchester City - who's under more pressure?

Daniel Storey and Alyson Rudd join Mike Calvin to discuss this week's top of the table clash between Liverpool and Manchester City. Will Liverpool's relentlessness see them add another three points at Anfield to extend their title chances?The three also talk about VAR, how long it will take to perfect and if it's really worth the wait. And, ahead of another week in Europe, how will our English teams fare? Chelsea are seemingly on a trajectory, but can Tottenham and Manchester Utd improve moods around their clubs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/1947m 43s

Is Emery's time up at Arsenal?

John Cross of the Daily Mirror and Tony Hodson of The Coaches' Voice join Mike Calvin to cast their eye over the weekend of football. Is it Granit Xhaka, the fans or Unai Emery, who should take the blame for what happened at Emirates Stadium on Saturday? On the opposite side of the spectrum, Chelsea are flying under Frank Lampard. Should Arsenal follow the Blues' example and appoint a legendary player at the helm?Liverpool continue to impress, but with Mo Salah being substituted with an ankle injury, do the Reds have the squad to cover? Their title rivals Manchester City kept up the pace with Raheem Sterling continuing his fine form...form which our team believe could take him to the Ballon d'Or.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/1948m 28s

Has Pochettino run his race at Tottenham?

Mike Calvin, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Adrian Clarke consider Mauricio Pochettino's future at Tottenham, reflect on more VAR drama in the Premier League and look ahead to this week's Champions League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/1946m 38s

A return to the game for Jose Mourinho appears imminent but where?

Michael Calvin is joined by The Athletic's Dominic Fifield and football writer and broadcaster Daniel Storey. What next for Jose Mourinho? Can Liverpool make it 18 wins in a row at Old Trafford on Sunday? Is playing for an unfashionable club a detriment to international opportunities? Have Leicester got enough strength in depth to mount a top six bid?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/1946m 39s

Who is to blame for the demise at Manchester United?

Michael Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis from the Daily Mirror and Chief football writer at the Independent in Miguel Delaney.The guys discuss the damage of defeats for Manchester United and Tottenham to Newcastle and Brighton respectively. Is the title race over? Is Sadio Mane regarded as one of the top three players in the world?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/1945m 59s

Women's Football Podcast: With no competitive matches for Phil Neville between now and Euro 2021, will this affect England's chances?

Brazil head to Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium on Saturday and a trip to Portugal awaits next Tuesday as England and manager Phil Neville look to get back to winning ways.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/10/1941m 52s

The Champions League returns and can Spurs put their troubles behind them with a vital win over Bayern?

Michael Calvin is joined this week by debutant on the pod, Andy Dillon from The Sun and regular Adrian Clarke.The guys look ahead to a busy Champions League schedule with all eyes on under-pressure Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs face Bayern.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/09/1946m 48s

Pochettino, Solskjaer, Silva? Which Premier League manager will be next to go?

Mike Calvin, Tom Hopkinson and Daniel Storey reflect on damaging defeats for Tottenham, Manchester United and Everton and round up the rest of the Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/1948m 21s

Will City’s shaky defence cost them the league title?

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Seb Stafford-Bloor review Manchester City’s shock defeat at Norwich, Chelsea’s youthful resurgence and look ahead to the return of the Champions League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/09/1949m 48s

The Premier League returns with a managerial casualty

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and Dominic Fifield discuss Javi Gracia’s sacking at Watford, Liverpool's title chances, whether Chelsea are strong enough, Wolves' European commitments and which teams are at risk of relegation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/09/1946m 36s

Liverpool & Man City - Head and shoulders apart?

Mike Calvin, Daniel Storey, and Tony Hodson discuss the gulf between the league leaders and the rest, England's best right-back, and whether English football can avoid another Bury.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/09/1946m 53s

Women's Football Podcast: Is the WSL ready to capitalise on the success of the Women's World Cup?

Ahead of the most important season for women's football in living memory, Suzy Wrack, Rachel O'Sullivan and Kieran Theivam join Mike Calvin to consider whether Women's Super League clubs are ready to capitalise on the success of the Women's World Cup.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/08/1948m 15s

Who has the better chance of survival? Lampard or Solskjaer?

Jonathan Northcroft and Alyson Rudd join Mike Calvin to discuss the future of Chelsea and Manchester United after both teams showed an act of faith by appointing club legends Frank Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take the reins at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford respectively, despite their little managerial experience.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/1943m 1s

Women's Football Podcast: Analysing England's World Cup

Mike Calvin, Anne-Marie Batson, Molly Hudson and Rich Laverty debate whether England's World Cup performance should be considered a success or missed opportunity and discuss the evolution under Phil Neville.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/08/1943m 5s

Is VAR destructive to the Premier League?

Mike Calvin, Dave Kidd and Seb Stafford-Bloor round up the second weekend of the Premier League season as Manchester City controversially drop points at home to Spurs as Liverpool go top.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/08/1948m 44s

Can Man Utd stop the two-horse race?

Mike Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis and Dominic Fifield to discuss the opening weekend of the Premier League season. Man City and Liverpool began with dominant displays but did Tottenham and Manchester United show enough to reel them in? Should Chelsea fans expect more tough results and how did the newly promoted sides do?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/08/1948m 57s

Premier League 19/20 Preview: Every team analysed

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Miguel Delaney dissect every single Premier League team in detail ahead of the new season and give their predictions for relegation, top four and surprise package.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/191h 1m

Which clubs look best placed for Premier League success?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Tom Hopkinson dissect the latest pre-season news and transfer stories and give their verdict on the newly-promoted clubs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/07/1948m 12s

Newcastle and Arsenal in disarray as new season beckons

Mike Calvin, Daniel Storey and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the incompetent management at Newcastle United and Arsenal and reflect on all the Premier League transfer activity and latest rumours.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/1945m 55s

How does women's football build on World Cup success?

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft, Rich Laverty and John Cross run the rule over England's World Cup campaign and discuss how the Lionesses can continue their success into the upcoming WSL season. They also examine the goings on at Manchester United, Chelsea and Leicester and discuss their hopes for the new Premier League campaign.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/191h 4m

Mixed Results for England and Listener Mailbag

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans, and Tom Hopkinson evaluate the performances of England at both the Nations League and the Women's World Cup before answering your questions ahead of a busy summer.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/1944m 16s

Can England do it in France? A Women’s World Cup preview special

Mike Calvin is joined by Ann Marie Batson, Glenn Moore, and Rich Laverty as the Football Writers’ Podcast looks ahead to the 2019 Women’s World Cup which begins on Friday. The group assess England’s chances in France ahead of their opening game against Scotland. Standing in England’s way are a raft of challengers including France, Spain, Japan and USA and the group discuss who may be lifting the trophy come July.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/1940m 21s

Can Klopp build a dynasty and can England bring Nations League glory home?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke, and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the fall-out from the Champions League final and ask if Liverpool can build on a sixth European Cup triumph. The trio also debates England's chances in the Nations League finals and look ahead to a big summer for Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/06/1940m 41s

Premier League Domination? A look ahead to European finals

Is this the start of Premier League domination of Europe? Jonathan Northcroft and Daniel Storey join Mike Calvin to discuss this week’s finals.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/1940m 40s

End of season awards

Mike Calvin is joined by Dave Kidd and Tom Hopkinson to wrap up the domestic season, including Manchester City's emphatic FA Cup final win over Watford.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/1945m 56s

Is Pep Guardiola Manchester City's answer to Sir Alex?

Mike Calvin is joined by Dom Fifield and John Cross to review the 2018/19 Premier League season and look ahead to the Emirates FA Cup final.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/1947m 48s

English teams light up Europe ahead of title race deciders

Mike Calvin, Daniel Storey and Seb Stafford-Bloor reflect on the incredible Champions League semi-final turnarounds by Liverpool and Spurs and preview the final day of the Premier League title race.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/1944m 55s

A huge week ahead

John Cross and Tony Evans join Mike Calvin to preview the four European semi final second legs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/1949m 42s

Women's Football Podcast: Can West Ham, a team created in six weeks, deny Manchester City the FA Cup?

Mike Calvin is joined by Suzy Wrack, Katie Whyatt and Rich Laverty.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/1944m 18s

Can Liverpool and Spurs grab first leg advantage?

Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft and Darren Lewis to preview Liverpool and Tottenham's UEFA Champions League semi-finals against Barcelona and Ajax.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/1949m 3s

Will Man United deny City the Premier League title?

Mike Calvin, Daniel Storey and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss Manchester United's sharp decline in form ahead of the potentially title-deciding Manchester derby and the race for the top four.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/1947m 9s

Will three English teams advance to Champions League semis?

Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Dave Kidd to preview the second legs of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, exclusively live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/1947m 15s

Champions League quarter-final preview

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Dom Fifield look ahead to Tottenham v Man City, Man United v Barcelona and Liverpool v Porto, all live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/1948m 23s

Blues boo Sarri as Liverpool leave it late to dent Spurs’ top-four hopes

Mike Calvin, Alyson Rudd and John Cross dissect another blockbuster Premier League weekend and look ahead to the FA Cup semi-finals.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/1951m 56s

How will Tottenham’s new stadium affect their season?

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Tom Hopkinson discuss Spurs’ new stadium, Zinedine Zidane’s transfer targets for Real Madrid, UEFA’s weekend plans for the Champions League and England’s continued progression under Gareth Southgate.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/1948m 8s

Women's Football Podcast: Is this the year of greatest opportunity for women’s football?

Mike Calvin, Jacqui Oatley, Pippa Monique and Glenn Moore look ahead to the 2019 World Cup and discuss how clubs could do more to raise awareness of the women's game.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/1946m 42s

Can Liverpool stop Man City’s quadruple dream?

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the Premier League title race, the Champions League and Europa League draws, and England’s upcoming international qualifiers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/1943m 17s

Would a Champions League exit be good for Liverpool?

Mike Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis and Daniel Storey to preview the final batch of round of 16 games from the UEFA Champions League, including Bayern Munich v Liverpool exclusively live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/1947m 22s

Is Tottenham's season on verge of collapse?

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Sarah Shephard reflect on the North London and Merseyside derbies and preview this week's Champions League fixtures, exclusively live on BT Sport.​  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/1946m 5s

Does Kepa's rebellion signal the end for Sarri at Chelsea?

Mike Calvin, Dominic Fifield and Dave Kidd reflect on Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga's bizarre refusal to come off in the League Cup final against Manchester City, Leicester's sacking of Claude Puel and the Premier League title race.​  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/1945m 21s

Can Phil Neville's Lionesses emulate Southgate's summer of success?

Mike Calvin, Molly Hudson, Rich Laverty and Anne-Marie Batson discuss Arsenal vs Man City, opportunities for women's coaching, English football trying to catch Lyon and Wolfsburg and Phil Neville's England.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/1950m 13s

Liverpool face season-defining week

Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Tom Hopkinson to preview the latest round of UEFA Champions League round of 16 ties, including Liverpool v Bayern Munich, which is exclusively live on BT Sport 2 and 4K UHD from 7pm on Tuesday.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/1944m 36s

"Solskjær has changed everything at United"

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Daniel Storey to preview the UEFA Champions League round of 16, that kicks off with Manchester United v Paris Saint-Germain, exclusively live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/1946m 54s

Season-defining week for City? Should Everton sack Silva?

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Alyson Rudd break down all the key talking points from another blockbuster Premier League weekend as Man City cruise past Arsenal, the boos grow louder for Marco Silva and Neil Warnock keeps Cardiff's survival hopes alive.​  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/1944m 14s

Quadruple for City and where next for Pochettino?

Mike Calvin is joined by Seb Stafford-Bloor and Tony Evans as they look back on the fourth round of the FA Cup. Tony Evans defends Mo Salah's run-ins with referees and fears that Tottenham's trophy win could be over before it's even begun. Seb Stafford-Bloor is impressed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's incredible start but sees a big job at the Emirates as Arsenal struggle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/1941m 18s

Women’s football podcast: How can the FA Women’s Super League go to the next level?

Mike Calvin, Suzy Wrack, Katie Whyatt and Glenn Moore discuss the biggest stories in the women’s game, the WSL title race and the impact of the sport in America.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/1943m 2s

FA Cup fourth round preview

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Sarah Shephard assess the FA Cup fourth round ties, the battle for the Premier League top four and the potential January transfer deals.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/1943m 37s

Is Solskjaer capable of being a long-term success at Man United?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford-Bloor debate whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a viable long-term option for Manchester United, the promising future of Declan Rice and Newcastle’s relegation fears.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/1945m 16s

Man City crush Liverpool’s invincible dream to blow title race wide open

Mike Calvin, Dom Fifield and Daniel Storey dissect the Premier League title race in light of Man City’s essential victory over Liverpool, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s impact at Man United and the battle to avoid relegation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/01/1946m 51s

FA Cup third round preview

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and David Preece preview the FA Cup third round fixtures and predict where there could be potential upsets.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/1835m 19s

Mid-season awards: Manager, signing, flop and unsung hero of 2018

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and David Preece discuss their manager, unsung herp, young player, signing and flop of the year and give their verdict on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment at Manchester United.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/1844m 19s

Women's Football Podcast: Can England win the World Cup?

Mike Calvin, Jacqui Oatley, Molly Hudson and Kieran Thievam dissect Phil Neville's impact as England Women's head coach and discuss the major challenges facing the international and domestic game.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/1849m 33s

United face tricky PSG draw as Liverpool, City and Spurs await German opposition

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Dom Fifield reflect on the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw as Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham discover their European fate.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/1842m 29s

Liverpool go top as Chelsea crush City’s invincible dream

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Tony Evans reflect on a blockbuster Premier League weekend and look ahead to a crucial Champions League week for Liverpool and Tottenham.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/1854m 19s

Arsenal inflict body blow on Spurs in fiery derby

Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft and David Preece as the panel look back at an eventful weekend of Premier League action and react to the news of Southampton boss Mark Hughes' sacking.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/1842m 36s

Spurs and Liverpool turn on the style ahead of crunch week

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford-Bloor preview a huge week for both Tottenham and Liverpool in the Champions League and Premier League and round up the rest of the weekend action as Jose Mourinho’s Man United side fail to impress once again.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/1848m 0s

England cap breakthrough year with sweet revenge over Croatia

Mike Calvin, Dave Kidd and Sarah Shephard discuss how far Gareth Southgate’s young England side can go after topping their UEFA Nations League group and look ahead to the weekend’s Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/11/1850m 26s

Man City’s on-field brilliance tarnished by off-field allegations

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Tom Hopkinson look at the financial allegations against Manchester City following their dominant derby victory over Man United and break down the key talking points at both ends of the Premier League table.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/11/1849m 21s

What are the challenges and opportunities facing the women’s game?

Mike Calvin is joined by Suzanne Wrack, Anna Kessel and England international footballer Claire Rafferty to discuss the state of women’s football in the UK.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/1840m 47s

Is Euro Super League story a sign of things to come?

Mike Calvin is joined by Alyson Rudd and Daniel Storey debate the European Super League story and preview a big week of Champions League and Premier League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/1849m 27s

Football mourns the man who made Leicester’s impossible dream a reality

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Dominic Fifield pay their respects to the victims of the Leicester City helicopter tragedy and reflect on the weekend’s Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/10/1850m 36s

Juventus and Man Utd renew classic European rivalry

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Adrian Clarke to preview round three of the UEFA Champions League and look ahead to an exciting weekend of Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/1849m 58s

Do Mourinho and Hazard’s futures lie away from the Premier League?

Mike Calvin, David Preece and Seb Stafford-Bloor preview Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge and discuss Chelsea’s squad revival under Maurizio Sarri and the contrasting ownership models in play at Wolves and Newcastle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/1850m 11s

Which Premier League managers’ jobs are at risk?

Mike Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis and Tom Hopkinson to analyse the state of play in the Premier League as we enter the second international break of the season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/1848m 5s

Has Jose Mourinho passed the point of no return at Manchester United?

Mike Calvin is joined by Daniel Storey and Tony Evans in this week’s football writers podcast.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/1849m 14s

Can Sarri’s resurgent Chelsea halt the Liverpool juggernaut?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Sarah Shephard discuss Chelsea and Liverpool’s impressive starts to the season ahead of their eagerly-anticipated clash at Stamford Bridge, live on BT Sport on Saturday, plus a round-up of the rest of the weekend’s Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/10/1850m 28s

Can Liverpool go one better in the Champions League?

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Dom Fifield to analyse the Premier League sides’ chances in the UEFA Champions League this season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/1851m 26s

How much work needs to be done on Southgate's England?

Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and David Preece to discuss England’s first set of games following their World Cup adventure and to look ahead to the return of the Premier League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/1848m 31s

Is the Man City project good for English football?

Mike Calvin is joined by Dave Kidd and Seb Stafford-Bloor to debate Manchester City's place in English football, ten years since their takeover. The panel also look ahead to England’s opening UEFA Nations League fixture against Spain.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 6s

Should Man United sack Jose Mourinho?

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Daniel Storey question Jose Mourinho’s future at Manchester United following the 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham and round up the rest of the Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1840m 12s

Is it time to consider the post-Mourinho era at United?

Mike Calvin is joined by Alyson Rudd and Dom Fifield to analyse the malaise at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, following their 3-2 loss at Brighton.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 27s

Pogba makes power play as Emery suffers debut defeat

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the power struggle at Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea's conflicting fortunes under new management and the rest of the Premier League opening weekend action.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1849m 0s

2018-19 Premier League season preview

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and David Preece preview the new Premier League season and give their predictions for the top four, likely relegation candidates and surprise package.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1840m 2s

Transfer window countdown: Who needs to buy?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and David Preece round up the Premier League transfer window so far and assess which teams need to invest before Thursday’s deadline.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1838m 21s

What do England need to do to remain contenders for Euro 2020?

Mike Calvin, David Preece and Seb Stafford-Bloor debate where England need to improve after finishing fourth at the 2018 World Cup and pick their team of the tournament as France are crowned world champions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1849m 36s

For England this is not the end, but the end of the beginning

Mike Calvin is joined by David Preece and Daniel Storey to analyse England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia and the future for Gareth Southgate’s team. The panel also preview England’s third-place play-off against Belgium and the final between France and Croatia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 51s

Who will reach the World Cup final?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Daniel Storey discuss England’s chances in their World Cup semi-final clash with Croatia and the Thierry Henry derby between Belgium and France.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 17s

Sweden up next as England eye World Cup semi-finals

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and Tom Hopkinson reflect on England’s overdue penalty shootout victory over Colombia and preview the World Cup quarter-finals.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 20s

Colombia await as Belgium pip England to top spot

Mike Calvin, David Preece and Seb Stafford-Bloor dissect England’s 1-0 defeat to Belgium and preview the World Cup round-of-16 ties.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 38s

England 6-1 Panama: Is football coming home?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Tony Evans reflect on England’s 6-1 demolition of Panama and analyse the rest of the World Cup action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 5s

This week at the World Cup

Mike Calvin is joined by Daniel Storey and Tom Hopkinson to analyse England’s 2-1 victory over Tunisia in their World Cup opener.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1849m 36s

World Cup group-by-group preview

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and David Preece break down every single World Cup group, picking out their favourites, underdogs and over-rated nations ahead of the big kick-off in Russia.    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1834m 45s

What should we expect from England at the World Cup?

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and David Preece give their thoughts on Gareth Southgate and his 23-man England squad ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 6s

Kiev catastrophe for Karius as Bale brilliance downs Liverpool

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Alyson Rudd review the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, give their thoughts on the Raheem Sterling tattoo story and answer your questions.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1857m 3s

Champions League final special

Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft and Tony Evans to preview this Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. BT Sport is the only place to watch the game, with coverage starting from 6pm on BT Sport 2 and 4K UHD.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 36s

Mourinho vs. Conte: Who will salvage their season with FA Cup glory?

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Adrian Clarke discuss Manchester United and Chelsea’s seasons ahead of the FA Cup final, Gareth Southgate’s England squad selection for the World Cup and the upcoming Premier League managerial merry-go-round.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 50s

Who should be named Manager of the Season?

Mike Calvin, Tom Hopkinson and Dom Fifield debate which managers have most impressed this season and discuss the evolution of Premier League management.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1842m 17s

Liverpool target the Italian job as Saints step up survival bid

Mike Calvin, David Preece and Daniel Storey preview Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Roma, exclusively live on BT Sport and review the weekend’s Premier League action as the relegation battle intensifies.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 38s

Who should replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager?

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Dave Kidd reflect on the PFA awards, debate who should replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and look ahead to the Champions League semi-finals, exclusively live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1849m 53s

Man City worthy champions as Burnley close the gap on Arsenal

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Tony Evans hail Pep Guardiola’s magnificent Man City side and debate whether anyone can catch them next year. Plus the pod give their thoughts on the manager of the season and preview the FA Cup semi-finals.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 11s

Are City set for another nightmare week?

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Adrian Clarke to analyse another crucial week for Manchester City as they look to complete an improbable comeback against Liverpool to qualify for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The panel also debate the display of Manchester United in denying their city rivals an early Premier League title party and look at Arsenal’s European chances.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 55s

Can Liverpool and Man United stop treble-chasing City?

Mike Calvin, Dom Fifield and Seb Stafford-Bloor preview the mouth-watering Champions League clash between Liverpool and Man City which is live on BT Sport, plus a look at Arsenal’s Europa League clash, Tottenham’s win over Chelsea and the battle at the bottom of the Premier League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 39s

Who will be relegated from the Premier League?

Mike Calvin, Dave Kidd and David Preece assess the survival chances of the Premier League’s bottom half clubs, discuss Jose Mourinho’s future at Man United and give their verdict on Gareth Southgate’s England tenure to date.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 42s

Has Jose Mourinho lost his mojo?

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and Alyson Rudd dissect Jose Mourinho’s recent behaviour, debate whether Mo Salah should be named the PFA Player of the Year and give their thoughts on Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming friendlies with Italy and the Netherlands.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 18s

Pogba isn’t a footballer, he’s a content creator for social media

Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft and Darren Lewis to preview Manchester United and Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 games and the weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 34s

Should Wenger take the blame for Arsenal’s failures?

Mike Calvin is joined by Tom Hopkinson and Daniel Storey to debate the dire situation at Arsenal and the future of their beleaguered manager, Arsene Wenger.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 52s

No way back for Wenger as Man City humiliate Arsenal at Wembley

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Dom Fifield debate Arsene Wenger’s future after Arsenal’s embarrassing League Cup final defeat to Man City and look at the key stories at both ends of the Premier League table as Man United beat Chelsea while West Brom slip seven points from safety.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 52s

Can Chelsea and Man Utd maintain English standards in Europe?

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford-Bloor round up the FA Cup fifth round action, debate West Brom’s survival hopes and look ahead to the Chelsea v Barcelona and Sevilla v Manchester United ties, exclusively live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 10s

Champions League special

Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and David Preece to preview the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, which returns exclusively on BT Sport this week.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 27s

What is the key to Premier League success in the modern game?

Joey Barton joins Mike Calvin and Jonathan Northcroft on the 100th edition of the Football Writers Podcast to offer a philosophical insight into what it takes to be a strong leader and successful manager within the intense climate of Premier League football.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1850m 32s

Flawed Klopp has no plan B

Mike Calvin, David Walker and Adrian Clarke discuss Klopp's tinkering, whether the Spurs board are ambitious enough, Man Utd's signing of Alexis Sanchez and why Ross Barkley will be gutted at Antonio Conte's comments.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 27s

Silva sacked by Watford as Everton fans turn on Allardyce

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Alyson Rudd reflect on the latest Premier League sacking, dissect the biggest transfer rumours dominating the back pages and look ahead to the FA Cup fourth round ties this weekend.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 23s

Liverpool smash City’s unbeaten run as Arsenal reach crisis mode again

Mike Calvin, Dom Fifield and Daniel Storey reflect on another blockbuster Premier League weekend as Liverpool prove Man City are far from invincible, Arsenal self-implode at Bournemouth and Chelsea blank again.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 40s

FA Cup magic for Forest as Coutinho heads to Barcelona

Mike Calvin, Dave Kidd and Tom Hopkinson reflect on Philippe Coutinho’s record-breaking transfer to Barcelona, Arsenal’s shock FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest and Stoke’s sacking of Mark Hughes. Plus your questions about BT Sport’s ‘No Hunger In Paradise’ documentary.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 18s

Jose Mourinho is not finished yet

Mike Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis and Tony Evans to analyse Manchester United under Jose Mourinho and the other big headlines from the Premier League and FA Cup.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 22s

Mid-season review: The stars and flops of the season so far

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Adrian Clarke reflect on the Premier League season so far, picking out their star players, managers, performances and biggest flops, plus their predictions for the top four and the bottom three.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 23s

No Hunger in Paradise

Award-winning writer Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross, David Preece, Adrian Clarke and Jonathan Northcroft to discuss his upcoming BT Sport film ‘No Hunger In Paradise’ which explores what it takes to make it as a professional footballer and the pitfalls, pressures and casualties along the way. Watch ‘No Hunger in Paradise’ on BT Sport 2, Sunday January 7th at 6.30pm.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 6s

Can Man City emulate the Arsenal Invincibles?

Mike Calvin, John Cross and David Preece dissect another Manchester City masterclass, praise Burnley’s fairytale season under Sean Dyche and speculate which players could be on the move in January.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1829m 36s

Mourinho ‘embarrassed’ as Man City march 11 points clear

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Dom Fifield dissect Man City’s record-breaking derby victory and give their thoughts on the Champions League round-of-16 draw.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 16s

Jose v Pep: Can United halt the Manchester City juggernaut?

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Alyson Rudd round up another blockbuster Premier League weekend and look ahead to the Manchester and Merseyside derbies.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 9s

All eyes on Emirates as Arsenal and United gear up for key match

Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and David Preece to preview Arsenal’s huge Premier League clash with Manchester United, exclusively live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD form 5pm.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 15s

Liverpool and Chelsea prepare for 'pivotal' Anfield clash

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Tom Hopkinson to preview Saturday’s huge Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea, exclusively live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD from 5pm.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 49s

Pochettino's Spurs have to deliver in North London derby

Mike Calvin is joined by David Walker and Adrian Clarke to preview the return of the Premier League including Arsenal’s derby game against Tottenham and Manchester United v Newcastle, which is exclusively live on BT Sport  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1849m 3s

Moyes and Allardyce prepare to get back on the managerial roundabout

Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and David Preece to analyse the managerial comings and goings at West Ham United and Everton.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 42s

‘Dull’ United have lost their mojo

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Dave Kidd discuss the biggest talking points from the Premier League weekend and look ahead to the midweek Champions League fixtures, exclusively live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 45s

Who should replace sacked Ronald Koeman at Everton?

Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft and David Preece to analyse the end of Ronald Koeman’s reign at Everton and the runners and riders for the fresh vacancy at Goodison Park.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 5s

Can anyone stop the Man City juggernaut?

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Alyson Rudd review Man City’s free-scoring, Jose Mourinho’s bus-parking and Crystal Palace’s sensational win over the champions and look ahead to another mouth-watering Champions League schedule, exclusively live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 13s

Is Liverpool v United the biggest game in English football?

Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and Tom Collomosse to preview the weekend’s Premier League action including Liverpool v Manchester United.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 8s

Is it time for Ronald Koeman to leave Everton?

Mike Calvin, David Walker and Adrian Clarke review another blockbuster Premier League weekend and speculate whether Ronald Koeman and Slaven Bilic will survive the international break.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 51s

Defining week ahead for Chelsea as Atletico and Man City await

Mike Calvin, Tom Hopkinson and Dom Fifield preview this week’s Champions League fixtures and the mouthwatering weekend clash between Chelsea and Manchester City, all exclusively live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1848m 26s

Is the Premier League title destined for Manchester?

Mike Calvin, John Cross and David Preece dissect a significant Premier League weekend as the Manchester duo continue their relentless pursuit of the title and debate whether Arsenal are genuine top four contenders following a disciplined display at Chelsea and whether Liverpool fans are right to criticise Jurgen Klopp.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1849m 9s

Can Spurs advance from Champions League group of death?

Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft of The Sunday Times and Tony Evans of the London Evening Standard to preview the group stages of the Champions League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 30s

Arsenal players have lost faith in Wenger

Arsene Wenger 'past his sell-by date' and Sanchez a 'big problem' for the Gunners. Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror and The Independent's Miguel Delaney join host Mike Calvin to discuss the week's big talking points.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 48s

Groundhog day at Arsenal as the transfer deadline looms

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and David Walker dissect Arsenal’s humiliation at Anfield, the futures of Slaven Bilic and Frank De Boer, and speculate what the final days of the transfer window will bring.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 34s

Will Wembley ruin Spurs' season?

Mike Calvin is joined by The Guardian's Dominic Fifield and The Sunday Times' Jonathan Northcroft to review the latest Premier League action including Tottenham's continuing Wembley Stadium woes, Manchester United's impressive start to the season and Mesut Ozil's reluctance to take centre stage at Arsenal. The panel also discuss whether England manager Gareth Southgate should pick Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart before pondering what deals will be done before the transfer deadline.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 39s

Huddersfield enjoy dream debut as champions Chelsea crumble to Burnley

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Tom Hopkinson dissect a blockbuster start to the new Premier League season, as well as the future of Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Tottenham's unsustainable wage structure and the upcoming Champions League playoff first legs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 29s

Who is going to win the Premier League?

Host Mike Calvin is joined by the Daily Mirror's Darren Lewis and The Sun's Dave Kidd to preview the new Premier League season. Who will win the title? Who will make the top four? Who is going to be relegated? The panel cast their eye over every team in the league and put on their tin helmets before making their predictions for the battle ahead.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1854m 48s

Which manager is under the most pressure?

Mike Calvin is joined by the Daily Mirror's David Walker and PremierLeague.com's Adrian Clarke to discuss the latest football stories and ponder the incredible pressure on the country's leading managers as the new season approaches.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 45s

Is Neymar about to join PSG and become the first £200m footballer?

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and Tom Hopkinson dissect the biggest transfer story of the summer as PSG ramp up their pursuit of Neymar and assess all the rumours circulating the Premier League transfer mill.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 43s

Premier League clubs are being held to ransom in the transfer market

Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Dom Fifield dissect the biggest transfer stories from around Europe and discuss the lack of faith in club’s academies and the emergence of feeder clubs.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 36s

Rooney returns home as Man Utd win Lukaku race

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and David Walker discuss the rise of the super-agent in light of Romelu Lukaku’s big money move to Manchester United, Wayne Rooney’s return to Goodison Park and all of the other big transfer stories in the Premier League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 37s

Transfer Special – Part Two

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Adrian Clarke dissect the biggest transfer stories dominating the back pages and discuss the appointments of Frank de Boer and Mauricio Pellegrino at Crystal Palace and Southampton respectively.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1843m 48s

Transfer Special – Part One

Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and Tom Hopkinson to look at the biggest transfer gossip of the summer as the Premier League’s giants prepare to flex their financial muscle.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 41s

Has Southgate grown into the England job?

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross (Mirror) and Dom Fifield (Guardian) to look at Gareth Southgate's tenure as England manager ahead of the Three Lions' return to action against Scotland in World Cup qualifying.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 4s

Will Real Madrid retain the Champions League?

Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Adrian Clarke preview the Champions League final between Juventus and Real Madrid and reflect on Arsenal’s FA Cup win over Chelsea and Man United’s Europa League triumph.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1846m 17s

Arsenal bid farewell to Champions League football as Terry bows out at the Bridge

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Tony Evans reflect on another blockbuster Premier League season and look ahead to the Europa League and FA Cup finals.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 48s

Chelsea clinch title as Man City and Liverpool close in on top four

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Dave Kidd dissect the penultimate Premier League weekend of the season as Chelsea wrap up the title, Tottenham wave goodbye to White Hart Lane, Hull City suffer relegation and Arsenal finally look to miss out on the top four.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 35s

Spurs ‘bottle it’ at West Ham as Wenger finally beats Mourinho

Mike Calvin, John Cross and Alyson Rudd reflect on Spurs’ shock defeat as West Ham, Arsene Wenger’s first league win over Jose Mourinho and debate why English clubs are struggling to compete in the Champions League ahead of the semi-final second legs, live on BT Sport.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1847m 56s

Has Mourinho gone too far with Luke Shaw?

Mike Calvin talks to journalists Dominic Fifield and David Walker about Jose Mourinho’s latest gripes, the use of video refs for diving and Tottenham’s defeat of Arsenal. ​  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1843m 53s

Missed opportunities for Spurs and City as Chelsea and Arsenal book FA Cup final spot

Mike Calvin, Tom Hopkinson and Tony Evans dissect Arsenal and Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final triumphs, the race for the Premier League top four and the relegation dogfight as Middlesbrough and Sunderland slip closer to relegation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 19s

It's game on in the title race

Mike Calvin is joined by journalists John Cross and Jonathan Norcroft, who say Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Tottenham could be pivotal.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 30s

United should give Zlatan a two-year contract

Mike Calvin is joined by the Daily Mirror's Darren Lewis and Miguel Delaney of The Independent, who discuss the importance of Ibrahimovic to Man Utd and whether Leicester can pull off another miracle in the Champions League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 23s

Chelsea 'can't lose title from here'

Journalists Adrian Clarke and Tom Hopkinson join Mike Calvin to discuss whether Blues fans should be worried, and if Alexis Sanchez is damaging team spirit at Arsenal.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 24s

Man City primed for top-four battle as Arsenal and Chelsea await

Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Dom Fifield assess Man City’s progress under Pep Guardiola ahead of two huge Premier League fixtures at Arsenal and Chelsea, Liverpool’s Merseyside derby date with in-form Everton and how England are adapting to life under Gareth Southgate.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1843m 58s

Arsenal in crisis as Chelsea march on towards the title

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and David Walker dissect Arsene Wenger’s lowest point as Arsenal manager, the Premier League title and relegation races, and Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad selection ahead of the international break.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 49s

Can City win the Champions League this season?

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross (Mirror) and Miguel Delaney (Independent) to discuss all the goings on in this year’s Champions League, including Barca’s incredible comeback last week and whether City can hold on to their 2 goal lead in Monaco, as well as looking ahead to all this weekend’s Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1845m 42s

Is Sanchez on the way out of Arsenal?

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Adrian Clarke assess the latest setback at Arsenal as they drop Alexis Sanchez and drop out of the top four, while the pod also dissect the other big stories from the Premier League and look ahead to the next round of Champions League and Europa League fixtures.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 58s

Were Leicester right to sack Ranieri?

Mike Calvin is joined by Dominic Fifield and Tom Hopkinson to discuss the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, Manchester United’s League Cup final win over Southampton and Liverpool’s colossal ‘top-four’ clash with Arsenal, live on BT Sport on Saturday.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1829m 41s

Will Mourinho pick up his first trophy as United boss?

John Cross and Jonathan Northcroft join Mike Calvin to preview the week's action, including the EFL Cup final between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley. The trio also review a superb week of FA Cup fifth round action and look ahead to the latest round of 16 Champions League fixtures.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1833m 6s

Will Arsenal finally beat Bayern?

Mike Calvin is joined by ESPN’s Tony Evans and Tom Collomosse of the Evening Standard to discuss Arsenal’s chances against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and what lies ahead for Arsene Wenger regardless of the result. The team also look ahead to Man Utd and Spurs in the Europa League and all the weekend’s FA Cup action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 18s

Is it time for Wenger to go?

Mike Calvin is joined by Miguel Delaney and Darren Lewis to dissect a rollercoaster Premier League weekend, including Arsenal's familiar February crumble, Chelsea's relentless pursuit of the title, the impact of Gabriel Jesus and the fight to avoid relegation.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 2s

Is this the week Chelsea wrap up the title?

Mike Calvin is joined by David Walker and Adrian Clarke to preview a huge week in the Premier League title race as Chelsea face Liverpool and Arsenal, plus a look at the latest January transfer dealings and the future of Wayne Rooney.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1833m 1s

Chelsea’s title? Is it all over for Liverpool?

Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and Jonathan Northcroft to discuss another dramatic Premier League weekend at both ends of the table as Liverpool and Tottenham lose ground to Chelsea in the title race and Swansea boost their survival hopes. Plus a look ahead to the League Cup semi-finals and the FA Cup fourth round.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 54s

Man City to miss out on the top four?

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross (Mirror) and Dominic Fifield (Guardian) to discuss Man City’s woeful display at Goodison Park, player loyalty, the lure of the Chinese Super League, and whether Tottenham and Liverpool can challenge Chelsea for the Premier League title.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1834m 0s

United v Liverpool: Chelsea's two closest challengers for the title?

Adrian Clarke (Arsenal TV) and Tom Hopkinson (Mirror) join Mike Calvin to discuss Mourinho's meeting with Klopp this Sunday and whether these two sides are the most likely to challenge Chelsea for the title - as well as all other goings on at the top and bottom of the Premier League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1833m 52s

Will Man Utd win the FA Cup again?

​Jonathan Northcroft (Times) and Tony Evans (Standard) join Mike Calvin to discuss the big games from the FA Cup third round. Will Mourinho focus on defending it for United? Is it Liverpool’s year with Klopp at the helm, or is it a season for the minnows?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1824m 18s

Premier League mid-season review

The Football Writers team have a look at the season so far, assessing how all sides in the Premier League have performed up until Christmas, who’s over-performing, which managers are in trouble and who needs what in January.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1826m 54s

Have Arsenal’s wheels fallen off sooner than usual?

Jonathan Northcroft (Telegraph) and Tony Evans (Evening Standard) join Mike Calvin to discuss Arsenal’s recent dip in form, Chelsea’s unbeaten run and all other goings on at the top and bottom of the Premier League table  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 52s

Is this Arsenal’s year to beat Bayern?

Mike Calvin is joined by Dom Fifield (Guardian) and Tom Collomosse (Standard) to discuss the Champions League and Europa League draws and what lies ahead for the 5 English teams still in Europe, as well as analysis of last weekend’s football and a look ahead to an action packed week with 20 Premier League matches.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 47s

Chelsea collapse shows Guardiola’s Man City are far from flawless

Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Adrian Clarke to round up the biggest football stories from the weekend, including Man City’s collapse against Chelsea, Man United’s inability to close out matches, Leicester’s relegation fears and whether Liverpool’s defence is strong enough to make them genuine title challengers.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 47s

Are Chelsea now title favourites?

Miguel Delaney (Sunday Independent) and Darren Lewis (Daily Mirror) join Mike Calvin to discuss Chelsea’s fantastic form under Conte, whether Man City and Liverpool are their only title rivals and more issues for Mourinho and Man Utd – with live questions from users on the BT Sport Facebook page.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1835m 12s

Can Spurs bury memories of Battle of Stamford Bridge?

Martin Lipton (Sun) and Jim Holden (Sunday Express) join Mike Calvin to discuss Tottenham’s return to Stamford Bridge, following the capitulation in May that ended their Premier League title bid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 56s

Mourinho vs Wenger – Who comes out on top?

Jonathan Northcroft (Sunday Times) and Tom Hopkinson (The People) join Mike Calvin to discuss the animosity between Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger and whose team is faring better going into their match this weekend. The panel also discuss Conte’s impressive start to life at Chelsea, and what Liverpool need to bring in in January.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1829m 59s

England v Scotland: Career defining for both managers?

Tony Evans (Evening Standard) and Adrian Clarke (PremerLeague.com) join Mike Calvin to discuss England’s match against Scotland, the futures of both teams’ managers and all the goings on at both ends of the Premier League.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 13s

Is this the biggest ever North London derby?

Tom Hopkinson (The People) and David Walker (Daily Mirror) join Mike Calvin to discuss wherever this week’s North London derby will showcase this season’s champions, a massive game for City against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday, Mourinho’s struggles at United and a potential transfer for Wayne Rooney to Everton.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 37s

Is the Mourinho era over?

Dom Fifield (Guardian) and Darren Lewis (Mirror) join Mike Calvin to discuss Mourinho’s vast issues at Manchester United, problems for Pep at City and recent resurgences for Chelsea and Liverpool.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1833m 18s

Can Pep take down Barcelona?

John Cross and Adrian Clarke join Mike Calvin to discuss a huge match for City and Pep in the Champions League, Walcott’s new-found form at Arsenal, and Spurs’ chances of winning the title.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 59s

Will Klopp’s Liverpool maintain their title challenge for the whole season?

Jonathan Northcroft and Tony Evans join Mike Calvin to discuss Klopp’s new training regime at Liverpool, what the future holds for Danny Sturridge and Jordan Henderson and the crisis unfolding around Wayne Rooney and Man Utd. Plus all the biggest talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1834m 15s

Is it important that England stick with an English manager?

Darren Lewis and Tom Collomosse join Mike Calvin to discuss Gareth Southgate and the future of the England national team – as well as all the Premier League action from the weekend, including Mourinho’s outdated tactics, the Pogba problem and Pochettino’s growing dynasty at Tottenham.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 55s

Are Manchester City approaching the perfect squad?

Dom Fifield and Tom Hopkinson join Mike Calvin to discuss what the future holds for Wayne Rooney, City’s 10/10 start under Pep and Chelsea’s defensive and midfield struggles.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1833m 15s

Is it time for Mourinho to drop Rooney?

Miguel Delaney and John Cross join Mike Calvin to discuss Manchester United’s recent downturn in form under Jose Mourinho, whether Liverpool are genuine title contenders and BT Sport’s live televised Premier League game this weekend between London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 17s

Are any British clubs good enough to win Champions League this year?

Mike Calvin is joined by Jim Holden of the Daily Express and Tony Evans from the evening Standard to discuss Champions League and Europe League games for Britain’s top clubs this week and look ahead to the weekend’s Premier League action.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 30s

The Manchester Derby: Who is in better shape going in?

The Sunday Mirror's Tom Hopkinson and Adrian Clarke of Arsenal TV join Mike Calvin to discuss which of the Manchester teams have had better starts to the season, Chelsea's resurgence under Conte and how England faired in their first match under Sam Allardyce.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 56s

Has Big Sam made a Rash decision?

Daily Mirror pair David Walker and Darren Lewis discuss the ins and outs of Sam Allardyce's first England squad, including the omission of Marcus Rashford and Ross Barkley.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 31s

Is Ibrahimovic the new Cantona?

The Daily Mirror’s David Walker and Darren Lewis join host Mike Calvin to review the latest Premier League action including the eye-catching form of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the future for Manchester City keeper Joe Hart and the latest controversy surrounding Chelsea striker Diego Costa.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 58s

Is Wenger in danger of destroying his legacy?

The Daily Mirror’s chief football writer John Cross and Sunday Independent journalist Miguel Delaney join host Mike Calvin to chew over the opening weekend of the Premier League season.​  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 56s

Premier League 2016/17 season preview: Part four

Evening Standard journalist Tony Evans and Arsenal TV's Adrian Clarke join host Mike Calvin to predict the ups and downs from the forthcoming Premier League season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1844m 49s

Premier League 2016/17 season preview: Part three

Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Darren Lewis assess the chances of Manchester United, Middlesbrough, Southampton, Stoke City and Sunderland ahead of the coming season and debate whether Paul Pogba is worth his £100m price tag.​  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 0s

Premier League 2016/17 season preview: Part two

Mike Calvin, Tom Hopkinson and Tony Evans assess the chances of Everton, Hull City, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City ahead of the coming season and discuss the appointment of Sam Allardyce as England manager.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 17s

Premier League 2016/17 season preview: Part one

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and Adrian Clarke assess the chances of Arsenal, Bournemouth, Burnley, Chelsea and Crystal Palace ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 21s

Has Ronaldo become one of the all-time greats?

Mike Calvin is joined by football writers Tony Evans and Adrian Clarke to discuss all the fallout from Portugal’s Euro 2016 victory, who should be the new England manager, and take a look at the new signings and new managers joining the Premier League next season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 51s

Fearless Wales can see off Portugal

Sun journalist Martin Lipton and Tom Hopkinson from The Sunday People join host Mike Calvin to discuss England's failure and Wales' brilliance at Euro 2016. Plus Pep v Mourinho - best of enemies...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 6s

‘Pathetic’ England deserved Euro 2016 humiliation

Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and David Walker dissect England’s embarrassing Euro 2016 exit to Iceland and speculate who could replace Roy Hodgson.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1832m 38s

Have England showed progress at Euro 2016?

Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Tom Hopkinson reflect on England’s group stage campaign and debate Roy Hodgson’s tactics, as well as taking a wider look at some of the other home nations and tournament favourites.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1828m 19s

Did Roy’s conservatism cost England?

Our top football journalists discuss England and Wales’ chances at the Euros, Rooney’s new position and the security issues marring the tournament. Featuring Tony Evans of the Evening Standard and Arsenal TV’s Adrian Clarke.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 41s

Euro 2016 preview

The European Championships are nearly upon us with Roy Hodgson’s Three Lions kicking off against Russia on Saturday. Journalist Mike Calvin is joined by David Walker of the Daily Mirror and The Sunday People’s Tom Hopkinson to preview the tournament.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 34s

What will success at Euro 2016 look like for England?

Journalist Mike Calvin debates England’s chances at Euro 2016 with Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror and The Sun’s Martin Lipton. The trio also take a look at the other major runners and riders ahead of the European Championships.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 15s

Will Mourinho and Ibrahimovic rescue United?

Host Mike Calvin is joined by the Daily Mirror's John Cross and The Guardian's Dom Fifield to debate the expected exit of Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, Jose Mourinho's likely return to the Premier League stage and his rivalry with new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola. The trio also discuss England's Euro 2016 preparations and the Champions League Final showdown between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 57s

Can Liverpool save their season with Europa League win?

Tony Evans of the Standard and Arsenal TV’s Adrian Clarke join Mike Calvin to discuss Liverpool’s chances in the Europa League final and whether we’ll see the real Klopp after he’s had a chance to sign his own players. The team also discuss the England squad for the Euros, the FA Cup final and a bizarre last day of the football season for Manchester United and Tottenham.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 0s

Hillsborough - we have the truth but do we have justice?

Host Mike Calvin is joined by the Evening Standard's Tony Evans to reflect on the recent ruling that the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster were unlawfully killed while The People's Tom Hopkinson is also on hand to discuss 'unsinkable' Sam Allardyce's quest to keep Sunderland in the Premier League, the battle at the top to secure Champions League football next season and the potential manager merry-go-round.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 12s

Leicester City: The greatest story ever told?

Daily Mirror writers Darren Lewis and David Walker join Mike Calvin to discuss whether Sturridge will leave Liverpool if he doesn’t start against Villarreal, if Manchester City have been going backwards, Championship winning Leicester’s global appeal and their unsung heroes behind the scenes.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 30s

Will winning the FA Cup save Louis van Gaal?

The Sun’s Martin Lipton and John Cross of the Daily Mirror join Mike Calvin to discuss the issues at Manchester United, a potential FA Cup fairy-tale for Pardew and Palace and huge European nights for Liverpool and Man City.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 25s

Has Rashford saved big-spending Van Gaal?

Guardian journalist Dom Fifield and Tom Hopkinson from The Sunday People join host Mike Calvin to discuss LVG's 'lucky break', the battle at the bottom and their Player of the Year picks.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 36s

Will Leicester falter down the stretch like Spieth?

Host Mike Calvin is joined by Arsenal TV's Adrian Clarke and the Sunday Express' Jim Holden to analyse the latest developments in the Premier League title race and preview West Ham's FA Cup replay against Manchester United, Manchester City's Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain and next weekend's relegation showdown between Norwich and Sunderland.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 9s

Is Conte 'Mourinho without the brains or the charm'?

Evening Standard columnist Tony Evans and Daily Mirror journalist Dave Kidd join host Mike Calvin to question the appointment of Antonio Conte at Chelsea, plus whether Zlatan is worth £600,000 a week and Jurgen Klopp's return to Dortmund.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 11s

Is there room for Rooney at the Euros?

Mike Calvin is joined by the Daily Mirror’s Darren Lewis and David Walker to discuss England’s chances in France this summer, Spurs’ fantastic spine of English youngsters, whether John Stones is the real deal, and all the Premier League news and gossip.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1831m 2s

Can Spurs pip Leicester to the title?

Host Mike Calvin is joined by Dom Fifield and Martin Lipton to discuss who will win the Premier League title - Leicester or Tottenham? Is desperation masquerading as innovation at Manchester United? And will England manager Roy Hodgson be bold against Germany?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 59s

Is Wenger's time up?

Daily Mirror journalist John Cross and Tom Hopkinson from The Sunday People join host Mike Calvin to discuss whether it's time for Arsene Wenger to part company with Arsenal, plus the intriguing prospect of Pep Guardiola v Jose Mourinho in Manchester next season.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 43s

Can Leicester actually do it?

Adrian Clarke and Tony Evans join host Mike Calvin to debate the big question of the week. Five points clear at the top of the Premier League, can Leicester actually win it? And have Arsenal and Tottenham blown it?  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/1830m 7s
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