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Man City, Arsenal and the best PL XI to not win a title

9/19/2019
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The FC90 Podcast is back, this episode marking our seventh instalment. Regular host James Jones is once again absent for this one, but that has allowed room around the podding table for a double debut! Joining stand-in host Christy Malyan and George Dagless, who returns for the second week in a row, are Football FanCast's Leeds correspondent Matt Dawson and Football League World's Chris Thorpe. With such a Football League presence, we once again slide down the pyramid and look at all matters...

Duration:00:59:35

England, Gorgeous Flores and The Rap Game

9/12/2019
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The FC90 Podcast is back - but Episode 6 has unfortunately been recorded in the absence of host James Jones. Frolicking in sunny Spain for the next fortnight, his regular accomplice Christy Malyan has ascended to the host's chair and done a fantastic job of filling in, supported by right-hand man Jack Saville and Football League World's dynamic duo Louie Chandler and George Dagless. England matters inevitably form a big part of the agenda this week with two performances to dissect and...

Duration:00:52:30

Racism, VAR (again) and the stupidest ways to hurt yourself

9/5/2019
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The FC90 Podcast is back! The international break is now upon us but it's still worth mulling over the biggest talking points from domestic football, which this time around unfortunately involves the seemingly eternal problem of racism after Inter Milan supporters sent an incredibly strange and derogatory letter to new signing Romelu Lukaku. Discussing that hot topic are host James Jones and FC90 regular Christy Malyan, alongside Football League World's Louie Chandler, who gives us the...

Duration:01:05:56

Bury, Solskjaer, NLD & Autobiographical VAR

8/29/2019
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Welcome back to the fourth episode of The FC90 Podcast. And as this is our fourth episode, we've increased the studio capacity to four: host James Jones and regular accomplice Christy Malyan are joined by Football FanCast and Football League World's respective assistant editors Jack Saville and George Dagless. With Bury expelled from the Football League and Bolton Wanderers only just avoiding a similar fate, George delivers a compelling account of the financial crisis facing the lower tiers...

Duration:01:07:07

Entitled Toon, Paul scapegoat Pogba & Snog, Marry, Manage

8/21/2019
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Welcome to the hat-trick episode of The FC90 Podcast, this being the third instalment from James Jones and Football FanCast's Editor-in-Chief Christy Malyan since we launched at the start of the season. Joined by Football League World's George Dagless, James once again provides a succession of topics to dig our teeth into, not least including the not-so-divine right of Newcastle United, Gary Neville's investigation into Paul Pogba taking a penalty he was supposed to take and Everton...

Duration:01:09:43

Frank Lampard, Brighton and Desert Island Cannibalism

8/15/2019
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Welcome to the second ever episode of the FC90 Podcast. And if you liked the first one, this latest edition has given the FC90 team a whole weekend's worth of Premier League football to dig their teeth into. Speaking of which, Christy's Corner once again features a delightfully macabre scenario involving life-threatening hunger on a desert island and Jack Wilshere. But before all that, host James Jones is once again joined by his regular accomplice Christy Malyan, Football FanCast's...

Duration:00:51:44

Harry Maguire, Wayne Rooney and Zombie Armageddon

8/8/2019
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Welcome to the very first episode of the FC90 Podcast! Fixture In Focus has undergone an almigty rebrand (or upgrade), but some things still remain; James Jones continues to occupy the host's chair, Christy Malyan continues to infuriate alongside him and of course, how could we get rid of Christy's Corner? Speaking of which, Christy's Corner has undergone a facelift as well. It may still be a damp, dark and smelly place but rather than bringing you the best fixtures in English football each...

Duration:00:53:20

Fixture in Focus - European Finals Review: What's Next?

6/7/2019
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Last week’s European finals marked the end of the domestic season but they’ve given us plenty to ponder over during the next few months until 2019/20 gets underway. Of course, where else can we start this latest episode of the Fixture In Focus Podcast than the pair of all-Engish contests, Chelsea beating Arsenal 4-1 in Baku and Liverpool overcoming Tottenham in may what well be remembered as one of the worst Champions League finals of all time. But they already feel like distant memories,...

Duration:00:41:52

Fixture in Focus - European Final Specials

5/26/2019
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With a pair of European finals on the horizon, the Fixture in Focus team have the privelege of dissecting not one but two games this week, which brings us onto this episode’s first major talking point - what exactly has brought the Premier League back to the pinnacle of continental football once again? Then there’s the not-so-small matter of the Champions League final involving Premier League runners-up Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, who face some of the same problems; will their...

Duration:00:51:46

Fixture In Focus - Season Review

5/16/2019
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As we come to the conclusion of a title race that was defined by perfection, Manchester City and Liverpool dropping just a handful of points between them, the Fixture In Focus team have this week decided to look back on what we’ve learned from an incredible 2018/19 campaign in the Premier League. Indeed, a real treat is in store for the Fixture In Focus audience as host James Jones and regulars Christy Malyan and Chris McMullan put not just two clubs but every side in the top ten under the...

Duration:00:48:35

Fixture in Focus - Title Showdown

5/9/2019
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The Fixture In Focus Podcast returns this week in a slightly revised format, with two season-defining clashes in the Premier League title race at the heart of the agenda. Manchester City’s destiny rests in their own hands as they travel to Brighton for what should be a routine victory. However, City fans will not be taking anything for granted after they almost conspired to throw the title away under similar circumstances in 2012. Vincent Kompany’s thunderbolt on Monday evening put them into...

Duration:00:40:05

Fixture in Focus - Newcastle vs Liverpool

5/2/2019
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The Fixture In Focus Podcast returns this week, putting Newcastle and Liverpool’s Premier League clash under the microscope. The Magpies’ season may be over after securing Premier League survival for another year but Liverpool need a win to realistically give themselves a chance of beating Manchester City to the title and this game is filled with intricate subplots. Indeed, it could well be Rafa Benitez’s final home game at St. James’ Park with the Newcastle gaffer’s future at the club in...

Duration:00:52:28

Fixture In Focus - Tottenham vs West Ham

4/25/2019
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Football FanCast’s Fixture In Focus Podcast returns once again this week to take a look the most intriguing clash in the Premier League this weekend - Tottenham versus West Ham. Before host James Jones and #FIFpod accomplices Christy Malyan and Chris McMullan turn their attentions to Saturday’s early kickoff at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium though, there’s the small matter of last week’s Fixture In Focus - Everton versus Manchester United. The Red Devils were absolutely embarrassed at...

Duration:00:40:59

Fixture in Focus - Everton vs Manchester United

4/18/2019
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With #FIFpod regular Chis McMullan reporting (almost) live from the Etihad Stadium this week to give his instant reaction to Tottenham’s thrilling win over Manchester City in the Champions League, the Fixture in Focus crew welcome their newest addition in TT assistant editor George Blake. And it’s perfect timing because George’s adoration for Chelsea gives us the opportunity to dig into what really happened in last week’s Fixture in Focus, when Liverpool hosted the London club at Anfield. We...

Duration:00:39:02

Fixture in Focus - Liverpool vs Chelsea

4/11/2019
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With the end of the Premier League season fast approaching, things are really starting to hot up in the Fixture In Focus studio. Last week’s Fixture In Focus, Chelsea vs West Ham, turned out to be something of a Monday night thriller, especially in the second half when it wasn’t clear where the next goal would come from. Eventually, it fell to Eden Hazard, completing a brace after an incredible solo strike early on, but host James Jones and regular accomplices Christy Malyan and Chris...

Duration:00:47:41

Fixture in Focus - Chelsea vs West Ham

4/4/2019
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Last week’s Fixture in Focus wasn’t exactly a thriller but it didn’t disappoint either: Tottenham pushed Liverpool all the way in an Anfield affair that was played at exciting pace but lacked moments of pure final-third quality. Nonetheless, there was plenty for the Fixture in Focus crew to get stuck into, ranging from Liverpool’s lust for lady luck to Tottenham’s sudden lack of confidence and continuity at the back. After that, the #FIFpod team switched their attentions to this week’s...

Duration:00:45:40

Fixture In Focus - Liverpool vs Tottenham

3/28/2019
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It’s hard to remember another international break that provided as much positivity as the one just gone, with England dispensing of Czech Republic and Montenegro in domineering fashion by scoring five times in both of the Euro 2020 Qualifiers. The performances alone have given the Fixture In Focus team plenty to sink their teeth into, the only disappointing distraction being the matter of racist chanting from Montenegro fans directed towards England’s Raheem Sterling, Calum Hudson-Odoi and...

Duration:00:50:30

Fixture In Focus - England's International Break

3/21/2019
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A worrying theme is developing of Fixture In Focus encounters being rather drab affairs. Unfortunately, the first half of Everton’s clash with Chelsea last weekend was no exception - the visitors dominated the ball but refused to do anything with it, while the home side could barely get out of their own half. But Marco Silva must have delivered something special at half-time, because not long after the Toffees found themselves two goals up. Chelsea failed to adequately respond, losing the...

Duration:00:46:04

Fixture in Focus - Everton vs Chelsea

3/14/2019
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Finally, the Fixture In Focus team broke their run of scoreless encounters last weekend as Arsenal edged out Manchester United in an intriguing contest for all the right reasons - what exactly do you analyse when both sides play well? That being said, there was still some room for scrutiny, questioning whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s luck has finally run out and if Granit Xhaka’s goal was an error on David De Gea’s part. Once reflection on last week’s Fixture In Focus is out of the way, host...

Duration:00:47:30

Fixture In Focus - Arsenal vs Man United

3/7/2019
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We’re fast approaching the business end of the season and the Fixture In Focus team are doing everything they can to keep up with the pace. Unfortunately, last week’s Fixture In Focus was yet another disappointing draw as Everton held local rivals Liverpool to a stalement but there was certainly more to dissect from it than the Manchester derby, not least incuding whether the Toffees are suffering from a lack of ambition. Host James Jones and regular #FIFpod accomplices Christy Malyan and...

Duration:00:35:37