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James Richardson and the Totally Football Show team are here three times a week for the 2020/21 season. On Mondays, it's the Premier League; on Tuesdays, we're all about Europe; and on Thursdays, we'll wrap up everything from midweek and look ahead to the weekend

James Richardson and the Totally Football Show team are here three times a week for the 2020/21 season. On Mondays, it's the Premier League; on Tuesdays, we're all about Europe; and on Thursdays, we'll wrap up everything from midweek and look ahead to the weekend


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James Richardson and the Totally Football Show team are here three times a week for the 2020/21 season. On Mondays, it's the Premier League; on Tuesdays, we're all about Europe; and on Thursdays, we'll wrap up everything from midweek and look ahead to the weekend






You can’t outrun maths

Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Dominic Fifield and Duncan Alexander into the pod to preview some big cup finals. Chelsea face Leicester in the FA Cup final, with both sides experiencing contrasting fortunes in midweek in the Premier League. Joe Brewin tells us how winning this competition would mean more to Foxes fans than a top 4 finish. Speaking of the Blues, Katie Whyatt helps us preview the Champions League final with the finest WSL team ever assembled, against heavy favourites Barcelona....


The most beautiful club in the world

Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo take apart another dramatic weekend across the continent. Lille are closing in on a first title in 10 years as we pay tribute to their recruitment. Meanwhile PSG are purchasing Prince vinyl. Bayern Munich are champions of Germany again and have their eyes on 10 in a row. Can Lewandowski break Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga goals record this season? Dortmund are back in the top 4 thanks to their saviour...


Table read

Jimbo, Adam Hurrey, Carl Anka and Daniel Storey are back as the race for Champions League football takes more twists and turns. Leicester suffer a shock defeat at home to Newcastle. Are they set to slip out of the top 4 again? And how much blame would come Brendan Rodgers’ way? His old club Liverpool are back in the mix. Should the Reds be chasing the top 4? Or do they risk missing out and ending up in the Conference League by mistake? West Ham are beaten by Everton as Calvert-Lewin enters...


Transfers are the philosophy

Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams as the 2021 Champions League final becomes set in stone. Chelsea and Man City both overcome Real Madrid and PSG with relative ease in the semi-finals. Are they the two best clubs in Europe? And should the final be happening in England? James Horncastle joins us for his take on Roma’s shock move for Mourinho as their new manager and the size of the task at hand. We look ahead to a Premier League weekend where Arsenal could...


Beef Cherki

Jimbo meets up with Euro pals James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens to look ahead to the Champions League semi-final second legs. Inter are champions for the first time in 11 years as Antonio Conte overthrows Juventus from the Italian throne. Now he just has to sort out their new club anthem. The top 3 in La Liga are hanging on in the title race while Monaco slip out of the running in Ligue 1 after a five-goal and five-dismissal thriller. Dortmund and Leipzig...


Assembling the airplane in mid-air

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Sasha Goryunov into the pod on another weekend where off the field issues overshadow the action. Manchester United v Liverpool becomes the first Premier League game ever to be called off due to fan protests. Can we expect to see more of this as the Super League backlash continues? Everton look to have blown their hopes of a top 4 finish. Is it time Ancelotti came in for some criticism? Also we praise Ollie Watkins, proof of the power of the...


Projected onto a bedsheet

Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and David Preece dissect a big old week for English football teams. Man City deliver one of their best ever away performances to turn the Champions League semi-final against PSG in their favour. We pay tribute to the non-panicking Pep. Chelsea are in a similarly strong position after a 1-1 draw in Madrid, featuring Ngolo Kante and the strongest squad left in the Champions League. Looking ahead to the Premier League weekend, we’re not promising goals between...


Reverse Russian doll

Jimbo welcomes Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo as we look ahead to the Champions League semi-finals and some exhilarating title races. Lille come from 2-0 down to win a thriller at Lyon, a statement victory in their pursuit of the title. But how different will Les Dogues look next season? We look ahead to the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals, with most of them looking like 50-50 calls. The fall-out from the failed European Super League...


Morass of shapeless football

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dom Fifield and Tom Williams, as the first major silverware of the season in England is dished out. Manchester City win the Carabao Cup for the 4th year in a row in an incredibly one-sided but narrow win. Would Mourinho have been brave enough to take off Harry Kane? And did Spurs ruin their chances of winning this final by ditching their former manager? It’s a big weekend in the race for Champions League football. How long will it take to fix Liverpool? And...


Disappointing cut to the ground

Jimbo is joined by the elite line-up of Michael Cox, Charlie Eccleshare and Duncan Alexander. The European Super League appears to have collapsed as quickly as it was formed with the Big Six in England all pulling out. What killed the ESL? Should the owners have been more patient? Did England save football? Or with the new Champions League reforms, are we actually worse off than we were a week ago? The League Cup final beckons with Manchester City taking on Tottenham, managed by Ryan Mason,...


When they all had the dagger

Jimbo assembles his own elite European line-up of Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle and Alvaro Romeo. With the European Super League now a fully proposed project, the panel discuss if there’s any demand from broadcasters and sponsors for this unproven commodity? Pedro Pinto gives us the UEFA perspective on the dirty dozen, and the extent to which the clubs could be punished. Agnelli’s Juventus might be missing out on Champions League qualification after defeat to Atalanta in Serie A Jose...


Creatively dull people

Jimbo, Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Matt Davies-Adams discuss a weekend that could be seismic for football in this country and around the continent. The Premier League’s “Big Six” clubs announce their intentions to start a new European Super League. We discuss how this could be calamitous for English football, and to what extent the clubs should be punished for this deplorable act. On the pitch, Leicester will play Chelsea in the FA Cup final, as Thomas Tuchel ends Man City’s quadruple...


Tights from M & S

Jimbo welcomes Pat Nevin, Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov for an in-depth discussion on the Champions league quarter-finals. It’s elimination for the holders Bayern and a triumph for PSG and for Neymar – the Prince Charles of football. Up next for them, Manchester City, who finally reach the semi-finals under Pep Guardiola as Foden (and Bellingham) show exactly what they’re made of. Liverpool are snuffed out by Real Madrid at Anfield. Has Klopp been found tactically lacking this season?...


Serve chilled

Jimbo, Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eyes over the Champions League quarter-final second legs. PSG have the advantage over Bayern and are on the verge of knocking the holders out. Will PSG falter at home again? And has civil war broken out at Bayern between Flick and Salihamidzic? Will Man City show they’re not a heroic team and once again fall at the quarter-final hurdle against Dortmund? Zinedine Zidane continues to lose players but find...


Tyneside Tom Williams

Jimbo, Michael Cox, Adam Hurrey and Daniel Storey take in an enthralling Premier League weekend. West Ham take another step towards Champions League football thanks to that man Jesse Lingard, as Leicester look like a bunch of school children in trouble. Man United come from behind yet again to win at Spurs as Mourinho tries a new diversion technique. Is Solskjaer better than we thought he’d be? Man City are beaten at home by 10-man Leeds as we enjoy how mad football can be sometimes. But is...


The green zone

Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Natalie Gedra and Dominic Fifield into the pod as the Champions League quarter-finals deliver on entertainment. An Mbappe-inspired PSG win 3-2 in Munich. Have they overcome their mental problems in this competition? Or are Bayern still favourites? Real Madrid are also victorious as makeshift Liverpool are exposed against high-level opposition. And Gareth Southgate will have been the most excited man watching City beat Dortmund, with Foden and Bellingham on...


Renovate emotional memories

Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo to look ahead to some mouth-watering Champions League quarter-finals. Liverpool travel to Madrid to face a Ramos-less Real. Will the Reds go with 4 up front? Man City host Dortmund, who lose a massive game against Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the top 4. The Haaland camp have been meeting Barcelona and Real Madrid. Can anyone afford him this summer? And will missing out on Champions League football see Sancho leave...


Tableau of losers

Jimbo, Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams discuss an eyebrow-raising return for the Premier League. West Brom secure one of the shock results of the season, thrashing Chelsea 5-2 at Stamford Bridge. Man City breeze past Leicester – have they become impossible to manage against? Liverpool cruise past the Gunners, with the panel enjoying the chaos and directness that Diogo Jota brings. But as for Arsenal, how did they spend so much money to end up in mid-table? Ligue 1 is hotting up as...


Shave twice a day

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper to wave goodbye to the international break and say hello to the return of the Premier League. Werner and Germany have a shocker, losing at home to North Macedonia. But England make it 3 wins out of 3 against Poland. It’s a game that left the panel feeling John Stones is not a natural defender and that Gareth Southgate’s in-game management is mediocre. We get excited about Arsenal v Liverpool this weekend. Is it the Big Six...


Incredibly haunted

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Sasha Goryunov and Charlie Eccleshare into the pod after another epic international weekend. The headlines are dominated by Republic of Ireland’s shock defeat at home to Luxembourg in World Cup qualifying. Ken Early tells us why it’s delusional for the Irish to believe this is their worst ever result. 10 marks out of 10 for England so far as they swat aside San Marino and Albania. Should England build the team around Harry Kane when it comes to constructing...