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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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United Kingdom

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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

England cap breakthrough year with sweet revenge over Croatia

11/19/2018
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Mike Calvin, Dave Kidd and Sarah Shephard discuss how far Gareth Southgate’s young England side can go after topping their UEFA Nations League group and look ahead to the weekend’s Premier League action.

Duration:00:50:30

Man City’s on-field brilliance tarnished by off-field allegations

11/12/2018
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Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Tom Hopkinson look at the financial allegations against Manchester City following their dominant derby victory over Man United and break down the key talking points at both ends of the Premier League table.

Duration:00:49:25

What are the challenges and opportunities facing the women’s game?

11/8/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Suzanne Wrack, Anna Kessel and England international footballer Claire Rafferty to discuss the state of women’s football in the UK.

Duration:00:41:24

Is Euro Super League story a sign of things to come?

11/5/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Alyson Rudd and Daniel Storey debate the European Super League story and preview a big week of Champions League and Premier League.

Duration:00:49:32

Football mourns the man who made Leicester’s impossible dream a reality

10/29/2018
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Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Dominic Fifield pay their respects to the victims of the Leicester City helicopter tragedy and reflect on the weekend’s Premier League action.

Duration:00:51:20

Juventus and Man Utd renew classic European rivalry

10/22/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Adrian Clarke to preview round three of the UEFA Champions League and look ahead to an exciting weekend of Premier League action.

Duration:00:50:02

Do Mourinho and Hazard’s futures lie away from the Premier League?

10/15/2018
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Mike Calvin, David Preece and Seb Stafford-Bloor preview Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge and discuss Chelsea’s squad revival under Maurizio Sarri and the contrasting ownership models in play at Wolves and Newcastle.

Duration:00:50:15

Which Premier League managers’ jobs are at risk?

10/8/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis and Tom Hopkinson to analyse the state of play in the Premier League as we enter the second international break of the season.

Duration:00:48:10

Has Jose Mourinho passed the point of no return at Manchester United?

10/1/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Daniel Storey and Tony Evans in this week’s football writers podcast.

Duration:00:49:18

Can Sarri’s resurgent Chelsea halt the Liverpool juggernaut?

9/24/2018
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Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Sarah Shephard discuss Chelsea and Liverpool’s impressive starts to the season ahead of their eagerly-anticipated clash at Stamford Bridge, live on BT Sport on Saturday, plus a round-up of the rest of the weekend’s Premier League action.

Duration:00:51:20

Can Liverpool go one better in the Champions League?

9/17/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Dom Fifield to analyse the Premier League sides’ chances in the UEFA Champions League this season.

Duration:00:51:30

How much work needs to be done on Southgate's England?

9/10/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and David Preece to discuss England’s first set of games following their World Cup adventure and to look ahead to the return of the Premier League.

Duration:00:48:36

Is the Man City project good for English football?

9/3/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Dave Kidd and Seb Stafford-Bloor to debate Manchester City's place in English football, ten years since their takeover. The panel also look ahead to England’s opening UEFA Nations League fixture against Spain.

Duration:00:50:10

Should Man United sack Jose Mourinho?

8/28/2018
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Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Daniel Storey question Jose Mourinho’s future at Manchester United following the 3-0 home defeat to Tottenham and round up the rest of the Premier League action.

Duration:00:40:24

Is it time to consider the post-Mourinho era at United?

8/20/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Alyson Rudd and Dom Fifield to analyse the malaise at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, following their 3-2 loss at Brighton.

Duration:00:48:31

Pogba makes power play as Emery suffers debut defeat

8/13/2018
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Mike Calvin, John Cross and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the power struggle at Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea's conflicting fortunes under new management and the rest of the Premier League opening weekend action.

Duration:00:49:08

2018-19 Premier League season preview

8/8/2018
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Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and David Preece preview the new Premier League season and give their predictions for the top four, likely relegation candidates and surprise package.

Duration:00:40:06

Transfer window countdown: Who needs to buy?

8/6/2018
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Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and David Preece round up the Premier League transfer window so far and assess which teams need to invest before Thursday’s deadline.

Duration:00:39:19

What do England need to do to remain contenders for Euro 2020?

7/16/2018
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Mike Calvin, David Preece and Seb Stafford-Bloor debate where England need to improve after finishing fourth at the 2018 World Cup and pick their team of the tournament as France are crowned world champions.

Duration:00:49:36

For England this is not the end, but the end of the beginning

7/12/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by David Preece and Daniel Storey to analyse England’s World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia and the future for Gareth Southgate’s team. The panel also preview England’s third-place play-off against Belgium and the final between France and Croatia.

Duration:00:46:57