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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 97

10/10/2018
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This is Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: What I said last week - Part Two. Such was the response to our episode about the legitimacy of who you support, we decided to carry on the conversation, thanks to your correspondence. The food: chilli and lime chicken wraps, with no avocado (contrary to the recipe's suggestion), as Steve doesn't like it, and Rory thinks it's nature's most pointless fruit. Oh, and chocolate from the Cadbury's...

Duration:00:57:42

SET PIECE MENU Episode 96

10/3/2018
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Time for the latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: If you don't support your local or inherited team, can you still be called a legitimate fan? Has localism and tradition made way for a more modern way to select your favourite club, and if it is, is it being frowned upon ? The food: Rory's oven-bottom muffins filled with a selection of meats and additional optional items (a combination apparently known as a sandwich), with a range of...

Duration:01:03:31

SET PIECE MENU Episode 95

9/26/2018
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This is Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: Does European football need fixing? The Champions League and Europa League are back as the latest forms of European club competition, and they've undergone several tweaks in recent years, but do they need to change further to work? Plus - Rory's big idea. We commit to tape the competition format Rory thinks will change the face of European club football. Mainly because he's worried someone will...

Duration:01:07:23

SET PIECE MENU Episode 94

9/19/2018
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This is the latest episode of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: S**thouses. Does every team need one, and do we all grudgingly respect their prowess in the dark arts? Comes in association with Sergio Ramos, and with apologies to Ray Atteveld. The food: falafel, samosas and hummus (so much hummus). These are provided by Rory's wife Kate, and are served with homemade cookies, which are made at home, by Kate's husband Rory. Thanks for all...

Duration:00:58:45

SET PIECE MENU Episode 93

9/12/2018
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The latest episode of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: in what guise is the game at its most beautiful - and who's to say what style of football we should admire above all others? Plus Chinch reveals the zen-like preparation that helped him hone a left foot that could "open a can of beans", and Set Piece Menu bingo returns for the 2018/19 season. The food: chocolatey goodness from Mrs Ferris' latest business trip to Croatia. Trips that...

Duration:00:43:18

SET PIECE MENU Episode 92

9/5/2018
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The latest episode of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: Anatomy of a Pundit. We've had Andy Hinchcliffe masterclasses before, now for a mission statement. Chinch analyses what makes a successful football pundit and co-commentator, and details the dos and don'ts of the gantry. He's so determined to raise the standard that there's bullet points, pie charts and a strangely feminine pair of reading glasses. The food: Bacon sandwiches - cold...

Duration:00:56:12

SET PIECE MENU Episode 91

8/29/2018
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The latest episode of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: Was it a good idea to shorten the Premier League's transfer window? And if not, is it the fault of the Premier League clubs who voted for the change? The team also wonders if it's possible to win or lose in a transfer window, and features a slightly upsetting daydream about Daniel Levy. The food: Rory (he's back!) provides a salted caramel cheesecake, because he's on a cured meats and...

Duration:00:59:54

SET PIECE MENU Episode 90

8/22/2018
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This is Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: SPM Book Club. Writer Sanj Shetty becomes the first guest in pod history, as he's invited on to talk about the tactics discussed in his book Total Football, a book that Chinch has actually read. The food: An abundance of Indian snacks, provided by Sanj, and an abundance of banoffee pie, provided by (Mrs) Chinch. Everybody finds room for an abundance of both. Get in touch: @setpiecmenu...

Duration:01:00:49

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....

Duration:01:01:12

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 - yes...

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 twitter:...

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