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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!




72+: Gareth Ainsworth's beer cabinet

Aaron Paul is joined by Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor and Wycombe Wanderers' left back Joe Jacobson to look at the big stories from the EFL. AFC Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Christie tells the podcast about his side's strong start to the campaign. Following Nigel Adkins' departure from Charlton, BBC Radio London's Nick Godwin joins the podcast to examine what comes next for the League One strugglers. There's an insight from Lyle into how new Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has...


Euro Leagues: Solskjaer, Fonseca and ‘keeping up with the Icardis’

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur to look at the biggest stories across European football this week. After Manchester United’s dramatic comeback against Atalanta in the Champions League, the team tell us how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is viewed as a football manager across Europe. We find out more about who Paul Fonseca is, as the former Roma manager is in talks with Newcastle United to become their new manager. The panel try to ‘keep up with the...


Incredible Man Utd comeback & goodbye Steve Bruce

Mark Chapman is joined by BBC senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, ESPN senior writer Mark Ogden and Italian football journalist Mina Rzouki to reflect on Manchester United's remarkable Champions League comeback. From 2-0 down, to 3-2 winners over Atalanta, just what did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say at half time? You can hear from the Manchester United boss, as well as Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea won comfortably at Stamford Bridge against Malmo. And on the day...


Sensational Salah stuns Simeone

Kelly Cates and guests reflect on Liverpool’s dramatic 3-2 win away to Atlético Madrid in the Champions League after Manchester City beat Club Bruges 5-1 in Belgium. John Murray and Mark Lawrenson recap a frantic night at the Wanda Metropolitano before John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap joins the podcast to give his thoughts. After Jurgen Klopp explains his awkward exchange with Diego Simeone on the whistle, John Bennett rounds up all the other games in Europe. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Pat...


MNC: Newcastle’s new era, relegation prospects and Micah’s silky tones

Mark Chapman is joined by former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, former Blackburn forward, Chris Sutton, and Chief Football correspondent for the New York Times, Rory Smith, on the Monday Night Club. England have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final and they talk about whether it is a suitable sanction and if it could have been more. The panel discuss what happens next for Newcastle after...


BONUS: The European Away: Madrid & Bruges

Our 5Live Sport commentary teams are out and about in Europe for the latest round of the Champions League. John Murray and former Liverpool defender, Mark Lawrenson, are in Madrid ahead of Liverpool’s tie against Atletico Madrid. They talk about the current form of Mo Salah, this same fixture last season and how Atletico are performing in La Liga. Plus, Alistair Bruce-Ball and former Scotland winger, Pat Nevin, are in Belgium to preview Club Brugge v Manchester City.


Newcastle brought back to reality by superior Spurs

Emma Saunders is joined by former Liverpool midfielder, Charlie Adam, former Spurs defender, Stephen Kelly, and Football Daily regular, Ben Haines, to talk through the weekend’s games. Newcastle kick-started their new era with a defeat by a dominant Spurs, although the match was halted by a medical incident which saw players running to get a defibrillator to help a fan in the stands who collapsed. They talk about how quick the players were to react to the incident and what it might feel like...


Mo or Messi, ‘sloppy’ Man Utd & does Bruce deserve better?

Ben Haines is joined by former Hull City and Macclesfield midfielder Alex Bruce and The Telegraph's North East Correspondent Luke Edwards to look at Saturday's action, which included a stunning Mo Salah performance and a big win for Leicester City, who in the process ended Manchester United's unbeaten away record. Hear from Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And as Steve Bruce approaches his 1000th managerial match, we ask whether he deserves a chance the be at the helm as Newcastle...


Steve Bruce: 1000 not out

Darren Fletcher is joined by the former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan and the former Newcastle defender Jonathan Woodgate as it’s been confirmed that Steve Bruce will take charge of Newcastle on Sunday for his 1000th match in football management. The panel discuss whether the speculation around his job this week has been fair, how the new owners are going to transform Newcastle and if they will struggle to sign “superstar” players despite now being the richest club in the world. You’ll...


The billion dollar Pedri question

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to dissect the latest European football stories. With Claudio Ranieri's return to the Premier League, they look at his most recent time in Italy managing Roma and Sampdoria. Spanish starlet, Pedri, has signed a new contract extension with a release clause of one billion euros, and the panel ask can anyone be worth that much money? They dive into Luis Campos who is rumoured to be joining Newcastle as the next...


72+: Brown is back, Routledge retires and a Barnsley chop

Aaron Paul is joined by QPR chief executive Lee Hoos and former Hull City manager Phil Brown, who talks about his departure from Southend at the weekend. Fresh from announcing his retirement from football, ex-Swansea winger Wayne Routledge joins the podcast to discuss his future plans. Sutton United manager Matt Gray gives us insight into his side's rapid rise into the League Two play-offs. And with the FA Cup first round proper just one victory away, Pontefract Collieries boss Craig Rouse...


England held by Hungary after crowd trouble

Kelly Cates is joined by former England goalkeeper Rob Green, former England defender Matt Upson and our senior football reporter Ian Dennis to analyse England’s 1-1 draw with Hungary in their World Cup qualifier. Ian reflects on the crowd trouble that broke out in the away supporters’ end at Wembley, which overshadowed the early stages of the match. The panel discuss if England’s starting eleven lacked balance and if it was the right decision to substitute Jack Grealish in the second half....


MNC: Steve Clarke's success and Foden's England future

Kelly Cates is alongside former Scotland forward, James McFadden, Wales striker, Sam Vokes, and former Republic of Ireland international, Clinton Morrison to look back at the international weekend. They delve into Steve Clarke’s time at Scotland so far and look at what has changed for Scotland over the years to get to this point. The panel discuss Jack Grealish and Phil Foden and how they are at the top of their game, not only for their club, but for country as well. Plus, the new CEO of the...


Bruce on the brink?

Steve Crossman is joined by Charlie Adam to discuss Steve Bruce’s position at Newcastle and Scotland’s win over Israel before a roundup of the weekend’s WSL action. Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis gives his thoughts on the reports that Steve Bruce won’t be in charge for Newcastle’s first match under new ownership before Rafa Honigstein gives details on Ralf Rangnick amid talk the German is set to become Sporting Director at St James’ Park. Charlie then gives his thoughts on Scotland’s...


Scotland can boogie and England edge closer

Steve Crossman looks back at a successful night for two of the home nations in the World Cup qualifiers. Our commentary team of Alistair Bruce-Ball, Pat Nevin and Roddy Forsyth react to what was a magical night at Hampden Park, which saw Scotland beat Israel in the 94th minute to go second in Group F. England cruised to a 5-0 victory against Andorra, and John Murray, Ian Dennis and Leon Osman reflect on a straightforward night's work for Gareth Southgate’s men. Plus, reaction to the WSL...


Ward's Wales howler and Trippier takes the captaincy

Connie McLaughlin, Welsh full back Neil Taylor and former Wales women's national team manager Jayne Ludlow reflect on a dramatic 2-2 draw between Czech Republic and Wales in Prague. Dan James earned Rob Page's side a point after a horrendous goalkeeping error from Danny Ward nearly cost Wales victory. Correspondent John Murray helps preview England's World Cup qualifier in Andorra, as we hear from Gareth Southgate and Kieran Trippier after the latter was named as captain for the game. And...


Mbappe's mother, Spanish success and tapas in Manchester

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens to look at the latest goings on in European football. They look at how Newcastle's takeover will be viewed from the continent and Spain's re-emergence as an international force after reaching the Nations League final. And they have the latest on Kylian Mbappe's future after an update from the player's mother. And Julien tries his hand at live match reporting as Belgium take on France.


New era for Newcastle United

On a momentous day for Newcastle United, Steve Crossman is joined by Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle and Ian Dennis to reflect on the club’s takeover. We also hear from Amanda Staveley, a key part of the Saudi Arabian-backed consortium which has completed its takeover. And there’s a look at what will happen next for the club, including criticisms of Saudi Arabia’s human rights record.


Newcastle's takeover and vaccination in football

Kelly Cates is joined by Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis, Aston Villa defender Anita Asante and former Scotland midfielder Pat Nevin to discuss the big stories of the day. The panel start by debating the uptake of covid-19 vaccinations in football and how its making headlines in the England camp before reacting to interviews with Fikayo Tomori and Luke Shaw. Kelly is then joined by the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards and Newcastle fan Taylor Payne for the latest on the Saudi Arabian takeover of...


72+: Big Mick Harford and England's forgotten manager

Aaron Paul is joined by Plymouth Argyle manager, Ryan Lowe, and former Exeter City manager, Paul Tisdale for this week's episode. Luton Town legend, Mick Harford, joins the pod to talk about his battle with prostate cancer, how Sir Alex Ferguson nearly signed him for Manchester United and where he thinks Luton will go in the future. Also on the pod, how do you go from England manager to Welling United manager? Peter Taylor talks about his managerial career and how he was the first manager to...