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The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

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James Richardson and Team Totally are here every night throughout Euro 2024 with all the analysis, insight and news you need to know from Germany - and plenty that you don’t.

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Germany smash Scotland to kick off the Euros

Jimbo is joined by Raphael Honigstein, Tom Williams and Jay Harris after witnessing the biggest win ever on opening night of the Euros. Hosts Germany tear apart the Tartan Army with a 5-1 victory in Munich. Can Musiala and Wirtz lead the Germans to something special? Or might Scotland be the worst team at the tournament. Saturday’s action brings back memories of a Euros classic as Spain take on Croatia. Juraj Vrdoljak tells us about what has become a derby match in Europe. And also in Group B, holders Italy hope to channel the spirit of Grosso as they head to Dortmund to take on Albania. Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Germany 5-1 Scotland (01.30) • PART 1b: Hungary v Switzerland preview (16.30) • PART 2a: Spain v Croatia preview with Juraj Vrdoljak (22.00) • PART 2b: Italy v Albania preview (33.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 June 2024

Euro 2024 preview Part 2 - the dark horses

Jimbo is back with Duncan Alexander, JJ Bull and Tim Spiers just a couple of days before the big kick-off in Germany. We begin with Scotland taking on the hosts in Munich on Friday. Can Steve Clarke’s side cause an upset? A returning Raphael Honigstein sets the mood in Munich. Are there ominous signs for England with a group rocked by shock squad selections and a defence that might not be good enough for a major tournament? Kristof Terreur isn’t feeling too optimistic about Belgium’s chances, even though they’re unbeaten under Domenico Tedesco. We make the case for which teams will surprise everyone this summer, notably Ralf Rangnick’s Austria and Sylvinho’s Albania. Plus Erik ten Hag, watered down beer and which Euro 2024 manager was the worst player? Produced by Charlie Jones. Theme music by JJ Bull. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Ten Hag stays at Man United (01.30) • PART 2a: The latest from Germany with Raphael Honigstein (07.30) • PART 2b: How far can Scotland fare? (12.30) • PART 3a: A turbulent week for England (23.00) • PART 4a: Kristof Terreur on Belgium (31.00) • PART 4b: Making the case for Ukraine (36.00) • PART 5: Who are the other dark horses? (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 June 2024

Euro Stories: 2016

Recorded on the eve of England's first ever Euro final, we look back at their darkest day in the tournament when, in the shadow of the Brexit vote, Roy Hodgson's side crashed out to Iceland at France 2016. Oh, how we laughed at the time. Elsewhere, Wales made history, Italy and Germany participated in the worst penalty shoot out of all time, and Portugal and Ronaldo had a shot at redemption. It's Euro 2016 - and the final in our delightful Euro Stories series. Only a few more sleeps now till Euro 2024, and Jimbo and co will be with every night there's a game on. Woof! Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green With: Stefan Augustsson for Iceland, Rafa Honigstein for Germany, Lynsey Hooper for England, James Horncastle for Italy, Tom Kundert for Portugal, Julien Laurens for France, Kristof Terreur for Belgium, and Tom Williams for Wales Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 June 2024

Euro Stories: 2012

This is the penultimate episode of Euro Stories series, and our timeline has taken us all the way to 2012. This tournament is again co-hosted, with Poland and Ukraine sharing the honours. Now, we wrote and recorded this show in 2021 and a lot has happened in the world since. That's why we don't mention the war or any of the hideous things that have happened in Ukraine in the past two and half years - but do talk an awful lot about two fiendishly taxing groups, Andy Carroll, and a lot of spying. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green With: Elko Born, Sasha Guryunov Rafael Honigstein, Lynsey Hooper, James Horncastle, Themis Kesaris, Tom Kundert, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 June 2024

Euro Stories: 2008

It's 2008 and the world is obsessed with Barack Obama and Beyonce. Football-wise, we're more interested in events at Austria and Switzerland because it's Euro 2008 and it's great. Yes, there's no England, they failed in the rain at Wembley against Croatia. But there's Spain's tiki taka, Turkey's late late goal scoring, and one hell of a thunderstorm. Oh, and there's the French doing, well, nothing really. It's Euro 2008 and it's here. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green With: Elko Born, Sasha Goryunov, Rafael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, Juraj Vrdoljak, and Yordi Yamali Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 June 2024

Euro Stories: 2004

We arrive at 2004, the year of Frankee and Eamonn's musical back and forth, the Blackberry, and one of the most unexpected tournaments in Euros history. Yup, we're in Portugal where there are teams on the up, like England, and teams on the down, like Germany. And this time there's a dark horse that no one expects will actually do anything at all. Will we ever learn? This is Euro 2004 brought to you by the voices that lived and breathed it from across the continent. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Guests: Elko Born, David Cermak, Rafael Honigstein, Lynsey Hooper, James Horncastle, Themis Kessaris, Tom Kundert, and Julien Laurens Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

Euro Stories: 2000

This is the fourth episode from our Euro Stories series taking you back to classic European championships from the past. It's a new millennium and we've got co-hosts: Euro 2000 is split between Belgium and the Netherlands. Crazy. Some small print before we kick off - this series was first broadcast in 2021 and recorded in the dark days of Covid so some of the audio sounds like it was recorded in a kitchen because, frankly, it was. Enjoy! Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Guests: Elko Born, Rafael Honigstein, Lynsey Hooper James Horncastle, Sasa Ibrulj, Tom Kundert, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, and Kristof Terreur Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 June 2024

Euro Stories: 1996

While Jimbo and co prepare for the Euros in a few days' time, allow us to take you back to Euro 96 - a tournament that will certainly resonate with listeners of a certain vintage. All together now, It's Coming Home, It's Coming Home, It's Coming Home, Football's Coming...oh. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Guests: David Cermak, Niels Harild, Rafael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Sasa Ibrulj, Oliver Kay, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, Stewart Weir Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

Euro Stories: 1992

It's the second of our Euro Stories and we're heading back to Sweden and a far off land called 1992 for a tournament full of twists and turns, and a surprise addition who no one expects much of. Join journalists from across the continent as they relive this contest and its unexpected results. Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Guests: Elko Born, Niels Harild, James Horncastle, Rafael Honigstein, Sasa Ibrulj, Oliver Kay, Julien Laurens, Olof Lundh, and Stewart Weir. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 June 2024

Euro Stories: 1988

As Jimbo and Team Totally gear up for this summer's Euros in Germany, we're revisiting the classic tournaments of the past in our most excellent documentary series, Euro Stories. We start in 1988, and you'll hear from experts from across the continent as they share their memories, stories, facts and recall the iconic moments from the tournament. Without a single goalless draw or a sending off, this was a tournament filled with drama and unexpected moments. And orange. Loads and loads of orange Presenter: Iain Macintosh Producer: Abi Paterson Executive Producer: Ben Green Guests: Elko Born, Dion Fanning, Sasha Goryunov, James Horncastle, Rafael Honigstein, Oliver Kay. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 June 2024

Euro 2024 preview Part 1 - the favourites

Jimbo welcomes the esteemed panel of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Daniel Storey to take a look at the big hitters at Euro 2024. Has England’s moment arrived with the talent at Gareth Southgate’s disposal? Or is he not the right man to make the most of that talent tactically? Are France the only team that can beat France? Or do Portugal have the strongest squad at the tournament? Elsewhere, we’re looking forward to seeing a Spain side with a different dimension of exciting young wide players. And will Italy’s good record at the Euros in the 21st century continue? Plus how Toni Kroos has changed everything for Germany and can Xavi Simons become a star for the Netherlands? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: How are holders Italy holding up? (02.40) • PART 1b: Speedy young Spain look to make an impact (10.30) • PART 2: England deserved favourites? (20.00) • PART 3a: Or will France strike again? (31.00) • PART 3b: Michiel Jongsma on the Netherlands (40.00) • PART 4a: Seb Stafford-Bloor on Germany (44.00) • PART 4b: Jose Delgado on Portugal (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 June 2024

Ancelotti leads Real to another Champions League title

As the domestic season draws to a close, Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Seb Stafford-Bloor. Real Madrid are below par but still secure their 15th European Cup with a late rally against Dortmund at Wembley. How do they keep doing it, should Carlo Ancelotti be considered the greatest manager of all time and what’s the deal with Dortmund’s new sponsor? We look at some of the shocks and trends of last season but wonder whether all this football will lead to a player’s strike next season. And there’s more silverware up for grabs as Tom takes on Michael Cox in the Inter Totally Cup Final 2024. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Real Madrid 2-0 Dortmund (04.00) • PART 2: Jose Mourinho and thoughts on next season (33.00) • PART 3: Inter Totally Cup Final - Cox v Williams (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 June 2024

Real Madrid and Dortmund head to Wembley as Maresca heads to Chelsea

Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Nick Miller into the studio as the domestic season nears its dramatic conclusion. Olympiakos become the first Greek team ever to win European silverware, securing the Conference League and heaping more cup final misery on Fiorentina. Now it’s time for Real Madrid and Dortmund to do battle in the Champions League final at Wembley. Seb Stafford-Bloor makes the case for the Germans achieving one of the great upsets in competition history. Enzo Maresca looks all set to leave Leicester and sign on as the new manager of Chelsea. Rob Tanner tells us Maresca is no yes man but could any coach succeed in the Stamford Bridge setup? Plus Tom Williams awaits the winner of Michael Cox v Julien Laurens, for a place in the 2024 Inter Totally Cup final. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Olympiacos win the Conference League (03.30) • PART 2a: Forest win the European Cup (18.00) • PART 2b: Champions League final preview (21.00) • PART 3a: Flick joins Barca (42.00) • PART 3b: Maresca leaving Leicester for Chelsea (44.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Cox v Laurens (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 30 May 2024

Man United stun City to win the FA Cup, as Saints return to the Premier League

Jimbo has a studio packed full of Daniel Storey, Carl Anka and Tim Spiers after a big Wembley weekend. Man United finally play the way Erik ten Hag wants them to with an outstanding derby win in the FA Cup final. Will the Dutchman be there to enjoy more performances like that next season? And did Pep set the tone for City with his team selection? Southampton see off Leeds in the Championship play-off final to make an instant return to the top tier. Will Russell Martin join McKenna and Maresca in immediately being sought after by Premier League clubs? Vincent Kompany is on the verge of being appointed Bayern Munich manager. Seb Stafford-Bloor joins us from Germany to try and explain why. Plus more managerial movements and Paqueta’s potential ban. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Man United beat Man City to win the FA Cup (03.00) • PART 2: Southampton promoted to the Premier League by beating Leeds (22.00) • PART 3a: The managerial merry-go-round (31.00) • PART 3b: Kompany to Bayern explained by Seb Stafford-Bloor (34.00) • PART 3c: Paqueta’s potential betting ban (41.00) • PART 4: Rooney to Plymouth and other cup final wins (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 May 2024

Lookman downs Leverkusen, Chelsea’s manager search and City v United at Wembley

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Tom Williams are in the studio in a week full of big cup finals and big shocks. Leverkusen lose after 51 games unbeaten as Atalanta run riot to win the Europa League in Dublin. James Horncastle joins us to discuss the Lookman final. Chelsea surprise the football world by parting company with Mauricio Pochettino. Liam Twomey tells us why and where their managerial search is taking them. And what next for Poch? It’s an all Manchester derby in Saturday’s FA Cup final. How can United upset the odds? And will Marcus Rashford be a big factor even though he’s not going to the Euros? It’s the first Inter Totally Cup semi-final as Tom takes on defending champion Producer Charlie in a rematch of last year’s final. Plus cup measurements and making the case for Kompany at Bayern. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Atalanta thrash Leverkusen to win the Europa League (02.30) • PART 2a: Pochettino leaves Chelsea (24.00) • PART 2b: Kompany to Bayern? (33.00) • PART 3a: England’s provisional Euro squad (38.00) • PART 3b: FA Cup final preview (45.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Williams v Producer Charlie (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 May 2024

Leverkusen and Atalanta look to make history

Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle and Seb Stafford-Bloor for a special look ahead to Wednesday night's Europa League final in Dublin. Who will come out on top: never losin' Bayer Leverkusen, who are chasing a treble and looking to make it 52 games unbeaten in all competitions? Or Atalanta, conquerors of Liverpool, Marseilles and Sporting, in their first ever European final, and coached by the legendary Gian Piero Gasperini? Presenter: James Richardson With: James Horncastle and Seb Stafford-Bloor Producer: Charlie Jones and Ben Green RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Welcome to utopia (01.30) • PART 2: The case for Leverkusen (05.30) • PART 3: The case for Atalanta (15.30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 May 2024

Man City win the title race as Klopp and De Zerbi exit English football

Jimbo welcomes Tim Spiers, JJ Bull and Matt Davies-Adams into the studio after the final day of a record-breaking Premier League season. Man City make light work of West Ham at the Etihad to confirm their 4th league title in a row. Hear why City have had to dig deeper than we give them credit for. It’s an emotional goodbye for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, plus Roberto De Zerbi decides to leave Brighton. Will we see managerial changes at Chelsea and Man United this summer too? Elsewhere, confident Crystal Palace and free-flowing Newcastle are in sensational final day form. Plus it’s a fairytale ending for Emma Hayes and who will be taking the last spot in next season’s Premier League? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Man City are champions, with David Mooney (04.30) • PART 2a: Farewell Jurgen Klopp (21.00) • PART 2b: The race for Europe and the WSL conclude (26.00) • PART 3a: And that’s a wrap for the Premier League (38.00) • PART 3b: EFL play-off round-up (58.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 May 2024

Farewell Jurgen Klopp, goodbye Premier League season and so long VAR?

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Sasha Goryunov ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League. Man City go 2 points clear of Arsenal with victory at North London neighbours Spurs, to the glee of some Tottenham fans but not Ange Postecoglou. Can West Ham do the Gunners a favour on Sunday? Aston Villa qualify for the Champions League while Chelsea are looking well set to reach the Europa League, although Mauricio Pochettino also doesn’t seem happy. Jurgen Klopp manages Liverpool for the very last time as we look at his legacy and some of the moments that helped forged such a tight bond with the Anfield faithful. We may also be saying goodbye to VAR if Premier League clubs decide to vote against it this summer. But would we just want it back the following season? Plus it’s the final Inter Totally Cup quarter-final as Daniel Storey takes on defending champion Producer Charlie. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Tottenham 0-2 Man City as the final day looms (05.00) • PART 2: Chelsea leading the way in the race for Europe (25.00) • PART 3: Farewell Jurgen Klopp (35.00) • PART 4a: Premier League clubs to scrap VAR? (52.00) • PART 4b: Villa in the Champions League (58.00) • PART 4c: Inter Totally Cup - Storey v Producer Charlie (61.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 May 2024

Mbappe says goodbye to PSG, Bologna say hello to the Champions League

Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Seb Stafford-Bloor as the European season reaches its exciting conclusion. Leverkusen make it 50 unbeaten while Atalanta appear to be peaking ahead of their Europa League final meeting. And when was the last time there was such a clear favourite in the Champions League final? It’s a slightly messy goodbye for Mbappe at PSG but Lyon’s phenomenal second half of the season continues. Could they be the big challengers for the Ligue 1 crown next season? Big promotion news as Como join Serie A, while St Pauli and Holstein Kiel move on up to the Bundesliga. Plus one of only 9 Spanish league champions are back in the second division. Plus Bologna are in the European Cup for the first time in 60 years but will Thiago Motta be there with Juventus. And why aren’t Milan fans satisfied? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.30) • PART 2: The European cups finals are set (09.30) • PART 3: Real celebrations and aging Atletico (21.00) • PART 4: Mbappe out, Lyon on the up (32.00) • PART 5a: Como and St Pauli promoted (46.00) • PART 5b: Koln keep themselves alive heading into final day (58.00) • PART 6: Why aren’t Milan fans satisfied? (64.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 May 2024

Arsenal take the title race to the final day as Man City head to Spurs

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and JJ Bull into the pod after the penultimate weekend of this Premier League season. A nervy Arsenal rely on their defensive steel to overcome Arsenal at Old Trafford, guaranteeing the title race will go down to the last day. Now they need a favour from rivals Tottenham who host the seemingly unstoppable Man City on Tuesday. It was the weekend where Burnley, and almost certainly Luton, were relegated straight back to the Championship. Hear why we were so disappointed in the Clarets and the Hatters. Chelsea look like they’ve finally clicked under Pochettino, with European football a real possibility. Plus we show some love for Oliver Glasner’s Crystal Palace and Messrs Eve, Olise and Wharton. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal (03.40) • PART 1b: Fulham 0-4 Man City - next up Tottenham (11.00) • PART 2: Burnley and Luton joining the Blades in the Championship (23.00) • PART 3a: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Chelsea (32.00) • PART 3b: 777 worries for Everton (38.00) • PART 3c: No malice for the Palace (43.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 May 2024

Real Madrid set up Dortmund final as Arsenal face their Old Trafford hoodoo

Jimbo’s back and he’s got Duncan Alexander, Benji Lanyado and Seb Stafford-Bloor for company in the studio. The Champions League final is set with Real Madrid taking on the fairytale story of Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in June, after Los Blancos’ incredible late comeback against Bayern at the Bernabeu. Will it be Hansi Flick attempting to win silverware for Harry Kane next season? It’s a Premier League weekend where the top 4 race and the relegation battle could all be settled. Arsenal look to keep the title race alive they head to Old Trafford where things never seem to go their way. Can they win and then get a favour from Spurs? Plus the hunt for silverware goes on in the Inter Totally Cup as Benji takes on Julien Laurens in the third quarter-final. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Real Madrid 2-1 Bayern (02.20) • PART 1b: PSG 0-1 Dortmund (07.30) • PART 2a: Man Utd v Arsenal preview (33.00) • PART 2b: Fulham v Man City preview (38.00) • PART 2c: David Moyes bids farewell to West Ham (44.00) • PART 2d: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50.00) • PART 3: Inter Totally Cup - Lanyado v Laurens (59.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 May 2024

Will it be a Real Madrid-PSG Champions League final?

Matt Davies-Adams is in the Euro hot seat alongside Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo, Seb Stafford-Bloor and James Horncastle as the continental competitions reach their climax. Real Madrid are champions of La Liga and are now looking to add the Champions League trophy, the last trophy Harry Kane could win this season, as Bayern head to the Bernabeu. Dortmund have the advantage against PSG in the other semi, as two teams who save their best for the Champions League do battle in Paris. Elsewhere, Leverkusen make it 48 games unbeaten, with the chance to add the Europa League and the Pokal to maybe the greatest season ever. Plus Will Still could be heading to England, Girona are heading to the Champions League and is Stefano Pioli heading for a pizza? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Moment of the week (01.00) • PART 2a: Real Madrid v Bayern preview (07.30) • PART 2b: PSG v Dortmund preview (18.30) • PART 3a: Milan’s manager search (27.00) • PART 3b: Europa League & Conference League preview (36.00) • PART 4: 48 unbeaten for Leverkusen (46.00) • PART 5: Still leaves Reims & Girona reach the Champions League (56.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 May 2024

Tottenham taken apart by Liverpool as Ipswich join the elite

Matt Davies-Adams welcomes Carl Anka, Tim Spiers and Jordan Campbell into the studio after a big weekend for determining the line-up of next season’s Premier League. Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are almost over after a 4th defeat in a row against Liverpool at Anfield. How disappointed should Postecoglou be about the lack of response from his players? David Moyes’s tenure at West Ham appears to be ending on a sour note as the Hammers lose 5-0 at Chelsea. Is it all finally clicking for the Blues under Pochettino? Arsenal and Man City win again with neither looking likely to slip up as the title race goes down to the wire. It’s an historic weekend for Ipswich who are promoted to the Premier League after 22 years away. Nancy Froston joins us to discuss the incredible job Kieran McKenna has done. Plus Sean Dyche and music, and who should replace Mark Clattenburg on Gladiators. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Liverpool 4-2 Tottenham (02.20) • PART 1b: Brighton 1-0 Aston Villa (09.00) • PART 1c: Chelsea 5-0 West Ham (15.00) • PART 2: Arsenal & Man City win again (26.00) • PART 3: Ipswich promoted to the Premier League, with Nancy Froston (38.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 May 2024

Sancho shines in the Champions League, plus the next chapter in the title race

Matt Davies-Adams is in the hot seat, alongside Duncan Alexander, Jack Lang and Tom Williams as the season reaches boiling point. Bayern and Real Madrid draw 2-2 in the Champions League semi-final first leg while it’s advantage Dortmund against PSG as Jadon Sancho steals the show. And what next for Bayern after Ralf Rangnick turns them down? Arsenal and Man City take their next steps in the title race. Does the visit of Bournemouth to the Emirates represent the toughest test left for Arteta? Liverpool welcome Spurs to Anfield which brings back memories of the good process. Luton and Forest both face must-win fixtures in the battle to stay up while Ipswich are on the verge of returning to the Premier League. Plus we’ve got a blockbuster fixture in the Inter Totally Cup as Michael Cox takes on Charlie Eccleshare. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Dortmund 1-0 PSG (02.00) • PART 1b: Bayern 2-2 Real Madrid (09.30) • PART 2a: Farewell Thiago Silva (23.00) • PART 2b: Liverpool v Spurs preview (26.00) • PART 2c: Arsenal and Man City trade blows again (33.00) • PART 2d: The battle at the bottom (39.00) • PART 3: Ipswich heading up, WSL and Copa America (47.00) • PART 4: Inter Totally Cup - Cox v Eccleshare (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 May 2024

Can Dortmund damage PSG’s Champions League dreams?

Jimbo has James Horncastle and Julien Laurens in the pod and Alvaro Romeo and Seb Stafford-Bloor on the line to look ahead to the first legs of the Champions League semi-finals. Can Dortmund do the do against PSG? Who will come out on top of Kane v Bellingham as Bayern Munich host Real Madrid? Plus: Leverkusen leave it late yet again, Brest qualify for Europe and mooted managerial moves around the continent. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Moments of the Weekend (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Dortmund v PSG preview (10m 00s) • PART 2b: Bayern v Real Madrid preview (20m 30s) • PART 3: La Liga round up (28m 30s) • PART 4: More Leverkusen magic and Europa League and Conference previews (37m 30s) • PART 5: More from Ligue 1 and Serie A (49m 00s) Presented by: James Richardson With: James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Seb Stafford-Bloor Produced by: Ben Green SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 April 2024

Arsenal’s stressful win at Spurs and Salah’s spat with Klopp

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Charlie Eccleshare, JJ Bull and Adrian Clarke after a dramatic weekend on and off the pitch. Strange goings on in the North London derby but Arsenal come out on top against Tottenham. Man City also get the job done against Nottingham Forest to retain the advantage in the title race. Liverpool look out of that race after drawing at West Ham but it’s substitute Mo Salah’s touchline row with Jurgen Klopp that dominates the headlines. Is Salah right to be upset? And what can Salah expect from Arne Slot’s Liverpool next season? It was a weekend where the Premier League said goodbye to Sheffield United and hello to Leicester. Hear why more teams need a bit of Everton in them. Plus on the anniversary of that Keegan moment, whatever happened to mind games? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Tottenham 2-3 Arsenal (03.30) • PART 1b: Nottingham Forest 0-2 Man City (14.00) • PART 2a: On This Day - Keegan would love it (22.00) • PART 2b: West Ham 2-2 Liverpool (26.00) • PART 2c: What to expect from Slot at Liverpool (34.00) • PART 3: Aston Villa 2-2 Chelsea (42.00) • PART 4a: EFL ups and downs (47.00) • PART 4b: The rest pf the PL weekend (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 April 2024

Va-Va Voom! Tom Williams talks modern French football

Tom Williams has written a fantastic new book all about French football from the 1980s to the present day, and he popped by the Totally studios to tell Iain Macintosh - and, by extension, you, dear listener - all about it. So plump up a cushion and brace yourself for tales of Marseilles-era Chris Waddle, Jean-Pierre Papin, Bernard Tapie, Basile Boli, Guy Roux, Claude Bez, PSG's multiple European failures and much, much more. Or beaucoup plus, as they say en français. Get your hands on Va-Va Voom: The Modern History of French Football right now! Presented by Iain Macintosh Produced by Ben Green Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 27 April 2024

Everton win Klopp’s last derby, as free-scoring Arsenal take on Tottenham

An epic week sees Jimbo joined by the epic trio of Duncan Alexander, Rory Smith and Sasha Goryunov. Jurgen Klopp suffers his first defeat at Goodison Park in his last visit there, a result that surely ends Liverpool’s title hopes. Have the Reds been too emotional? Did they lose it at Old Trafford? Will the fans accept Slot? And has this been a good season for Everton? Arsenal’s title bid is still on track after their biggest win ever over Chelsea. It’s a great night for Havertz and what could be the crucial goal difference. Next up, the North London derby. Elsewhere, we talk the numerous records that Sheffield United could break and the reinvention of Crystal Palace under Oliver Glasner. Plus the first match-up of the 2024 Inter Totally Cup pits Sasha up against last year’s runner up Tom Williams. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Everton 2-0 Liverpool (04.45) • PART 2: Arsenal 5-0 Chelsea - next up the North London derby (23.00) • PART 3: Man Utd 4-2 Sheffield Utd & the rest of the PL midweek (34.00) • PART 4a: Chelsea Women welcome Barca to the Bridge (45.00) • PART 4b: Inter Totally Cup - Goryunov v Williams (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 25 April 2024

Inter win their 20th title, while Bellingham wins another Clásico

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are all around the world after a weekend of drama across Europe. Inter win their 20th Scudetto and they do it in the Milan derby. Hear why the Nerazurri are the best in Italy by a big margin and whether this will be Stefano Pioli’s last derby at Milan. It was the weekend where the world learned that La Liga doesn’t have goal-line technology. Jude Bellingham scored another stoppage time winner in El Clásico. But could Xavi actually stay at Barcelona? It’s been a great week for Luis Enrique at PSG. And Leverkusen stay unbeaten after yet another late comeback. Plus what Julian Nagelsmann signing a new contract with Germany means for Bayern and Jurgen Klopp. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (04.00) • PART 2: Inter win their 20th Scudetto (10.45) • PART 3: Real Madrid 3-2 Barcelona (27.00) • PART 4: Nagelsmann stays on at Germany (42.00) • PART 5: A good week for Luis Enrique at PSG (54.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 April 2024

An embarrassing weekend for Man United and Nottingham Forest

Jimbo welcomes Carl Anka, Charlie Eccleshare and Jay Harris into The Athletic studios after a weekend full of incredible talking points. Man United throw away a 3-0 lead against Championship Coventry in the FA Cup semi-final and are a toenail away from losing, before progressing to the final on penalties. We credit Cov and discuss the damage done to Erik ten Hag’s job prospects. Everton beat Nottingham Forest in the relegation six-pointer on Sunday but Forest’s full-time tweet about the VAR being a Luton fan dominates the headlines. Did Forest cross the line or did these issues with officiating need to be highlighted no matter what? While Man City are booking their place in the FA Cup final, Arsenal and Liverpool win to leapfrog them in the Premier League table. Plus we ask can Burnley do the unthinkable and survive, and should West Ham stick with David Moyes? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Man United beat Coventry on penalties (02.45) • PART 1b: Man City 1-0 Chelsea (18.30) • PART 2a: Everton 2-0 Nottingham Forest - VAR’s a Luton fan (28.00) • PART 2b: Luton lose, Burnley win (40.00) • PART 3: Arsenal and Liverpool win to leapfrog City (46.00) • PART 4a: Aston Villa 3-1 Bournemouth (55.00) • PART 4b: Crystal Palace 5-2 West Ham (58.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 April 2024

No double treble for Man City - can Chelsea upset them in the FA Cup semis?

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Adrian Clarke to discuss a massive week across 3 massive competitions. The English coefficient takes a battering as both Man City and Arsenal are knocked out of the Champions League. Arsenal make it 2 defeats and no goals scored in a matter of days after their defeat in Munich. Have the Gunners progressed too fast too soon and what do they need to do to make it to the next level? The holders are eliminated on penalties by Real Madrid. Just how tired are City and is Haaland still worth his place in the team? Next up for City, it’s penalty-feuding Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-finals. The Blues stifled Pep’s side twice in the Premier League this season, can they do it again? And in the other semi, would it really be that much of a shock if Coventry beat Man United? The Premier League sees some huge games at the bottom with Everton hosting Forest and Luton taking on Brentford. How many points will it take to stay up? Plus Pompey, Mansfield and football in the 1340s. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Real Madrid knock out Man City on penalties (03.45) • PART 1b: Bayern 1-0 Arsenal (12.00) • PART 2: PSG and Dortmund also reach the semi-finals (22.00) • PART 3: FA Cup semi-finals preview (28.00) • PART 4: Previewing the Premier League weekend (41.00) • PART 5: Inter Totally Cup draw (54.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

Leverkusen are champions…who will be Champions League semi-finalists?

It’s the Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo ahead of a mouth-watering week of continental football. Bayer Leverkusen are crowned champions of Germany for the very first time. Hear why the future is bright for lovable Leverkusen. Starting with West Ham on Thursday in the Europa League. The Champions League quarter-final second legs are delicately poised, with Arsenal travelling to Munich and Real Madrid off to the Etihad. Will Luis Enrique stop making his PSG team selections so surprising as they take on Barcelona? Elsewhere, Paulo Fonseca and Jonathan David could really impress Premier League suitors with a win over Aston Villa and Atalanta look to replicate their incredible performance against Liverpool. Plus Inter edge closer to the Scudetto and Ainsley Maitland-Niles is a match winner in Lyon. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Congratulations Bayer Leverkusen (01.00) • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (06.00) • PART 2: Champions League quarter-final second leg preview (13.30) • PART 3: Europa League quarter-final preview (34.00) • PART 4: West Ham v Leverkusen and the Conference League (48.00) • PART 5: Inter close in on Scudetto, plus Lyon 4-3 Brest (57.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 April 2024

Liverpool and Arsenal both beaten as Man City take control of title race

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Tim Spiers after some title race shenanigans in the Premier League. It’s advantage Manchester City who go top on Saturday and then watch Liverpool and then Arsenal lose on Sunday. For the Reds, it’s a second home defeat in 4 days as Glasner’s Palace get the job done. With all the chasing they’ve had to do in games, has this poor run been coming? Arsenal are undone by former manager Unai Emery whose Villa side make huge strides towards next season’s Champions League. Is there any hope of catching the champions? And can the Gunners pick themselves up for Bayern on Wednesday? Elsewhere, wilting Tottenham come up against the best finisher in the Premier League. And it’s another matchday in which Man United concede at least 20 shots. Plus Stockport, Wrexham and one of the worst mistakes in Premier League history. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Liverpool and Arsenal both beaten as Man City go top (03.00) • PART 2a: Newcastle 4-0 Tottenham (26.00) • PART 2b: Bournemouth 2-2 Man United (32.00) • PART 3a: Drama in Scotland, Women’s FA Cup and the EFL (37.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 April 2024

Arsenal and Man City get countered in spectacular Champions League week

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams after some exhilarating Champions League quarter-finals. It was a midweek in which Bayern and Harry Kane turned up. Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe? Not so much. Penalty shouts dominate the conversation at the Emirates but after holding the Gunners to a draw, can Bayern be as effective and counter-attack next week in Munich? And has Kane added a new spot-kick to his arsenal? Longe range goals galore at the Bernabeu as holders Man City draw 3-3 with Real Madrid. And it’s another bad night for Donnarumma in the Champions League at the Parc Des Princes. The Premier League weekend sees Unai Emery return to leaders Arsenal with Aston Villa, while the teams at the other end look to take advantage of Everton’s extra 2 point deduction. Plus the coefficient dance, the cool Euro Pulis and the player with the most shots without scoring. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: What a Champions League midweek that was (02.00) • PART 2a: Real Madrid 3-3 Man City (14.00) • PART 2b: Arsenal 2-2 Bayern (21.00) • PART 3: The PL top 3 look for more points this weekend (38.00) • PART 4: The battle at the bottom and beyond (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 April 2024

Broken Bayern face Arsenal in the Champions League, plus why PSG will reach the final

Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens into the pod ahead of a massive midweek of quarter-final action. Bayern are beaten again ahead of their trip to Arsenal in the Champions League. Have they ever been at a lower ebb heading into a quarter-final? Is it damage limitation for Thomas Tuchel? A well rested Real Madrid take on holders Man City, Atletico and Dortmund are happy to be playing each other and one of our panel thinks PSG are heading all the way to the final. All aboard the Bilbao barge as Athletic win their first trophy in 40 years. While Leverkusen are one win away from the Bundesliga title but might struggle to find somewhere to celebrate. Plus Ajax’s biggest defeat ever and Fenerbahce’s Super Cup protest. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Bayern head to Arsenal as the title looms for Leverkusen (10.30) • PART 3a: Real Madrid v Man City (20.00) • PART 3b: Atletico v Dortmund preview (24.00) • PART 3c: PSG v Barcelona preview (27.00) • PART 4 : Europa League & Conference League QF previews (36.00) • PART 5: Ajax lose 6-0 and Athletic win the Copa (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Controlled Arsenal overtake wasteful Liverpool after chaos at Old Trafford

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Jay Harris after a hugely dramatic Premier League weekend with twists and turns at both ends of the table. Liverpool dominate chaotic Man United at Old Trafford but once again cannot beat the Red Devils. Is it wastefulness that will cost Jurgen Klopp’s side the title? And can there be any case for Erik ten Hag staying at Old Trafford next season? Arsenal go top on goal difference after an impressive 3-0 win at Brighton, with Havertz reaping rewards again. But what happens if they go behind? And will their exploits against Bayern affect them? Man City also ease past Palace with Kevin De Bruyne showing he’s not done while Jack Grealish might be coming back to prominence. At the other end, there are big wins for Everton and Luton, plus Brentford bag a point in one of the games at weekend at Villa. Where will Thomas Frank be next season? Plus the yellow card race and which goal scorer this weekend might be the most important player to their club in the Premier League? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Man United 2-2 Liverpool (05.00) • PART 2a: Brighton 0-3 Arsenal (23.00) • PART 2b: Crystal Palace 2-4 Man City (33.00) • PART 3a: Sheff Utd 2-2 Chelsea (37.00) • PART 3b: Big wins for Luton and Everton at the bottom (43.00) • PART 4a: Tottenham 3-1 Forest (47.00) • PART 4b: Aston Villa 3-3 Brentford (54.00) • PART 4c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (61.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 April 2024

Is Foden footballer of the year? Will we get another Man Utd Liverpool classic?

Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Carl Anka and Duncan Alexander into the studio in the middle of a packed week of Premier League football. Man City dismantle Aston Villa thanks to a Phil Foden hat-trick. Is he becoming the frontrunner for the player of the year award or could it be his learned friend Rodri? City are still behind Arsenal in the table who rotate but still ease past Luton. Do Pep and Arteta’s sides face potential banana skins at Palace and Brighton respectively this weekend? For Liverpool, it’s another trip to Old Trafford on Sunday. Will the shots continue to rain down on Man United’s goal and has Casemiro been unfairly maligned this season? Plus who the kids support, a bad day for Darwen, Shaqiri on a pogo stick and when commentators sing. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Man City and Arsenal win again (04.00) • PART 2a: On This Day - a big Darwen defeat (18.00) • PART 2b: Forest win big in the battle at the bottom (20.00) • PART 2c: Everton, Burnley, pogo sticks and crooning commentators (27.00) • PART 3: Man Utd v Liverpool and the Premier League weekend (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 April 2024

Could Nagelsmann head back to Bayern and could Juventus miss out on the Champions League?

The Euro pod is back with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Julien Laurens and Raphael Honigstein on the scene. Bayern are beaten in Der Klassiker and miss out on Xabi Alonso who is staying with champions-elect Bayer Leverkusen. Could Julian Nagelsmann be tempted back to Munich a year after being sacked? Max Allegri is also under pressure as Juventus lose again in Igor Tudor’s first game in charge of Lazio. Could the Old Lady be set for an extraordinary collapse out of the top 4/5? 10-man PSG beat Marseille in Le Classique with headlines once again surrounding Luis Enrique’s decision to take off Kylian Mbappe. Plus yet more incidents of racism in Spanish football. And how far can the richest club in Italian football go? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.20) • PART 2: Alonso stays, what next for Bayern? (08.00) • PART 3: 10-man PSG win Le Classique (20.00) • PART 4: Tudor wins first game at Lazio against Juve (30.00) • PART 5: Big win for Atleti in the race for the top 4 (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 April 2024

Spoils shared at the Etihad as City and Arsenal draw and Liverpool go top

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke with Daniel Storey joining from the Etihad. An organised Arsenal keep the title fight open with a draw and a rare clean sheet at The Etihad, limiting City to just 1 shot on target. Earlier on Sunday, Salah had a record equalling 12 shots and one of them went in to help Liverpool go top of the Premier League. On Saturday it was goals galore with Newcastle's 4-3 comeback against West Ham the pick of the bunch whilst Spurs and Villa won and Man Utd and Chelsea drew. Plus a championship title rice and Arsenal Women win the Conti Cup in extra time following an on field collapse from their midfielder Frida Maanum. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Man City Arsenal (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Liverpool go top with win at Brighton • PART 2a: Arsenal women win the Conti Cup (21m 00s) • PART 2b: A thriller at St James Park (23m 30s) • PART 2c: Spurs and Villa win in CL chase (26m 00s) • PART 2d: Chelsea and Man Utd prepare for the midweek ‘banter derby’ with disappointing draws (39m 30s) • PART 3a: The Championship title race swings again (45m 00s) • PART 3b: The PL relegation battle (47m 00s) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 April 2024

Will Rice and Havertz make the difference for Arsenal against City?

Jimbo has Charlie Eccleshare, Benji Lanyado and a dejected Tom Williams in the pod to talk about England, Wales, and the rest of the international headlines before getting stuck into the long-awaited return of the Premier League - not least, Man City v Arsenal. Plus, who is the top flight's fouliest player? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Welsh Euro dreams dashed but Ukraine and Georgia through (01m 20s) • PART 2a: Assorted international news (13m 00s) • PART 2b: England 2 - 2 Belgium, Mainoo, Toney, etc (17m 00s) • PART 3a: City v Arsenal preview (26m 00s) • PART 3b: Liverpool v Brighton and the best/worst foulers in the PL (34m 30s) • PART 4a: West Ham v Newcastle 40m 00s) • PART 4b: Spurs v Luton and love for Ross Barkley (44m 00s) • PART 4c: Villa v Wolves and the rest of the PL weekend (50m 10s) Produced by Ben Green SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 28 March 2024

Does Rice need help for England, are Germany back and can Wales do it again?

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Seb Stafford-Bloor and more in the midst of a historic international break. Brazil break down England at Wembley with the first ever international goal of Endrick’s career. Hear why the Three Lions need two defensive midfielders and why that’s not defensive. Kristof Terreur gives us the lowdown on England’s next opponents Belgium. And Tom Williams feels that Wales are heading in the right direction ahead of their Euro 2024 play-off clash with Poland. Germany raise many eyebrows by scoring against France after 7 seconds and outclassing their illustrious opponents, with Wirtz and Mittelstadt perhaps set to star this summer. Plus Paul Cook, Ralf Rangnick and Gus Poyet’s contract situation. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: England 0-1 Brazil (02.30) • PART 1b: A look at Belgium with Kristof Terreur (13.45) • PART 2a: Wales v Poland preview with Tom Williams (29.00) • PART 2b: Big nights for Ukraine and Georgia (37.00) • PART 3a: Leicester charged, Chesterfield promoted (45.00) • PART 3b: France 0-2 Germany (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 March 2024

England v Brazil, Euro 24 play-offs and that Forest points deduction

Jimbo, Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander and Jack Lang look ahead to the enigma that is the March international break. The last 3 spots at Euro 2024 will be decided with fans from Wales to Luxembourg dreaming of a place in Germany. But could it be a nightmare for the host nation? England host Brazil at Wembley in a friendly that marks Dorival Junior’s first game in charge and perhaps sees the Seleção as underdogs. We ask when were Brazil last Brazil? Elsewhere, San Marino’s bad moment continues against Saint Kitts & Nevis. Nottingham Forest are deducted 4 points for breaching PSR, with potentially more deductions to come for Everton. Plus Rhys Ifans, Ian Ormondroyd and Gladiators. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Points per game and Gladiators (01.30) • PART 2: England v Brazil preview (04.45) • PART 3a: A look at the Euro 24 playoffs (17.00) • PART 3b: France v Germany headlines other friendlies (27.00) • PART 4a: Richard Hughes and the Women’s Champions League (33.00) • PART 4b: Nottingham Forest deducted 4 points (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 21 March 2024

Barcelona’s phenomenal week and what has happened to Juventus?

Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein are back to feast upon all the continental action. The draws for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and beyond have everyone excited. Hear why it was the worst possible draw for Bayern and Real Madrid. And are PSG already at Wembley? Not if Barcelona have their say. It’s been a great week for Xavi and the new generation of La Masia graduates as they hammer Atletico. Juventus were challenging for the title two months ago but now their place in the top 4 is in real jeopardy. Where has it gone wrong for Max Allegri and the Old Lady? Leverkusen make it 38 games unbeaten as the Bundesliga title becomes increasingly inevitable. Could David Moyes be the first manager to beat Xabi Alonso this season? Speaking of managers, it’s Sarri out and Tudor in at Lazio. Plus Christian Streich is leaving after 12 years at Freiburg, and Ralph Hasenhuttl is returning to management with Wolfsburg. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 1b: Those European quarter-final draws (07.00) • PART 2: Bundesliga - Streich out as Leverkusen win yet again (17.00) • PART 3: La Liga - Barca batter Atletico and Almeria win at last (29.00) • PART 4: Serie A - Sarri leaves Lazio and Juventus go off the rails (43.00) • PART 5: Ligue 1 - Mbappe’s hat-trick sinks Montpellier (60.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 March 2024

Man United edge an FA Cup classic and join Coventry, Chelsea and Man City in the FA Cup semi finals

Jimbo is joined in the studio by JJ Bull, Matt Davies-Adams and Tim Spiers to discuss the weekend's FA Cup and Premier League action. Man United edged an FA Cup classic 4-3 against Liverpool with two extra time goals from Rashford and Diallo. Liverpool led in normal time before Antony struck back to take it to extra time. Klopp's side then led again in extra time via Harvey Elliott before Man Utd's late double sealed the tie. Coventry provided the shock of the weekend, knocking out Gary O'Neill's Wolves side with two stoppage time goals to earn a trip to Wembley to face Man Utd. Chelsea and Man City complete the other semi final after wins against Leicester and Newcastle. Plus Henderson watch, clashing socks and a look at all the Premier League games with big wins for Fulham and Burnley. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Man Utd Vs Liverpool (05'20) • PART 2a: Chelsea Vs Leicester (18'00) • PART 3a: Coventry shock Wolves (27'30) • PART 3b: City beat Newcastle (33'00) • PART 4a: Tim on Henderson watch (35'10) • PART 4b: Premier League roundup (45'10) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 March 2024

Arsenal show their steel and Man United look to save their season against Liverpool

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams in a week packed full of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League action. Not one but two penalty shootouts this week as Arsenal overcome Porto and Atletico power past Inter. Do the Gunners get enough credit for their defensive solidity? And are Dortmund the team everyone wants to play in the last 8? However the game of the week came at the Vitality in the Premier League as Bournemouth come from 3-0 down at half-time against Luton to win 4-3. Elias Burke tells us about a heartbreaking night for the Hatters ahead of a literal six-pointer against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. It’s FA Cup quarter-final weekend with Man United versus Liverpool the headline fixture. Can Erik ten Hag save the season? Plus hear how Michael Edwards returning to Liverpool is significant. Plus Saarbrücken, former Chelsea managers and why this is the most annoying weekend of the season. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Arsenal progress past Porto on penalties (05.30) • PART 1b: Penalty joy as well for Atleti against Inter (12.45) • PART 1c: Barca and Dortmund both through to the last 8 (16.00) • PART 2a: Bournemouth 4-3 Luton with Elias Burke (24.00) • PART 2b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (29.00) • PART 3: FA Cup quarter-final preview (35.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 March 2024

Big Champions League week for Barcelona and Inzaghi’s irresistible Inter

Jimbo is joined by the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein ahead of a must-win week for clubs in the Champions League. Napoli travel to Catalunya to take on Barcelona in the last 16 second leg. It could be season over for the losers, and an especially bleak future for Barca given their wage bill. Meanwhile can Porto disrupt Arsenal and go through? Will Dortmund show the resilience against PSV that has characterised their Champions League campaign? Inter take on Atletico having won 13 out of 13 in 2024. Why isn’t Simone Inzaghi being linked with more top jobs? We revisit Roma’s incredible 4-0 win over Brighton in the Europa League with De Rossi adapting and De Zerbi losing his rag. Plus Marseille make it 5 wins out of 5, Rafa Benitez’s Celta Vigo are in trouble and Harry Kane is chasing the Bundesliga scoring record. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Champions League last 16 preview (07.00) • PART 3a: Ligue 1 - Marseille cooking with Gasset (27.00) • PART 3b: Europa League and Conference League last 16 preview (37.00) • PART 3c: Serie A - Atalanta players in the shop window (47.00) • PART 4a: La Liga - Real Madrid thump Celta Vigo (53.00) • PART 4b: Bundesliga - Kane chasing the record (60.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 March 2024

Liverpool and Man City battle to epic draw as Havertz heads Arsenal top

Another huge weekend in the Premier League and Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Colin Millar and Mark Carey to dissect it all. Liverpool and Man City draw 1-1 at Anfield in a pulsating encounter. Is it a good point for either side or a big missed opportunity for either side? That result allows Arsenal to go top with victory over Brentford, as tall summer signings Rice and Havertz reap rewards for the Gunners. Tottenham tear apart Aston Villa in the Champions League six-pointer, with James Maddison proving to be a newly hidden threat. Plus PSR, fun Luton, pragmatic Brighton and Everton’s xG woes explained. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Liverpool 1-1 Man City (03.30) • PART 2a: Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham (21.00) • PART 2b: Brighton 1-0 Forest & West Ham 2-2 Burnley (27.00) • PART 2c: Arsenal 2-1 Brentford (33.00) • PART 3a: Leicester and more PSR chat (41.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 11 March 2024

Klopp v Pep for the last time at Anfield, plus the worst teams in Premier League history

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Seb Stafford-Bloor into the studio after a “meh” Champions League week and a mouthwatering Premier League weekend. Liverpool host Man City at Anfield in the last Premier League meeting between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. We look back at some of the highlights of one of the most high-quality rivalries of all time. At the other end of the scale, we discuss the dismal pantheon of worst teams in Premier League history after Sheffield United lowered the bar even further against Arsenal on Monday night. The big teams in action all progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals this week, with Kane, Haaland and Mbappe all showing off their signature skills. And it’s 4th v 5th on Sunday as Aston Villa take on Spurs. But all the talk ahead of that match is about Villa’s massive wage bill and Tottenham’s season ticket prices. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Champions League last 16 round-up (01.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Man City preview (16.00) • PART 2b: Free-scoring Arsenal in action too (27.00) • PART 3a: Come on the coefficient (34.00) • PART 3b: Aston Villa v Spurs preview (38.00) • PART 4a: The worst teams in Premier League history (48.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 March 2024

Pedri’s injury nightmare, and are Leverkusen home and dry?

It's Jimbo and an interspersed Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. We look ahead to the last 16 second legs of the Champions League, where Bayern’s hopes of silverware could be ended by Lazio. With Leverkusen 10 points clear, is that it for the Bundesliga title race? Real Madrid host Leipzig after a final whistle controversy at Valencia that sees Jude Bellingham sent off. And with Barcelona losing Pedri to injury again, we ask if his career could be a warning sign to Lamine Yamal? Kylian Mbappe is taken off again in PSG’s draw at Monaco. Does Luis Enrique have a problem with star players? And it’s time to sing the praises of Stuttgart who look certain to be in the Champions League next season, as do Bologna. Plus it’s been one of the best weeks in Mallorca’s history. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Moment of the weekend Part 1 (01.00) • PART 2a: Struggling Bayern take on Lazio (03.30) • PART 2b: Elsewhere in the Bundesliga (10.00) • PART 3a: More Mbappe melodrama ahead of Real Sociedad trip (16.00) • PART 3b: Elsewhere in Ligue 1 (21.30) • PART 4a: Moment of the weekend Part 2 (27.00) • PART 4b: Real Madrid final whistle controversy (29.00) • PART 5a: Roma and Bologna on fire in Serie A (35.00) • PART 5b: More injury woe for Barcelona (44.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 March 2024

City dominate United in the derby while Liverpool leave it very late at Forest

Matt Davies-Adams is in the hotseat with Tim Spiers, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Jack Pitt-Brooke for company after a Premier League weekend full of late drama and stunning goals. Man City come from behind to beat Man United 3-1 at the Etihad. Are we still yet to see the best of City? And could Phil Foden be footballer of the year? Controversy for Clattenburg at the City Ground as Liverpool win in the 99th minute at Forest. We praise Liverpool’s resolve and ask if Forest are peak Barclays? Also on the agenda, the likeable Timo Werner, the Kompany conundrum, the players that could miss out on the Euros and the most improved player in the Premier League. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Goal of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2a: Man City 3-1 Man Utd (05.00) • PART 2b: Burnley 0-2 Bournemouth (19.30) • PART 3a: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool (26.00) • PART 3b: Luton 2-3 Aston Villa (36.00) • PART 3c: Tottenham 3-1 Crystal Palace (42.00) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 March 2024

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