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The Telegraph’s unrivalled reporters and special guests from the glamorous world of football join host Thom Gibbs to lift the lid on what’s really happening in the Premier League, and elsewhere.

The Telegraph’s unrivalled reporters and special guests from the glamorous world of football join host Thom Gibbs to lift the lid on what’s really happening in the Premier League, and elsewhere.
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The Telegraph’s unrivalled reporters and special guests from the glamorous world of football join host Thom Gibbs to lift the lid on what’s really happening in the Premier League, and elsewhere.

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English


Episodes

Jamie Carragher: Kane gives England belief to win

6/18/2018
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It’s been an eventful opening to the World Cup with shocks, wondergoals and technological excitement galore. Former England defender Jamie Carragher joins Thom Gibbs to discuss it all. England got their campaign underway as they squeaked to victory in Volgograd thanks to none other than captain fantastic Harry Kane, proving once and for all that he really shouldn’t be taking corners. We get Jamie’s thoughts on that match, whether Gareth Southgate should make some changes to ensure victory...

Duration:00:23:36

Russia Preview Special

6/13/2018
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World Cup fever is upon us and it’s time to delve into the biggest issues Russia 2018 can muster including England’s chances, how the favourites will fare, and who’s going to embarrass themselves in front of a global audience of millions. Thom Gibbs is joined by Telegraph Sport reporter Charlie Eccleshare to discuss all this and whether Spain can function with a brand new manager. Ahead of Thursday’s kick off we speak the Telegraph’s finest tactician, JJ Bull, to uncover how the major...

Duration:00:39:59

Sir Geoff Hurst Special

5/31/2018
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This week’s episode is a first for the podcast: it’s the first time we have a knight of the realm in our midst. We’re in front of a live audience as host Thom Gibbs is joined by our special guest Sir Geoff Hurst on an actual stage and by our Chief Football Writer Sam Wallace for a discussion about England, their prospects at this World Cup and a certain football match which took place in the year 1966. There’s plenty of reminscing on 1966 and all that… sorry.

Duration:00:48:41

Jamie Carragher on Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat

5/27/2018
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Liverpool’s dream of lifting the European Cup for a sixth time died on Saturday night in Kiev and Jamie Carragher was there to witness it all. The Telegraph Sport columnist joins host Thom Gibbs to discuss the game, how Loris Karius might be feeling and where his old team need to strengthen in the summer. European football expert and broadcaster Mina Rzouki is on hand to analyse the final too, and whether or not we are still under-rating Real Madrid despite their third consecutive...

Duration:00:39:22

Mourinho is like a vampire sucking the life out of Man Utd

5/20/2018
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Saturday’s FA Cup final is the main subject of discussion on this week’s Total Football, with Telegraph Sport’s Chief Football Correspondent Jason Burt joining host Thom Gibbs to dissect the game. There’s also an England World Cup squad to analyse, with all the big topics covered including which formation Southgate will play, who will start in goal and whether it’s acceptable to announce your 23 names with a video of shouting children. Midlands Football Correspondent John Percy is on...

Duration:00:44:01

A centurion season

5/13/2018
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Goodbye Premier League season 2017/18, we’ve all had a fairly nice time but all fairly good things must come to an end. That’s exactly what happened on Sunday with a final simultaneous round of games providing everything from last-gasp record-clinching for Manchester City, turbo-charged Champions League spot-securing for Liverpool and mega-goal we’re-all-slightly-on-holiday-now fun at Wembley Stadium. Telegraph Sport’s Football News Correspondent Matt Law joins host Thom Gibbs to...

Duration:00:39:16

John Motson Special

5/10/2018
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Total Football goes on the road this week to speak with the legendary voice of football, John Motson Jim White is at Wembley for this special episode as we look back on John’s 40 year plus career, and how the commentary world has changed. We discuss World Cups as we get Motty’s fondest memories, commentating under the pressure of penalties, and a greatest XI. All that plus football programmes, VAR, and that England victory in Munich.

Duration:00:42:39

Goodbye to the big Staffordshire temple of gambling

5/6/2018
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It’s the business end of the business end of the season and Total Football is here to detail all you need to know about promotion, relegation and mathematical safety. Telegraph Sport’s Luke Edwards joins host Thom Gibbs to discuss City’s formal coronation, Arsene Wenger’s carefully stage-managed exit and the demotion of Stoke City. The Championship reached its conclusion on Sunday, so Luke and Thom ponder how Neil Warnock has managed his latest incredible promotion and what next for...

Duration:00:33:54

Get the bunting out. Big Sam is staying.

4/29/2018
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Little to treasure from Arsenal’s final trip to Manchester under Arsene Wenger’s management, other than the mysterious trinket kindly given to him before the game from his former mortal enemy. Jim White joins host Thom Gibbs to discuss that and the rest of the Premier League weekend, which produced a landmark goal tally for City, an increasingly exciting relegation battle and, let’s face it, two goalless draws. Telegraph Sport’s Chief Football Correspondent Jason Burt gives us the...

Duration:00:41:34

Arsenal need a realist who will get rid of half the squad

4/22/2018
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Arsene Wenger began his longish farewell to Arsenal on Sunday, with a 4-1 victory against West Ham. The Telegraph’s Chief Sports Writer Paul Hayward joins host Thom Gibbs to discuss the Frenchman and the club he leaves behind. Elsewhere there are FA Cup semi-finals to evaluate, an unsurprisingly large victory for Man City over Swansea and three draws in the remaining three Premier League games of the weekend. Mina Rzouki joins to discuss the Champions League semi-finals, including...

Duration:00:37:38

Man Utd at their best haven’t come close to City

4/15/2018
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The world of football and podcasting removes its hats as one this week to salute Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s side have clinched the Premier League title without playing to complete a deeply odd footballing week. Sam Dean joins host Thom Gibbs to reflect on the weekend that was, including portentous results for Southampton, Crystal Palace and Huddersfield at the bottom of the table. Total Football heads to Wolverhampton for a chat with broadcaster and Wolves fan Lynsey Hooper...

Duration:00:44:45

From Olé to Dismay: Manchester City guilty of premature Premier League congratulations

4/8/2018
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Manchester City’s Premier League party was pooped by Paul Pogba and company on Sunday, as Manchester United made their city rivals wait. Ian Irving stands in for Thom Gibbs, and is joined by chief football writer Sam Wallace to discuss the events at the Etihad. Elsewhere North West correspondent Chris Bascombe picks over a damp squib of a Merseyside derby, and looks ahead to Tuesday’s fireworks in the Champions League, while broadcaster Kelly Cates discusses the battle at the bottom of...

Duration:00:39:19

Salah has done what we would have expected if Liverpool signed Messi

4/1/2018
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One hardy Premier League record was sent tumbling to the ground on Sunday, when Spurs finally registered a league win at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1990. Deputy football correspondent Jeremy Wilson joins host Thom Gibbs to discuss that and the rest of the weekend’s games, including more excellence from Mo Salah at Selhurst Park, and thumping wins for Manchester City and West Ham. Elsewhere Telegraph Sport’s Chief Football Writer Sam Wallace takes us behind the scenes of...

Duration:00:43:19

Sean Dyche would make a better Prime Minister than Theresa May

3/25/2018
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It’s international break which means a break from the norm for Total Football. This week Thom Gibbs welcomes former spin doctor and current author Alastair Campbell to the podcast. Campbell, an enormous Burnley FC fan, gives his views on everything from which footballer manager would make the best politician to why it’s so hard writing convincing fiction about sport. Normal service will be resumed next Sunday, with a round-up of all of the weekends football.

Duration:00:40:13

The weekend of the overdog

3/18/2018
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Our footballing priorities were divided this weekend, with a depleted raft of Premier League fixtures taking place at the same time as the FA Cup quarter finals. It was a Cup weekend light on shocks, but Alan Tyers joins Thom Gibbs to analyse all four ties, as well as the league schedule which included a storming win for Liverpool, and morale-boosting victories for Crystal Palace, Everton and Bournemouth as they look to distance themselves from relegation trouble. There’s also plenty...

Duration:00:34:22

Arsenal are so bad even Gunnersaurus is performing badly

3/4/2018
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The Arsenal ennui barometer reached dangerous new levels on Sunday with a grim defeat to Brighton in Falmer. Host Thom Gibbs is joined by Telegraph Sport’s Sam Dean to discuss all of weekend’s football, which also included wins for Liverpool, Manchester City and a resurgent Swansea. The Telegraph’s Sports News Correspondent Ben Rumsby joins to discuss a decision with big ramifications for this year’s World Cup. Plus, what’s it actually like to play football in sub-zero...

Duration:00:38:09

Matt Le Tissier: Arsenal went into the game with an inferiority complex

2/25/2018
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Football royalty joins host Thom Gibbs for this week’s episode. Yes Southampton fans, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for - Matt Le Tissier is our special guest. He helps us analyse Arsenal’s wretched performance in the League Cup final as well as how Manchester City managed to secure the season’s first silverware. There’s also a full complement of Premier League games to get into, with Man Utd seeing off Chelsea at Old Trafford as well as impressive wins for Liverpool and...

Duration:00:43:28

Sol Campbell: I don’t know what kind of manager they want. Maybe puppets?

2/22/2018
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In a special Total Football episode we bring you when Thom met Sol Campbell. As the League Cup final looms we ask the former Arsenal hero if his team can repeat Wigan Athletic’s success and complete a miserable week for Pep Guardiola. We also ask Sol about the challenges he’s facing in trying to become a football manager and get his thoughts on whether Arsene Wenger might quit if he wins at Wembley. Sol Campbell is attending Willow’s London Football Awards on March 1....

Duration:00:42:09

VAR has come in a year too early

2/18/2018
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The magic supply was running dangerously low in the FA Cup fifth round, until Steve Davies buried an unlikely equaliser for Rochdale against Spurs at Spotland. Charlie Eccleshare joins host Thom Gibbs to examine all the weekend’s Cup football, and dip a reluctant toe into the increasingly tedious waters of VAR. Former Reading and Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell, now with Brighton, talks to Total Football about mid-season tours and whether West Bromwich Albion’s ill-fated trip to...

Duration:00:40:09

Stuart Pearce: Relegation is a game of musical chairs

2/11/2018
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Total Football welcomes a special guest this week as Stuart Pearce sits down with host Thom Gibbs to reflect on the weekend’s football. Pearce, now assistant to David Moyes at West Ham, gives his verdict on their win over Watford, Newcastle’s surprise victory over Manchester United and City’s dominance of Leicester, along with the rest of the weekend’s games. Ahead of the return of the Champions League, Mina Rzouki speaks to the podcast on what lies in wait for Spurs as they travel...

Duration:00:44:41