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The biggest names in football, one-on-one with Graham Hunter.

The biggest names in football, one-on-one with Graham Hunter.
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The biggest names in football, one-on-one with Graham Hunter.

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Jody Morris: Chelsea v Barca, The Origins Story

2/19/2018
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Hola! FC Barcelona are in London tomorrow to face Chelsea in the Champions League. Their rivalry goes back a long way and this is the origins story, as told by Jody Morris. Jody was a member of the Chelsea midfield which took on Louis Van Gaal's Barca team in April 2000. In fact, Jody faced an as yet unknown Xavi in the first leg - a 3-1 in for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Chelsea man then went toe-to-toe with Pep Guardiola at the Camp Nou, with the home side claiming to a 5-1 win over...

Duration:00:18:29

BBC, PSG and the Questions Facing Zidane

2/13/2018
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Well, the wait is almost over and the Champions League is nearly upon us once again. And what a way to get back into the competition! Real Madrid at home to Paris Saint-Germain is a must-see tie and boy am I excited. In this special preview podcast I pick my Madrid team and discuss the prospects of the Spanish side conquering Neymar, Cavani and co. Enjoy! Graham

Duration:00:25:32

Andy Robertson: When the Kop Sings Your Name

2/8/2018
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Liverpool 4 Man City 3. January 14, 2018. The day Andy Robertson arrived as a Liverpool player. With 71 minutes gone and his team 4-1 ahead of league leaders City, visiting winger Raheem Sterling is subbed after being marked out of the game by the young Scot. Minutes later Robertson embarks on a lung-bursting 70-yard pressing run which sees him chase down four City defenders and their goalkeeper. ‘The Run’ would go viral on social media the next day. Moments later, the Kop starts signing...

Duration:00:50:20

Les Ferdinand: Regis, racism and the way forward

2/2/2018
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My Big Interview with Les Ferdinand is available now, exclusively for our Socios. Go to Patreon now to unlock my chat with Les in full, as well as a host of other exclusive Big Interviews and special episodes. In the meantime, here is an extract which I think is important for us all to listen to. You'll hear Les talk about how he was inspired by black footballers like Cyrille Regis, who stood up to vile racism, while Les also outlines the measures he would take to rid our game of this evil...

Duration:00:20:55

The President's Brain is Missing (or why Real Madrid need a director of football)

1/29/2018
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Whatever happens next between Real Madrid and their manager, the roadmap to a more stable and successful future has been laid out by the troubles confronting Zinedine Zidane this season. Here's my take on why Madrid president Florentino Perez, his head coach and their embattled players need a director of football - a sporting brain connecting the front office to the dressing room. And the scenario in which the answer to all their problems may be closer than they think.

Duration:00:27:06

The Big Interview Presents... Injuries

1/26/2018
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THIS clip show comes to you from the treatment table. Don’t worry, The Big Interview is as fit and healthy as ever - we’ve just gone back to find out what some of our guests from Season Two had to say about injuries. Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon retraces the steps he took on the long road to recovery from a tear in the patella tendon of his left knee, an injury which left him in almost constant pain for two years. A back problem put a teenage Neil Lennon out of the game for 18...

Duration:00:29:37

Never Mind the Busquets... here's Ivan Rakitic!

1/23/2018
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The closest player to Sergio Busquets in Europe's top leagues may just be the guy playing alongside him for Barcelona. In this podcast, I put the microscope over how Valverde's team are using Ivan Rakitic, and how this is the key to the acceleration in the football they are playing.

Duration:00:36:42

Zidane At The Crossroads

1/17/2018
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Hola! Well, well, well... what does last weekend's defeat at home to Villarreal mean for Real Madrid? More to the point, where does it leave manager Zinedine Zidane? That is the very question I answer in this podcast. Enjoy! Graham

Duration:00:45:56

Terry Gibson: How the Crazy Gang won the FA Cup

1/12/2018
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Hello Big Interview listeners! Well, you’ve been very patient, so here it is: Part Two of my Big Interview with Terry Gibson. And, I promise, it is well worth the wait. If you remember, at the end of Part One we left Terry after he had cut short an unfulfilling spell at Manchester United and signed for Wimbledon. We’ll pick up the story there, as Terry takes you inside that club and introduces you to the Crazy Gang. The chances are you’ll have heard of them, but Terry takes us beyond the...

Duration:00:57:12

Coutinho Day at Barca

1/9/2018
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Hola! Well, I’ve had a busy day… all thanks to a certain Brazilian midfielder who has just landed in the city I call home, Barcelona. This was Coutinho Day at FC Barcelona so please join me for a behind-the-scenes report on how it all went down. You’ll hear snippets from the press conference, insights from colleagues in the Spanish press and get a flavour of the atmosphere around one of the highest-profile signings in the club’s history. Enjoy! Graham

Duration:00:42:15

Roberto Di Matteo: How to Win the Champions League

1/1/2018
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Hello Big Interview listeners! And a Happy New Year! We’ve picked out a juicy chunk of my Big Interview with Roberto Di Matteo. In this extract, Robbie talks about taking over Chelsea in March 2012 after the sacking of Andre Villas Boas. Robbie describes the mixture of personalities as the most difficult dressing room he ever faced as a player or manager. But it held the key to unbelievable success. Here, he talks through the incredible second leg of their last 16 tie and a nerve-shredding...

Duration:00:11:42

The Big Interview Presents... Street Football

12/29/2017
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As we recorded Season Two of The Big Interview, one theme tended to stand out above all others: street football. It seemed as though every one of our guests was able to share a memory of being a kid kicking a ball about on the street outside their house, in a nearby field, or simply against the door of a shed so, clearly, we were left with no choice but to bring those childhood tales together and to create a clip show dedicated to street football. It is perhaps fitting that we begin with a...

Duration:00:38:39

The Clasico Report

12/23/2017
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Recorded on the final whistle at the Bernabeu, here's my take on where a record-breaking Clasico was won and lost - tactics, discipline, the graduation of Sergi Roberto, the extension of the reign of King Leo.

Duration:00:34:15

Countdown to the Clasico

12/21/2017
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Hola! Well, not long now until FC Barcelona arrive at the Bernabeu. Are you excited? I sure am. This is my take on what to expect from what is certain to be a captivating Clasico - from the chances of the FC Barcelona players giving their rivals a guard of honour, to who I expect to start the game. Oh, and I also piece together a composite Clasico XI. Enjoy! Graham

Duration:00:59:09

Terry Gibson: Bad Days with Big Ron and Falling Out with Fergie

12/14/2017
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Hello and welcome to another Big Interview! This time it's with Mr Terrence Gibson. Now, I know Terry well given that we have both covered Spanish football during our careers, with Terry having become a respected co-commentator for Sky Sports since his playing days ended. But I was delighted that, during the course of our chat, I was still able to learn from him. For example, in Part One of this Big Interview, Terry tells me about what - or who - scared him most when he was coming through...

Duration:01:32:43

Introducing... Between The Lines

12/12/2017
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The guys who produce The Big Interview (and also publish my books) have a new podcast out, starting today. This is me talking to them about it. If you enjoy my shows, this is definitely worth a listen - they talk to authors and journalists about the making of a great sport story. The first episode, featuring Rory Smith talking about his 10-months-in-the-making profile of the recovery from injury of Ilkay Gundogan, is out now.

Duration:00:14:55

Mourinho vs Guardiola: The Clasico Wars

12/7/2017
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Ahead of the Manchester derby, I spoke to Paolo Condo, author of THE DUELLISTS, a new book about the four Clasicos in 18 crazy days in 2011 that took Barcelona, Real Madrid and Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho to the edge. We were both on that unforgettable rollercoaster six years ago. This is us, talking about it.

Duration:00:56:02

Jermain Defoe: Spurs Songs

12/4/2017
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Hello Big Interview listeners! In this clip from my exclusive Big Interview with Jermain Defoe, he discusses the reasons for his special relationship with Tottenham supporters, fans who still sing his name ... even when Jermain is playing against their team. He also talks about the five goals he scored while playing for Spurs against Wigan in 2009. If you want to listen to the full, 50-minute interview with Jermain then it is time to become a Socio. Go to...

Duration:00:06:20

The Big Interview Presents ... Captains

11/29/2017
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The Big Interview is pulling on the armband for our latest clip show, as we look back at a special group of players who cropped up a lot in Season Two: the manager’s representative on the pitch, the leaders of men, the captains. There was really no escaping the subject when we had Mark Noble on the podcast. The West Ham skipper first took us into the Hammers dressing room to reveal the nefarious method he uses to up the intensity at training, as well as the more subtle ways he gets more out...

Duration:00:21:51

The Big Inside View: Ghost Goals, Gaya and Messi Magic

11/27/2017
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Hola everyone! We gave Sunday night's top-of-the-table meeting between Valencia and FC Barcelona plenty of build-up ... and it didn't disappoint. I talk about the goal that wasn't given, Valencia's second-half resurgence and, of course, the genius intervention of a certain little Argentinian near the end. There's also my thoughts on ginger wigs ... seriously, you have to tune in. On a weekend when Real Madrid and Atleti both closed ground on leaders Barca, I reflect on their victories...

Duration:00:56:20

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