The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

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James Richardson and Team Totally are here three times a week with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don’t. On Monday, we review all the weekend’s action. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro crew with James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein looking at matters across the continent. And on Thursday, Duncan Alexander brings the silliness and numbers.


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James Richardson and Team Totally are here three times a week with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don’t. On Monday, we review all the weekend’s action. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro crew with James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein looking at matters across the continent. And on Thursday, Duncan Alexander brings the silliness and numbers.






Bayern back to winning ways, Inter win the derby as Napoli go clear, Marseille beaten at home and Mallorca beat Madrid

Jimbo is joined in the Athletic studios by Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo and James Horncastle phones in en route to Milan to discuss the latest football action across the continent. Bayern back to winning ways and Sebastien Haller scores his first goal since returning from his treatment for testicular cancer. In Spain, Madrid lose to Mallorca and Sociedad lose to Valladolid whilst Barcelona thrash Sevilla to go 8 points clear at the top. Inter beat AC Milan in the Derby...


Man City accused of breaking financial rules as they lose to record breaking Kane, Dyche debut win and Liverpool thrashed again

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Jon McKenzie to discuss the weekend's Premier League action. The Athletic's Matt Slater drops in to explain all as Man City are hit with over 100 charges of breaching financial rules by the Premier League, over a nine-year period. On the pitch, City's struggles at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium continue as Harry Kane beats Jimmy Greaves goal record for Spurs. Sean Dyche wins his debut game in charge at Goodison against table topping Arsenal....


Record spending in the transfer window, Arsenal on Mersey for Dyche's debut and Spurs take on Man City

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Rory Smith to discuss this weekend's fixtures and the main takeaways from the January transfer window. Football finance expert and author of Price Of Football, Kieran Maguire drops in to talk about Chelsea's spending and what it means. Sean Dyche is unveiled as Everton manager and faces a stern test at Saturday lunchtime with the league leaders Arsenal visiting. Conte undergoes gall bladder surgery, and his Spurs side host Man City, against...


Madrid and PSG drop points, a title race in Germany and Milan's Malaise

Jimbo and the distinguished panel of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back in the studio together for the first time in 3 years to discuss the latest football action across the continent. Balogun scores with the last kick of the game for Reims to secure a dramatic 1-1 draw against 10 man PSG. A title race is on in the Bundesliga as Bayern drop points at Frankfurt and Dortmund and Union Berlin win. Osimhen scores a stunner for Napoli as they chase the...


Brighton best Liverpool again and Dyche rocks up at Everton

Jimbo is joined by Tim Spiers, Daniel Storey and Liam Tharme after a captivating FA Cup 4th round weekend and ahead of the transfer window slamming shut. Non-league Wrexham entertain us all with a 3-3 draw against Sheffield United, but Brighton are the big winners on Sunday, getting the better of Liverpool again. We rave about Mitoma and why the Big Six keep flocking to the Seagulls for players. Elsewhere, Man City edge past Arsenal with their big man little man strike partnership, Spurs are...


Pure Clichés: The Language of Football

Not heard Adam Hurrey's equal parts hilarious and ridiculous Football Clichés podcast yet? Well here's a little taster for you to carry you over the FA Cup weekend. And if you like it, make sure to check out their extensive back catalogue of episodes, featuring interviews with Jamie Carragher, Keir Starmer and none other than James Richardson himself. Jimbo and the gang will be back as usual on Monday to discuss all the big weekend talking points. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


Wrexham in the spotlight, Guardiola versus Arteta and are Man United & Newcastle Wembley-bound?

Jimbo reconvenes with Duncan Alexander, Nancy Frostick and Adrian Clarke ahead of FA Cup 4th round weekend. Man City and Arsenal go head to head at the Etihad on Friday night. Will Pep and Mikel throw down the gauntlet or try to throw each other off the scent ahead of their Premier League meetings? All eyes on Wrexham this Sunday as the National League side host Sheffield United. Elsewhere can Accrington upset Leeds and are Brighton the competition’s dark horses? It’s advantage Man United...


Juventus deducted 15 points and the Bundesliga’s back with a bang

Jimbo and the distinguished panel of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo take in a dramatic weekend across the continent. Juventus are deducted 15 points following an investigation into their past transfer dealings. With Inter losing on Monday as well, it’s all looking very rosy for Napoli. The Bundesliga is back with the highest scoring matchday of the season, and the return of Sebastian Haller after his cancer diagnosis last year. Antoine Griezmann stars...


Another big test passed by Arsenal but Man City are stirring

Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Jon Mackenzie and Jay Harris cast their eyes over an intriguing and potentially pivotal Premier League weekend. Arsenal overcome Man United in dramatic fashion with Nketiah proving a brilliant alternative to Jesus and the inverted Zinchenko proving hugely influential. Man City are back in the goals though with universal acclaim for Erling Haaland and Rico Lewis. Can they chase the Gunners down in the title race? Some drab 0-0s across the matchday, including at Anfield...


Arsenal v Man Utd is big again, plus Klopp’s landmark date with Chelsea

Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams onto the latest Totally Football Show, ahead of another eye-catching Premier League weekend. Leaders Arsenal host Man United in a throwback to what the fixture used to be. The Gunners are celebrating the absence of the suspended Casemiro. Will De Gea be the key man at the Emirates? Jurgen Klopp takes charge of his 1000th game in management (or does he?) against a Chelsea side who one of our panel thinks are about to take the...


Napoli race clear but could we see title races in France & Germany?

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back to review all the Euro action. PSG are beaten for the second away game in a row by their bogey team Rennes, allowing Lens to close the gap on the leaders to just 3 points. Napoli are 9 points clear after thrashing Juventus 5-1 as a first Serie A title for Spalletti surely beckons. Plus are Gasperini’s Atalanta back after putting 8 past Salernitana? Xavi secures silverware with the Spanish Super Cup, while...


Arsenal swagger past Spurs - is the Man City Liverpool era coming to an end?

Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey into the pod after a monumental Premier League derby weekend. Arsenal go 8 points clear and become title favourites for the very first time with a comfortable victory at Tottenham. So what exactly is the point of Antonio Conte at Spurs? Man City slip up again due to some refereeing controversy and an incredibly well organised Man United slide under Erik ten Hag. Brighton outclass Liverpool at the Amex with Roberto De Zerbi...


Saints stun City, ahead of Manchester and North London derby weekend

Jimbo’s joined by Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Tom Williams ahead of a mouthwatering Premier League weekend. Man City are knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Southampton, ahead of the Manchester derby against red-hot United. Hear how City have been low-key underwhelming for a while and why that might be. We also look ahead to a pivotal North London derby, Who can counterpunch their way to the local bragging rights? Plus Adam Crafton pops in to tell us about QSI’s interest in Spurs....


Felix on his way, Deschamps set to stay and Bale calls it a day

Jimbo and the Euro crew are back after a weekend of moving and manoeuvring across the continent. Joao Felix is on his way from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea. Have the Blues struck gold or is this the latest error in a case study in how not to help a manager? Barcelona go 3 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga but are we looking at a two horse race with weak horses? Didier Deschamps is staying as France manager but it’s the disrespecting of Zinedine Zidane by the head of the FFF...


Wolves cry foul while Potter needs patience

Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Tim Spiers into the pod after a pulsating FA Cup 3rd round weekend. Chelsea are thrashed by Man City at the Etihad and we have that crazy conversation about Graham Potter’s future at the Bridge. Are the players playing for Potter? Do the fans need to accept some short-term pain for long-term gain? Wolves fall victim to some questionable offside decisions in their draw with Liverpool at Anfield as Lopetegui continues to improve the players. But...


FA Cup awaits for Liverpool, Everton and the crisis clubs

Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado reconvene to discuss a hectic midweek Premier League schedule and FA Cup 3rd round weekend. A turbulent week on Merseyside with Liverpool losing at Brentford and losing Virgil Van Dijk for the foreseeable future. How much do they need to make the top 4 during this transitional season? Everton are hammered 4-1 by Brighton as the pressure intensifies on Frank Lampard. And it may already be red hot in the hot-seat at St Mary’s after...


Parker pops up at Brugge, PSG lose and Serie A returns

After nearly 2 months apart, the Euro crew of Jimbo, Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back and in full effect. Ligue 1 returns with Lens closing the gap on PSG to 4 points by inflicting a first league defeat of the season on the Parisians. Will Lionel Messi help or hinder PSG when he returns? La Liga is back with unfortunately another racism controversy and with referee Mateu Lahoz adding to his celebrity status. Serie A restarts on Wednesday with...


What is Arsenal’s weakness and what has happened to Spurs?

For the first pod of 2023, Jimbo is joined by Tim Spiers, Nick Miller and Matt Davies-Adams in the middle of a bumper Premier League schedule. We keep expecting them to falter but Arsenal go 7 points clear at the top of the table. What exactly will be the thing that stops them going all the way? The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe tells us how chasing Man City slipped up against Everton. Up next for City, it’s Chelsea. It’s another disappointing weekend for Graham from Solihull as the Blues are...


A Feast of Festive Football

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper to reflect on a feast of festive football in the Premier League. Arsenal kept their title-challenging form going by beating West Ham in front of a returning Arsène Wenger. Newcastle United also carried on their ominous pre-World Cup form by swatting aside Leicester City. Yorkshireman Erling Haaland returned to his place of birth. His two goals for Manchester City against Leeds United saw him become the fastest player to reach...


Welcome back, Premier League

Jimbo is joined by Charlie Eccleshare, Carl Anka and Matt Davies-Adams for a revelatory refresher on the return of the Premier League on Boxing Day. With the World Cup now in the rear view mirror, can Arsenal hang on to top spot domestically without Gabriel Jesus? Can Miguel Almiron maintain his electrifying form? And can the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool force their way into the top 4? At the other end of the table, is there more mutiny around the corner at Everton? Plus we get an update...