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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

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

Jose Mourinho is not finished yet

1/2/2018
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Mike Calvin is joined by Darren Lewis and Tony Evans to analyse Manchester United under Jose Mourinho and the other big headlines from the Premier League and FA Cup.

Duration:00:47:26

Mid-season review: The stars and flops of the season so far

12/27/2017
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Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Adrian Clarke reflect on the Premier League season so far, picking out their star players, managers, performances and biggest flops, plus their predictions for the top four and the bottom three.

Duration:00:31:25

No Hunger in Paradise

12/22/2017
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Award-winning writer Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross, David Preece, Adrian Clarke and Jonathan Northcroft to discuss his upcoming BT Sport film ‘No Hunger In Paradise’ which explores what it takes to make it as a professional footballer and the pitfalls, pressures and casualties along the way. Watch ‘No Hunger in Paradise’ on BT Sport 2, Sunday January 7th at 6.30pm.

Duration:00:32:07

Can Man City emulate the Arsenal Invincibles?

12/18/2017
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Mike Calvin, John Cross and David Preece dissect another Manchester City masterclass, praise Burnley’s fairytale season under Sean Dyche and speculate which players could be on the move in January.

Duration:00:29:38

Mourinho ‘embarrassed’ as Man City march 11 points clear

12/11/2017
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Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Dom Fifield dissect Man City’s record-breaking derby victory and give their thoughts on the Champions League round-of-16 draw.

Duration:00:48:20

Jose v Pep: Can United halt the Manchester City juggernaut?

12/4/2017
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Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Alyson Rudd round up another blockbuster Premier League weekend and look ahead to the Manchester and Merseyside derbies.

Duration:00:45:13

All eyes on Emirates as Arsenal and United gear up for key match

11/28/2017
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Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and David Preece to preview Arsenal’s huge Premier League clash with Manchester United, exclusively live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD form 5pm.

Duration:00:47:19

Liverpool and Chelsea prepare for 'pivotal' Anfield clash

11/20/2017
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Mike Calvin is joined by John Cross and Tom Hopkinson to preview Saturday’s huge Premier League game between Liverpool and Chelsea, exclusively live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD from 5pm.

Duration:00:45:53

Pochettino's Spurs have to deliver in North London derby

11/13/2017
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Mike Calvin is joined by David Walker and Adrian Clarke to preview the return of the Premier League including Arsenal’s derby game against Tottenham and Manchester United v Newcastle, which is exclusively live on BT Sport

Duration:00:49:07

Moyes and Allardyce prepare to get back on the managerial roundabout

11/6/2017
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Mike Calvin is joined by Tony Evans and David Preece to analyse the managerial comings and goings at West Ham United and Everton.

Duration:00:46:46

‘Dull’ United have lost their mojo

10/30/2017
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Mike Calvin, John Cross and Dave Kidd discuss the biggest talking points from the Premier League weekend and look ahead to the midweek Champions League fixtures, exclusively live on BT Sport.

Duration:00:47:49

Who should replace sacked Ronald Koeman at Everton?

10/23/2017
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Mike Calvin is joined by Jonathan Northcroft and David Preece to analyse the end of Ronald Koeman’s reign at Everton and the runners and riders for the fresh vacancy at Goodison Park.

Duration:00:46:08

Can anyone stop the Man City juggernaut?

10/16/2017
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Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Alyson Rudd review Man City’s free-scoring, Jose Mourinho’s bus-parking and Crystal Palace’s sensational win over the champions and look ahead to another mouth-watering Champions League schedule, exclusively live on BT Sport.

Duration:00:48:17

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