Episodes

  • Jeanette Kwakye is joined by Leon Osman and Miguel Delaney to look at the uncertainty around the managerial situation at Everton. We discuss Vitor Pereira’s unconventional TV appearance and ask how well Frank Lampard would be equipped to turn Everton’s form around.

    We’re joined by Daniel Wales from “True Faith”, the Newcastle fanzine and podcast, to chat about why it’s proving so difficult to get new players in at St James Park.

    And we reflect on Derby County’s administrators being given an extra month to provide proof they can fund the club until the end of the season.




    TOPICS
    01.10 – Leon Osman on Everton’s ‘lack of direction’
    04.45 – Miguel Delaney on Vitor Pereira's Sky Sports News appearance
    08.00 – Leon on why Everton fans are objecting to Vitor Pereira’s appointment
    10:15 – How well is Lampard is equipped for what Everton are facing?
    14:00 – Would relegation give Everton the blank slate they need?
    16:00 – Miguel and Leon on Newcastle’s quieter than expected transfer window
    22:00 – Daniel Wales from Newcastle fanzine and podcast “True Faith”, on the club’s transfer window
    27:45 – Derby County’s administrators extra month to provide proof of funds.

  • What is it like to be a journalist in the January transfer window?

    Steve Crossman is alongside Spanish football author Guillem Balague, French football expert Julien Laurens and Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur to talk about how reporting a transfer has changed over the years.

    The panel discuss the latest on Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes who's linked to Newcastle, Diego Carlos and Anthony Martial’s loan to Sevilla.

    Steve also speaks to St. Pauli defender James Lawrence about his incredible career all across Europe, his heart scare at Ajax and whether he will ever considering returning to English football.

    And who has got the best contact in their phonebook out of Guillem, Jules and Kristof?

    0’30 - Who’s got the best contact out of Guillem, Jules and Kristof?

    8’15 - What is it like to report a transfer in 2022?

    20’33 - The latest on Diego Carlos at Sevilla

    22’50 - Newcastle’s interest in Lyon midfielder Bruno Guimaraes

    25’37 – Is Ndombele close to a move to PSG?

    27’30 – Anthony Martial’s loan move to Sevilla

    28’40 – St. Pauli defender James Lawrence

    44’53 - Ansu Fati’s injury problems at Barcelona

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  • With the 2022 Fifa World Cup less than 10 months away Kelly Cates is joined by Rob Harris, global sports correspondent for the Associated Press to discuss the issues surrounding the tournament.

    We look at whether teams will be able to protest freely in the country after high profile protests by Germany, Netherlands and Norway players in qualifying. We hear how the England team will approach and address issues in the country from FA chief executive Mark Bullingham and England manager Gareth Southgate.

    We discuss whether hosting the tournament can bring lasting change to the country and hear what it’s like to travel to the country as an LGBT fan.

    Jonas Baer Hoffman, General Secretary of FIFPro, the global players' union, joins us to talk about the concerns around player workload.

    And we look at the costs to fans of following their team in Qatar.

  • With the 2022 Fifa World Cup less than 10 months away Kelly Cates is joined by the BBC sports editor Dan Roan and Rob Harris, global sports correspondent for the Associated Press to discuss the issues surrounding Qatar hosting the tournament.

    Fatma Al Nuaimi from Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy joins us to talk about preparations for the tournament and the impact they hope hosting the World Cup will have.

    Malcolm Bidli, a former migrant worker opens up about the conditions for workers in the country and his experience of being imprisoned after writing about the struggles for workers in Qatar on his blog.

    The Head of the International Labour Organisation in Qatar, Max Tunon, joins us to talk about whether the World Cup can make lasting improvements for workers in the country.

    And Nick McGeehan, founding director of FairSquare Research and Projects discusses how Qatar have dealt with Migrant deaths in the country.

  • Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and The Athletic's Adam Crafton for the Monday Night Club.

    BBC Three Counties' Geoff Doyle gives us the inside info on Watford's sacking of Claudio Ranieri and Mike Parkin from the Rookery End podcast tells us how the fans feel about their current situation.

    Chris raves about Norwich after their first back-to-back league wins for since October 2019 and the guys discuss the controversial VAR decision in Liverpool's win over Crystal Palace.

    And we hear reaction to Cameroon's 2-1 win over Comoros at the men's African Cup of Nations, where Comoros had to start their left-back in goal.

    TOPICS

    01:48 - Ranieri sacking reaction
    06.11 - Geoff Doyle from Three Counties
    15:44 - Mike Parkin from Rookery End podcast
    22:07 - Norwich chat
    32:37 - VAR controversy
    45:54 - AFCON reaction

  • All the key moments from Sunday’s Premier League games are discussed in this episode of the Football Daily podcast. Jeanette Kwakye is joined by former Tottenham right back Stephen Kelly, Nottingham Forest striker, Lyle Taylor and Ben Haines from 90 min and the first topic of conversation is Spurs losing to Chelsea by two goals to nil – a subject that Spurs supporter's, Stephen and Ben don’t really want to discuss – but they do get a chance to hear from Antonio Conte after that Harry Kane disallowed goal.

    Attention then turns to Selhurst Park as the huge talking point from there was a penalty that Liverpool were awarded against Crystal Palace – for once on the pod the guys all agree on the same point, which was that the penalty should not have been awarded, even when VAR intervened. Palace boss, Patrick Vieira gives his thoughts on the decision and Jurgen Klopp makes a cameo appearance after closing the gap on Manchester City in the league table.

    It was not a great day for Arsenal fans, after Mikel Arteta’s side were held to a goalless draw against Burnley – we hear contrasting interviews with a reflective Arteta and a quite chipper, Sean Dyche. Arsenal fan, Harry Symeou pops on the pod and Stephen, Lyle and Ben find out what fans want now from the club.

    Chat then turns to Brighton, after Danny Welbeck got a late equaliser at Leicester and Ben brings us up to date with all the big stories from Sunday’s WSL fixtures.

    Topics:
    2’31 – Tottenham analysis.
    8’00 – Antonio Conte interview.
    11’00 - Hakim Ziyech appreciation and Chelsea focus.
    17’00 – VAR discussion after a penalty was awarded to Liverpool at Palace.
    22’15 – Patrick Vieira on VAR decision.
    25’00 – Jurgen Klopp on closing the gap to Manchester City.
    26’44 – Arsenal chat with fan Harry Symeou.
    33’29 – Mikel Arteta interview.
    39’50 – Sean Dyche after getting a point at Arsenal.
    43’00 – Leicester v Brighton review.
    46’30 – WSL round up.

  • It’s been an action packed day in the Premier League with last minute winners, six pointers and Manchester City’s 12 game winning streak coming to an end.

    Ben Haines is alongside former Scotland international Gary Caldwell and EA Sports presenter Nubaid Haroon to dissect Saturday’s madness including a stoppage time goal from Marcus Rashford to take Manchester United up to fourth in the table.

    Is Newcastle’s win over Leeds a turning point in their season? The panel discuss whether they can put a run together off the back of this game.

    Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa rubbed more salt in Everton’s wounds after they beat them 1-0 at Goodison Park in Duncan Ferguson’s first game in charge of Everton this season.

    And how will Manchester City’s dropped points to Southampton affect the title race?

    1’51 – Manchester United’s late win over West Ham

    3’13 – Ralf Rangnick’s post match reaction

    10’22 – What does this defeat mean for West Ham’s season?

    13’00 – Newcastle’s huge 1-0 win over Leeds

    14’10 – Eddie Howe on important the win is for Newcastle

    20’50 – Everton’s 10th defeat in 13 games

    30’25 – Southampton end Man City’s 12 game winning streak

  • Darren Fletcher is joined by ex-Brighton striker Glenn Murray, commentator Jonathan Pearce, and former England international Karen Carney as Norwich climbed out of the relegation zone with a 3-0 win at Watford.

    Under-pressure Watford head coach Claudio Ranieri tells us he doesn't feel his job is at risk following the defeat.

    We discuss how Ralf Rangnick is managing Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United and look at what is going on at Derby County after a turbulent week for the club.

    The panel also reflect on the challenges facing Duncan Ferguson as he takes charge of Everton this weekend.

    TIMECODES
    01:00 - Reflections on Watford 0-3 Norwich including an interview with Claudio Ranieri;
    06:50 - Duncan Ferguson's first game as temporary Everton boss;
    24:00 - Manchester Utd's progression under Ralf Rangnick;
    33:30 - Preview of Chelsea v Tottenham;
    40:00 - The latest situation at Derby County with John Percy from the Daily Telegraph.

  • Aaron Paul is joined by Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood and ex-Hull City manager Phil Brown to assess the big stories from the EFL and beyond.

    Following Hull City’s takeover, BBC Radio Humberside’s Mike White tells us what to expect from their new owner - “the Turkish Simon Cowell”.

    Richie Wellens lifts the lid on what went wrong at Doncaster Rovers. And former England striker Kevin Phillips tells us about finally getting his managerial break at ambitious non-league side South Shields.

    And Phil reveals news about a new arrival in his family!

    TIMECODES

    02:00 – A new era for Hull City;
    16:45 – Ollie Norwood on Sheffield United’s season so far;
    26:45 – Richie Wellens on Doncaster, Salford and management
    38:50 – Kevin Phillips on becoming South Shields’ new striker

  • Steve Crossman is joined by Chris Sutton, senior football reporter Ian Dennis and the former Liverpool and Everton midfielder Don Hutchison as Liverpool have booked their place in the EFL Cup final after beating Arsenal 2-0.

    The panel reflect on the importance of Liverpool making their first domestic cup final at Wembley since 2016 and Chris thinks Arsenal’s season “will be seen as a failure” if they now miss out on a top four finish in the Premier League this season.

    There is an unmissable post-match interview between Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk and our reporter George Cummins.

    And we discuss reports that Ballon d’Or winner Fabio Cannavaro is in talks to replace Rafa Benitez as Everton manager.



    TOPICS:

    0’40” – Analysis of Jota’s two goals

    3’00” – Importance of being in a domestic cup final for Liverpool and their fans

    7’40” – No silverware for Arsenal this season

    10’40” – How important is it for Arsenal now to try and finish in the Premier League’s top four?

    15’30” – Should Liverpool or Arsenal try to sign Ousmane Dembele?

    17’35” – Interview with Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk

    20’00” – Reaction to van Dijk’s interview

    22’40” – What was Chris Sutton like in post-match interviews?

    23’25 – Interview with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta

    26’30” – Reports Fabio Cannavaro is in talks with Everton for the vacant manager’s job

  • Have we seen the last of Ousmane Dembele at Barcelona?

    Steve Crossman is alongside Spanish football author Guillem Balague, French football journalist Julien Laurens and The Athletic's James Horncastle to talk about whether Barcelona are treating Dembele fairly after saying he must leave immediately if he doesn't sign a new contract.

    The panel discuss the latest transfer news in Europe including whether Newcastle are any closer to signing Sevilla's Diego Carlos.

    The Gran Derbi between Real Betis and Sevilla caused chaos in Spain over the weekend and what has happened to some of the legacy clubs in Europe who are hovering around relegation?

    0’50 – Guillem tries a new quiz

    4’07 – Should we feel sympathy for Ousmane Dembele?

    14’37 – The latest on Diego Carlos and other transfers around Europe

    19’30 – What is happening at Bordeaux and Genoa?

    30’15 – The fallout from the Real Betis v Sevilla derby

    35’48 – Joachim Andersen on the potential return of Christian Eriksen to top flight football

  • Mark Chapman is joined by John Acres and Clinton Morrison to reflect on an extraordinary finish at the King Power Stadium where Steven Bergwijn scored in the 95th and 97th minute for Tottenham to secure a 3-2 win over Leicester. We hear from Antonio Conte and Brendan Rodgers before John Murray and Mark Schwarzer round up the other Premier League game at the Brentford Community Stadium where Manchester United ran out 3-1 winners. Ralf Rangnick and Thomas Frank give their thoughts on the game before a round up of the Women’s League Cup Quarter finals with Vicki Sparks and Izzy Christiansen.

    TOPICS
    00:30 – Reaction from the King Power
    04:10 – Interviews with Antonio Conte and Brendan Rodgers
    08:10 - Reaction from the Brentford Community Stadium
    14:30 – Ralf Rangnick and Thomas Frank
    22:06 – Women’s League Cup round up
    24:00 – Interview with Mark Skinner

  • Brighton came from behind to take a well-deserved point at the Amex Stadium.

    Kelly Cates is joined by former Chelsea midfielder Karen Carney, ex-Brighton and Newcastle boss Chris Hughton and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball to look back on a frustrating night for Thomas Tuchel - who admitted his team looked tired.

    It was a better night for Fulham who put six past Birmingham City to move five points clear at the top of the Championship. Are they better prepared to return to the Premier League this time around?

    Plus, there's reaction to Duncan Ferguson being named as Everton's caretaker manager after the sacking of Rafa Benitez and the team look ahead to Manchester United's trip to Brentford and Leicester v Tottenham. Hear from Ralf Rangnick on Anthony Martial's recent social media post and a baffled Antonio Conte reacts further to the postponement of the North London Derby.

    TOPICS:

    0'40 Reaction to Brighton 1-1 Chelsea

    1'40 Are Chelsea out of the title race?

    6'50 Graham Potter interview

    8'10 Thomas Tuchel interview

    10'42 Fulham move 5 points clear in the Championship

    15'23 Marco Silva interview

    17'53 Is Duncan Ferguson the right appointment for Everton?

    22'53 Ralf Rangnick on Anthony Martial

    26'00 Antonio Conte interview

    29'00 Is it too early to say Conte has turned things around at Tottenham?

  • Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and The Athletic’s Adam Crafton for the Monday Night Club. The panel welcome Warren Doyle from The Blue Room Podcast to unpick Rafa Benitez’s departure from Everton before considering whether Roberto Martinez or Wayne Rooney should replace him. BBC Radio Leeds’ Adam Pope joins the podcast to talk about Marcelo Bielsa’s approach to young players after Leeds broke the Premier League record for teenage appearances this season. Finally its up for discussion as to whether Manchester City’s dominance at the top of the table is good for English football.

    TOPICS
    04:10 – What went wrong for Benitez
    07:00 – Who’s next for Everton
    13:30 – Leeds’ youngsters
    24:35 – Manchester City’s dominance

  • Welcome to a bumper episode of the pod - there is only one place to start and that’s at Everton after the news that they have sacked their manager, Rafael Benítez.

    Steve Crossman is joined by former Everton forward James McFadden, ex-Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock and Match of the Day’s Danny Murphy to break down what actually went wrong at Everton and what’s next for the club. They also hear from passionate Everton fan Ped from Toffee TV who gives a fan's verdict on the news.

    Not only that, Steve is joined by former Crystal Palace and West Ham midfielder Jobi McAnuff, Aston Villa centre-back Anita Asante and the Northern football writer for The Telegraph, Luke Edwards – the guys give their own personal take on Liverpool’s win over Brentford, with pod cameos from Andy Robertson and Jürgen Klopp – and they hear from Jack Harrison after he got a hat-trick for Leeds in the 3-2 win over West Ham.

    Topics:

    3:00 – James McFadden on Benítez and that his appointment was never going to end well.
    6:30 – Has Graham Potter got a chance at Everton now?
    10:00 – Stephen Warnock on working with Benitez in the past.
    15:00 – Could Wayne Rooney be a good fit at Everton?
    23:00 – Everton fan, Ped on what the fans want from the club going forward.
    25:50 – Jack Harrison on getting a hat-trick against West Ham.
    31:00 – David Moyes interview after his side lost at home.
    38:09 – Andy Robertson and Jürgen Klopp after getting the win over Brentford.

  • It’s been busy at both ends of the Premier League table as Manchester City go 13 points clear at the top whilst questions loom over Rafa Benitez’s future at Everton.

    Ben Haines is alongside Macclesfield defender Alex Bruce and EA Sports presenter Nubaid Haroon to talk about whether we’ll get close to seeing another team with City’s dominance in the league.

    Is it time up for Rafa? Matt Jones from the Blue Room podcast believes he was never the right man for the job and that Everton are at risk of going down this season.

    And is it fair that Arsenal requested for the North London derby to be postponed?

    1’45 – Kevin de Bruyne’s talent

    8’29 – Why are Man City so dominant?

    14’20 – Tuchel’s comments on Lukaku

    16’30 – Philippe Coutinho’s return to the Premier League

    18’55 – THAT James Ward-Prowse free kick

    20’56 – Rafa Benitez’s reaction after Everton’s defeat to Norwich

    22’10 – Matt Jones from the Blue Room joins the pod

    30’20 – How worried should Newcastle be?

    33’35 – Is it fair that the North London derby was postponed?

  • Darren Fletcher is joined by former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder, Gus Poyet and the ex West Ham and Brighton centre back Matthew Upson as they look ahead to some of the biggest games in the Premier League over the weekend.

    At the time of recording, the north London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea is in doubt after Arsenal requested a postponement because of a lack of available players – the guys look ahead to that game and debate if Mikel Arteta’s side should be granted their request.

    They also preview the top of the table clash between Manchester City and Chelsea – with a pod cameo from both Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola and discuss if Chelsea can get three points on Saturday.

    Cristiano Ronaldo is the topic of conversation after he gave a very revealing interview this week – where it appeared that he was questioning the mentality of his Manchester United team-mates. Darren, Gus and Matt try and delve deep into the player’s psyche to find out what the quotes could really mean.

    Topics:

    1:00 – The news that the north London derby is in doubt.

    5:00 – Antonio Conte interview on Spurs’ season and Spurs v Arsenal match preview.

    12:00 – Arsenal section and how improvements have been made at the club.

    20:00 – Manchester City v Chelsea preview and what Chelsea can do to keep the title race alive.

    29:00 – Cristiano Ronaldo section.

  • Aaron Paul is joined by Derby County defender Curtis Davies and Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe.

    The guys share their thoughts on Chris Maguire’s controversial celebration in Lincoln’s 3-1 win at Sunderland. After scoring the first goal of his hat-trick, Maguire celebrated right in front of the Sunderland manager Lee Johnson, who released him from the Stadium of Light last summer/

    Curtis takes us inside the Derby dressing room, which is full of optimism after three wins and one draw in their last four matches. Can they perform a miracle and stay in the Championship, despite their 21 point deduction?

    Former Reading defender Ady Williams joins us to talk about the demise of their season after that 7-0 thrashing at home to Fulham. With the team also out of the FA Cup after losing to non-league Kidderminster, is the Reading manager Veljko Paunović’s job under threat?

    Tranmere Rovers manager Micky Mellon drops by to discuss why he re-joined the club after a year managing Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership and how being the lowest scorers in the top half of League Two won’t necessarily affect his chances of securing a third promotion with the club.

    And Ryan takes this opportunity to thank the Plymouth Argyle fans for their support in his two and a half years at the club, explaining how difficult his decision to leave Home Park was and why he wasn’t able to address supporters at the time. Ryan also discusses what the step up to Championship management has been like so far and what he hopes to achieve with Preston.


    TOPICS

    01.33 - Chris Maguire explaining his celebration
    02.04 - Ryan and Curtis’ thoughts on Maguire’s actions
    05.24 - Curtis on Derby’s hopes of a miracle
    12.49 - Ady Williams on Reading’s demise
    22.13 - Micky Mellon on Tranmere’s promotion hopes
    32.01 - Ryan explains decision to leave Plymouth and Preston ambitions

  • Steve Crossman is joined by Izzy Christiansen, Dion Dublin and Ian Dennis after what was an excellent defensive display from Arsenal, which saw them draw 0-0 with Liverpool in their EFL Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield, despite playing for over an hour with 10 men.

    Granit Xhaka was sent off after 24 minutes, which means he will miss both the second leg and the North London derby, leaving Arsenal with an extremely inexperienced midfield. So does Mikel Arteta need to make moves before the transfer window shuts?

    Miguel Delaney - chief football writer from The Independent – joins the pod to discuss the latest transfer reports circulating around the Emirates, including a move for Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic.

    Plus hear from Chris Wood after he completes him move from Burnley to Newcastle.

    TOPICS:

    0'35 Reaction from Anfield - Liverpool 0-0 Arsenal

    3'00 What a performance from Alexandre Lacazette

    5'00 Arsenal's defence

    8'00 Liverpool's lack of ideas

    10'00 Another red card for Granit Xhaka

    12'00 Mikel Arteta interview

    13'00 Miguel Delaney on what Arsenal need

    23'00 Jurgen Klopp interview

    24'10 Chris Wood interview

  • As Chelsea book their place at Wembley for the Carabao Cup final Matt Upson and Clinton Morrison have their say on a comfortable night for Thomas Tuchel's side and why Tottenham's toothlessness over both games will be difficult for Antonio Conte to accept.

    There are an important three points for West Ham in the top 4 race as bottom club Norwich suffer a sixth consecutive league defeat and fail to score once again. We look at the form of the red hot Jarrod Bowen and ask if a first international call up could be on the horizon.

    Plus, after a chaotic day at AFCON we ask if the standard of officiating risks damaging the tournament’s reputation.