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Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates, Steve Crossman, Darren Fletcher and the rest of the BBC Radio 5 Live Football Daily team bring you the latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League, WSL and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football.

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732 Episodes

Friday Football Social: Title race, Tarkowski and Ta-ra Jurgen

Aaron Paul is joined by Michael Brown, Clinton Morrison and Nigel Reo-Coker to look ahead to the final weekend of the Premier League season.They assess the title race, with Manchester City two points clear of Arsenal at the top of the table, and look at what lessons Leicester, Ipswich and either Southampton or Leeds can take from the sides heading back the Championship after this campaign. There’s reflection on Jurgen Klopp’s impact on the Premier League as he prepares to say his goodbye to Anfield. Everton’s James Tarkowski joins the Friday Football Social to reflect on their season. And with Chelsea in with a chance to finish above Tottenham we look at what’s going right for Mauricio Pochettino at Stamford Bridge. 00:28 – The Title Race 19:54 – Jurgen Klopp prepares for Anfield goodbye 26:12 – James Tarkowski interview 31:25 – Advice for the promoted teams 37:38 – Patience paying off for Pochettino?

Transcribed - Published: 17 May 2024

Euro Leagues: Coppa Italia final & Euro squads

Steve Crossman presents Euro Leagues and is joined by Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein. The team talk the Coppa Italia final and Max Allegri’s future, Germany and France Euro squads which includes the return of N’Golo Kante. Plus Mbappe’s next move and Bologna’s Champions League qualification. The team also reflect on the career of Roberto Baggio who retired 20 years ago today.Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 02:00 Coppa Italia final & Allegri 07:40 Atalanta 19:10 Euro squads - N’Golo Kante back 24:10 Germany squad 27:15 Mbappe 38:30 Bologna & Roberto Baggio

Published: 16 May 2024

Mikel Arteta’s People and Places

Come inside Mikel Arteta’s home as he sits down, in his living room, with Guillem Balagué to chat about all the great moments in his life – both in football and away from it. From his childhood on the beaches of San Sebastián, to the bunk beds of the Barcelona academy, hear his stories of moving to Paris with his mum and embracing the British weather in Glasgow. Through the influences of Pep Guardiola, Mauricio Pochettino, his parents – and especially his wife – we explore his growth from a player to the Arsenal manager, while delving into the more personal aspects of his life, like why Mallorca holds such a special place in his heart.

Published: 16 May 2024

Celtic triumph, plus Man Utd, Chelsea & the WSL

Mark Chapman hosts reaction to Wednesday night's football as Celtic beat Kilmarnock 5-0 to win the Scottish Premier League title. Pat Nevin and Gavin Wallace provide reaction from Rugby Park, with further analysis by Michael Grant, The Times' Scottish Football Correspondent, and James McKenzie from A Celtic State of Mind Podcast.The show then moves onto Old Trafford, where Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-2 in the Premier League, before discussing Chelsea's 2-1 win at Brighton.The Telegraph's Tom Garry offers an expert view on the Women's Super League title race after Chelsea won 1-0 at Spurs to set up an exciting final day of the season.TIMECODES: 00:17 - Celtic win title 17:10 - Manchester United 3-2 Newcastle 19:10 - Brighton 1-2 Chelsea 21:30 - WSL title race

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

72+: Wild for the EFL play-offs

Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff talk EFL play-offs with Gareth Ainsworth. Hear from West Brom captain Jed Wallace with both Championship play-offs goalless going into the second legs. What can we expect from Leeds-Norwich and Southampton-West Brom? Oxford boss Des Buckingham joins the pod LIVE ahead of their trip to Wembley to face Bolton in the League One play-off final. And some League Two ‘housery’ features in 72 PLUS 72 MINUS.02:30 Championship play-offs saving up the drama 04:45 Do Leeds have too many attacking options? 06:05 Did the heat cause the goals to dry up? 08:10 Contrasting styles in Southampton-West Brom 12:45 West Brom captain Jed Wallace ahead of second leg 16:00 How to harbour togetherness and team spirit 21:30 Oxford boss Des Buckingham on going to Wembley 30:30 Expectation weighing heavy on Bolton? 33:25 An unexpected League Two play-off final 36:25 Goals galore & a bit of ‘housery’ in 72 PLUS 72 MINUS

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Women's Football Weekly: England's summer squad & Miedema leaves Arsenal

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White are joined by Aston Villa and Scotland captain Rachel Corsie. The team react to the England squad announcement ahead of the next set of Euro 2025 qualifiers and Manchester United winning the FA Cup for the first time. Plus Ellen and Rachel give their thoughts on the surprise announcement that the WSL’s top goal scorer Vivianne Miedema is leaving Arsenal.Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 02:35 England squad announcement 09:20 FA Cup 21:41 Miedema leaving Arsenal 28:21 WSL final weekend

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

Man City edge closer & Villa in Champions League

Aaron Paul has reaction as Man City beat Tottenham to move within one win of a historic fourth successive Premier League title. He’s joined by former Man City midfielder Michael Brown, ex-Tottenham midfielder Andy Reid and former Aston Villa and Celtic striker Dion Dublin. Also hear from Paul Robinson, Mark Schwarzer and correspondent John Murray. Catch interviews with Pep Guardiola and Ange Postecoglou. The panel reflect on Aston Villa celebrating Champions League football. And Philippe Clement has his say after Rangers thump Dundee to prolong Celtic’s title chase.00:25 Man City overcome biggest remaining hurdle 06:40 Michael Brown praises ‘professional performance’ 11:00 Tottenham give it a go in ‘strange’ atmosphere 13:20 Ange Postecoglou’s quickfire interview 16:25 Aston Villa in the Champions League 20:50 Celtic made to wait for Premiership title 23:40 Pep Guardiola on being one win away

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Monday Night Club: North London holds its breath

Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Theo Walcott. They discuss the Premier League title race going down to the final day. Should Tottenham fans want to lose to Manchester City on Tuesday night? Manchester United cancel their end-of-season awards dinner. And Brendan Rodgers answers his critics as Celtic close in on the Scottish Premiership title.02:20 Title race goes to the final day 05:20 How will Arsenal’s players feel if they fall short? 10:05 When did it go so right for Man City? 15:00 Theo wearing ‘Tottenham white’ ahead of Tuesday night 19:45 Déjà vu for Tottenham and Arsenal 22:30 Has Ange Postecoglou grasped the North London fan rivalry? 26:25 Man Utd cancel end of season awards 34:45 Wayne Rooney’s comments about Man Utd’s injured players 42:45 Celtic close in on the Scottish Premiership title 47:15 Brendan Rodgers answers his critics

Transcribed - Published: 13 May 2024

Arsenal go top, Casemiro’s ‘assist’ & Man Utd win FA Cup

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha have reaction as Arsenal take the Premier League title race to the final day. They’re joined by Nigel Reo-Coker and ESPN’s Mark Ogden. Also hear from Mikel Arteta and Erik ten Hag, what about Casemiro’s struggles in defence? And catch up with Ella Toone and BBC Sport’s Emma Sanders as Manchester United win their first Women’s FA Cup.02:00 Final ‘Nedum’s picks’ of the season? 04:05 Arsenal take title race to the final day 05:40 Casemiro struggles in defence again 13:25 Mikel Arteta: ‘It’s an unbelievable day’ 17:50 What are Arsenal’s title chances? 20:55 Ten Hag: ‘We were competitive’ 25:50 Man Utd win Women’s FA Cup 28:10 Ella Toone gets goosebumps 33:20 Do Tottenham come away with any credit? 34:25 A Tube encounter with Rachel Williams 35:15 Scorchers being dealt in ‘Question Time’

Transcribed - Published: 12 May 2024

Sports Report: Burnley relegated & Man City edge closer

Mark Chapman and 5 Live Sport’s team of reporters take you through the big stories from Saturday’s football as Burnley are relegated from the Premier League and Manchester City edge closer to the title.Get expert analysis from Paul Robinson and Chris Waddle – PLUS you’ll hear interviews with the likes of Rob Edwards, Vincent Kompany and Joško Gvardiol.

Transcribed - Published: 11 May 2024

Friday Football Social: Mbappe departs, Liverpool's Mount Rushmore and goalscoring goalkeepers

Darren Fletcher is joined by Don Hutchison, Paul Robinson and Nigel Reo-Coker, as Kylian Mbappe announces his decision to leave PSG at the end of the season.The panel discuss whether Manchester City's achievements are under-appreciated, as they chase an unprecedented fourth consecutive league title, and debate whether Rodri is unlucky to be left off the player of the year shortlist.We also ask where Jurgen Klopp should feature on Liverpool's Mount Rushmore, and 25 years on from goalkeeper Jimmy Glass scoring for Carlisle United to keep them in the football league, we celebrate goalscoring goalkeepers.Topics: 00:16 - Breaking news of Kylian Mbappe announcing his departure from PSG 04:18 - Title race chat - are Manchester City's achievements under-appreciated? 16:55 - Relegation chat 19:33 - Player of the year shortlists debate - where's Rodri? 24:52 - Where does Jurgen Klopp sit on Liverpool's Mount Rushmore? 33:23 - Midroll 33:23 - Goalscoring goalkeepers - 25 years on from Jimmy Glass

Transcribed - Published: 10 May 2024

Euro Leagues: A week of semi-finals and Como's promotion push

Steve Crossman rounds up the week’s biggest European football stories, starting in Piraeus where Olympiakos became the first Greek club side for more than 50 years to reach a European final after knocking out Aston Villa.Greek football journalist Kostas Lianos gives his reaction alongside Ian Dennis, Neil Lennon and Rachel Corsie. Guillem Balagué and Julien Laurens join Steve to reflect on the Champions League semi-final second legs that saw Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund book their places in the final, and Bayer Leverkusen scoring late against Roma to extend their unbeaten run. Plus, we’re in Como where the club backed by Thierry Henry and Cesc Fàbregas, are on the brink of promotion to Serie A under welsh manager, Osian Roberts.00:45 - Olympiakos 2-0 Aston Villa (6-2 agg) Reaction 03:38 - Kostas Lianos 13:53 - Unai Emery reaction 14:40 - Guillem and Julien join the pod 15:30 - Real Madrid – Bayern Munich reaction 21:20 - What has Bayern’s Champions League run done for Tuchel? 24:18 - PSG – Borussia Dortmund reaction 31:52 - Bayer Leverkusen’s unbeaten run continues 34:06 - Como on the brink of Serie A

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

Madrid marvel sets up Wembley finale

Mark Chapman is joined by the former Chelsea, Everton and Scotland winger Pat Nevin and football correspondent John Murray from inside the Santiago Bernabéu as Real Madrid reach a record-extending 18th European Cup/Champions League final after scoring two late goals to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 on the night and 4-3 on aggregate to set up a meeting with Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 1st June.Juan Castro, football correspondent for Spanish publication Marca, drops by to praise Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who he says is among the top five figures in the club's history, while German football expert Archie Rhind-Tutt joins the podcast to run the rule over Thomas Tuchel's decision to sub off Harry Kane.Elsewhere, 5 Live's own Galáctico, Ian Dennis, joins us from Athens after speaking to Unai Emery ahead of Aston Villa's Conference League semi-final second leg against Olympiacos, while Bolton Wanderers' Sporting Director Chris Markham reflects on leading Bolton to the League One play-off final where they'll face Oxford United after they beat Peterborough 2-1 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw at London Road.TOPICS: 00:11 - Real Madrid v Bayern Munich review with John Murray and Pat Nevin 06:50 - Juan Castro on Real Madrid 15:27 - Archie Rhind-Tutt on Bayern Munich 23:08 - Aston Villa v Olympiacos preview with Ian Dennis 25:53 - Unai Emery 31:50 - Peterborough v Oxford United review with Charlie Slater 32:40 - Chris Markham on Bolton Wanderers

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

Women's Football Weekly: Title race chaos & FA Cup preview

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White look ahead to the FA Cup final with Manchester United’s Nikita Parris and Spurs’ Bethany England and Becky Spencer. Liverpool’s Gemma Bonner also drops by to chat about her season and the success the team is having and the fight for fourth. Plus Ellen and Ben dissect a weekend of football that threw the title race wide open!Timecodes: 00:10 Intro 01:00 Title race wide open! 10:30 Gemma Bonner 20:00 Nikita Parris on FA Cup final 29:10 Becky Spencer & Bethany England

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

72+: Bonner's back and Rosenior wronged?

Aaron Paul is joined by Curtis Davies and Mark Bonner to chat about the big topics in the EFL.Bonner discusses his new role after being appointed as Gillingham's new manager while BBC Radio Humberside Sport editor Mike White gives his thoughts after Liam Rosenior's shock sacking as Hull City manager.Plymouth captain Joe Edwards chats about scoring the winning goal to secure Championship survival last weekend and the panel discussion the night's playoff action.TOPICS: 1 mins - Mark Bonner on being appointed Gillingham manager 9 mins - Liam Rosenior sacked as Hull City manager 19 mins - Plymouth Argyle captain Joe Edwards 25 mins - Play off reaction

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Manchester United at a Crossroads

Kelly Cates is joined by Editor of United We Stand Andy Mitten, the Athletic's Carl Anka and Statman Dave to examine the challenges facing Manchester United plus financial discussion with Football Finance expert Kieran Maguire.Is Erik Ten Hag the right man to lead the club back to Champions League football? What do they need to get back amongst English football’s elite? Plus, how will the approach at Old Trafford differ under Jim Ratcliffe following the takeover by INEOS?TOPICS: 1 mins - Are there positives to take? 5 mins - Analysing the 4-0 defeat at Crystal Palace 12 mins - The INEOS takeover 18 mins - Sir Jim Ratcliffe interview 20 mins - Recruitment discussion 28 mins - Football Finance expert Kieran Maguire 33 mins - Ten Hag analysis and discussion 40 mins - Injuries and adapting

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

Introducing... The Tooney & Russo Show

Radio 1 DJ and football fan, Vick Hope, is on a mission to become part of a trio and wants to work out what Lionesses Ella Toone and Alessia Russo are really like with each other away from football.In this episode they discuss the different stages of their friendship, from becoming friends at camp to Alessia’s ‘cringey’ American phase. Also the girls reveal their alter egos; Elouise and Alyssa, and Alessia has some honest advice for Ella.New episodes out every Monday, you can listen on BBC Sounds or watch on YouTube. Just search for “The Tooney & Russo show” and hit subscribe.

Transcribed - Published: 7 May 2024

MNC: Moyes to leave West Ham, Spurs spiralling and Rory's Beefeater anniversary

Mark Chapman brings you the best of the Monday Night club alongside Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Andros Townsend.The panel discuss the news that David Moyes will leave West Ham at the end of the season, plus Andros' Luton Town remaining in the fight for Premier League survival with two games to go and the group chat about where it's gone wrong for Tottenham after four successive defeats.Izzy Christiansen joins the guys to chat about the dramatic WSL title race and Falkirk manager John McGlynn is on the podcast after leading the club to an unbeaten Scottish League One campaign resulting in promotion and the Manager of the Year award.TOPICS: 0 mins - Rory's Beefeater anniversary 2 mins - David Moyes to leave West Ham 13 mins - The relegation battle 23 mins - West Ham fans react to Chris' thoughts 26 mins - Izzy Christiansen on the WSL title race 30 mins - Tottenham chat 40 mins - Falkirk manager John McGlynn 46 mins - Old Firm Derby preview

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Salah strikes again & Chelsea turn a corner?

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha talk Premier League as Liverpool thrash Tottenham. They’re joined by QPR captain Asmir Begović and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Also hear from Jürgen Klopp and Ange Postecoglou. Catch up with João Pedro after Brighton beat Aston Villa. Mauricio Pochettino and David Moyes reflect on Chelsea 5-0 West Ham. And the Women’s Super League title race is well and truly back on!02:30 Nedum ranks his picks with ‘better vibes’ at Anfield 04:40 Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp rates Gary Flintoff’s jumper 13:10 Putting the Mo Salah saga to bed 15:20 Tottenham’s Ange Postecoglou: “We’re in a rut” 22:25 Brighton’s match-winner João Pedro 25:35 Chelsea’s Pochettino praises ‘team performance’ 29:30 West Ham’s David Moyes on ‘incredibly painful watch’ 33:40 WSL title race swings wide open

Transcribed - Published: 5 May 2024

Sports Report: Ipswich promoted as Burnley’s survival hopes fade

Mark Chapman rounds up the day’s biggest football stories. Ipswich manager Kieran McKenna reflects on their promotion to the Premier League. We hear from Daniel Farke whose Leeds side will be preparing to face Norwich in the playoffs, and Gary Rowett gives his reaction to Birmingham’s relegation to League One. Jermaine Jenas joins Mark to discuss the boost Nottingham Forest have given their promotions hopes with a 3-1 win over Sheffield United. Vincent Kompany reflects on a disappointing 4-1 defeat for Burnley at home to Newcastle. With just a point splitting Arsenal and Manchester City in the Premier League title race we hear from Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola after they continued their winning runs against Bournemouth and Wolves respectively. Plus we round up the action in the Scottish Premiership where Celtic moved 6 points clear of Rangers and Livingston’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed. 03:09 – Ipswich promotion 03:58 – Kieran McKenna interview 10:13 – Relief for Nottingham Forest 12:05 – Burnley’s survival hopes dealt a blow 13:15 – Vincent Kompany interview 15:05 – Eddie Howe interview 16:12 – Ryan Yates interview 17:14 – Mikel Arteta interview 18:38 – Manchester City ruthless against Wolves 21:43 – Pep Guardiola interview 23:00 – Brentford 0-0 Fulham 23:50 – Celtic 6 points clear and Livingston relegated 26:35 – Daniel Farke interview 28:14 – Gary Rowett interview after Birmingham’s relegation

Transcribed - Published: 4 May 2024

Rebuilding the title chasers and moving Moyes on?

Aaron Paul is joined by Charlie Adam, Glenn Murray and Farah Williams to look ahead to the weekend’s Premier League football. They discuss what needs to be Arsenal’s priority in the summer, whether Manchester City lack strength in depth, and how much work Jurgen Klopp’s successor will need to do at Anfield. Plus, David Moyes' future at West Ham is the focus after reports that the former Real Madrid and Wolves boss, Julen Lopetegui, is in line to replace him at the London Stadium for next season. 03:45 – What is Arsenal’s summer priority? 11:38 – Do Manchester City lack strength in depth? 19:15 – What rebuilding job awaits Klopp’s successor? 26:27 – Is Lopetegui in line to replace Moyes? 36:50 – Julen Lopetegui on what he’s looking for in his next job

Transcribed - Published: 3 May 2024

Euro Leagues: Olympiakos shock Aston Villa

Steve Crossman presents Euro Leagues and is joined by Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens. John Murray, Rachel Corsie and Stephen Warnock have all the reaction to Aston Villa’s shock 4-2 defeat against Olympiakos in the Europa Conference League. Hear from Aston Villa boss Unai Emery on the result at Villa Park and his thoughts heading into the second leg. The team talk Champions League after Julien watched Borussia Dortmund beat PSG in Germany as Jadon Sancho stared. Guillem also gives his thoughts on Real Madrid’s draw against Bayern Munich in the first leg. Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 01:00 Aston Villa reaction 07:10 Julien Laurens on Olympiakos 11:30 Champions League Borussia Dortmund v PSG 18:10 Real Madrid Bayern Munich

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

72+: The Final Day Preview

Aaron Paul, Jobi McAnuff and Colchester United manager Danny Cowley look ahead to the final day of the Championship season. Conor Coady joins the pod to reflect on his title victory with Leicester City, whilst Sheffield Wednesday captain Barry Bannan also makes an appearance, speaking about the club's upturn in form, and their survival chances heading into Saturday. The team discuss the state of the clubs in and around the Championship playoff places, whilst also previewing the League 1 and 2 playoffs.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Euro Leagues: Gerard Pique special

Former Barcelona, Manchester United and Spain defender Gerard Pique chats in depth with Steve Crossman and Guillem Balague about his sensational, trophy-laden career and the Kings League that he has launched.TIME CODES 1 min – Pique discusses the first time he met Guillem and Spain’s 2010 World Cup win. 3 mins – Pique discusses what he thinks Pique is like as a person. 5 mins – Pique discusses his earliest memories of football. 6 mins – Why Pique choose to leave La Masia for Manchester United, how he found life at Old Trafford and the reasons behind his decision to leave. 16 mins – The reasons why Pique returned to Barcelona – and why the club were so successful. 25 mins – Who Pique thinks would win a match between the current Man City side and the best Barca team he played in 27 mins – The Kings League – what it is, why Pique created it and what he thinks it can go on to achieve.

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Real draw at Bayern & Ipswich on verge of promotion

Kelly Cates has reaction to Real Madrid’s draw at Bayern Munich in their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg. She’s joined by Paul Robinson, Pat Nevin, correspondent John Murray and Statman Dave. Would Thomas Tuchel be a good fit at Manchester United? What does the future hold for Marcus Rashford? And Ipswich Town are on the verge of promotion to the Premier League after winning at Coventry City.00:30 Vinicius’ double earns Real draw with Bayern 07:35 Thomas Tuchel linked with move to Man Utd 15:20 Stick or twist with Marcus Rashford? 25:25 Ipswich Town on the verge of promotion

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

Women's Football Weekly: Project ACL & Champions League drama

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White are joined by England and Manchester City’s Esme Morgan. The team reflect on the Champions League drama as Chelsea lost out to Barcelona in the semi-final and a look at the promotions and relegations. Plus Esme and Ellen share their thoughts on a new three-year project researching ACL injury prevention.Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 04:30 Chelsea out of Champions League 16:10 Esme on Man City & title race 20:30 Promotion and relegation 25:10 New ACL project

Transcribed - Published: 30 April 2024

MNC: Spending caps, touchline spats & Chris’ super stat

After a week away Mark Chapman is back to keep Rory and Chris in check - as Leon Osman joins to discuss this weekend’s football and the breaking news that Premier League clubs have agreed to introduce a spending cap. Kieran Maguire from the Price of Football podcast gives his expert opinion on what this could mean.The guys also discuss the importance of set-pieces for Arsenal this season - but do Spurs need to follow suit? They also chat the touchline spat between Mo Salah and Jurgen Klopp. While the manager is on his way out, will the striker still be at Liverpool next season?And it’s been a very different few weeks for Bournemouth and Brighton. Should Andoni Iraola be in the discussion for manager of the season? Whereas, has Roberto De Zerbi’s stock taken a hit if he wanted to look for a job elsewhere?TOPICS:00'15 Chappers is back04'20 Spending caps with Kieran Maguire17'30 The importance of set-pieces33'30 Mo Salah and Jurgen Klopp have a sideline spat40'35 The rise of Bournemouth46'00 Has Roberto De Zerbi's managerial stock been damaged?

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

Arsenal win NLD & Pep on keyboard warriors

Ben Haines has Premier League reaction as Arsenal & Man City keep up the pace at the top. He’s joined by former Tottenham defender Stephen Kelly, QPR captain Asmir Begovic and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Also hear from Mikel Arteta, Pep Guardiola, Ange Postecoglou, Nottingham Forest boss Nuno Espírito Santo and Man City’s ‘exhausted’ defender Joško Gvardiol.02:40 Are Liverpool out of the title race? 04:40 Mikel Arteta & Ange Postecoglou after Arsenal beat Spurs 06:15 Do Tottenham need a set piece coach? 12:20 Arsenal showing the title credentials? 16:40 Man City overcome tiredness to beat Forest 21:40 Joško Gvardiol: “I’m exhausted to be honest” 26:00 Pep Guardiola fires back at keyboard warriors 29:15 Nuno Espírito Santo on Forest’s ‘good performance’ 33:35 Relegation fears ‘take years off your life’ 36:10 Bournemouth break club top flight points record

Transcribed - Published: 28 April 2024

Sports Report: Burnley chase the great escape as Sheffield United drop

Mark Chapman rounds up the best of Saturday’s football from the Premier League, Women’s Champions League and the English Football League. Chris Wilder shares what he told his Sheffield United team after their relegation to the Championship was confirmed with a 5-1 defeat to Newcastle. Burnley’s Vincent Kompany and Aro Muric reflect on their 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford. We hear from Jurgen Klopp and Michail Antonio after a late goal secured West Ham a 2-2 draw against Liverpool. And after Luton’s Premier League survival hopes were dented by a 2-1 defeat at Wolves, we hear from Rob Edwards.There’s also reaction from Goodison where Everton confirmed their Premier League survival with a 1-0 win over Brentford, and to Fulham’s 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace, and Chelsea’s 2-2 draw away to Aston Villa. We’re at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea were denied a place in the Women’s Champions League final by defending champions Barcelona, Emma Hayes gives her damning assessment of the decision that saw her team reduced to 10 players for the last 30 minutes of that match.Derby manager Paul Warne reacts to their promotion back to the Championship, and there’s a run down of the rest of the day’s results across England and Scotland. 02:05 – Newcastle 5-1 Sheffield United 04:12 – Chris Wilder interview 06:03 – Manchester United 1-1 Burnley 07:50 – Vincent Kompany interview 10:00 – West Ham 2-2 Liverpool 11:07 – Jurgen Klopp Interview 12:25 – Michail Antonio Interview 13:36 – Aro Muric Interview 14:55 – Wolves 2-1 Luton – Rob Edwards Interview 16:45 – Everton 1-0 Brentford 18:48 – Sean Dyche Interview 20:49 – Thomas Frank Interview 22:42 – Fulham 1-1 Crystal Palace 23:14 – Aston Villa 2-2 Chelsea 24:44 – Chelsea 0-2 Barcelona – Women’s Champions League 30:06 – Emma Hayes reaction 31:03 – Championship scores and reaction 34:18 – League One scores and reaction 34:52 – Paul Warne interview 36:14 – League Two scores and reaction 38:09 – Scottish scores and reaction

Transcribed - Published: 27 April 2024

Liverpool's faltering title bid and Iraola's fine first season

Darren Fletcher is joined by Paul Robinson, Nigel Reo-Coker and Don Hutchison as the Premier League season enters its final weeks. Bournemouth head coach Andoni Iraola joins the team to reflect on his successful first season in English football, and whether Dominic Solanke can make England's Euro 2024 squad.The team debate whether Liverpool's poor form means the title race is just between Manchester City and Arsenal.We also hear from Andy Cole after he was inducted into the Premier League's Hall of Fame, and the panel look at the job Sean Dyche has done at Everton this campaign.TIMECODES 01:21 Liverpool's faltering title bid 11:53 Andoni Iraola on Bournemouth's strong season and Dominic Solanke's form 23:20 Is this Sean Dyche's best season as a manager? 29:33 Andy Cole on his induction into the Premier League Hall of Fame.

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

72+: Leicester and Derby on the brink, and Doncaster’s dominant form

Aaron Paul, Jobi McAnuff and West Brom forward Jed Wallace analyse the big issues in the EFL as the season draws to a close.With Leicester on the brink of promotion back to the Premier League, Jed gives us an insight into their strengths and weaknesses and whether they can get the job done at Preston this weekend.BBC Radio Derby commentator Ed Dawes joins the pod to explain why some Derby County fans still haven’t been won over by Paul Warne, despite the club being on the brink of their first promotion since 2007.And in League Two, the panel look at Doncaster’s extraordinary form, and who out of Sutton or Colchester will avoid the drop into non-league.TIMECODES 03:00 Leicester close in on Premier League return 07:48 Championship relegation battle 14:10 Tom Cleverley becomes Watford's permanent boss 16:32 Derby on the brink of League One promotion 28:56 Doncaster's 10 straight wins 32:44 Colchester and Sutton's relegation fight

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2024

Euro Leagues: Xavi stays & Guillem’s Thong Song

John Bennett talks European football with Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Kristof Terreur. Guillem Balagué joins the pod to react to Xavi changing his mind about leaving Barcelona. The panel discuss Bayern Munich contacting Ralf Rangnick about their manager’s job, and Inter winning Serie A. And Dutch football writer Elko Born swings by to give the lowdown on Feyenoord’s Arne Slot, who’s confirmed he wants Liverpool job.00:35 Mbappé’s nutmeg 02:25 President Macron scores a penalty 05:50 Xavi to remain as Barcelona coach until 2025 15:45 Rangnick 'contacted by Bayern Munich' about manager job 25:00 Arne Slot confirms he wants Liverpool job 31:30 Inter seal Serie A title by winning Milan derby

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

Liverpool lose to Everton & Arne to Slot in?

Steve Crossman has reaction to Wednesday’s Premier League results as Everton stun Liverpool. He’s joined by Conor Coady, Michael Brown, Andy Reid, Clinton Morrison and correspondent John Murray. Hear from Jürgen Klopp, Sean Dyche, and Erik ten Hag after Manchester United come from behind twice to beat Sheffield United. And Dutch journalist Marcel van der Kraan joins the pod with Liverpool set to open talks with Feyenoord over manager Arne Slot.01:45 A blow for Liverpool in the title race 02:50 A performance for Everton to be proud of 06:05 Klopp’s last Merseyside Derby ends in defeat 11:25 Klopp: “Nothing good to say about tonight” 13:30 Man Utd fight back twice to beat Sheff Utd 20:15 Mateta scores twice as Palace beat Newcastle 21:50 Bournemouth into top half with win at Wolves 23:05 Everton’s Sean Dyche: “I asked the Toffees to rise” 25:05 Will Arne Slot be Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp replacement?

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Women’s Football Weekly: Erin Cuthbert on Chelsea's Champions League dream

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White are joined by Bay FC’s Jen Beattie. Jen gives an insight into life in San Francisco and how the NWSL compares to the WSL, plus her thoughts on the new Taylor Swift album! Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert drops by after scoring the only goal against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final, making it advantage Chelsea heading into the second leg. As the Championship also draws to a close Head of Women’s Football at Crystal Palace Grace Williams joins the pod as the club sit on the brink of promotion. Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 01:30 Jen Beattie & Bay FC! 12:10 Erin Cuthbert on Champions League 24:10 Title Race 30:00 Grace Williams Crystal Palace

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

Arsenal thrash Chelsea, Erik ten Hag's future and Unai Emery's new deal

Steve Crossman is joined on the Tuesday Night Club with former Chelsea goalkeeper Rob Green, ex Manchester City midfielder Izzy Christiansen & ESPN's Senior Football writer Mark Ogden.Hear reaction to Arsenal's 5-0 win over Chelsea at the Emirates which sends them three points clear at the top of the Premier League table with Alistair Bruce-Ball and former Brighton striker Glenn Murray plus Mikel Arteta, Mauricio Pochettino and Ben White.The panel also discuss the news that UEFA is set to confirm nations will have 26-man squads for this summer’s European Championship in Germany, Erik ten Hag's future at Manchester United and Unai Emery's new contract at Aston Villa.Leicester boss Enzo Maresca also gives his thoughts after his side's 5-0 win over Southampton took them to within one win of promotion.TOPICS 0 mins - Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea 2 mins - Mikel Arteta 8 mins - Mauricio Pochettino 13 mins - Ben White 15 mins - Leicester 5-0 Southampton 17 mins - Enzo Maresca 18 mins - Euros squad discussion 24 mins - Erik ten Hag's Manchester United future 33 mins - Unai Emery's new contract at Aston Villa

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

MNC: Refereeing, football smells & red trousers

Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Shay Given for the Monday Night Club. They begin by talking about Nottingham Forest's frustration with refereeing following their 2-0 Premier League defeat at Everton.Victory for Sean Dyche's side leads into discussion about their fight to stay in the Premier League, before Burnley are the focus following their 4-1 win at Sheffield United.The panel then cover Manchester United scraping past Coventry City to make the FA Cup final, delving into the topic of goalkeepers receiving yellow cards, after incidents involving United's Andre Onana and Aston Villa's Emiliano Martinez during the past week.TIMECODES:05:43 - Nottingham Forest 21:45 - Everton 27:42 - Burnley 33:38 - Manchester United and Coventry City 42:23 - Goalkeepers and yellow cards

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

Man Utd’s ‘humiliating victory’ & THAT Forest post

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha have FA Cup and Premier League reaction. They’re joined by former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Hear from Erik ten Hag and Mark Robins after Manchester United survive Coventry City’s comeback in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley. Catch Nuno Espírito Santo’s thoughts after Forest take to social media to question the VAR. And hear from Jürgen Klopp as Liverpool beat Fulham to go joint-top.00:30 Was it the best semi-final of all time? 05:15 Coventry boss Mark Robins: “We were a toenail offside” 08:00 Man Utd get away with one 12:40 Erik ten Hag: “The way we did it isn’t okay” 15:00 Do Man Utd stand a chance vs Man City in the final? 16:55 Forest question VAR official and ‘consider options’ 26:40 Everton climb towards safety 28:15 Liverpool win to go joint-top with Arsenal 33:10 Palace put five past ‘drifting’ West Ham 35:40 ‘Classless’ Antony features in Question Time

Transcribed - Published: 21 April 2024

City keep chasing the double as Arsenal move top

John Bennett presents the Football Daily from Molineux where Arsenal moved back to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Wolves. He is joined by Simon Grayson and Luke Edwards for reaction to all of Saturday’s Premier League and FA Cup action. We hear from Pep Guardiola after his Manchester City side squeezed past Chelsea to book their place in the FA Cup final with a 1-0 win at Wembley. Rob Edwards reflects on a tough day for Luton in their fight to avoid relegation after they were beaten 5-1 by Brentford at Kenilworth Road.And we hear from Vincent Kompany after a big win for Burnley as they kept their hopes of Premier League survival alive with a 4-1 victory away to Sheffield United.02:44 – Wolves 0-2 Arsenal reaction 07:30 – Does Arsenal’s win put pressure on Manchester City 08:50 – Manchester City’s schedule 11:19 – Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea – FA Cup semi-final reaction including Pep Guardiola interview 21:46 – Coventry City v Manchester United – FA Cup semi-final preview 23:58 – Luton 1-5 Brentford reaction including Rob Edwards interview 29:50 – Sheffield United 1-4 Burnley reaction including Vincent Kompany interview

Transcribed - Published: 20 April 2024

Friday Football Social: FA Cup replays debate

Darren Fletcher hosts the Friday Football Social with Glenn Murray, Kevin Nolan and Clinton Morrison. They debate the Football Association's decision to scrap FA Cup replays, hearing from Coventry City boss Mark Robins ahead of playing Manchester United in Sunday's semi-final.The podcast also discusses whether there is a worthwhile alternative to take over from Erik Ten Hag at the Old Trafford club at the end of the season, should he be replaced, amid the news that Southampton say they have "reluctantly agreed" to let director of football Jason Wilcox join Manchester United.The panel then continues looks to ahead to this weekend's football, looking at the Premier League title race, as well as Manchester City's most immediate task of their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. There is also talk around how important this weekend could be in the battle to avoid relegation to the Championship.TIMECODES:02:40 - FA Cup replays 19:59 - Coventry City 22:18 - Manchester United 29:30 - Relegation battle 36:15 - Manchester City 38:30 - Liverpool 44:40 - Arsenal

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

Euro Leagues: Liverpool out & Martínez ‘makes it fun’

Steve Crossman has reaction to European results for Liverpool, West Ham and Aston Villa. He’s joined by European football experts Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur. Stephen Warnock and Vicki Sparks reflect on Atalanta knocking Liverpool out of the UEFA Europa League. Danny Gabbidon and Ali Bruce-Ball watched West Ham suffer the same fate against Bayer Leverkusen. Hear from Jürgen Klopp, David Moyes, and Unai Emery as Aston Villa are left flying the flag in the UEFA Europa Conference League after beating Lille.00:50 Aston Villa reach first major European semi since 1982 05:00 Emery on Emi Martínez’s ‘important personality’ 05:35 Atalanta knock out Liverpool 12:50 Klopp will rank among the Liverpool greats 17:00 Klopp: “We didn’t lose the tie tonight” 18:35 West Ham knocked out by Bayer Leverkusen 25:55 Moyes: “It was a terrific performance”

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

City and Arsenal out of Europe

Mark Chapman presents reaction to the Champions League Quarter-Finals.He’s joined by Paul Robinson, Shay Given and John Murray to discuss Manchester City’s defeat to Real Madrid. Hear from Pep Guardiola after penalties knocked the Champions out of the competition.Guillem Balague joins the pod to share his thoughts on a far from perfect performance from Real Madrid, and how Carlo Ancelotti will feel after the match.Matthew Upson joins Ian Dennis to discuss what went wrong for Arsenal after they were knocked out by Bayern Munich. Hear from Mikel Arteta as his team look to bounce back in the Premier League at the weekend.Plus, the panel discuss what these results mean for English sides in the Champions League.TOPICS: 0.26 - Manchester City v Real Madrid 8.33 - Pep Guardiola 9.54 - Bayern Munich v Arsenal 16.00 - Mikel Arteta 17.21 - English sides in the Champions League

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Women's Football Weekly: Millie Bright on recovering from injury

Ben Haines and England Women's record goal scorer Ellen White are joined by England and Chelsea’s Millie Bright. Millie talks about how she is getting on recovering from injury and her time on the sidelines. Millie gives an insight into what it has been like working her way back from a knee injury, her relationship with Emma Hayes and what’s kept her busy outside of football. Spurs forward Martha Thomas also drops by to tell Ellen and Ben what it felt like scoring the match-winning goal, that sent Spurs to Wembley for the FA Cup final.Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 01:30 Soccer Aid! 03:10 FA Cup with Martha Thomas 10:50 Millie Bright on recovery 23:30 Mary Earps 25:10 Rachel Daly 30:30 Emma Hayes 37:15 Millie’s charity work

Transcribed - Published: 17 April 2024

Man City & Arsenal Champions League preview

Kelly Cates is joined by Nedum Onuoha, Theo Walcott and Daniel Storey to look ahead to a huge night for Manchester City and Arsenal in the Champions League. Ian Dennis and German football reporter Taufig Halil join from Munich to preview Arsenal’s quarter-final second leg against Bayern. The panel discuss if Manchester City could do back-to-back trebles as they prepare to play Real Madrid at the Etihad. They also talk about Cole Palmer’s scoring record and the Chelsea penalty row. TIMECODES: 01:00 Mikel Arteta on emotion 02:45 Arsenal reaction from loss against Aston Villa 11:35 The pressure on Bayern with Taufig Halil 14:53 Manchester City’s back-to-back treble chances 24:17 Jude Bellingham on this season’s Real Madrid 26:31 Cole Palmer and the Chelsea penalty row

Transcribed - Published: 16 April 2024

MNC: Fairytales, long throws & 21st birthdays

Steve Crossman hosts the Monday Night Club with Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Conor Coady. They discuss the latest in the Premier League title race, after Liverpool and Arsenal suffered surprise home defeats to Crystal Palace and Aston Villa respectively.Conor describes the atmosphere at his club Leicester City as they try to win promotion from the Championship, before the podcast moves on to Bayer Leverkusen being crowned champions of Germany's Bundesliga with the help of ESPN reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt.Having looked back at the weekend, the panel then move onto Monday night's game, picking up on Cole Palmer's terrific four-goal haul in Chelsea's 6-0 victory against Everton.Finally, Stockport's Kyle Wootton joins following his side's promotion to League One under manager Dave Challinor, who was known for his long throws as a player. But was he the original expert at them?TIMECODES:03:50 - Premier League title race 23:00 - Leicester City 29:25 - Bayer Leverkusen and Archie Rhind-Tutt 40:30 - Cole Palmer 44:20 - Stockport and Kyle Wootton

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

72+: EFL Awards & Liam Rosenior’s trousers

Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff present interviews and reaction from the EFL Awards. Hear from all three managers of the season, listen to Alfie May talk about his journey from a building site to the football pitch, and get the gossip on Hull City boss Liam Rosenior’s fashion sense from his wife Erika.01:50 Notts County’s Jodi Jones 03:55 Peterborough United’s Ronnie Edwards 05:25 Leeds United’s Archie Gray 11:15 Crewe Alexandra’s Mickey Demetriou 14:40 Charlton Athletic’s Alfie May 21:45 Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters 24:10 Blackburn Rovers’ Sam Szmodics 26:00 Leeds United’s Crysencio Summerville 29:55 Norwich City’s Gabriel Sara 36:10 Hull City’s Liam Rosenior and wife Erika 39:10 QPR chairman Lee Hoos 42:00 Mansfield Town’s Nigel Clough 43:55 Portsmouth’s John Mousinho 47:05 Ipswich Town’s Kieran McKenna

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Advantage Man City as Arsenal & Liverpool both lose

Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha have reaction to a big twist in the Premier League title race. They’re joined by former Liverpool striker Tash Dowie and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Hear from Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s defeat to Aston Villa, and catch Jürgen Klopp after Liverpool lose to Crystal Palace. And hear from Ollie Watkins, who is just one goal behind Erling Haaland in the race for the Golden Boot.01:20 Nedum gives his moments of the weekend 03:40 Big twist in the Premier League title race 08:30 Ollie Watkins: “We could see Arsenal were getting tired” 14:30 Mikel Arteta: “We should have scored five” 21:35 Jürgen Klopp: “We have to be around when others struggle” 29:10 Are Liverpool due a goal haul? 30:45 Crystal Palace showing promise under Glasner 32:50 West Ham lose to Fulham, but can they knock out Leverkusen? 34:15 Tash feels the nerves in Question Time

Transcribed - Published: 14 April 2024

Sports Report: Man City go top & Fernandes strikes twice

Steve Crossman and 5 Live Sport’s team of reporters take you through the biggest stories from Saturday’s football as Manchester City thrash Luton to go top of the Premier League and Manchester United come from behind twice to draw with Bournemouth.Leon Osman give his thoughts on Man City’s win – PLUS you’ll hear interviews with the likes of Pep Guardiola and Erik ten Hag. And catch reaction from the Stockport and Wrexham camps after they sealed promotion to League One.

Transcribed - Published: 13 April 2024

Friday Football Social: Best Premier League ever?

Darren Fletcher talks title race with Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City only a point apart. He’s joined by Nigel Reo-Coker, Don Hutchison and Fara Williams. They react to the big European results, with Liverpool suffering a shock defeat. How will that affect the Premier League title race? Is this the best season ever? And a Newcastle fan joins the pod to talk about her deaf son’s ‘sound shirt’ that he’ll be wearing at St James’ Park to enhance his matchday experience.02:30 Could European results affect the Premier League title race? 06:50 Is this the best Premier League season of all time? 10:20 Drama at the bottom as well 13:00 The panel disagree on who is going to win the league 15:35 Points deductions and appeals palaver 23:20 Are Liverpool running out of steam? 29:10 Should Klopp have revealed his retirement plans? 32:00 ‘Sound shirts’ for deaf Newcastle fans

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

72+: (P)romotions pending & scrapping for survival

Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff chat EFL with Wycombe’s Joe Jacobson. Three promotions are possible this weekend – get the lowdown on all the contenders. Hear from Leeds boss Daniel Farke as the path to the Premier League tightens even further. Get Joe’s reaction to the EFL Trophy defeat to Peterborough at Wembley. And Jobi tells us his best and worst moments of the week in 72PLUS 72MINUS.01:55 EFL Trophy commiserations for Joe 07:40 Leicester veer off track again 13:50 How do the panel rate Leeds’ chances? 18:00 Joe backs Ipswich for automatic promotion 19:30 Millwall masterstroke in the Championship survival scrap 24:35 Portsmouth on the verge of League One promotion 29:30 Who’s going to be best of the worst in League One? 32:00 Stockport and Wrexham look to seal promotion 36:00 Colchester and Grimsby treading in quicksand 38:45 A dodgy decision and a fairytale story in 72PLUS 72MINUS

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

Euro Leagues: An exhilarating week of European football

Steve Crossman hosts Euro Leagues including reaction to Thursday night's football. The podcast begins with commentator Vicki Sparks and former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock discussing a shock result at Anfield, where Atalanta beat Liverpool 3-0 in their Europa League quarter-final first leg. The team hear from Jurgen Klopp, before bringing in Euro Leagues pundits Julien Laurens and Guillem Balague - with the former at Villa Park for Aston Villa's 2-1 Europa Conference League quarter-final first-leg victory over Lille.They then move on to the major talking points from the four Champions League quarter-final first legs from the earlier in the week.TIMECODES: 00:40 - Liverpool 0-3 Atalanta 05:25 - Jurgen Klopp 07:18 - Aston Villa 2-1 Lille 07:50 - Euro Leagues pundits on Liverpool's defeat 13:35 - Real Madrid 3-3 Manchester City 21:33 - Arsenal 2-2 Bayern Munich 25:15 - PSG 2-3 Barcelona 29:31 - Atletico Madrid 2-1 Borussia Dortmund 30:25 - Athletic Bilbao winning the Copa del Rey

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

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