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Armchair Fancast Ep 43: Chelsea Stagger, Liverpool Swagger

The Premier League is over and Man City have made history as the first centurions in top flight history – but does their success mean that Pep Guardiola has done more to revolutionise the league than Arsene Wenger? Plus, Dugan gets a bee in his bonnet about everything from Daniel Levy’s salary to Wayne Rooney’s legacy, Tom tries to make some personnel changes for next season’s podcast, and Dave claims to have played a key role in Huddersfield’s survival. It’s all coming up and much more...


Armchair Fancast Ep 42: Stoke’s Gone To Pot

Stoke are down, West Brom are still on the brink, while Swansea and Southampton prepare for a winner-takes-all showdown on Tuesday night – today we’re talking about the relegation picture and trying to get excited about the return of Cardiff to the top table, which proves to be difficult. Meanwhile Dave is forced to deny that Harry Kane hates England, Dugan attempts to defend Mourinho’s latest outburst, Louch compares Arsene Wenger to Julius Caesar, Ali invents a new word, and Mark reveals...


Armchair Fancast Ep 41: When In Rome

Liverpool ran rampant at Anfield last Tuesday, but can they finish the job in the Italian capital this week or will Roma stage another stunning comeback and reach the Champions League final? To answer that question, we’ve found a Liverpool fan called Joe for the second time this season. Meanwhile, Dave discusses a new study that has scientifically proven Watford are the most inept team in the Premier League (, Dugan gets all wound up about the FA potentially selling...


Armchair Fancast Ep 40: #WengerOut

It was a day that some Arsenal fans thought would never come, but Arsene Wenger finally stepped down as manager this week after almost 22 years at the helm – this week Dan and Mark reflect on his legacy, asking if he was right to criticize some of the club’s fans on Sunday, and wondering who his successor might be. Plus we’re talking about another Tottenham semi-final defeat in the FA Cup, a PFA Player of the Year Award for Mo Salah, and a non-league streak that came to an end this year...


Armchair Fancast Ep 39: Guardiola of Honour

In the end, Manchester City won the Premier League on their day off, thanks to their rivals’ collapse at home against West Brom. This week we’re discussing what the rest of us need to do to stop a blue moon from rising again next season. Plus we’re talking about Wolves’ promotion, Arsenal and Liverpool’s European semi-final draws, and the probability of all three promoted teams staying up this season. Meanwhile, Dave is feeling rejuvenated after spending the day playing with a puppy, Mark...


Armchair Fancast Ep 38: Misery Loves Kompany

Manchester United ruined a coronation party at the Etihad on Saturday, overcoming a 2-goal deficit at half time to ensure their “noisy neighbours” Man City would have to wait a while longer before becoming English champions. This week we’re asking how Mourinho managed to turn things around, and whether key defeats in both the Premier League and Champions League this week will ultimately damage the esteem of this classic Man City side. Meanwhile Dave explains the profound political...


Armchair Fancast Ep 37: Jermain Says He Should Defoe Go To Russia

The battle to be the sole English team in the Champions League semi-finals gets underway on Wednesday night, and Liverpool fan Joe is quietly confident that his team can make a game of it at Anfield – but will Manchester City already be Premier League champions by the second leg? That’s our main topic of discussion this week but we’re also talking about Tottenham’s first win at Chelsea in 28 years, West Brom’s second managerial sacking of the season, Bournemouth’s remarkable...


Armchair Fancast Ep 35: Mourinho Is Shaw He Knows What’s The Mata

Every wall is a door. So said Jose Mourinho last week in a bizarre 12-minute rant after Man Untied got dumped out of the Champions League – but is his increasingly odd behaviour part of a masterplan to motivate his players, or has he just lost the plot? Meanwhile, a debate ensues about ugly football trophies (this one might just be the winner - see, Dan starts talking about maths in a desperate attempt to turn the odds in his favour in his ongoing predictions bet,...


Armchair Fancast Ep 34: West Ham’s Forever Growing Troubles

West Ham’s implosion at the weekend was one of the uglier scenes in the Premier League for some time, but were the fans’ actions warranted? We sent the ugliest guy we could find to go undercover at the London Stadium on Saturday – Dan provides a full report. Meanwhile Dave does his absolute best to avoid discussing Tottenham’s second leg against Juventus, and Frankie tries to claim that the buzz-cut is named after astronaut Buzz Aldrin. With all that and more, this week’s Armchair Fancast...


Armchair Fancast Ep 33: It’s All Going Shane Long For Southampton

It was a tale of two teams of champions at the Etihad on Sunday: one that is cruising towards its coronation, and one that seems to be giving up its title without any fight whatsoever. This week we’re looking at the contrasting fortunes of Man City and Chelsea. But that’s not all: Dave has made a list of every Arsenal player who deserves to be sacked, Frankie demonstrates his encyclopedic knowledge of Eastern European clubs in the Champions League, and Louch reveals his hatred of...


Armchair Fancast Ep 32: It Mustafi Been Rough, But Your Season’s Over Now

It’s been a confusing week: Man United looked vaguely exciting for a few minutes against Chelsea, Man City somehow threw away their quadruple dreams on a Monday night in Wigan, Arsenal managed to get dominated at home by a team that was until recently playing in Sweden’s fourth tier, and Harry Kane missed from point blank range. Twice. This week’s show is equally unpredictable, with Louch spontaneously deciding to design a new club logo for Newcastle United live on air, Dan trying to claim...


Armchair Fancast Ep 31: Taxi for Pardew?

Dave has boldly travelled to the north for the week so he’s joined for this week’s show by a man called Jamie who comes from a place called Scotland. Ever-incisive, the questions include such humdingers as “Why do you all hate England?” and “Is the weather always rubbish up there?”. But there’s also time to talk about the week’s big football stories, including the Premier League team’s blistering start in the Champions’ League knockout stages, the thrills and spills of the FA Cup 5th...


Armchair Fancast Ep 29: When Harry Met Salah

There was plenty of drama at Anfield on Sunday when Tottenham salvaged a point at the death, and Liverpool fan Joe is back to tell us why his boys were robbed by a fame-hungry linesman. Or something. Meanwhile Dan attempts to explain why he proclaimed last Wednesday as Arsenal’s most important day in over 13 years, and gets upset at Dave’s suggestion that even Lionel Messi would be rubbish playing in a side coached by Old Man Wenger. But our main event this week is Mark’s reluctant hip hop...


Armchair Fancast Ep 28: Ayew Ready For Deadline Day?

Two big FA Cup casualties happened this past weekend as West Ham and Liverpool were eliminated from the competition, but were injuries and VAR to blame for their respective defeats? We’re discussing the best of the weekend’s action and the 5th round draw, but there’s plenty more to talk about too, including transfer deadline day, Mourinho’s new contract and the Nations League draw. Plus Dave continues to throw serious shade at Watford, new boy Charlie reveals that he thinks Nottingham and...


Armchair Fancast Ep 27: His Name Is Theo And He’s Playing For Big Sam

The Alexis Sanchez transfer saga has finally reached its thrilling conclusion, with the Chilean heading from the Emirates to Old Trafford and Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. This week we’re asking what this means for both United and Arsenal. Plus we ask whether the Watford board have actually lost the plot by sacking Marco Silva, we question whether Sean Dyche eating worms is classic bantz or a sign that he’s seriously unwell, and we wonder whether Theo Walcott is the answer to...


Armchair Fancast Ep 26: VAR-city Blues for Swansea and Southampton

The streak is over! Manchester City finally lost a game this weekend, succumbing to the attacking force of Liverpool. Today we’re talking about how Klopp and co pulled it off. Plus, as Arsenal’s January keeps getting worse, Dave asks (with absolutely no glee, of course) whether the Gunners are now no better than a top 10 side. We’re also talking about Sam Allardyce’s threat to become even more boring, debating the greatest game in Premier League history, and asking why everyone kept...


Armchair Fancast Ep 25: Why Coutin-He-Go In The Summer?

Philippe Coutinho smashed the transfer record for a UK-based player this week when Barcelona bought him from Liverpool for a probable £142 million, so what better way to celebrate this landmark than by inviting two Liverpool fans onto the show?! Joe and Owen both try to put a brave face on the loss of their star player, but they’re not the only ones who have had a bad week – Dan has some explaining to do too after Arsenal got knocked out of the FA Cup at the very first hurdle by Nottingham...


Armchair Fancast Ep 24: Another Saint Goes Marching Out

Virgil Van Dijk became the most expensive defender in the world this week as he became the latest in a string of Southampton players to be poached by Liverpool – but what other comings and goings can we expect in the Premier League during the January transfer window? That’s just one of the questions up for discussion as we come to the end of a busy festive season, but there’s plenty more for Dave to discuss with newcomers Oli and Tom: Is Harry Kane now indisputably the best striker in the...


Armchair Fancast Ep 23: The 1st Annual Armchair Fancast Christmas Quiz-Off – Part 2

The cliff-hanger ending of yesterday’s episode saw Dave surge into a half-time lead in our quiz, but can he maintain that momentum into Day 2? Will referee Mark continue to call it down the middle, or will his pro-Arsenal leanings influence the final outcome? Will Ali’s round of questions make any sense? Will the acerbic putdowns of one Alex Louch make anyone cry? And what the hell has Dan been drinking for the past 24 hours? It’s a chaotic climax to the 1st Annual Christmas Quiz-Off, with...


Armchair Fancast Ep 21: Hark! And Herald Raheem Sterling

Manchester City head into the Christmas period with a 16th consecutive win under their belts and plenty to celebrate – unlike Everton, whose new manager Sam Allardyce has cancelled their Christmas party because they’ve been so dreadful for most of the season. Meanwhile, several other clubs are receiving their presents early: Crystal Palace asked for an away goal, Liverpool for the ability to defend, and Arsenal for back-to-back games without an injury to Jack Wilshere. All of those wishes...