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The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!


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The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!




Newcastle chaos continues and Pep refuses to apologise

Darren Fletcher brings you the Friday Football Social, discussing all the big talking points from the Premier League. We have reaction to Newcastle’s 1-1 draw at home to Leeds, with Michael Brown and Vicki Sparks joining us from St James’ Park. Former Newcastle midfielder and West Ham assistant coach Kevin Nolan is alongside Darren to dissect what the future holds for Steve Bruce after another turbulent week off the field. Nolan also discusses West Ham’s strong start in the Europa League,...


72+: Will Forest’s fortunes change?

Aaron Paul is joined by former Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff and Reading defender Michael Morrison to discuss what the future holds for Nottingham Forest after they sacked Chris Hughton, with the club bottom of the Championship. BBC Nottingham’s Forest commentator Colin Fray tells us how the fans are feeling and who the leading candidates are in the search for a replacement. Forest legend Robbie Earnshaw also drops by to share his thoughts on the direction the club is going in and he...


Euro Leagues: Bruges spoil PSG's party

Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balague, Kristoff Terreur and Mina Rzouki look at the big stories in European football. After Club Brugge held French football giants Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League we'll hear from the CEO of the Belgian side Vincent Mannaert, and ask why PSG's stars are struggling to shine on the pitch. Guillem gives us his take on Barcelona's thumping defeat to Bayern Munich and what it means for the future of Ronald Koeman. And the team discuss whether...


Goals galore as Liverpool and Man City start in style

Mark Chapman is joined by Nedum Onuoha, Pat Nevin and commentators Ian Dennis and Conor McNamara to reflect on entertaining opening Champions League wins for Manchester City and Liverpool. We hear from Jurgen Klopp on his side's epic 3-2 win over AC Milan at Anfield. And after nine goals at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola tells us how satisfying Man City's win over RB Leipzig was. And as Chris Hughton's time as Nottingham Forest boss looks like drawing to a close, 72+ podcast host Aaron Paul joins...


United stunned late as Lukaku scores for a 4th game straight

Kelly Cates and guests look back on an incredible opening night of this season’s Champions League. John Murray and Michael Brown describe the extraordinary scenes post-match in Bern where the ten-men of Manchester United lost 2-1 late on to Swiss Champions Young Boys before The Athletic’s Carl Anka joins the pod to reflect on what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said in his press conference. It was much more straightforward at Stamford Bridge where Lee Dixon and Vicki Sparks watched Chelsea beat Zenit...


MNC: Ronaldo returns and Salah scores 100

Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Rory Smith and Chris Sutton discuss the Premier League games from the weekend. What impact did Cristiano Ronaldo have when he returned to Old Trafford? Can his influence win Manchester United the league? The panel discuss which team had the biggest win of the weekend and the impact of new signings at Crystal Palace. After Mo Salah got his 100th goal in the Premier League, the panel discuss whether he could be an underrated player. Plus, Micah explains the day he...


Elliott injured as Salah joins the 100 club

Emma Saunders is joined by Ben Haines, Glenn Murray and Luke Edwards to discuss Liverpool’s win over Leeds as well as Sunday’s WSL action. The team chat Salah as he enters the Premier League’s 100 club and take a closer look at Harvey Elliott’s injury before asking what’s going wrong across the park for Everton’s women’s team. The panel then turn their attention to two stories overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s return at Old Trafford on Saturday - Odsonne Edouard dream debut for Crystal...


Ronaldo scores two on Old Trafford debut

Ben Haines is joined by former Aston Villa midfielder, Lee Hendrie, and Premier League reporter, Vaishali Bhardwaj, to dissect Ronaldo’s first game back at Old Trafford for 12 years. He scored twice on his Manchester United return and received a rapturous reception from fans lucky enough to be inside the ground. Plus, Crystal Palace beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 with a dream debut for Palace’s new signing, Odsonne Edouard. Topics: 1’03 – Lee Hendrie on whether we saw a different Cristiano...


Ronaldo scores two on second Old Trafford debut (full pod!)

We realise Saturday's Football Daily was truncated, so apologies from us and here's the FULL version for you... Ben Haines is joined by former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie and Premier League reporter Vaishali Bhardwaj to dissect Ronaldo’s first game back at Old Trafford as a Manchester United player for 12 years. He scored twice on his Manchester United return and received a rapturous reception from fans lucky enough to be inside the ground. Plus, Crystal Palace beat Tottenham Hotspur...


Ronaldo's Old Trafford return

Darren Fletcher is alongside Dion Dublin and Ronaldo’s former Manchester United teammate, John O’Shea, for this episode of the Friday Football Social. It’s the night before the highly anticipated return of Cristiano Ronaldo who will be making his first appearance for Manchester United against Newcastle. Plus, more on the fallout from the South American World Cup Qualifiers which has bubbled over into the Premier League with players missing for this weekend's games. Topics: 0’54 – Did you...


Cotterill’s covid recovery, Alex Mowatt and Mark Robinson

Aaron Paul is joined by Millwall winger Jed Wallace and Salford City goalkeeper Tom King, who’s the godfather to Jed’s oldest boy. They talk about their relationship on and off the pitch, what it’s like to play against each other and what they would be doing if they weren’t footballers. Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill joins the boys to talk about his recovery from covid. He tells us how he managed the team from hospital and how the virus still affects him now. Steve also talks about...


Euro Leagues: Ronaldo’s heart – Balotelli’s head

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to look at the big stories in European football. Up for discussion is the fallout felt by the domestic game after the Brazilian FA triggered the FIFA rule which means players who didn’t travel to their World Cup qualifiers are now banned for 5 days - meaning they will miss out on club football this weekend. One man who could be playing at the weekend is Cristiano Ronaldo. But did he actually want a move back to...


Kane cracker in World Cup qualifier

Mark Chapman is joined by John Murray, Rob Green, Ian Dennis and Terry Butcher to look back on England’s 1-1 draw with Poland. England looked on course to continue their perfect set of results in their World Cup qualifying group until Robert Lewandowski delivered a perfect cross for Szymanski to head past Jordan Pickford in the 92nd minute. You’ll hear from Harry Kane, Gareth Southgate and Kalvin Phillips. Plus the former England goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain joins the pod to discuss...


Goodnight Vienna. Hello Qatar?

Kelly Cates is joined by former Scotland Internationals Pat Nevin and Alan Hutton as well as Roddy Forsyth to discuss Scotland’s 1-0 win away to Austria that has revived their World Cup qualification hopes. Lyndon Dykes' first half penalty proved enough in Vienna, as Steve Clarke’s men held on to move up to second in group F. John Murray and ex-England captain Terry Butcher join the podcast from Warsaw to look ahead to England’s Qualifier against Poland. We also hear from Gareth Southgate on...


England and Scotland win, but what’s going on in Brazil?

Mark Chapman is joined by former Scotland international James McFadden, and former England goalkeeper Rob Green to discuss the recent World Cup Qualifiers. Who stood out for Scotland? And how difficult is it to make your international debut late on in your career? Plus South American football correspondent Tim Vickery joins the pod after Brazil v Argentina was abandoned due to Brazilian health officials interrupting the game. TOPICS: 1.06 – Brazil v Argentina 7.12 – Emiliano Martínez quotes...


England maintain 100% record, hat-trick hero Bale and WSL off to a flyer

Steve Crossman is joined by former England defender Matthew Upson and Ian Dennis to reflect on England’s 4-0 win over Andorra in their World Cup qualifier at Wembley. The guys discuss Bukayo Saka’s birthday goal, the performances of Jude Bellingham and Jesse Lingard and Patrick Bamford’s international debut. John Murray is pitchside at Wembley to bring us reaction from Tyrone Mings and Gareth Southgate. Former Wales striker Sam Vokes drops by to share his thoughts on their last-gasp win over...


Southgate expecting Andorra changes and Coady's winning mentality

Emma Saunders is joined by the Daily Telegraph’s chief football correspondent Jason Burt and the former Aston Villa, West Ham and Wales defender James Collins to discuss this weekend’s World Cup qualifiers. They chat all things England, Wales and Scotland, with John Murray dropping by to give us the lowdown from England training. We also hear from Gareth Southgate on the maturity his players showed against Hungary, what changes he's expecting to make for the Andorra match and and his plans...


WSL Preview: Bigger and better than ever

As the new Women’s Super League season gets under way, Emma Saunders is joined by Anita Asante, Rachel Brown-Finnis and Lindsay Johnson to preview every team. They look at the new broadcast deal and the impact that will have on the new season. The panel also assess last season's top three and look at who is best placed to challenge them. We also hear from Leicester City captain Sophie Barker ahead of her team’s WSL debut.


72+: Football fashionistas Phil Brown and Gareth Ainsworth, plus Harrogate’s Simon Weaver

Aaron Paul is joined by Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth and Southend United manager Phil Brown. The duo discuss their love for fashion, the 2015 League Two play-off final where they came head to head and how they’re both bouncing back from relegation last season. Charlton Athletic’s director of football Steve Gallen joins the conversation to chat about the quirky personality of their owner Thomas Sandgaard, who played his electric guitar in front of fans on the pitch at The...


Racist chants mar England win

Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Dennis, John Murray, Karen Carney and Rob Green to review England’s 4-0 win over Hungary and the racist chants that overshadowed the match. Hear interviews with Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and Harry Maguire. Plus Conor McNamara and Colin Murray discuss Northern Ireland’s 4-1 win over Lithuania. TOPICS: 1.35 – Gareth Southgate with Juliette Ferrington 8.24 – Karen Carney on racism 9.12 – Harry Maguire with Juliette Ferrington 11.40 – Performance review 15.35 –...