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Emma Saunders is joined by former Manchester United midfielder Jonathan Greening, former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson and Ben Haines from 90min as Liverpool secured a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.The team unpick Manchester United’s tactics, especially when defending set-pieces and discuss why Liverpool are possibly “game managing” their way to the Premier League title.There were chants of “Nick Pope is England number one” from Burnley fans in their 2-1 win over Leicester City – so the panel debate whether Gareth Southgate should choose Pope over Pickford.They discuss that handball “save” made by Steve Cook and how Bournemouth Eddie Howe handled the situation in their 1-0 defeat to Norwich.Can Wolves threaten the top four, do Chelsea need to sign a striker and is Steve Bruce’s style of play at Newcastle a hit with our panel?
Mark Chapman brings you reaction to a busy day in the Premier League. Bournemouth lose again and had captain Steve Cook sent off for handball, despite him producing one of the saves of the season. Newcastle stun Chelsea with a late winner at St James’ Park and Crystal Palace enjoy another trip to the Etihad. Everton and England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford speaks to Chappers after their 1-1 draw at West Ham and German football expert Rafa Honigstein tells us about a sensational debut for Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland. Plus, George Elek and Aaron Paul run through the big stories in the football league.
There's a 27 point gap between Liverpool and Manchester United ahead of their meeting at Anfield this weekend so we ask how United can build a team capable of challenging their rivals over the coming seasons – and should they go all out for Mauricio Pochettino to accelerate the process?Watford's Tom Cleverley takes us inside the Nigel Pearson revolution at Vicarage Road. Have things gone stale for some of Bournemouth’s top players? And as they approach a decade of ownership at West Ham we ask if the Gold, Sullivan and Brady trio have had a negative impact at the club.
Gus Poyet joins Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Kristof Terreur and Rafa Honigstein to discuss the appointment of Quique Setien at Barcelona, the return to form of Thibaut Courtois and a potential headache at Bayern Munich. Plus - Poyet tells us what he makes of the situation at both Spurs and Chelsea.
Mark Chapman, former Manchester United Captain Darren Fletcher, Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis & Chief Football Writer for The Times Henry Winter react to Man United’s progression to the FA Cup 4th round after their 1-0 win over Wolves in their replay - But there are concerns for Marcus Rashford and his availability this weekend for the game at Liverpool after suffering with an injury 17 minutes after coming on as a substitute.The guys also discuss the latest transfers news, plus reaction to the news that former Chelsea and Juventus striker Eniola Aluko, who won more than 100 England caps retires.
Kelly Cates is joined by Stephen Warnock, Conor McNamara, John Murray and Don Hutchison to discuss Tuesday’s FA Cup replays and debate whether Spurs should consider selling Harry Kane – plus Simon Stone gives us the latest transfer news.
The gang is reunited! Ian Wright returns to the Monday Night Club after his exploits in the jungle. He joins Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith to discuss England’s plentiful attacking options and Bournemouth’s plunge down the table. And Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster is on the show, to give an insight into life under Nigel Pearson.
Emma Saunders, Lee Hendrie, Dave Edwards and Joel Beya discuss who is going down after a weekend of damaging defeats and valuable victories. Plus, records are broken by Liverpool and Sergio Aguero.
Mark Chapman presents all the reaction from a busy day in the Premier League, with seven games in action.John Murray and Jonathan Pearce analyse Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Tottenham – which sees the Reds increase their lead to 16 points at the top of the Premier League.Jonathan thinks that Jordan Henderson could be a “dark horse” for the Football Writers’ Footballer of the Year award and predicts that Liverpool could win the league title before the Champions League semi-finals.Southampton stunned Leicester City with a 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium to get their revenge after Leicester thrashed them 9-0 at St. Mary’s earlier this season.There were big wins for Manchester United, Chelsea and Everton and Vicki Sparks and Steven Reid give their verdict on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who proved to be both hero and villain after scoring one and getting shown a red card in their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace.It was also a huge day at the top of the Championship as West Brom’s draw with Charlton takes them above Leeds United, who lost to Sheffield Wednesday.And find out why Stevenage’s Graham Westley went the “extra mile” for his side on Saturday.
Darren Fletcher, former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie, ex-West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green and commentator Conor McNamara look back at a controversial win for Sheffield United over West Ham at Bramall Lane. The team also preview the action in the Premier League this weekend, including a look at whether Tottenham can stop Liverpool without Harry Kane and if Bournemouth can halt their slide down the table. And with Manchester United once again linked with Bruno Fernandes, BBC Sport's Simon Stone gives us the latest.
Steve Crossman, Rory Smith and Kristof Terreur explain why Romelu Lukaku is not only a brilliant footballer but also seriously intelligent and wonder if it could be tricky for Zlatan Ibrahimovic back at AC Milan. Plus, they discuss why there are so many cupsets in France.
Mark Chapman, former Aston Villa Captain Micah Richards, ex Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison & Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis react to Leicester City’s 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa in the 1st leg of their semi-final League Cup tie.They also discuss the headache that is England’s midfield 3 and who Gareth Southgate should be considering for the Euro’s later this year.Plus we also hear from Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder as football correspondent John Murray catches up with him ahead of their Premier League match against West Ham United - AND they look at all the big transfer rumours from the day.
Pep Guardiola may have dismissed talk of a City 'masterclass' but his team swept Manchester United aside to take a big step towards the EFL Cup final - and avenge last month's Premier League defeat to their neighbours in the process.John Murray, Robbie Savage and the Telegraph's James Ducker join Steve Crossman to discuss the gulf in class at Old Trafford on the night, and how the rivalry has changed since the clubs last met in the last four of this competition exactly a decade ago.Plus, we preview Leicester against Villa - a repeat of the semi back in 2000 when Robbie is keen to tell us he got an assist.
Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Alistair Bruce-Ball and The Telegraph’s chief football correspondent Jason Burt as Arsenal make it through to the FA Cup fourth round with a 1-0 win over Leeds United.The panel discuss Mikel Arteta’s coaching style as it’s revealed that he gave an “angry” team talk to his Arsenal players at half-time and they look ahead to whether Leeds United could cope in the Premier League if they earn promotion from the Championship this season.You’ll hear interviews from Arteta, Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and Leeds United’s Barry Douglas.The draw has taken place for the FA Cup fourth round – we hear from Shrewsbury Town’s Dave Edwards and potentially facing Liverpool at home – if they beat Bristol City in their third round replay – and Northampton Town captain Charlie Goode gives his thoughts on facing Derby County – who may play Wayne Rooney.There’s also a preview ahead of the League Cup semi-final first leg between Manchester United and City.
Emma Saunders is joined by Michael Kightly, Roger Johnson and Luke Edwards to discuss a missed opportunity for Everton after an amazing strike from Liverpool teenager Curtis Jones and whether teams are right to make wholesale changes for the FA Cup. Plus, in the weekend when Watford threw away a three-goal lead, we find out what it is like for a defender to concede six.
Mark Chapman, Conor McNamara & the former Republic of Ireland International Andy Reid review all the biggest stories and upsets from the day’s FA Cup 3rd Round action as Tranmere comeback from 3-0 down to earn themselves a replay against Watford. Rochdale also got themselves a replay as they drew 1-1 with Newcastle United & Fulham score two crackers in their 2-1 win over Aston Villa.Plus you'll hear from the man that scored for Rochdale, 40 year-old Aaron Wilbraham, Tranmere Rovers boss Micky Mellon, Steve Bruce, Brendan Rodgers & Nigel Pearson.
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are joined by former Manchester United and Sunderland defender, John O'Shea and former Aston Villa and Fulham midfielder, Steve Sidwell to preview the third round of the FA Cup. The panel assess whether Everton can cause an upset in the Merseyside Derby on Sunday and the impact Rooney will have on the Derby players as they take on Crystal Palace. Middlesbrough Manager Jonathan Woodgate also joins the pod to chat about their clash at home to Tottenham Hotspur and the team discuss the on-going drama surrounding Paul Pogba at Manchester United ahead of their game against Wolves.
Nick Bright is joined by Reading midfielder Charlie Adam, former Chelsea and England winger Karen Carney and Ben Haines from 90min as they make their predictions for the world of football in 2020. Will Pogba still be a Manchester United player? Can Liverpool go a whole season unbeaten? Which three teams will be relegated from the Premier League? And will football finally come home?
Michael Brown and Jonathan Greening discuss Arsenal winning for the first time under Mikel Arteta - in impressive style too against Manchester United. Plus, David Moyes leads West Ham to a thumping victory over Bournemouth, has Jose had a little dig at one of his players regarding fitness, and as Manchester City change their system at the Etihad to mirror Everton we ask what’s up with Pep. Features interviews with Mourinho, Moyes and Eddie Howe, plus a Michael Brown anecdote about playing whilst suffering from Norovirus.
We’ve got a little treat for you, because Peter Crouch and his mates are back stronger with Series 3 of their hit podcast, we wanted to let you know and bring you their first episode. We won’t do this every week, so if you want to hear more, go and subscribe to That Peter Crouch podcast.
As the 2010s draw to a close we explain why Ryan Babel is the most significant footballer of the decade. As five goals are ruled out by VAR for marginal offsides, we ask when did the armpit become such a significant part of a footballer's anatomy. There's praise for Rangers' brilliant performance in the Old Firm derby and David Moyes' uber-positive unveiling at West Ham. Plus, Leeds' Adam Forshaw joins us to talk Bielsa and righting the wrongs of last season.
Emma Saunders, former Man City defender Nedum Onuoha, ex Wolves winger Michael Kightly and Kyle Walker discuss all of the biggest stories of the day as David Moyes returns to management at West Ham United, there's VAR uproar once again, uncatchable Liverpool, a bonkers game at St Andrew's and the Old Firm derby in the SPL.
Nick Bright is joined by former West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green, football correspondent John Murray and Will Brazier from Sporf to analyse Manuel Pellegrini's sacking at West Ham. With David Moyes the favourite to make a return, we hear from The West Ham Way podcast's Dave Walker on whether the Scotsman would be the right man for the club. The team also look back on the day's Premier League fixtures, with Watford continuing their revival under Nigel Pearson.
In an in-depth interview, Gary Lineker speaks to Chelsea head coach Frank Lampard about his rapid rise up the managerial ranks, taking over at Chelsea in just his second season. He discusses how his life has changed since moving into management and who has influenced his style. And Lampard also looks back on his playing career, both at club and international level.
Emma Saunders is joined by Michael Brown, David Thompson, Jonathan Greening and Jonathan Overend as Liverpool dominate Leicester City to take a 13-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The panel discuss whether the title race is now over after the 4-0 win for Jurgen Klopp's side. We also hear from Mikel Arteta, who made his Arsenal managerial debut in a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth. And the team look back on big wins for Southampton and Aston Villa in the relegation battle.
BBC Women’s Sport Reporter Jo Currie travels to Ohio, U.S.A to speak to one of the biggest sporting icons to come out of 2019, Megan Rapinoe. She became one of the biggest names in sport after leading the USA to victory at the Women's Football World Cup this year.With her outstretched arms celebrating goal after goal, it's fair to say that it will be remembered as 'her' tournament.You could be fooled by the pink hair and big smile but Rapinoe is no pushover - even refusing US President Donald Trump's invitation to the White House.In this interview, she talks all things Trump, World Cup and how she's using her platform to lead the fight for equality in sport in terms of racism, gender and sexuality.
Mark Chapman is joined by former Man City defender Micah Richards, ex-Man Utd midfielder Darren Fletcher and New York Times journalist Rory Smith to look at Carlo Ancelotti, who has started work as Everton's new manager. They also ask if David De Gea can still be regarded as world class following his latest error for Manchester United. And South American football expert Tim Vickery gives us an insight into Watford's new signing, Brazilian forward Joao Pedro.
Emma Saunders is joined by Lee Hendrie, Matthew Etherington and Matt Jarvis to review the weekend's Premier League action. Frank Lampard defeated Jose Mourinho as Chelsea triumphed 2-0 at Tottenham. But the game was marred by accusations of racist behaviour from supporters towards Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. The panel assess whether Watford have a fighting chance of survival after beating Manchester United, and look at what Leicester need to do to make the next step, following their defeat by Manchester City.
Mark Chapman is joined by 5 Live Sport football correspondent John Murray, reporter Pat Murphy and former England midfielder Alan Mullery as they reflect on the sad passing of England World Cup winner Martin Peters.Former Newcastle Utd and England striker Alan Shearer, Chief football correspondent for The New York Times Rory Smith & Statman Dave pop into the studio to discuss Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment as the new manager of Everton – Plus previewing tomorrow’s huge game between Spurs & Chelsea.Mark Clemmit & Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis give us the latest on Macclesfield and a round-up of all the action in the EFL.There’s also reaction to all the big stories from the days matches in the Premier League with big name guests including Steve Bruce.Plus Juliette Ferrington & Stephen Warnock discuss Liverpool’s FIFA World Club Cup success after they beat Flamengo in the final.
Liverpool's 21-year-old right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold opens up in an exclusive interview with Guillem Balague.The Liverpudlian talks about playing head tennis on holiday, reveals the thinking behind THAT corner against Barcelona, discusses staying moves ahead on the chess board and on the pitch - and explains why he would loving nothing more than wearing the captain's armband at Anfield.
Former Bolton Manager Owen Coyle joins the Football Daily on the day Bolton Wanderers future was secured, 24 hours after Bury were expelled from the Football League. The Guardian's football finance expert David Conn and Tranmere owner Mark Palios - formerly an insolvency practitioner as well as Bury and Bolton player - join Mark Chapman, and Michael Brown describes how he had to tell his son, who played for Bury's academy, that he no longer had a club.
Kelly Cates is joined by Steve Crossman and BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Minay to react to the news that Bury Football Club has been expelled from the Football League.A takeover deal to buy Bury FC collapsed earlier on Tuesday and the club couldn’t prove to the EFL that it had the funds to continue or find a new buyer before the deadline of 5pm.The news broke at 11pm that the club had been expelled from the Football League and we were there to get the reaction from emotional fans who were still at Gigg Lane in the hope their club could be saved.We also discuss the news that Bolton Wanderers has been given an extension of 14 days, but as Mike explains, they could be the second club to be expelled from the Football League, sooner rather than later.
On a day full of ups and downs Steve Crossman heads to Bury to work out how much the town loves their club. Plus Nicky Adams tells us why he feels 'cheated' by chairman Steve Dale
Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva takes Steve Crossman on a journey from his early life in Lisbon to Premier League stardom.The 25-year-old discusses his first experience of the Manchester rain, singing in the shower, the incredible demands of playing for Pep Guardiola and the club’s quest to win the Champions League.
Emma Saunders goes behind the scenes at Crystal Palace – and catches up with former player Clinton Morrison to chat about Wilfried Zaha's future at the club and the team's summer so far. They hear from captain Luka Milivojevic and winger Andros Townsend.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Hector Bellerin and Nicholas Pepe join Nick Bright and David Ornstein to talk the new season, saving the world and who should be kicked out of the players' WhatsApp group.
Steve Crossman and former Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan spend the day with Newcastle United to look ahead to the new season. Hear from Steve Bruce on how he couldn’t turn down the chance to manage his boyhood club, Martin Dubravka talks getting to grips with the Geordie accent and Jamaal Lascelles (sort of) gives his prediction for the season. Plus Matt Ritchie discusses competition with the club’s new signings, and Sean Longstaff reflects on the injury that he thought might end his career.You can hear how Newcastle get on in their first match of the season against Arsenal on 5 Live Premier League Sunday – kick off is at 2pm.
Steve Crossman and former Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown go behind the scenes as the Blades prepare for their first season back in the top flight since 2007. Hear from manager Chris Wilder and returning defender Phil Jagielka, who says he has unfinished business following the club's relegation 12 years ago. Record signing Oli McBurnie explains why he gets compared to Tormund Giantsbane from Game of Thrones. We also hear from Chris "BashamBauer" Basham and Billy Sharp on how much playing in the top flight means to the club and the city.
Nick Bright and Ben Haines go to Tottenham’s training ground for pre-season chats with Harry Winks and “uncle” Son Heung-Min. They talk K-pop, have issues with wasps and spend far too much time trying out handshakes, something that is surprisingly visual for a podcast.
Jurgen Klopp and Andy Robertson speak to Juliette Ferrington and reveal what Liverpool have been learning from a surfer, and how Klopp learnt English by watching Friends. This episode also features John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap and stories about Andy Robertson trying to get jobs in supermarkets.
In the third of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at West Ham United.We find out what really happened to Declan Rice in the hilarious viral video that did the rounds in the off-season, and why he asked Manuel Pellegrini to go out on loan to the Championship at the start of last season.Also, we explain to Lukasz Fabianski why he is so sought-after in Fantasy Football, Carlton Cole's thoughts on new record signing Sebastian Haller and why nobody enjoys sleep more than defender Issa Diop.
Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Leicester City in the second of our series of Premier League specials.Hear from manager Brendan Rodgers on trying to break into the top 6, what superhero character Leicester player of the season Ricardo Pereira would come to training as, Christian Fuchs' big esports plan and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel speaks from the heart about late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
In the first of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Aston Villa ahead of the new season.Learn how Jack Grealish's Mum was more worried than he was when he was attacked by a Birmingham fan, why Tyrone Mings knew he'd 'made it' when he upgraded his Citroën Saxo to a Vauxhall Corsa, why manager Dean Smith 'had to' sign over 10 players this summer and how we've all been pronouncing Conor Hourihane's name incorrectly.If that isn't enough we also catch up with club captain James Chester and new signings Jota and Matt Targett.Joining Steve throughout the pod is Villa legend Dion Dublin.
It’s a football sandwich in this edition, Steve Crossman with the latest transfer news and Caroline Barker from the Women’s World Cup. Steve is joined by BBC Sports News correspondent David Ornstein to look at a possible second summer signing for Manchester United as they agree a price for Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The pair then discusses any other possible comings and goings in the Premier League. Who should we be watching out for?Then we are live in France with Caroline Barker, Chelsea coach Emma Hayes and former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis to preview the Women’s World Cup quarter finals. Can England overcome Norway? Hear from England boss Phil Neville, who has labelled Norway as the ‘surprise’ package of the tournament. Plus commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball pops up with special interview with Pierluigi Collina as we talk VAR.
Emma Saunders is joined by former England forward Rachel Yankey, former England goalkeeper Rachel Finnis-Brown and BBC World Cup commentator Vicki Sparks to bring you a guide on the teams and players to look out for in the Women's World Cup 2019.As England and Scotland prepare to face each other in their opening Group D game on Sunday 9th June, the panel discuss how far both home nations can go into the tournament.They also give in-depth analysis on the France, USA, Netherlands and Germany squads, who are all contenders to win the World Cup.
Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League and in the process stop Arsenal qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Lee Dixon, Andy Townsend, Pat Nevin and Alan Pardew pore over what this means for the future of this Chelsea squad with Eden Hazard admitting after that he's off. But what does the future hold for manager Maurizio Sarri? And with three consecutive seasons of failing to qualify for the Champions League, is this the new normal for Arsenal fans?
Emma Saunders presents a special show as we meet The Lionesses ahead of the Women's World Cup, which gets underway next month.Former England players Rachel Brown-Finnis and Rachel Yankey and commentator Vicki Sparks join the panel - as we get to know the likes of Steph Houghton, Nikita Parris and Jill Scott as they prepare to jet off for France ahead of the tournament which starts on 7 June.And we get the gossip on what happened when the team went camping with the SAS and who sang Take That songs around the camp fire.
Mark Chapman is joined by NY Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith, journalist and broadcaster Musa Okwonga, England youtube channel host Craig Mitch and Clive Ellington who discovered Sterling as an eight-year-old.They consider if the England and Manchester City forward is one of the most influential sports stars of this generation.
From Valencia to Istanbul and Inter to Tyneside - Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez tells Guillem Balague about the key matches from his managerial career
Thanks to Chinese whispers we know who Sir Alex Ferguson is tipping for Premier League title. Would Liverpool getting 97 points and still coming second to Manchester City be a "disaster" for the club? And which team of the two will contain the winner of the Golden Boot? Jonathan Overend, Michael Brown, Jon Walters and David Thompson look at the bottom of the league as well - and ask if Cardiff's strong sense of identity will be what saves them this season.
Chris Smalling talks about growing up in a one-parent family and how even though they couldn’t afford his bus fare to go to football training sessions, he still managed to make it from non-league Maidstone to Manchester United.He tells Guillem Balague about the importance of tackling racism in football and the crucial role Raheem Sterling has had. Smalling talks about that elbow on Lionel Messi in Manchester United’s Champions League Quarter Final first leg and whether they can turnaround a 1-0 deficit against Barcelona. And he reveals who has the worst taste in music in United’s changing room. It’s Chris Smalling as you’ve never heard him before.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata discusses the freedom his football career has given him, his struggles with his guitar and his heroes in an in-depth exclusive interview.
A special podcast examining the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United. Guillem Balague spent four days behind the scenes at Elland Road speaking to his players, staff, fans and the man himself. We find out how he’s transformed the training ground, why his players are so impressed and observe one of his training sessions. Plus, you’ll hear some bizarre tales about plug sockets and a fireplace.
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk opens up on his love of Disneyland and Game of Thrones, honing his skills on Cruyff courts and how he switches off from football in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic tells Steve Crossman about Paul Pogba, Man Utd, fatherhood, dodgy showers and life on Planet Zlatan in a wide-ranging interview.
Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before. The Manchester City boss selects several of his favourite songs that reference key moments in his life, as he takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings to the very top of the football world.Speaking to Guillem Balague he talks at length about his upbringing, family life, Barcelona, New York, politics and his special relationship with the people of Manchester. Guardiola also opens up about the night his wife and two daughters were caught up in the Manchester Arena Attack.