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The Betway Insider Podcast is a topical sports show that discusses the week’s issues with insight, analysis and (occasionally) wit. There's also a bit of betting, too. Each episode features a different guest - normally a journalist, ex-player or comedian - joining host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio. In addition to providing comment and opinion, the studio guest also plays the prediction game ‘Wise Al’ and shares stories from their life/career in the imaginatively-titled 'Quick Questions'.

The Betway Insider Podcast is a topical sports show that discusses the week’s issues with insight, analysis and (occasionally) wit. There's also a bit of betting, too. Each episode features a different guest - normally a journalist, ex-player or comedian - joining host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio. In addition to providing comment and opinion, the studio guest also plays the prediction game ‘Wise Al’ and shares stories from their life/career in the imaginatively-titled 'Quick Questions'.
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The Betway Insider Podcast is a topical sports show that discusses the week’s issues with insight, analysis and (occasionally) wit. There's also a bit of betting, too. Each episode features a different guest - normally a journalist, ex-player or comedian - joining host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio. In addition to providing comment and opinion, the studio guest also plays the prediction game ‘Wise Al’ and shares stories from their life/career in the imaginatively-titled 'Quick Questions'.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 37 - Kristof Terreur on Lukaku's Next Move and Hazard's Relationship With Mourinho

1/12/2017
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Romelu Lukaku wants to join a top European club, and is dreaming of a move to Chelsea. That is according to Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur, who joins Adam Drury and Alan Alger in the studio to discuss the Everton forward, Conte's 'PlayStation' management of Eden Hazard and Michy Batshuayi and the chances of Christian Benteke leaving Crystal Palace for China this month. Terreur also discusses, through Hazard's eyes, the last few weeks of Jose Mourinho's time at Chelsea, and...

Duration: 00:47:57


Episode 36 – Gabriele Marcotti on How Conte’s Chelsea Will Evolve and His New Ranieri Book

12/15/2016
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Chelsea might be six points clear at the top of the Premier League, but this isn't how manager Antonio Conte envisaged his side would play. That's according to ESPN senior writer Gabriele Marcotti, who joins host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio to explain why Conte suspects that his 3-4-3 formation will eventually be sussed out, and how the Italian will shape his team in the future. Marcotti also discusses Pep Guardiola’s “mysterious miscalculation” at Manchester...

Duration: 00:44:30


Episode 33 - James Horncastle on Consummate Conte and Being a Non-Playing Pundit

11/24/2016
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Antonio Conte's coaching has vastly improved numerous Chelsea players - notably David Luiz - and is also going to deliver success to Stamford Bridge. That's according to BT Sport and ESPN Italian football expert James Horncastle who joins stand-in host Adam Drury in the studio to offer his insight into the significant strides Conte has already made in England. Horncastle also discusses which of Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero is the league's best striker, the difficult relationships between...

Duration: 00:40:20


Episode 32 - James McNicholas on Stressful Sanchez, Boozing Rooney and Sub Goalies

11/17/2016
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Alexis Sanchez's desire to play for his national side is no different to Cristiano Ronaldo or Luis Suarez’s, but it worries some Arsenal supporters who believe he will soon leave the Emirates. That’s according to comedian and football writer James McNicholas – aka Gunnerblog – who joins host Tom Bowles and Adam Drury in the studio to explain why Sanchez may well end up leaving the club he loves. McNicholas also discusses when, if at all, it’s OK for professional footballers to go out...

Duration: 00:30:01


Episode 30 - Ben Pearce on Spurs Believing Their Hype and Why Janssen is Not Soldado

11/3/2016
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Mauricio Pochettino was wrong to prioritise the north London derby over the Champions League, although Ben Pearce fears Tottenham’s players may have got "too carried away with their own hype". The Spurs reporter - for Ham & High and other outlets - joins host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio to discuss the reasons for the club's recent struggles, Harry Kane's welcome return and why Vincent Janssen is not the new Roberto Soldado. Pearce, who has written about...

Duration: 00:41:19


Episode 29 - 100% LCFC on Leicester's European Ambitions and Fond Title-Winning Memories

10/27/2016
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Leicester City have fully embraced European football and can win the Champions League this season. That is the view of 100% LCFC editor Phil Holloway, who joins stand-in host Adam Drury in the studio to discuss the Foxes' ambitions this term. Holloway also discusses how Leicester have coped as reigning champions, examines the key moments in their Premier League title-winning campaign and eulogises over their Ballon d'Or nominees. In the absence of resident tipster Alan Alger, Betway...

Duration: 00:38:30


Episode 27 - Sam Peoples on the Unreal Rashford and United Clicking Under Mourinho

10/13/2016
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The shadow of Louis van Gaal still looms over Manchester United, but Sam Peoples says it's a case of when, and not if, things click under Jose Mourinho. The founder of popular United fansite the Peoples Person joins host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio to discuss whether the "unreal" Marcus Rashford is being held back, and if the progress Liverpool have made under Jurgen Klopp worries him. In addition to playing Wise Al, Peoples also reveals how his university...

Duration: 00:36:45


Episode 25 - Tony Evans on Big Sam's Big Mouth and Liverpool's Anfield Plans

9/29/2016
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Tony Evans thought Sam Allardyce would survive as England manager. Why? Because there wasn’t a smoking gun in the Telegraph's story. The Evening Standard and ESPN football writer joins host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio to explain how managers "big-shotting at the bar" is not unusual, and why he feels "slightly queasy" about the investigation which exposed Big Sam. Evans also shares his thoughts on Liverpool owner John Henry's curious comments about the...

Duration: 00:44:21


Episode 23 - Miguel Delaney on Conte's Brutal Training and Man City Joining Europe's Elite

9/15/2016
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Winning the Champions League is a target, obviously, but Pep Guardiola's main objective before he leaves Manchester City is to turn them into a global institution like Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. That’s courtesy of football journalist Miguel Delaney, who joins host Tom Bowles in the studio to explain what that entails and why City supporters must finally embrace UEFA’s elite club competition. Delaney, who writes for ESPN and other publications, also discusses whether the...

Duration: 00:41:43


Episode 21 - The Front 3's Dave on Pep and Jose's tactics and Troy Deeney for England

9/1/2016
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Excellent transfer business and intelligent tactics are why Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have made successful starts to life at Manchester City and Manchester United respectively. That's according to Dave O’Brien from the Front 3 podcast - also known as @SquawkaDave on Twitter or as Dave Talks on YouTube - who joins host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio to discuss the tweaks both managers have made. Dave also explains how Antonio Conte is likely to use David Luiz...

Duration: 00:40:02


Episode 18 - Tony Evans on Hodgson’s Cabinet, England's Next Boss and Klopp’s Land of Chocolate

6/30/2016
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Having once described Roy Hodgson as having a "bigger bathroom cabinet than trophy cabinet", ESPN and Evening Standard writer Tony Evans was not especially surprised by England's Euro 2016 implosion under their now ex-manager. The former Times football editor joins host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger in the studio to explain what attributes the new boss needs to have, who the best candidates are… and why he has no faith in the FA's decision-making process. In addition to...

Duration: 00:43:02


Episode 14 - Tom Williams and Dion Dublin on That Great Soundtrack of Three Lions

6/3/2016
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The diamond formation probably isn't forever, but AFP London correspondent Tom Williams believes we shouldn't be disheartened by England's laboured Euro 2016 preparations. Along with host Tom Bowles and resident tipster Alan Alger, Williams reflects on when football came home 20 years ago and explains why Roy Hodgson's side can reach the last four this summer. The French football expert also reveals what travelling supporters are likely to experience in France, while Dion Dublin replaces...

Duration: 00:51:47


Episode 13 - Gavin Hamilton on Auras and Egos, Including Mourinho, Zlatan and Zidane

5/26/2016
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Jose Mourinho has returned to the Premier League and World Soccer magazine’s Gavin Hamilton is pleased to see him back. But the editor of football’s oldest publication tells host Tom Bowles why he does not expect the Special One to be the Changed One at Manchester United next season… and discusses the factors that could thwart his quest for success. Hamilton also explains how Zinedine Zidane has been able to prioritise tactics over politics at Real Madrid, while resident tipster Alan Alger...

Duration: 00:32:04


Episode 12 - Kevin Day on Candles, Bubble Bath and John Barnes Never Going Tap End

5/19/2016
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Crystal Palace's FA Cup final against Manchester United is making Kevin Day so nervous that even his cat is avoiding him. Having seen the club almost go out of business, though, the award-winning comedian tells host Tom Bowles why he would accept his beloved Eagles never going to Wembley again if it meant they remained in the Premier League forever. As well as taking on newly-crowned Wise Al winner Alan Alger in the weekly predictions, Day discusses his most interesting experience while...

Duration: 00:40:55


Episode 11 - Clive Allen on Vardy, Kane and the Men in the Golden Boots

5/12/2016
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Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy are vying to be the Premier League's top scorer and Clive Allen is eager to see both start up front for England at this summer's Euros. Allen - who once struck 49 times in a single season for Tottenham - joins host Tom Bowles in the studio to discuss the art of finding the net, plus the emotions he experienced when Bobby Robson overlooked him for the same tournament in 1988. The former PFA and Football Writers' Player of the Year also plays for family pride when...

Duration: 00:32:23