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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!




Wales and Scotland on potential collision course in World Cup play-off final

Darren Fletcher is joined by Stephen Warnock and Mark Hughes on the Friday Football Social. The team discuss Scotland and Wales's World Cup play-off semi final draw with Charlie Adam and how it could lead to a winner takes all game between the two nation for a place at the Qatar World Cup. Plus give their thoughts on Ralf Rangnicks anticipated arrival at Manchester United. And ten years on since the death of Gary Speed, Stephen and Mark share their memories of the former Wales manager....


All About Kyle Walker

Darren Fletcher and Stephen Warnock are joined by the Manchester City and England defender Kyle Walker on the Football Daily. The three-time Premier League champion discusses his team's recent Champions League victory against PSG, how Pep coached him to be a complete defender and Kyle reflects on England's incredible Euro 2020 campaign this summer. TOPICS: 01:00 - Kyle on Manchester City's victory over PSG 07:15 - On facing Mbappe 1on1 09:40 - How Pep improved Kyle as a defender 17:05 -...


72+: Heckingbottom’s up and Warne’s winning formula

Aaron Paul is joined by Millwall forward Jed Wallace and Wycombe left-back Joe Jacobson to dissect this week's big talking points from the EFL. BBC Sheffield’s Andy Giddings gives us the lowdown on a dramatic turn of events at Sheffield United as they sacked Slavisa Jokanovic after just six months in charge and replaced him with Paul Heckingbottom on a five-year contract. The guys share what they think of such a drastic change in strategy at Bramall Lane. Cardiff City manager Steve Morison...


Euro Leagues: Un-wreck it Ralf

Steve Crossman is with Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague, The Athletic’s Raphael Honigstein and French football expert Julien Laurens to talk about reports that Ralf Rangnick will become the interim manager of Manchester United. Former Leicester and Schalke defender Christian Fuchs reveals how Rangnick operates behind the scenes and the panel asks where this leaves Mauricio Pochettino? Another manager linked with Manchester United is Ajax's Erik ten Hag who has impressed so far...


City punish PSG as Liverpool push past Porto

Mark Chapman is joined by John Murray, Dion Dublin and Michael Brown at the Etihad where Manchester City beat PSG 2-1 to top their Champions League Group. French football journalist Sara Menai drops by to give her view on Mauricio Pochettino and the lack of identity in his side. We hear from both managers before John Acres reports from Anfield where Liverpool saw off Porto 2-0. Finally Aaron Paul breaks down a busy night in the Championship where Derby held Fulham but Bournemouth missed the...


Carrick’s at the wheel for Manchester United

Kelly Cates is joined by former Everton midfielder Leon Osman and senior football reporter Ian Dennis as Manchester United have booked their place in the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Villarreal in Michael Carrick’s first game in charge as caretaker manager. Manchester United fan Scott Saunders joins the pod to discuss whether there are signs of improvement under Carrick and why Jadon Sancho impressed after scoring his first goal for the club. You’ll hear what PSG...


MNC: What next for Manchester United?

Mark Chapman is alongside former Manchester City defender Micah Richards, ex-Blackburn striker Chris Sutton and former England goalkeeper Rob Green to discuss the fallout from Manchester United’s decision to sack Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Michael Carrick has been appointed interim manager but what’s United's long-term plan? French football expert Julien Laurens joins the pod to talk about whether Mauricio Pochettino could be swapping Paris for Manchester. And how did the three new managers get...


Conte’s first league win and Sterling’s scoring

Antonio Conte leapt around the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, celebrating with fans after he recorded his first league win as Spurs manager. Emma Saunders is with former Tottenham defender Stephen Kelly, former Manchester United goalkeeper Siobhan Chamberlain and the Daily Telegraph’s Luke Edwards to talk about how long the Spurs fans have waited for this moment. Raheem Sterling’s back on the scoresheet with his first Premier League goal since August, but should he be looking for a move...


BONUS: Solskjaer sacked by Manchester United

Steve Crossman is joined by John Murray, Nedum Onuoha and Jonathan Woodgate to discuss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sacking at Manchester United. Former Manchester United striker, Louis Saha drops by to give his thoughts before ESPN’s Senior Writer Mark Ogden joins the podcast to explain how the club came to the decision and what’s next at Old Trafford. TOPICS: 11.30 – David De Gea Interview after defeat to Watford 17:30 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s final interview after defeat to Watford 19:45 –...


Ole out?

Ben Haines is joined by the former West Ham striker Carlton Cole, EFL presenter Nubaid Haroon and ESPN’s senior writer Mark Ogden as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future as Manchester United manager is in serious doubt. The panel discuss whether the responsibility lies with the players or the manager after their 4-1 defeat to Watford in the Premier League and where it has all gone wrong for them in the past month. You’ll hear what the team describe as an ‘honest’ and ‘blunt’ post-match interview...


Smith & Gerrard debut incoming, but Howe’s COVID curveball

Darren Fletcher is joined by Karen Carney for the Friday Football Social to discuss the international break and return of the Premier League. England and Tottenham coach Chris Powell joins the pod to give an insight on how Gareth Southgate has created a 'club team' mentality in the national squad and what he expects from Harry Kane for the rest of the domestic season under new boss Antonio Conte. Has the new Spurs manager really banned ketchup? Speaking of new managers - how will Dean Smith...


72+: Double deduction for Derby and a replay of a replay

Aaron Paul is joined by Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor and Salford City goalkeeper Tom King to go through the biggest stories in the EFL and beyond. Exeter City manager Matt Taylor joins the podcast to discuss the mistake which led to his side's FA Cup victory over Bradford City needing to be replayed. And in the week Derby were once again hit by a points deduction, BBC Radio Derby's Ed Dawes and blogger Matt Bregazzi look at what comes next for the club. 05:00 - Lyle Taylor on his...


Euro Leagues: van Bronckhorst’s Rangers return and Mancini’s miserable qualifiers

Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Kristof Terreur and James Horncastle as Rangers have appointed their former player Giovanni van Bronckhorst to replace Steven Gerrard as manager. Guillem gives us an insight into what van Bronckhorst’s managerial philosophy is and Kristof explains how he led Feyenoord to an historic league title in the Netherlands. The panel discuss where it all went wrong for Italy as they failed to automatically qualify for the World Cup in 2022. The Braga...


What will 2022 look like for England?

Steve Crossman is joined by former Blackburn striker Chris Sutton, New York Times' Rory Smith and former Scotland international Don Hutchison on the Wednesday Night Club. With just over one year to go to Qatar 2022, they look back at England's year so far and talk about what they need to do next. With Wales and Scotland seeded for the World Cup playoffs, who will they draw? And will Norwich get relegated after the appointment of new manager Dean Smith? 3’35 – England correspondent John...


Job done for Wales

Wales have secured a home tie in the World Cup playoffs after their 1-1 draw with Belgium. Kelly Cates is alongside 5Live Sport's Alistair Bruce-Ball and former Wales internationals James Collins and Jayne Ludlow to talk about the importance of Wales having the home time and who they would like to see Wales come up against next. Derby County have been deducted another 9 points after admitting breaches of English Football League accounting rules. Not Top 20’s George Elek and Derby fan Nigel...


England score ten as Scotland win again

Mark Chapman is joined by John Murray, Rob Green, Ian Dennis, Roddy Forsyth and Pat Nevin to reflect on memorable nights for England and Scotland. Gareth Southgate’s side qualified for the 2022 World Cup with a 10-0 win away to San Marino that saw Harry Kane score four goals to move level with Gary Lineker on the all-time scoring charts. You’ll hear from both of them as well as Tyrone Mings before Steve Clarke gives his thoughts on another memorable night at Hampden Park as his Scotland team...


All About Bastian Schweinsteiger

Steve Crossman & former Manchester City defender Nedum Onuoha catch-up with World Cup winner & Bayern Munich legend Bastian Schweinsteiger. The 8-time Bundesliga title winner talks international highs & lows, his time playing in a legendary Bayern team & turning down a career as a professional skier


Smith cuts the mustard at Norwich and James impresses for England

Emma Saunders is joined by former England captain Terry Butcher, senior football reporter Ian Dennis and Talk Norwich City podcaster Jack Reeve react to the news Dean Smith is close to becoming the club's new head coach. We also hear from England and Chelsea full back Reece James, who impressed during the 5-0 win over Albania on Friday night. Former Scotland midfielder Kevin Gallacher joins the podcast to reflect on Scotland reaching the World Cup qualifying play-offs. And after a late...


England on the brink of World Cup qualification

Steve Crossman reacts to England's victory against Albania at Wembley with the former England goalkeeper Rob Green, our senior football reporter Ian Dennis and the Time's Chief football writer Henry Winter. The win means they're just one point away from qualification to the World Cup in Qatar. The team discuss the importance of Gareth Southgate to England's success and his future with the national team after reports that he's expected to sign a new two-year contract extension taking him to...


Gerrard leaves Rangers for Villa

Connie McLaughlin is joined by former West Ham and England defender Matthew Upson, ex-Aston Villa and Wales defender James Collins and our senior football reporter Ian Dennis to react to the news that Steven Gerrard has been appointed as the new Aston Villa manager. The guys explain why they think it’s a great move for both parties and what style of play they expect Gerrard to implement at Villa. Our Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth and ex-Scotland forward James McFadden tell us what...