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BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers. (formerly, Life's A Pitch).

BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers. (formerly, Life's A Pitch).
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BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers. (formerly, Life's A Pitch).

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English


Episodes

Champions League final special

5/21/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft and Tony Evans to preview this Saturday’s UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool. BT Sport is the only place to watch the game, with coverage starting from 6pm on BT Sport 2 and 4K UHD.

Duration:00:46:40

Mourinho vs. Conte: Who will salvage their season with FA Cup glory?

5/14/2018
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Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Adrian Clarke discuss Manchester United and Chelsea’s seasons ahead of the FA Cup final, Gareth Southgate’s England squad selection for the World Cup and the upcoming Premier League managerial merry-go-round.

Duration:00:48:54

Who should be named Manager of the Season?

5/8/2018
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Mike Calvin, Tom Hopkinson and Dom Fifield debate which managers have most impressed this season and discuss the evolution of Premier League management.

Duration:00:43:18

Liverpool target the Italian job as Saints step up survival bid

4/30/2018
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Mike Calvin, David Preece and Daniel Storey preview Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final second leg with Roma, exclusively live on BT Sport and review the weekend’s Premier League action as the relegation battle intensifies.

Duration:00:47:43

Who should replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager?

4/23/2018
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Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Dave Kidd reflect on the PFA awards, debate who should replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and look ahead to the Champions League semi-finals, exclusively live on BT Sport.

Duration:00:49:57

Man City worthy champions as Burnley close the gap on Arsenal

4/16/2018
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Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Tony Evans hail Pep Guardiola’s magnificent Man City side and debate whether anyone can catch them next year. Plus the pod give their thoughts on the manager of the season and preview the FA Cup semi-finals.

Duration:00:46:15

Are City set for another nightmare week?

4/9/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Adrian Clarke to analyse another crucial week for Manchester City as they look to complete an improbable comeback against Liverpool to qualify for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The panel also debate the display of Manchester United in denying their city rivals an early Premier League title party and look at Arsenal’s European chances.

Duration:00:49:00

Can Liverpool and Man United stop treble-chasing City?

4/3/2018
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Mike Calvin, Dom Fifield and Seb Stafford-Bloor preview the mouth-watering Champions League clash between Liverpool and Man City which is live on BT Sport, plus a look at Arsenal’s Europa League clash, Tottenham’s win over Chelsea and the battle at the bottom of the Premier League.

Duration:00:48:43

Who will be relegated from the Premier League?

3/26/2018
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Mike Calvin, Dave Kidd and David Preece assess the survival chances of the Premier League’s bottom half clubs, discuss Jose Mourinho’s future at Man United and give their verdict on Gareth Southgate’s England tenure to date.

Duration:00:48:21

Has Jose Mourinho lost his mojo?

3/19/2018
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Mike Calvin, Tony Evans and Alyson Rudd dissect Jose Mourinho’s recent behaviour, debate whether Mo Salah should be named the PFA Player of the Year and give their thoughts on Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming friendlies with Italy and the Netherlands.

Duration:00:44:21

Pogba isn’t a footballer, he’s a content creator for social media

3/12/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft and Darren Lewis to preview Manchester United and Chelsea’s Champions League round of 16 games and the weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final action.

Duration:00:50:36

Should Wenger take the blame for Arsenal’s failures?

3/5/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Tom Hopkinson and Daniel Storey to debate the dire situation at Arsenal and the future of their beleaguered manager, Arsene Wenger.

Duration:00:48:56

No way back for Wenger as Man City humiliate Arsenal at Wembley

2/26/2018
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Mike Calvin, John Cross and Dom Fifield debate Arsene Wenger’s future after Arsenal’s embarrassing League Cup final defeat to Man City and look at the key stories at both ends of the Premier League table as Man United beat Chelsea while West Brom slip seven points from safety.

Duration:00:48:57

Can Chelsea and Man Utd maintain English standards in Europe?

2/19/2018
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Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford-Bloor round up the FA Cup fifth round action, debate West Brom’s survival hopes and look ahead to the Chelsea v Barcelona and Sevilla v Manchester United ties, exclusively live on BT Sport.

Duration:00:48:14

Champions League special

2/12/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and David Preece to preview the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, which returns exclusively on BT Sport this week.

Duration:00:47:31

What is the key to Premier League success in the modern game?

2/5/2018
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Joey Barton joins Mike Calvin and Jonathan Northcroft on the 100th edition of the Football Writers Podcast to offer a philosophical insight into what it takes to be a strong leader and successful manager within the intense climate of Premier League football.

Duration:00:50:37

Flawed Klopp has no plan B

1/29/2018
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Mike Calvin, David Walker and Adrian Clarke discuss Klopp's tinkering, whether the Spurs board are ambitious enough, Man Utd's signing of Alexis Sanchez and why Ross Barkley will be gutted at Antonio Conte's comments.

Duration:00:48:30

Silva sacked by Watford as Everton fans turn on Allardyce

1/22/2018
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Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Alyson Rudd reflect on the latest Premier League sacking, dissect the biggest transfer rumours dominating the back pages and look ahead to the FA Cup fourth round ties this weekend.

Duration:00:47:27

Liverpool smash City’s unbeaten run as Arsenal reach crisis mode again

1/15/2018
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Mike Calvin, Dom Fifield and Daniel Storey reflect on another blockbuster Premier League weekend as Liverpool prove Man City are far from invincible, Arsenal self-implode at Bournemouth and Chelsea blank again.

Duration:00:45:44

FA Cup magic for Forest as Coutinho heads to Barcelona

1/8/2018
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Mike Calvin, Dave Kidd and Tom Hopkinson reflect on Philippe Coutinho’s record-breaking transfer to Barcelona, Arsenal’s shock FA Cup exit to Nottingham Forest and Stoke’s sacking of Mark Hughes. Plus your questions about BT Sport’s ‘No Hunger In Paradise’ documentary.

Duration:00:47:20

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