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Your daily dose of football reaction, debate & analysis from the Premier League, EFL and beyond, plus interviews with the biggest names in the game.

Your daily dose of football reaction, debate & analysis from the Premier League, EFL and beyond, plus interviews with the biggest names in the game.


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Your daily dose of football reaction, debate & analysis from the Premier League, EFL and beyond, plus interviews with the biggest names in the game.




72+: Paul Ince makes Blackburn wince

Aaron Paul presents a round-up of the big EFL stories after a full midweek fixture list. He’s joined by ex-Hull boss Phil Brown and QPR’s assistant head of coaching Manisha Tailor. Catch a live interview with Reading boss Paul Ince after their 3-0 win over Championship leaders Blackburn. Hear from Stoke manager Michael O’Neill on their links with Manchester City striker Liam Delap. Luton’s Nathan Jones doesn’t hold back after their latest defeat. And Steven Schumacher gives his reaction to...


Rangers go Dutch with PSV

Kelly Cates is joined by the former Scotland winger Pat Nevin, commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball and Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth to reflect on Rangers’ 2-2 draw with PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of Champions League qualifying at Ibrox. The panel discuss the impact new Rangers’ striker Antonio Colak has had on the club, how crucial Alfredo Morelos could be for the second leg and whether Rangers need to prioritise the Champions League or the Scottish Premiership at this stage of...


MNC: Buzzing Brentford, toilet time & the Large Hadron Collider

Mark Chapman hosts the Monday Night Club with Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Rob Green. Brentford’s Christian Nørgaard joins the pod live after beating Manchester United 4-0. Have United hit another ‘rock bottom’? Rob Green digs deep on whether David de Gea’s style could be a problem. The panel react to the battle at Stamford Bridge and Rob Green reveals more about Conte’s management style. TOPICS: 5:20 – Brentford, 7:55 - Nørgaard live interview, 18:20 – Man Utd, 27:45 – De Gea, 35:45 –...


Battle at the Bridge and Forest's 23-year wait ends

Ben Haines is joined by former Premier League midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, Reading striker Natasha Dowie and Telegraph columnist Jim White to review Sunday's dramatic Premier League action. Tottenham rescued a point at Stamford Bridge as a fiery London derby ended in an angry confrontation between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte that resulted in red cards for both managers. We hear from both as well as the scorer of the 96th-minute equaliser, Harry Kane. Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest's first...


Sports Report: Brentford thrash woeful Manchester United

Mark Chapman and 5 Live’s team of reporters bring you the biggest stories from Saturday’s football – as Brentford thrashed Manchester United 4-0 to leave Erik Ten Hag’s side bottom of the table. We hear reaction from Ten Hag and Brentford manager Thomas Frank. There were also wins for both Arsenal and Manchester City, and Micah Richards joins the pod after Aston Villa beat Everton for their first three points of the season.


Ten Hag’s troubles & Begović on Everton

Darren Fletcher hosts the Friday Football Social, looking ahead to the weekend’s Premier League action. He’s joined by ex-Ireland internationals Clinton Morrison and Stephen Kelly. Hear from Erik ten Hag on the Marcus Rashford situation. Catch Antonio Conte on the gap between Spurs and Chelsea. Would Aubameyang be a good fit at Chelsea? Defender Sol Bamba joins the pod to talk about Leicester and their opponents Arsenal. And Everton goalkeeper Asmir Begović drops in to discuss their chances...


72+: Shanahan’s summer shenanigans, Uncle Stevenage and Sunny’s delight

Aaron Paul is joined by Port Vale chair Carol Shanahan and Leyton Orient manager Richie Wellens to talk all things EFL. Carol discusses how Vale prepared for the step up to League One over the summer and what promotion meant to manager Darrell Clarke, after his 18-year-old daughter Ellie tragically passed away earlier this year. Stevenage manager Steve Evans drops by to explain why he wants his team to work as hard as Barcelona and how he injured himself celebrating their win over...


Euro Leagues: What’s going on at Barcelona?

Steve Crossman is joined by French football journalist Julien Laurens, Rory Smith from the New York Times and The Athletic’s La Liga writer Dermot Corrigan, to explain the financial situation at Barcelona and why they are still able to buy players. The panel go through what has happened so far at the club and explain how they are trying to keep themselves afloat. Plus the team discuss the treatment of Frenkie de Jong and other key players.


Rashford, Rabiot and Scouting Scots

Steve Crossman is joined by Julien Laurens, Kristoff Terreur and James Horncastle to discuss the latest transfers from across Europe. Could we see Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford head to PSG and is Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot heading to Old Trafford? Scout Francesco Strozzi gives insight into why a number of Italian clubs are getting stuck into the Scottish market. Plus the panel chat Roma and Real Madrid with Serie A and La Liga starting this week. TOPICS: 05’00 Marcus Rashford to...


EFL cupsets, role-playing and football break-ups

Steve Crossman is joined by the Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe, the former Leyton Orient and Reading midfielder Jobi McAnuff and EFL expert Mark Clemmit to reflect on the EFL Cup first round. As half of the clubs in the Championship have already been knocked out by lower league opposition at the first round stage, the panel debate whether the EFL Cup is a distraction or an opportunity. Barrow manager Pete Wild joins the pod after his side knocked Blackpool out of the EFL Cup on Tuesday...


Rangers' recovery, Werner's homecoming and League Cup drama

Kelly Cates is joined by former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam and former Tottenham full-back Stephen Kelly. Roddy Forsyth brings us reaction from Ibrox after Rangers came from two goals down on aggregate to beat Union Saint-Gilloise and reach the Champions League play-offs. The guys discuss Timo Werner's return to RB Leipzig, Everton's signing of Belgium international Amadou Onana and Manchester United ending their interest in Marko Arnautovic. Plus Aaron Paul rounds up a dramatic night...


INTRODUCING: If Blackburn Signed Zidane

Join Specs Gonzalez on his adventures through the multiverse as he investigates how football's greatest 'What If?' moments could have turned out.


MNC: Arnautović, Haaland & the real Disney

The Monday Night Club returns with Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and journalist Rory Smith. An abject Manchester United is once again top of the agenda. The Athletic’s Man Utd correspondent Laurie Whitwell drops in to chat about the potential signings of Marko Arnautović and Adrien Rabiot. How do you stop Man City’s Erling Haaland? Defender Chris Mepham joins the pod after Bournemouth’s win against Aston Villa, while Villa boss Steven Gerrard speaks out about dropping Tyrone...


Gross start for ten Hag

Kelly Somers is joined by Aston Villa defender Rachel Corsie, former Leyton Orient manager Jobi McAnuff and the Daily Telegraph's Luke Edwards to talk about Erik ten Hag's nightmare start as Manchester United manager after they were beaten 2-1 by Brighton at Old Trafford. They ask what went wrong for United today? And with a historic victory from Graham Potter's side, could he go on to be England manager one day? Also, hear from Erling Haaland who scored 2 goals on his debut and what animal...


Sports Report: Liverpool frustration & Spurs’ jubilation

Mark Chapman and 5 Live Sport’s team of reporters take you through the biggest stories from Saturday’s Premier League action as Liverpool drop points early on at Fulham, whilst Spurs thump Southampton. Alan Shearer also joins the pod to talk Newcastle after they kick off their campaign with a 2-0 win at home to newly promoted Nottingham Forest – PLUS you’ll hear reaction from the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel & Antonio Conte.


When Shearer met Haaland

The Premier League’s all-time record goalscorer Alan Shearer meets Erling Haaland on the eve of his debut season at Manchester City. Haaland talks about the relationship with his father, and wanting to be a better player than him from a really young age. He says he has the ability to improve ‘everything’ in his game, highlights the importance of meditation, outlines how he’ll develop on-pitch chemistry with his new team-mates, and insists he’ll welcome the physicality and ‘pain’ of the...


Can Liverpool take Man City’s crown?

Join Darren Fletcher for the Friday Football Social ahead of the opening weekend of the Premier League season. He’s with ex-Manchester United striker Dion Dublin and former Liverpool midfielder Don Hutchison. What does a winter World Cup and the new five substitution allowance mean for clubs? Who looks better out of Manchester City and Liverpool? And hear Dion’s interview with Erik ten Hag as the panel preview the season for Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. TOPICS: 1:55 -...


72+: Training ground tales, vegan lifestyles and John’s Dons

Aaron Paul is joined by Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Wycombe left-back Joe Jacobson. After the new Arsenal All or Nothing documentary showed Mikel Arteta playing You’ll Never Walk Alone through speakers whilst they trained for Liverpool away, the guys discuss the most bizarre training sessions they’ve experienced during their careers. Forest Green Rovers manager Ian Burchnall tells us about the influence Graham Potter had on his career when coaching in Scandinavia and how...


Euro Leagues: Barca's summer spending

The gang are back for the first Euro Leagues of the season! Steve Crossman is alongside Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Kristof Terreur to talk about what is going on at Barcelona? They’ve had a busy transfer window so far despite needing €144mil to register and pay their new players, so how are they affording it? The panel talk about life after Lewandowski for Bayern Munich and former Liverpool, Juventus and Mali midfielder Momo Sissoko talks about comments made by Napoli’s president...


All About Everton

Hear from Frank Lampard, James Tarkowski and Seamus Coleman as Juliette Ferrington delves into Everton. She’s joined by ex-Everton striker James McFadden and The Athletic’s Everton journalist Greg O’Keeffe. With Richarlison gone and Calvert-Lewin injured, get the latest on Everton’s search for a new striker. The panel assess the transfer business so far and whether Idrissa Gueye will return to Goodison Park. Do recent fan protests reduce the appeal of joining? And attention turns to Chelsea...