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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 103

11/14/2018
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This is Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: XG and packing. An introduction (to many, old hat to others...) to two of the most used types of analytics - what they are and how they work, and why Andy is at the forefront of their adoption in the punditocracy (IE he's just found out about them). The food: slices, from the cafe in Chinch's gym, featuring varying levels of chocolate and calorific content. There's not much time until the deadline...

Duration:00:57:20

SET PIECE MENU Episode 102

11/7/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: with Manchester City set to potentially dominate the Premier League for a while to come, are they ruining it for everyone? The team debates a particularly petulant question with as much informed nuance as three fully functioning people and one cloth-headed writer from Leeds can muster. The food: pizza from Rory's oven, served with jamòn, and some garlic flat bread, which is eaten ravenously by...

Duration:01:05:11

SET PIECE MENU Episode... 101

10/31/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. While chronology might dictate a 100th episode, lack of organisation determines that you'll have to wait for our centenary spectacular. Owing to the impertinence of work, pets, children and major building works, we have not had time to figure out and deliver something special; so, to a chorus of boos, here's something ordinary - episode 101. The football: "What if..." A sliding doors inspired episode, with...

Duration:00:58:29

SET PIECE MENU Episode 99

10/24/2018
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The latest Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: What does a young successful British manager have to do to get a top job? AKA "the Eddie Howe episode". The food: Coffee. Which isn't food. But is still an achievement, because Chinch now knows how to work the Nespresso machine. Also - who will fill the midfield and striker spots in Chinch's Soccer Story Select XI? Get in touch with Set Piece Menu! Twitter: @setpiecemenu Email:...

Duration:00:55:42

SET PIECE MENU Episode 98

10/17/2018
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This week's edition of Set Piece Menu - the podcast where four friends talk football over food. The football: After recent talk of burnout amongst Premier League players who appeared at the World Cup, we ask if there's too much football. The food: open breakfast granary baps, with sausage, bacon and a peppered poached egg. Provided - as the description suggests - by Nicky Hinchcliffe. Get in touch with the podcast via twitter @setpiecemenu Email setpiecemenu@gmail.com Or we're on Facebook -...

Duration:01:00:49

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 staff...

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. 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 keep...

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 - 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