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The podcast where four friends talk football over food This is Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk about football over food. They are together a writer, a commentator, a presenter and a pundit. Rory Smith is the Chief Soccer Correspondent of the New York Times, Steve Wyeth commentates for BT Sport, Hugh Ferris is a presenter at BBC Sport, and Andy Hinchcliffe is a former England international (seven caps) who is now a pundit for Sky Sports. On each episode they discuss one footballing issue, while digesting a delicious lunch or brunch, and almost never reaching any sort of conclusion.

The podcast where four friends talk football over food This is Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk about football over food. They are together a writer, a commentator, a presenter and a pundit. Rory Smith is the Chief Soccer Correspondent of the New York Times, Steve Wyeth commentates for BT Sport, Hugh Ferris is a presenter at BBC Sport, and Andy Hinchcliffe is a former England international (seven caps) who is now a pundit for Sky Sports. On each episode they discuss one footballing issue, while digesting a delicious lunch or brunch, and almost never reaching any sort of conclusion.
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Manchester, United Kingdom

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The podcast where four friends talk football over food This is Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk about football over food. They are together a writer, a commentator, a presenter and a pundit. Rory Smith is the Chief Soccer Correspondent of the New York Times, Steve Wyeth commentates for BT Sport, Hugh Ferris is a presenter at BBC Sport, and Andy Hinchcliffe is a former England international (seven caps) who is now a pundit for Sky Sports. On each episode they discuss one footballing issue, while digesting a delicious lunch or brunch, and almost never reaching any sort of conclusion.

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English


Episodes

SET PIECE MENU Episode 89

8/15/2018
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This is the latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: Thanks to your help, we complete our 'Inappropriately Skilled XI', named after Shane Long, managed by Paul Jewell. We get some extra help from a Tuscany-touring Rory Smith, and also find out who Andy Hinchcliff is. Yes, without the 'e'. The food: The final thing to be cooked in Steve's oven before the builders get at it, and the first thing to be cooked for the team by Steve's kids. The...

Duration:01:01:12

SET PIECE MENU Episode 88

8/8/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk about football over food. The football: Relegation - should we be so hung up on not going down? The team are reunited (kinda) to bring in the new Premier League season, and to ask whether relegation is all that bad after all. The food: chocolates from Croatia. A gift from Hugh's wife, not a consolation present from the country to four Englishmen. We'll have your suggestions for our 'Inappropriately Skilled XI' next week, so...

Duration:00:50:42

SET PIECE MENU Episode 87

8/1/2018
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The latest episode of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: SPM's Inappropriately Skilled XI. We'd like your help in constructing a team of players who are good footballers, but just not in the position they play. You know - keepers who can't save, strikers who can't score. The team make a few suggestions, and you can make yours to @setpiecemenu or setpiecemenu@gmail.com The food: a choice between a white chocolate and lemon tart and a...

Duration:00:57:56

SET PIECE MENU Episode 86

7/25/2018
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This is the latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: The England World Cup debrief. Football didn't come home, but why, how, and should it even have been a thing in the first place? Hugh and Steve get all sanctimonious, while Chinch admits he didn't even notice it happening from his Woodford bubble... The food: Biscotti from, as the label says, Eataly. Next week we open entries to the Set Piece Menu Premier League Predictions League -...

Duration:01:08:35

SET PIECE MENU Episode 85

7/19/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: an 'I can't believe THAT happened' post-World Cup special. Yes our predictions during the tournament were terrible, but despite that lack of foresight, we can deliver plenty of hindsight on a World Cup that had plenty of surprises (including actually being quite good). The food: chicken and gammon pie, bought from one of those fancy farm shops in the countryside. Please get in touch via...

Duration:01:04:42

SET PIECE MENU Episode 84

7/11/2018
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This is the final part of a Summer Special Series from Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: The People Who Helped To Shape Modern Football (Part Four) - Silvio Berlusconi. Rory proposes the TV magnate turned football club owner turned politician as one of game's (albeit self-serving) visionaries. The food: a two, maybe three, course lunch at local vegetarian establishment Greens, that Chinch pays for because he has a very understanding...

Duration:00:41:21

SET PIECE MENU Episode 83

7/4/2018
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The latest edition of the Summer Special Series from Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: The People Who Helped To Shape Modern Football (Part Three) - Arsene Wenger. The former Arsenal boss transformed a team, a country, and a way that both prepared for and played their football. The food: the team are now perusing the menu for their lunchtime treat, courtesy of Chinch, while trying to convince Steve that he is indeed allowed to eat...

Duration:00:42:06

SET PIECE MENU Episode 82

6/27/2018
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This is the latest episode of a Summer Special Series from Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: The People Who Helped To Shape Modern Football (Part Two) - Walter Crickmer. Steve tells the story of the man, who as Manchester United club secretary, helped Matt Busby to begin the journey of English teams in Europe. The food: we are a step closer to our lunch-on-Chinch. Two more episodes and we'll be gourmet dining, veggie-style. This is the...

Duration:00:40:21

SET PIECE MENU Episode 81

6/20/2018
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This is a Summer Special Series from Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: The People Who Helped To Shape Modern Football (Part One) - Jimmy Hill. The team discusses how as a player, manager, chairman, presenter and pundit, Jimmy Hill changed the game almost like no other. The food: a promise from Chinch to take us all out for lunch, as a reward for completion of our summer spectacular. This is the first part of four on the people who helped...

Duration:00:45:58

SET PIECE MENU Episode 80

6/13/2018
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Enjoy the latest edition of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: World Cup Special (Part Two) - is the World Cup still the pinnacle of the game, and are the football and tactics we see as developed as at club level? The food: Rory's "peppers and onions" have miraculously become Huevos Rancheros, the first repeat meal in 80 episodes of Set Piece Menu (apart from minibites), which Rory claims is because brunch is a limiting meal concept. Send...

Duration:00:50:10

SET PIECE MENU Episode 79

6/6/2018
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This is the latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: World Cup Special (Part One) - is the World Cup a blessed relief from all the tribalism and twitter trolling of club football? The food: peppers and onions, as described by Rory, which until Hugh was able to purchase peppers en route, was going to be just onions. Get in touch with the team via twitter @setpiecemenu Or email setpiecemenu@gmail.com Please rate and review us on iTunes, we...

Duration:00:56:10

SET PIECE MENU Episode 78

5/30/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: The Set Piece Menu Awards - tying a light-hearted, slightly truncated bow around the end of the club football season. Light-hearted because the categories won't be ones you've seen anywhere else (and Ashley Young is nominated for two of them); and slightly truncated owing to time constraints and a sudden departure from Rory... The food: fajitas. So many fajitas. Provided by Steve, who allows...

Duration:00:36:36

SET PIECE MENU Episode 77

5/23/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: Support Staff. Are great players enough to make your team successful, or are they only able to reach their potential with a good, and ever increasing backroom team? Medical staff, ground staff, nutritionists are all discussed, as are taxidermists for some reason. The food: left over birthday cake, fresh lemon meringue pie, and millionaire shortbread (a slice of which has an unfortunate, watery...

Duration:00:56:49

SET PIECE MENU Episode 76

5/16/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: Soccer hot takes and takeaways! What have we learnt from this season in the Premier League? The food: a typically impressive three-course affair courtesy of Nicky Hinchcliffe. Antipasti, prawn and chorizo linguine, banoffee pie. Wowsers. Also on the pod - we reveal the winner of our Set Piece Menu Premier League Predictions League! Where did you finish? Head to www.tinyurl.com/setpiecemenu...

Duration:01:07:04

SET PIECE MENU Episode 75

5/9/2018
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Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: Who or what will make next season's title races in Europe interesting? Have we entered a period of utter predictability, and is the Champions League our best hope for jeopardy and uncertainty? The food: Rory Smith's Chicken, Brie and Rocket quesadillas, with a red pepper sauce. Every bit as good as it sounds. And custard doughnuts. Keep the emails and tweet coming, we include as many as we can, and you...

Duration:01:03:11

SET PIECE MENU Episode 73

4/25/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: When is the best time to get a manager's job? With Arsenal needing a new boss, the team wonders if the circumstances mean it's the most attractive position a manager could ask for; and also if the pool of elite clubs, and elite coaches, is getting ever smaller. The food: chocolate swirls (baked not grilled), muffins (lemon, blueberry, chocolate flavours), and a bacon and cherry tomato...

Duration:01:01:29

SET PIECE MENU Episode 72

4/18/2018
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Welcome to another episode of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: What's The Point? So many fans support a team that'll never win anything, reach Europe, or maybe even play good football; some will follow a club that might get promoted, but then get relegated straight away. So what's the point, and why do we still love our team? The food: a New York-themed brunch from Steve, even though he returned from the city (that's famously off the...

Duration:01:02:37

SET PIECE MENU Episode 71

4/11/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: How should we rate managerial success? Not everyone has a 'way', but does that mean we underestimate the achievements of those who favour pragmatism over philosophy? Case study: Zinedine Zidane. The food: chocolate fairy cakes, which leads to an argument, because Hugh refuses to eat one. Plus - a soccer story about royalty, and we all have a go at pronouncing Kevin de Bruyne following some...

Duration:00:57:04

SET PIECE MENU Episode 70

4/4/2018
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The latest edition of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: With Ronaldo and Messi in their thirties, is there a new generation of superstars waiting in the wings, or will the team ethic become more important than the talent? The food: Cake, four ways. A post-lent indulgence, with a pressing sell-by date. Thanks for all your tweets and emails; keep them coming, along with as many 5-star reviews you can muster on iTunes! @setpiecemenu and...

Duration:01:07:57

SET PIECE MENU Episode 68

3/21/2018
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This week's Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: VAR. But more the how than the why. If we accept the new technology is here to stay, how can it be applied more successfully? And is its introduction proof that football cares more about its TV audience than its match-going fans? (This episode is brought to you in association with a referee putting his finger to his ear for an infuriatingly long amount of time, with no explanation...

Duration:00:57:51