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Season Four of The Big Interview! Graham Hunter one-on-one with the biggest names in football.

Season Four of The Big Interview! Graham Hunter one-on-one with the biggest names in football.
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Season Four of The Big Interview! Graham Hunter one-on-one with the biggest names in football.




Phil Neville: Spanish Passion and Salford Soul

Ahead of this summer’s World Cup, here’s another chance to hear my 2016 interview with Phil Neville, the manager of England’s Lionesses. In part two, Phil describes how he and his family made the joint decision to try a new life in Spain, his love for the Spanish language and the differences between football culture in Spain and Britain. Phil also speaks about his involvement with Salford City FC, a club which he and several others of Manchester United’s Class of ’92 have invested in...


Phil Neville: In Love with Cricket, Married to Football

Ahead of this summer’s World Cup, here’s another chance to hear my 2016 interview with Phil Neville, the manager of England’s Lionesses. Phil’s first love was cricket – and he played it to a very high standard with some truly great players; in fact, he could have gone all the way in that sport. However, football was where he found fame and fortune at Manchester United. Cricket’s loss has been soccer’s gain. Phil speaks about the values cricket and his parents instilled in him, and how we...


Champions League review: punch-drunk in Madrid

Of course Alisson was man of the match. Of course it was a penalty. And of course it was a poor match - here's my review of the final of the Champions League. Also, why elite footballers need a rest and why they won't get it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit


Champions League preview: Duncan McMath on Spurs

In the second of our preview shows, I spoke to Duncan McMath, my colleague at La Liga Television and the film maker who directed Take the Ball, Pass the Ball, the film based on my book, Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World. And a Suprs fan. Listen up. And enjoy the game. For information regarding your data privacy, visit


Champions League preview: Jonathan Northcroft on Liverpool

The countdown is underway and here, in our first preview of the Champions League final, The Sunday Times chief football writer, Jonathan Northcroft, returns to the podcast to talk about Liverpool, who he has followed closely this season, from one-on-ones with key players, press conferences with Jurgen Klopp and access to the recruitment and analytics machine that has transformed the club. For information regarding your data privacy, visit


Champions League Final Compilation: Milner on Kyiv, Carra on Istanbul, Souness on Paris

Welcome to our Champions League final clip show. Ahead of this week’s all-English Champions League Cup final in Madrid, here’s some of our fantastic guests reflecting on their experiences of the final of this great competition. We start with Liverpool and a section from a Big Interview I did with James Milner in December 2018 where he reflects on the pain of last year's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid… but also how much they learned, and will now take into the...


Europa Cup Final Compilation Show: Alaves, Alkmaar and Agony in Seville

Welcome to our UEFA / Europa Cup final clip show. Ahead of this week’s all-English Europa Cup final in Baku, we thought we would put together some of our brilliant guests reflecting on their experiences of the competition. We start with Kevin Bridges and the ultimate fan experience at the 2003 UEFA Cup final. Did you know Henrik Larsson performed medical miracles that night as well as score two fantastic goals? Listen up for his bittersweet experience of seeing his team, Celtic, lose in...


Copa del Rey: Barca on the couch

Valencia end an 11-year trophy drought, but their 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final might be far more significant than that. They have Spain's coach of the year, and a cleverly-assembled team that is ready to challenge for the title if the big three can't solve their problems this summer. As for Barcelona? They have been in the psychiatrist's chair since Anfield and they can't get out until they make big changes to their team. For information regarding your data privacy,...


Copa del Rey special: Marcelino makes his move

After a season that started abysmally, Valencia have been doubled their productivity in front of goal and made the latest of runs into the final Champions League spot in La Liga. Now they have a chance to win the Copa del Rey and raise further the profile of Marcelino, a coach who I think will eventually land in the Premier League. Graham For information regarding your data privacy, visit


Mark Schwarzer: Bundesliga Blues

Hola and welcome to the Big Interview with Mark Schwarzer – a great goalkeeper who broke new ground as part of pioneering teams with Middlesbrough, Fulham and Australia. talked about his early years playing in Germany, where he played with Jonny Ekstrom and a young Jens Jeremies, and the push factors which eventually persuaded him to make his name in England. For information regarding your data privacy, visit


FA Cup Final Compilation: The Wizards of Wembley Way

There’s something magical about the FA Cup final, don’t you think? Wembley, the sun shining, a bowling green of a pitch… jumpers for goalposts. Sorry I’ve taken that too far. Here’s some clips of our guests talking about that most special day in the football calendar First up, then West Ham manager Alan Pardew tells us of the day in 2006 when Stevie G broke his heart with an injury-time equaliser from, what, 160 yards, to force extra-time and penalties. Gary McAllister continues the...


David Weir: Goodison, Gravesen and Big Duncan Ferguson

Ever wondered what it's like to share a dressing room with big Duncan Ferguson and Tommy Gravesen? In part two, let David Weir take you into the inner sanctum of the Everton dressing room between 1999 and 2007. Listen to him break down the challenge of playing against the top Premier League strikers of that era and how his greatest test was facing rangy forwards like Freddi Kanoute and Paulo Wanchope. You'll also hear about David's take on stockpiling trophies during his spell at Rangers...


David Weir: Made in America

As a player, David Weir was bright, he read games brilliantly and his intelligence ensured that he enjoyed a long and successful career. That career, in my eyes, was a boy's own story. In this first episode, David claims that he was not good enough for professional football at 18 and so he left for the United States, becoming one of the elite players in the college game. You'll hear about his experiences across the Atlantic, as well as his time at hometown club Falkirk, and Scottish Cup...


Ally Dick: Ajax, Cruyff and crossing for Koeman (Part Two)

Hi, My bet is that the vast majority of Big Interviews you listen to are with footballers whose names you recognise. I'll forgive you for not knowing Ally Dick. But I promise you, this is a must-listen. The reason you don't know his name is that his short career at Spurs and Ajax was punctuated by debilitating injuries which forced him to retire aged 23. But he won European trophies at both of those great clubs, and his talent burned brightly ever time he stepped onto a pitch. This...


Can Barca survive the Anfield Hurricane?

Hola A bonus episode for you! I was at the Camp Nou last week for an extraordinary Champions League semi-final first leg which finished Barcelona 3 Liverpool 0. Ahead of the second leg at Anfield on Tuesday, I talk about Valverde's tactical acumen, Messi's increasingly vocal brand of leadership and whether Liverpool can find their shooting boots in front of goal. Enjoy! Graham For information regarding your data privacy, visit


Ally Dick: The Lost Genius of Spurs and Ajax (Part one)

Hi, Let me tell you about Ally Dick. Because unlike our other episodes, I know most of you probably don’t know the name this time - and I want to make sure you don’t skip over this interview. As you listen to this hopefully just before the second leg of Spurs v Ajax, here is a player who links those two great football clubs. As a youngster, Ally was an electrifying talent, a winger who had his pick of the top clubs in Britain and chose Spurs. He was a UEFA Cup winner with Tottenham – he...


Jamie Carragher: Glory in Europe

Reflecting on from Liverpool’s epic Champions League win over Milan in Istanbul, Jamie Carragher talks about how it felt to play through the pain barrier against the best team in Europe. He’s great on another historic final – the UEFA Cup win over Alaves, and why Liverpool couldn’t celebrate it. If you want to know more about the myth of ‘continental’ management and what Jamie thinks of recruitment at Liverpool over the last 10 years, then I think you’re going to enjoy this. For...


Gus Poyet: The Road to Old Wembley

Hola! In the second half of my fascinating chat with Gus Poyet, we discuss his days playing in London for Chelsea and Spurs, and his love for the old Wembley Stadium. Gus also speaks about his transition into management, notably leading Sunderland to a League Cup final and missing out on signing defensive genius Virgil van Dijk. I am certain you will enjoy this, one of the greatest Big Interviews we have done so far. For information regarding your data privacy, visit


Gus Poyet: How to Jump Like Jordan

Hola! Gus Poyet is a prime example of how Uruguayans provide the never-say-die ingredient for many European clubs. In the first half of our fascinating conversation, Gus speaks about the influence of basketball on his development, and about his annus mirabilis of 1995, when he won the Copa America and was an integral part of the Real Zaragoza side who defeated the mighty Arsenal in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final. I am certain you will enjoy this, one of the greatest Big Interviews we...


1999 and all that: United, Barcelona and me

As the city of Barcelona welcomes Manchester United 20 years after they won the European Cup at the Camp Nou in the most dramatic finale imaginable, I thought I would record my own memories of that time. I was chief football reporter on a national newspaper then, following United as they closed in on the treble. So here's my recollection of the football, the personalities, the work and the general craziness of the end of season 1998-99. I hope you like it. For information regarding your...